2 years clean

Postby tokes » Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:54 am

In 2016 I attempted to quit cannabis. It lasted a year before a broken wrist and a recent break up with the GF got me back into it.

In 2018 I quit for a second time. Debilitating panic attacks, paranoia, sluggishness and a massive decline in being able to keep together an orderly life forced me to quit.

Mental/emotional PAWs was manageable. But for 2 years I had anxiety, terrible thumping all-day-long heart palpitations, a spike in random illogical fears, mini panic attacks and a massive intolerance to nicotine, alcohol and caffeine. I was physically in a vunerable state but mentally more prepared for the battle. This lasted the best part of 1.5 years.

As of now I am mostly symptom free. No PAWs, no waves, no anxiety, no sudden deep depressions, nothing.

Short term memory, concerntrating on tasks efficiently, micro-managing study, work and relationships are all still an issue but those are common hurdles we all face in this hectic modern life.

I still do sports and regularly go to the gym. I tried to save for small holidays to get out away every now and then and get some vitamin D.

Keep your heads up, there is a way without this drug. It doesn't need to have a negative impact on your life and things can return back to normal for you and you will be grateful for it.

Whatever you're going through now will pass, keep on the road to light.

Strength and Peace :wink:

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Postby tokes » Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:09 am

2 years 8 months*
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Postby BruceLeeroy » Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:39 am

Glad to hear you've recovered, Tokes. Would you say it was consistently tough though those 1.5 years or did it ramp down at all? Did it get much easier from 1.5 years to 2 years 8 months?
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Postby tokes » Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:21 pm

Thanks for the message. The first 6 months were turmoil. Panic attacks would happen on a weekly basis with each one lessening severity over a year.

Year 1 clean to year 2 clean was of course more manageable and I could function a normal life with small minute waves hitting me once a month.

From year 2 clean to now has been largely symptom free if anything at all. The heart palpitations though have only recently cleared up though which was the one the most annoying things about this second quit experience.
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Postby Prycejosh1987 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:39 pm

Seems you smoke weed to fill a void, i think you should consider something else rather then weed. Work on relationships and fine tune them, to get the best out of it.
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Postby PAWSBOOK » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:04 am

Are you able to use alcohol, caffeine or nicotine again without triggering symptoms?
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Postby tokes » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:20 am

@PAWSBOOK

I had a holiday not so long ago for a couple of weeks and I drunk and smoked cigarettes almost everyday. Then after back home there was a series of birthdays and BBQs which I also drunk at. No symptoms.

İf I drink coffee I stick to one in a day never more. Not a huge fan anyway.

However in the past if I drunk, the heart palpitations would start immediately and the day after I'd feel terrible and shaky. Not anymore.
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Postby PAWSBOOK » Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:22 pm

Awesome!
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