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#180

Postby Isitpaws » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:46 pm

I think maybe I do have an underlying anxiety issues that weed was helping keep at bay as I’m more anxious off the weed than when I was on it.
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#181

Postby HDog455 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:14 am

Isitpaws wrote:I’m nearly at 12 month mark and still have paws all day everyday with some days being easier to manage. I was hoping to be better by now but looks more like it’ll take me 2-3 years which I don’t think I can do!

Your on the same sort of time frame as me and I haven’t noticed waves at all


So what do you mean when you say, "I don’t think I can do"? What's the alternative - going back to smoking pot? Are you taking meaningful steps in an effort to minimise the impact of withdrawal symptoms?

How's your diet - are you eating healthy foods? Are you getting plenty of exercise? Are you trying new hobbies or activities that are not associated with your pot-smoking past?
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Postby Isitpaws » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:41 am

I don’t think I can because I feel like I’m torturing myself if I do have underlying issues and the weed helped minimise those issues. I still have major cravings as well which don’t help.

I cut out all caffeine and sugary drinks. My diet is good and I eat less crap now.

If I could look at myself in 2-3 years and see I was doing ok then I obviously wouldn’t smoke but the reality is I don’t know if I will be and that puts temptation back into smoking again. I’ve quit three times in past 10 years and every time get paws then smoke again and it goes away.
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#183

Postby Isitpaws » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:43 am

Also every time I do quit I feel great for about a month or two then paws kicks in when my thc stores are depleted
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Postby HDog455 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:36 am

Apologies if you have already answered this question but have you consulted with a medical professional? You and I both know that continuing to smoke pot is not a solution and you will end up with problems far worse than what PAWS is doing to you. Can your underlying issues be resolved without using pot? Do you know for sure that that is not possible?

I don't pretend to have all of the answers - I only know what worked for me. Everyone is different but the key is to focus on the future, don't look back, and don't get into the rut of feeling sorry for yourself. A lot of people have been able to push through the pain, both mental and physical, and come out the other side fully healed. If others, some of whom were probably in worse positions than yourself, can do it then why can't you? Only you can answer that question.
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Postby Eroica » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:12 am

Isitpaws, if you can go 12 months, surely you can go another two or three years. Do you really think it will just as bad as the first year? If youve improved even a little, then you will continue to improve.

What kind of logic is, "i dont know if i will be better in two or three years so might as well smoke" Thats the addiction talking! None of us know what the future will hold. We could all die in a nuclear holocaust tomorrow! But we have to have some kind of hope.

You said you keep quitting..so you know that deep inside you really dont want to smoke. Why torture yourself again and again. Revisit the reasons you wanted to quit.
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Postby Isitpaws » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:57 pm

HDog455 wrote:Apologies if you have already answered this question but have you consulted with a medical professional? You and I both know that continuing to smoke pot is not a solution and you will end up with problems far worse than what PAWS is doing to you. Can your underlying issues be resolved without using pot? Do you know for sure that that is not possible?

I don't pretend to have all of the answers - I only know what worked for me. Everyone is different but the key is to focus on the future, don't look back, and don't get into the rut of feeling sorry for yourself. A lot of people have been able to push through the pain, both mental and physical, and come out the other side fully healed. If others, some of whom were probably in worse positions than yourself, can do it then why can't you? Only you can answer that question.


First time I quit I did cbt but it didn’t help or ease any of the symptoms at the time. I haven’t seen any medical professional this time round mainly because I found this forum and realised it could be paws.
I don’t feel sorry for myself as it’s my fault I’m in this predicament but I do tend to dwell on the past instead of looking forward.
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Postby Isitpaws » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:16 am

Eroica wrote:Isitpaws, if you can go 12 months, surely you can go another two or three years. Do you really think it will just as bad as the first year? If youve improved even a little, then you will continue to improve.

What kind of logic is, "i dont know if i will be better in two or three years so might as well smoke" Thats the addiction talking! None of us know what the future will hold. We could all die in a nuclear holocaust tomorrow! But we have to have some kind of hope.

You said you keep quitting..so you know that deep inside you really dont want to smoke. Why torture yourself again and again. Revisit the reasons you wanted to quit.


I can go on longer and have improved in the past year it’s just such a slow process, If I knew that this would happen then I would of never smoked in the first place but bit late for that now.
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#188

Postby uniqueason » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:55 am

how you feeling not isitpaws compare to your first post when you talk about ocd intrusive though and everythig feeling any better?
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