14 months sober and still fighting strong

Postby Acliff21 » Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:38 pm

How’s it going? I’m at 14 months, which I am absolutely stoked about. I smoked for a 12 years and there wasn’t much days off from smoking in that time. I’m still dealing hard with brain fog, head pressure, fatigue and memory issues. There’s days I feel defeated or feeling down, but I just take it day by day and do my best to feel good. I start each day making breakfast and journaling. In each entry I try to include 5 things that I’m grateful for. I run 5 times a week. I try to eat healthy most of the time and try to stay away from alcohol and coffee. I was hoping I’d be a lot better once I passed the year mark, but kind of knew it be a longer battle for the amount I smoked. To anyone who’s still struggling, even after a long streak of being sober, know you’re not alone. This community is so amazing and I’m proud that people can talk about their journeys and get positive reinforcement. Reading you guys stories and how tough you all are helps me going and fighting. You’re all rock stars and appreciate it. Keep kicking donkey everyone and good luck with your journeys
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Postby Salsa » Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:56 pm

Acliff21 wrote:How’s it going? I’m at 14 months, which I am absolutely stoked about. I smoked for a 12 years and there wasn’t much days off from smoking in that time. I’m still dealing hard with brain fog, head pressure, fatigue and memory issues.


Jesus. I'm at 6.5 months and dealing with all the sh** you described. I hoped it would have been over by now but looks like there is still some healing for me. At least it gives me hope because I'm not the only one experincing this.
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Postby john5:6 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:17 am

Almost 7 months here, and I’m still dealing with same issues like big memory problems and extreme fatigue. I get dizzy and feel like passing out while getting out of bed every morning. But it all comes in waves now, it used to be 24/7.
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Postby MMJnomo » Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:16 pm

Thank you to all three previous posters. Salsa and john 5:6 I am at 5months and have terrible dizziness, brain fog, and more. Thank you for sharing what you are experiencing because it helps me to know that other people feel this too. I am sorry you feel like this, too.
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Postby Cali-Detroit » Sun Jun 27, 2021 7:23 pm

Hey all, coming up on one year on July 7th. I've felt some minor improvement over the last few months, but it's still slow

I think accepting the fact that there will be times when it feels like nothing is happening is very important. Also, even as things get better, accepting that it is likely going to be much slower than we thought. We're all different, But i think realizing we are people used to instant change (getting high), where our moods, pain levels, insomnia, frustration, external difficulties can all be erased with weed (or wax, oil, whatever your thing), is key.

I think because I had used this drug almost daily since 18 years old, I never really developed a sense of the mental effort and emotional exhaustion that being a human in this world entails. I would say that not very many people actually do.

Most people start drinking in high school and usually (not always) do drugs as well. Now we have social media and gaming and online addiction to contend with. Reality can be a rough road to ride, and I still ask myself daily, why am I even trying to do this sober? I mean I've got nothing, no alcohol, no drugs...not even Rx pills.

Long story short, it's going to be hard and stay hard for quite a bit longer than you can imagine.

Lifting weights, biking, reading, sex...that's really all I got now. But the fact that I can and do these things, that's something to be grateful for. And I'm actually working towards a purpose now in life, not just checking out because I'm uncomfortable.

Good luck everyone and share you're journey

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