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#45

Postby dirtySanchez » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:37 am

Head in loud wrote:dirtySanchez,
Not to discourage you but I’m so against taking supplements. In my opinion we still don’t know much about how these supplements are effecting our brain. Some might say it is natural but then so is weed.


I know where are your concerns coming from, I had them too. I really researched everything and its a lot of studies made on above-listed supplements and their effects (long-term) on the brain. Since I am really heavily involved in healthy lifestyle and sports I want to make sure that everything is not causing damage to my body and this is my first priority.

For example - I am not taking fitness supplements to "be big" or "feel good". I am taking them because it helps my body with the regeneration process, so I am able to work out every day.

It is the same with those. I just want to help my brain with the healing process. I have no plan to take them for more than a month or two.

... and I am not encouraging anyone to try this because something that is working for me, it won't necceserly work for them. I am just documenting my journey so I will be able to see a timeline of my progress.
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#46

Postby type0 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:09 am

yes but there are no big side effect reported with these supplements. Anyone is different but they appear to be quite safe. There s no high whatsoever. In our condition they are a really really big help
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#47

Postby Sherwood1999 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:11 pm

Hey Dirty! I’m at 2 months and am experiencing the DP/DR 24/7. Are you still feeling it? Just curios thanks. Hope your doing good.
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#48

Postby dirtySanchez » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:02 pm

Sherwood1999 wrote:Hey Dirty! I’m at 2 months and am experiencing the DP/DR 24/7. Are you still feeling it? Just curios thanks. Hope your doing good.


Hey Sherwood1999

Get used to DP/DR, they will follow you for a quite some time:)

I am still experiencing DR most of the time, while DP is getting much better.


To give a little update about my journey:

Dopamine & serotonin supplements - they really don't work as quite as I would like. They help to get your mood up for like 20%. If I am experiencing a really hard wave of paws, they will not make it go away in any terms. I can say that for sure after 2-3 weeks of using them.

I decided I will use them only once per week / two. The reason I started experimenting with them was because my new job which I start in April. I just wanted to be fully focused by then, but it seems that healing will take much more time and I have to accept that fact. I must admit that my mood overall is better than it was in the first year of quitting. While still getting hit by hard waves of paws every 3 couple of weeks and they last for 1 week (intensely) until they slowly subside and the cycle repeats. This is the most frustrating thing for now.
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Postby Sherwood1999 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:43 am

Thanks for the reply Dirty. Appreciate you taking the time to give some tips too. I can handle the anxiety and horrible depression. I can even handle the f***ed up dreams and shitty sleep, but the dpdr isn’t something I’d wish on my worst enemy, it f**ks me up whenever I notice it. I hate it more than anything in my life. Today it actually felt 1% better today so that’s good. I started running two miles everyday and taking fish oil so maybe that helped lol. I know I have a long journey ahead of me but I got this. It’s just rough. Keep us posted on your recovery I hope you get to 100% soon!
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#50

Postby dirtySanchez » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:10 am

Hey guys.. its been a little while since I posted.

What brought me back today? PAWS.

At the moment - I am 16 months free of weed.

A lot had happened during this time (since my last post) - got a new job, moved into my own department, bought a new car, moved into another city,... so really my life is like 180 degrees different than it used to be.

it still happens every couple of weeks that I get PAWS for a couple of days - AND I know for sure that they are paws!:)

It happens overnight:
- Lost of confidence
- Lost of motivation
- Depression
- Urge to smoke (cigarettes)
- Panic attacks during the day
- Wanting to die
- Life is meaningless
-etc...

But they are A LOT less intense that they were in the first year. They are quite manageable now and I can "make" myself function in those times (but it still sucks bigtime).

I owe so much to this forum - without it, I would never make it.

About supplements - I stopped using them completely. They didn't have an effect on the long run (1month) and I think that they made me feel actually worst.. maybe it's just a placebo:) Time and exercise are the only supplements that we need.
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