Road to being weed free

Postby Scoobydoo » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:02 pm

Like most people on here I’ve decided to give up weed as of 1st Jan. I’m 36 and smoked it half my life pretty much everyday. I averaged half ounce a month smoking joints. Averaged 2 a day and a bit more at weekends.
For the last 7yrs I’ve suffered from insomnia and it comes in waves and I made myself believe that smoking helped with sleep. It masked it built didn’t help.
I’ve tried quitting several times before but never made it passed a month or so due to struggling with sleep as every time I gave up the insomnia came back with a bang and I struggled with concentration and it effected work.
This time round I’ve taken time off work to help with the sleep issues. I’ve set aside 3 months to help with the worst part which I know is the first few months. I’m also toying with the idea of travelling the Philippines and Vietnam as 3 months as vegging at home with my stoner mates about isn’t the best idea.

First week in was great. No sleep issues at all and I felt great. I was going out and socialising and happy chilling at home. This week however quite the opposite. Insomnia is back with a bang but as I’m off work I’m going to accept it and not stress over it.
The past few nights ive gone to bed when I’m tired at around 12-1am I’ve woken up after a couple of hours sleep if that. Dunno why I’ve woken up but I have. I’ve got up gone downstairs and stuck a film on and gone back to bed around 4-5am and woke up around 9-10ish. I still feel a bit rough but nowhere near as bad as I have before when I had to go to work. The last two days I’ve been out for a 20min run and I plan to to do that everyday.

I will post every week on my progress and see what support I’m getting from the lovely people on this forum. I know the next few months are going to be a horrible time but I know I’ll get support I need.

Stay positive people

Scooby
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Postby Irishweedfreeguy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:54 pm

Hey Scooby, best of luck with your journey giving it up! Hope it all goes smoothly for you.
You have your plan mapped out well, life's too short, if you can take a trip away and have the freedom then why not lol
Or reward yourself with it down the line?
Has weed had any other negative effects on your life?
Few posts here recommend a couple of drops of lavender under a pillow to help sleep but I've never tried it.... YET :)

I'm sure others have other suggestions, have you spoke to a doc about the insomnia, I'm not being nosy just curious lol

Here if you ever need a chat Scooby and again very best of luck with it
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Postby Scoobydoo » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:13 pm

Tried most herbal remedies from Barretts, CBT therapy, prescription drugs from the doctors. Most things linked with helping insomnia I’ve tried. The only thing I haven’t tried is stop smoking weed. It could be linked it may not be but it’s something I want to do. People I know have quit and feel better for it. Luckily for them they never suffered any withdrawal symptoms. Some do and some don’t.
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Postby Scoobydoo » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:16 pm

No negative effects apart from the usual thing of staying ion and getting stoned. Shocking memory but that’s either down to smoking or down to insomnia or both.
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Postby Irishweedfreeguy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:21 pm

Count yourself lucky then dude:)

My father always had bad insomnia and he went to some sleep doctor where they assessed him as he was sleeping and he was tapped up to loads of wires and they got to the root of the problem!
Worth looking into maybe or wanking yourself silly before bed might help lol
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Postby Scoobydoo » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:38 pm

That’s what I want them to do but it costs too much money.
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