Anxiety after quitting weed

Postby Jaybeas13 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:59 am

Hi all,

I’m currently on week 4 of being weed free. Week one was horrible, I wasn’t aware of what my body and mind was going through, I stressed every little thing that was happening to my body. Half way through week 2 I started to do some research, and found that weed withdrawal is in fact, very real! Luckily I haven’t really experience too much depression, which from my understanding is part of weed withdrawal. I am now at the stage where my anxiety is becoming more mild, less physical symptoms and less panic attacks, although I’m still having trouble with the overthinking side of anxiety, and my mind keeps finding things to question and stress. I kind of have this trapped in my mind sort of feeling. However more recently it’s been easier to distract my self. I tend to overthink and scare my self into thinking that something more serious is wrong with me (mentally). Because I’ve never had a problem with anxiety I’m continually questioning everything. I have some unusual thoughts but nothing that anyone else hasn’t ever thought of, but when I can’t focus on anything other than that thought it bothers me. I’m just looking for someone to share a similar experience they had after quitting weed. I just wanna know that I’m going to get better, and feel more like my normal self again. Should I be concerned? Or do i just need to tuff it out until my mind is back in sync?

Thanks
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Postby Jaybeas13 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:20 am

Side note: I was smoking heavily for about 2 months, almost every day. As time has gone on, my physical symptoms have decreased, I’ve been sleeping/dreaming better, almost at a normal level, how ever I wake up every few hours. My concentration is getting much better also. My main concern is just the overthinking/anxiety aspect. Just wanna know that my over thinking is part of anxiety and nothing else.
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Postby Jkwolves » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:55 pm

I am going through the exact same thing at the moment , but I don’t overthink everything I just overthink and constantly question weather I have something worst mentally than just anxiety and that thought keeps coming back Into my head most part of the day but hope it’s just part of my withdrawal too I’m on about week 4 aswell since I have quit ,and I was smoking quite heavy for about a year and a half and went cold turkey !.
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Postby lefttheleaf » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:28 am

I will hit week 14 clean tomorrow - you can read about my journey and story on here.
What you are experiencing is quite normal and I don't think anyone can tell you how long it will last or when you will begin to feel happy with how you actually feel. Everyone is different and it seems all experiences vary but there are some core symptoms most of us seem to share.

If i could offer you any advice - despite the fact i am still in this myself - it would be to eat well, meditate, workout, practice mindfulness, and consistently remind yourself over and over about the things you are grateful for in life. When i get the feelings of derealisation and or as if i am in some sort of first person video game i try to focus on the environment around me, and the physical things i can see and touch as opposed to indulging in the negative thoughts and feelings i may be having at the time.

Theres no quick fix - this is irony at its finest as lighting up and enjoying a spliff was the simplest fix there was for me at one point.

Hope you stick with it and make it through.

All the best
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Postby Jkwolves » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:16 pm

Thanks for the reply I just hope it’s my withdrawal and not just how my head works now because I’m not gonna be able to cope
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