Please help...Weed PAWS or something worse?

#30

Postby Unususal » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:46 pm

Tank you very much ashthewarrior7.

Is it possible that the ADs almost completely eliminate PAWS (especially the Intrusive thougts)?
I still can't sleep without waking up, but I am feeling a lot better.
My problem is that I am really afraid of the meds and my psychiatrist told me to take them for an entire month.

Can it be that the ADs cure Paws almost completely, cause now I am worried that it can't be Paws If it almost gets cured by these ADs.

The annoying ting is that the psychologist I went to don't believe in PAWS.
She is trying to convince me that it is something from my childhood that is bothering me, but prior to quitting weed I was really a happy man..and I had a nice childhood and never had any bad side effects from weed, just thought it is enough and then 4-5 days later anxiety hit me in the evening and I couldn't sleep and horrible intrusive harm thoughts kept haunting me.

I am sorry for posting this much, but this forum is my only hope...
Thank you all..Your posts mean so much to me..
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#31

Postby ashthewarrior7 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:42 pm

PAWS occurs due to the lack of dopamine, ADs regulate your dopamine secretions as well as absorption (to put it in layman terms) hence PAWs symtpoms decrease with ADs. They will not completely go away until they match the level of weed, which will never happen because weed and ADs are structured differently, though similar but they aren't exact. Also there is a difference between PAWs and just withdrawals, I think you're still in the withdrawals stage
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#32

Postby Unususal » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:00 pm

ashthewarrior7 thanks again.
Is it possible that I am still in the withdrawal stage.
I am 5 weeks clean..and wasn't smoking for a long time (6-9 months)..last 6 almost daily.

This could explain why I am missing some symptoms the other users metioned about Paws.

I don't know. I will go through with the meds for one month and continue to think positive..hoping the intrusive thoughts and anxiety don't come back hitting as hard as in the first month, when i quit the meds.

I am scheduled for a 2 hour schitzophrenic testing tomorrow. I don't know if that will calm me, but i just have to do it in order to even try and calm my mind.
I am so afraid of the test and the questions..
Hope I will not start to trip about other questions I am gonna hear tomorrow..

There is just no addiction specialist here who could identify it as withdrawal or paws.

Thank you..i will report back tomorrow.
Wish me luck brother..
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Postby ashthewarrior7 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:26 pm

All the best!! You'll do fine! 5 weeks is clearly withdrawal stage
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Postby Unususal » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:28 pm

Thanks ashthewarrior7...
Your words mean a lot brother..
U mean 5 weeks..not months..
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Postby olympus92 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:51 pm

Don't forget you can change psychologists if she doesn't believe in PAWS switch it up maybe find one specifically for drug use they would've heard all this before. Keep strong man the waves of PAWS suck but they get easier and easier
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Postby uniqueason » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:57 am

how much month your in ash and how much your situation change since the start thanks
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Postby Unususal » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:32 am

@olympus92 Brother unfortunately there is no psychologist in my city with the knowledge.

I will try another session with this psychologist and will decide afterwards if I will keep going to the therapy.

Thank you all for giving me hope and posting..it means the world to me to have someone that feels the same.

Stay strong..
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#38

Postby Unususal » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:11 pm

I have been to the 2 hour schizophrenia test and answered over 250 questions.
To be honest the questions were not so terrible.
Questions like: Do you love your parents? Do you think that you are smarter then the average person? Did you ever hurt yourself intentionally? etc.
So no real "psycho" questions....
I had to draw a man or woman as an additional task.

The psychologist also talked to me for over an hour and she told me that I have basically nothing to fear, but I will get the official results in 10 days.

I feel really good, but again I am on ADs and do feel a lil high from the meds.

I decided that I will tell my psychiatrist that I want to slowly get off the medications after my next session (end of february).

The mind is a crazy thing..even though a licensed doctor told me I am probably not schizophrenic I still can not believe it a 100%.

I tried to talk to her about paws...but she dismissed paws as an option..I was a little bit frustrated that she do not even want to consider it as an option..

I guess I will have to stay positive and wait..
Stay strong everyone..
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Postby uniqueason » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:15 am

Thanks for the update
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Postby olympus92 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:44 am

You can always call lifeline or something if this therapist is no good when you feel down or losing it just talking with a stranger over the phone can calm you right down. I did it once when I lost it and didn't think I was going to make it.
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#41

Postby Unususal » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:17 pm

Thank you olympus92 for your concerns and the suggestion.
I am today 6 weeks off weed.

I know it is silly to count days, but it somehow helps.

I feel good..just a little bit "high" from the ADs and honestly can't wait to get off them.
The intrusive thoughts had me for maybe an hour today, followed by anxiety and mild depression, but not as bad as last week (prior to taking meds).

I just can't stop thinking about facing paws after the meds.
I am afraid that it will get even worse...
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Postby olympus92 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:14 pm

Nah man I counted each and everyday since the turn around is the 6 month mark I was very 1 month ND 1 week almost 2 weeks now 3 weeks.
Im proud of my sobriety so when I hit 6 months I'm announcing it again. Don't feel bad for counting days wierdly helped and prepared for the waves.
Just please make sure you wean off it don't go cold turkey, even take half a pill each day for a few more weeks or months
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