Hi, 2.5 years


Postby Requimfordream » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:31 pm

thegreatdane wrote:Db82

I was giving him scientific advice to speed up recovery. Why are you talking about Denmark? I dont eat pork. We have some of the best quality meat and highest quality nutrition in the world. And we see the sun much more than 3 times a year lol. Marijuana PAWS is nothing more than Dopamine and serotonin rebalancing itself in the brain and that can take a whole lot of time. Oh and when did i say something about sex being bad? I said to pracitce Nofap. Sitting at home watching porn and jacking off damages your brain to a large degree just as weed addiction does. They compared the brain of a Porn addict to a heroine addict and they looked the same in terms of neurologic balance. Please dont speak about something you know nothing off. What i was saying to OP was that spending lots of money on supplements wont get you very far, because with a balanced diet and vitamin supplement only your brain has what it needs to rebuild itself. Use supplements as l tyrosine who messes up your natural dopamine producition and it will only prolong your PAWS.

All the best.

Thank you guys
So do you advice to take l tyrosine or not?..

Just to let u guys know that I was addicted to porn and weed for many years, the last 4 years heavy thc weed, jerking off some days even 5 times, I'm NOT in that situation any more, and I don't want to try weed anymore, but this stupid disturbances sleep pattern is making me nuts, and the intrusive thought at the time I go to bed doesn't let me fall asleep.. Its horrible, I donty know if there is hell after life but this is a real hell
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Postby Db82 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:34 pm

From my experience yes it does help a lot.


Postby Db82 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:43 pm

The high dopamine becomes addicting to us cannabis users, so when we stop smoking, we feel the symptoms of LOW dopamine. Cravings, restlessness, apathy, lack of focus, stiff muscles, feeling cold, etc.

These feelings can be almost immediately alleviated, naturally, safely, non addictively, with an amino acid called L-Tyrosine. After moderate use (~2g smoked/day), stopping cold turkey, I found my symptoms 80-90% alleviated by simply taking 500 mg capsules of L-Tyrosine throughout the day. I'd usually take about 1 an hour.

L-Tyrosine therapy is indicated for those who have chronically low dopamine, such as heavy cannabis users after stopping. Tyrosine therapy usually involves taking 5 grams to 30 grams of L-Tyrosine every day throughout the day, simply to build your stores back up on your body's protein structures. Eventually, you won't need it anymore, and will feel the effects of perfect dopamine levels without taking anything at all.



Postby Db82 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:53 pm

How to Stop Feeling S**t

If you wake up most mornings feeling anxious, depressed or stressed, you are not alone. On average, 1 in 6 adults (16%) have been diagnosed with a common mental disorder at some time in their lives including anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. In France, 1 in 3 people are prescribed psychotropic drugs. We are in the midst of an epidemic of people feeling like crap: anxious, stressed, depressed, no motivation, tired, wired and unable to sleep.

Most of my work is based on helping people feel better, be it changing your lifestyle, emotions, thoughts and/or behavior. It’s something that has fascinated me for as long as I can remember and also something I still struggle with to get 100% right. I personally come from a family where pretty much everyone has struggled with a mental health issue or addiction. While I do believe some of our issues are inherited, I also believe our tendency to struggle stems from our chemical balances or imbalances, as the case may be.

One of the first steps in changing how you feel is to realize why you feel that way in the first place. A lot of the time, we are self-medicating due to imbalances in the body or imbalances that have been caused by the substances we are consuming.

We produce certain chemicals called neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers of mood, motivation and feelings that make us feel good. When our neurotransmitters are produced in optimal amounts, we feel happy and satisfied. When they are deficient, we feel out-of-sorts and are looking for ways to boost them.

In this post, I’m going to talk about ways to boost the neurotransmitters you may be lacking or deficient in, to help you feel better and stop the cycle of self-medicating and feeling like crap.
So, checking these neurotransmitters is the first place I start with my clients when addressing any issue.

1) Dopamine – The motivating neurotransmitter that makes you feel focused, energized and excited. When you are low in dopamine, you tend to feel distracted, sluggish, prone to procrastination and find it hard to take pleasure in life.

What you crave when you are low – Sugar, caffeine, cigarettes, energy drinks, diet drinks, porn, sex, amphetamines and cocaine.

How to boost dopamine –

A) Diet – Almonds, avocados, bananas, dairy, eggs, fish, meat and poultry, oats, sesame and pumpkin seeds may all help your body to produce more dopamine.

B) Exercise – Exercise stimulates dopamine release and uptake in your brain. Try 30 to 60 minutes of walking, swimming, jogging or lifting weights 3 to 5 times a week to increase your dopamine levels.

C) Supplements – L-Tyrosine is an amino acid that is the building block for dopamine. It‘s also a precursor to thyroid hormones, so therefore useful to increase low energy levels, boost alertness, as an appetite suppressant, thyroid function and to increase sexual desire.

L-Phenylalanine is also a precursor to dopamine as well as many other important neurotransmitters. It’s a natural mood booster and antidepressant, curbs sugar and stimulant cravings, helps in controlling pain, particularly arthritis and is used to help treat Parkinson’s disease. L-Phenylalanine also helps forms another energizing brain chemical called PEA (phenylethylamine), (also found in chocolate) which is believed to be the chemical most responsible for feelings of euphoria. Yeah baby!

(Do not take L-Tyrosine or L-Phenylalanine if you are suffering from high blood pressure, PKU or melanoma.)

I personally take both L-Tyrosine and L- Phenylalanine everyday and they work wonders for me.

2) Serotonin – Serotonin is the neurotransmitter largely responsible for regulating moods and emotions. When your serotonin levels are good, you tend to feel confident, positive, and easygoing.

If you’re low in serotonin—you’ll tend to become negative, obsessive compulsive worried, irritable and have trouble sleeping. Most antidepressants primarily boost serotonin. Over 90% of your serotonin is made in your gut, so a lot of the time lack of serotonin is a gut health issue.

For people with low serotonin levels, they are most likely to crave alcohol, carbs, white flour, sugar and opiates (heroin, painkillers). These substances can mimic serotonin and lead to a brief increase in serotonin levels, making the person feel temporarily better but having nasty crashes when the levels drop again.

How to boost serotonin –

A) Diet – Serotonin is created from tryptophan in our diet and tryptophan is found in foods like beef, chicken, dairy products, eggs, flaxseeds and flaxseed oil, pork, turkey and whey protein.

B) Sunlight – The deficiency of Vitamin D has substantial medical and psychological consequences. Every tissue in the body has vitamin D receptors, including the brain, heart, immune system and muscles, which means vitamin D, is needed at every level for the body to function.

Vitamin D activates the genes that release dopamine and serotonin. So make sure you get at least 15 minutes of sun a day or take a vitamin D-3 supplement (1,000 IU daily for every 11 kilos or 25 pounds of total body weight).

C) Exercise – Exercise increases both serotonin production and release. In particular, aerobic exercises, like running and biking, are the most likely to boost serotonin. Numerous studies have shown exercise to be more effective at treating depression than antidepressants.

D) Supplements – 5-HTP 5-HTP (5-hydroxy L-tryptophan) is a naturally occurring metabolite of the amino acid tryptophan. 5-HTP is converted in the brain to serotonin (Caution: Not to be used when taking MAO inhibitors, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), or other anti-depressant medications.)

B-Complex– All of the B vitamins are vital for energy and the production of serotonin and are used up rapidly in times of stress.

Calcium/Magnesium – Both calcium and magnesium are precursors to serotonin production, so it’s important to be getting plenty in your diet. I always take calcium and magnesium at night with dinner and notice a huge difference with my stress levels and sleep.

3) GABA – GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is your brain’s natural valium. If you’re high in GABA—you feel relaxed and stress-free. If you are low in GABA—you feel anxious, irritable, overwhelmed, stressed and wired.

When you are low in GABA, you tend to have anxiety attacks, carbohydrate and alcohol cravings, ringing in the ears, muscle tension (especially in neck and back), trembling/twitching muscles, numbness or tingling in fingers, your breathing may be too fast and too shallow, excessive sweating, heart palpitations and insomnia.

Alcohol, marijuana, valium and heroin all boost GABA in the brain and body. This is why a person severely deficient in GABA, which may be genetic or acquired from stress and trauma, will turn to alcohol and drugs and are much more likely to become addicted.

This is part of the reason why people find it so hard to stop using substances that they know are not good for them. Once they stop, their GABA goes down and they feel anxious, overwhelmed and unable to sleep.

How to boost GABA –

A) Yoga – A recent study followed two groups of healthy individuals over a 12-week period. One group practiced yoga three times a week for one hour, while the remaining subjects walked for the same period of time. Those who practiced yoga reported a greater decrease in anxiety and higher levels of GABA than those who walked.

B) Supplements –L-Theanine an amino acid found in green tea increases levels of GABA within the brain, increases the production of alpha brainwaves, as well as boosting focus and mental clarity. Study show that l-theanine is useful in the treatment of anxiety due to its ability to calm the nervous system, counteracting the toxic effects of stress as well as improving sleep.

Passion Flower extract has been shown boost GABA to aid in relaxation, and reduce tenseness and restlessness without creating dependency.

L-Glutamine – Glutamine is amazing for alcohol, sugar and carb cravings. It also repairs the lining of the gut and is an all-around wonder amino acid.


Postby thegreatdane » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:22 pm

Are you making fun of my paws updates where i opened up about the hell i have been going through and the suicidal thoughts? That is disgusting honestly, how can you even get yourself to type that? Thanks for ruining my entire night.

And what does that even have to do with the discussion we had on here, i obviously tried to give him advice from a scientific point of view?
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Postby thegreatdane » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:24 pm

Db82 wrote:Trying to help someone in best way possible. I guess I missed it. I should cry and talk how bad I feel and how depressed I am. Good luck to you with recovery I'm recovered from weed paws I hope, even though I will give it 2 years for full recovery.

This is what im refering to btw.
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Postby Db82 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:26 pm

I just tried to help someone don't get offended. Read and learn from others. I have much more experience than you and here is scientific facts. Live and learn you will be ok


Postby thegreatdane » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:32 pm

I hope im not the only one who see what just happened here, you are completely delusional. Honestly maybe i should just go commit suicide, people like you are making me wanna do it. How f***ing dare you
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Postby Db82 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:45 pm

Sorry brother I just tried to help Scandinavian ppl are depressed on their own but if you feel this way over just a forum talk something is wrong with you besides paws. Don't discourage other people and give God praise you are still alive and breathing you will find what's best for yourself. Sorry but you need to chabge your ways lil brother


Postby leavepawsbehind » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:20 pm

Time after time, here and on other forums with addicts recovering from PAWS from various other substances, folks look for a quick fix through various supplements that are supposed to fix them. There isn't a quick fix though. Any supplements that could actually affect changes to GABA or dopamine would be dangerous for recovery because you are essentially using drugs again. The answer for PAWS recovery is simple. Stop using drugs, don't drink alcohol, exercise and sleep well, and learn to cope with stress now without drugs. Simple isn't easy though, and you have to be prepared for 12-24 months of feeling unwell, and maybe even more time of being stress sensitive.
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Postby Db82 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:53 pm

Regulate your brain not change for worse. What if time alone doesn't fix it what do you suggest what to do?


Postby leavepawsbehind » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:01 pm

The vast majority of people with PAWS recover within 2 years. Those who don't are usually recovered by 3 years.
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Postby Db82 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:08 pm

Good answer ..not


Postby leavepawsbehind » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:24 pm

You're not in the position to be denying recovery from PAWS or to be spreading panic unless you've been sober for longer than 3 years and have seen no recovery.
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Postby Db82 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:27 pm

I'm 4 years in this battle


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