4 months clean

Postby Antmorales16 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:02 am

4 months Clean today.. Boy do I feel better, I still get the anxiety spike but nowhere near as bad. My excitement and lack of pleasure is still there but I feel my emotions coming back. What should I expect in the up coming months? I still don't have the full zest for life back yet though.
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Postby Soberchic » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:15 pm

Congrats it only gets better from here..youll realize your symptoms will start to die out but them come in little waves not as intense tho. Everyone is different so this does not happen to everyone..Im dealing with cravings right now at 7 mo. because i just started feeling really really good so now i want to use something..its not the answer for us..the feelings will pass. Hang in there.
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Postby Antmorales16 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:41 pm

Have you started to feel a wider range of emotions?
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Postby LondonScouse » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:06 pm

Hey Antmorales,

You are one of the only people I can actually relate to on this forum lol as we share very very similar symptoms such as reduced emotions, lack of pleasure etc.

Although I still smoke, I remember when I quit for 5 months.

I think you can expect for emotions to continue to improve (this does take AGES though). You will probably notice that you laugh more frequently than you did months ago.

The pleasure also increases over time.

Keep at it, because you're doing very well. I will join you on the journey to recover my personality, emotions, pleasure and social life soon !
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Postby Soberchic » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:20 pm

Yes most people feel like that when they get clean from any substance..your emotions are all over the place. I was very angry and isolated alot at 4 to 6 mo.. I just started feeling happy again. I would also have crying spells too..and feel so depressed..it will pass.when we smoke we numb alot of emotions..it also has to do with all the stuff you werent feeling when you smoke..those old feelings all come out at once..your brain will get back to normal
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Postby Antmorales16 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:32 pm

True yeah. I still get wierd thoughts and what ifs but they're easier to deal with now. I still get the physical symptoms like shorteness of breath, feels like my heart is pounding, and chest tightness
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Postby Soberchic » Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:16 pm

Yes the chest tightness i had till 6 mo but there were times it stopped and came back..i havent experienced it since 6 mo.. I still get the occasional shortness of breath..i think cause our lungs are healing..i just started being able to keep up in kickboxing..since i quit my body went down hill and i could hardly hit or kick the bag likei use to..im just now having a sense of getting stronger and its uphill from here..even in the very beginning it feels like a downward spiral but its just a huge shock to our system
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Postby Antmorales16 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:12 am

Have you experienced alot of fatigue too? I get this wave of tiredness everyday
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Postby Soberchic » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:38 am

Yes omg it was soo bad in the beginning..its not as bad now..it felt like i needed to nap during the day and im never like that. I still have trouble waking up in the morning..im sure this will pass..if you look at my topic. 7 mo. And its getting smoother youll see most of my withdrawal symptoms
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Postby Antmorales16 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:10 pm

Will check that out. And today has been wierd for me. Woke up with the anxiety and pure anger.. and I started questioning what was wrong with me again.. Wierd. This is really a rollercoaster..
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Postby Antmorales16 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:39 pm

What were your mental symptoms like?
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Postby Soberchic » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:25 pm

Angry all the time.. Irritable and paraniod..i had weird thoughts and thought demons were after me i would be afraid to go to sleep it was so bad this was till 3 or 4 mo. And still happened slightly after although now im good..i felt schizophrenic every sound was so loud and intense it was very weird. I quit before and i never had that happen to me it was very scary..i wanted ti check into a mental hospital honeslty..i also was very cery sensitive towards things i felt mentally weak
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Postby Antmorales16 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:01 am

Did you have a lack of enthusiasm, motivation and pleasure during all of this? This is the one that really messes with me tbh it's like I have no motivation to do anything ya know.. Music, my gf socializing and just the thought of my dreams and goals don't even excite me.. Does this get better ?
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Postby Antmorales16 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:02 am

I get this obsessional thought like what if I have cancer or diabetes cause I'm always tired lol
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Postby Soberchic » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:12 am

Yes obsessive thoughts very normal for me i called in paranoia..i kept thinking what if i have a disease i went to the doctor so many times and nothing was wrong..for me the physical symptoms mostly all went away by 6 mo or 6 1/2 mo. I still get tired but not like before. I get tired after i workout but then i have trouble sleeping after too..i use to drink coffee around the clock but i cant anymore cause im not stoned all the time. Hang in there i felt like i still have symptoms but not nearly like before i can actually say im outta deep water
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