What to expect when quitting marijuana - PAWS timeline


Postby Michellebrowne.24 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:58 pm

[quote="Boguy"] wow 2years is a long time I hope it goes before then or gets atleast slightly better
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Postby FAITH » Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:00 pm

Michelle, take heart, it gets better. Yesterday I mentioned that in bed upon waking I was having some palpitations. In the past after quitting weed, when I would have these feelings upon waking, they would be all day long, regular throughout the day. Yesterday, after the day went on I only had very few here and there. They are lessening as time passes. Also my sleep is improving. I’m not taking anything now as far as the ambien or melatonin. I don’t know if improvements in sleep are helping the palpitations, or the lessening of the palpitations are helping my sleep. Or if this whole PAWS thing is gradually subsiding and I’m returning to my old self; which I suspect is the case. I see improvements not only in my sleep and heart issues, but also in other areas like eating, stomach issues, overall general attitude, and a few other areas. In 8 days I’ll have 7 months behind me. I just want to encourage you. I hope your palpating are subsiding and not causing you too much stress. PAWS or whatever it is, I’m coming out of it. Thanks and take care of yourself, and stay away from weed. Let me know if I can help. I plan to continue to update and encourage anybody I can.
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Postby samalam47 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:50 am

Hi everyone :) I just found this forum while searching for withdrawal symptoms. I smoked daily for 12 years and decided to quit 25th Jan 2021. I feel horrifically depressed rn and it SUCKS! But it's so good to know that others experience it too and it's totally normal phew! I downloaded the app called I Am Sober and it's been an absolute lifesaver. I definitely would have fallen back into old habits if it weren't for this handy lil app! I guess I just feel extra sad today because I actually got rid of all smoking material and paraphernalia around the house yesterday. I really feel like I'm going through the toughest breakup of my life urgh. But I'm so glad that support is available online. It's really changed how I deal with my addiction. It means I'm reaching out instead of bawling my eyes out in bed and more than likely just going back to it again because the pain is just too much. Thanks to everyone who jumps online to support others in their time of need!
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Postby tokeless » Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:42 am

Firstly, well done on choosing to stop weed. What you're feeling now is completely normal and the analogy with a break up is quite accurate. When we use drugs we develop a relationship with the substance, it's the fun times, the go to when up or down and we rely on it every day. Hence, when we choose to end that relationship we will feel sad, even grieve for it. We may doubt our decision, think of the good times and reminisce, which is often linked with relapse. Ask yourself why you ended it, was it making you happy anymore and why would that change going back? Familiarity is all, you know it, understand what you'll get from it etc.... just accept it's done and live as a non smoker.
Good luck, but you don't need luck, just make good choices.
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Postby Dale_znovic » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:12 am

cheers to everyone who is trying hard to quit marujiana
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