What day are you on? (weed withdrawal)

Postby rise_above » Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:33 pm

Hey what's up? I'm just curious how everyone is doing out there w/ quitting the weed? I wanted to post this on a new thread to see the specifics of everyones progress. So, without further adieu...

What day are you on?

Do you feel like your making progress?

What symptoms, if any, are you feeling right now?



Thanks,

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Postby Bucspasm » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:23 pm

82 days off weed
7 months, 18 days off crack

Every day away the drugs gives me a newer sense of accomplishment. Putting that distance of time between the old ways and myself. But just this week I had majors stress at the work place. Working late nights was always a recipe for disaster with me. Riding home last night, i was like, "Man, sure would be nice to swing by and pick up just a little this or that. It would only be once :lol: and nobody would know. i mean, I deserve it with all the hard work I've been doing."

Gee, I wonder what put that in my head??? Come on, after all this time, I still get those thoughts? Yep. Doesn't happen every day, but I hear we are all addicts for life. Just got to not go back, just keep going forward. So i said a prayer, thought things through and by-passed that idea. Today is another great day clean.

Symptoms?? I'm hungry and tired, and a little angry. So i got to keep my guard up. Those along with lonliness can be a real biatch when trying to keep your head off the old escape hatch. Anyhow, sorry to drone on. Had to get my mind off the work for a few and appreciate that today isn't day 1 again. That would suck BIG TIME. Then again, i hope to never have a DAY 1 again. But for now, all I have is the next 24 hours to get through.

i think I can do that. :wink:

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Postby wakinglife » Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:44 pm

146 days off weed.

I am glad you started this thread, Rise_Above, as now if we’re feeling like we’re making no progress, we just check in and see how much time we’re gaining with clarity on our side.

I have very few cravings for weed. No withdrawal symptoms after about the first 6-8 weeks. I feel the pain of those who struggle with the insomnia and sweats and all those things, but you do work through it.

Physically, I have no desire for cannabis at all. I don’t miss ingesting smoke and coating my airways with tar. I do miss the idea of taking a mental vacation each day for a few hours. With the dark season upon us, I’ve been watching a DVD each night. My brain is more able to focus on complicated plot lines, and I appreciate subtlety so much more. Mindless action and explosions does zero for me these days. I re-watched “American Beauty” the other day. That movie has so many layers! Underneath the facade that “everything’s perfect”, there is so much dysfunction in our consumerist society. Beneath the shiny paint and the picket fence, a hollowness that yearns to be filled by a true connection to something larger, deeper, more profound. (As an aside, I was a bit worried, since Kevin Spacey’s character smokes dope in it, but I got through those parts.)

I don’t need to hide from people who smoke the stuff, although once they’re baked I can’t really get into that dopey, spaced-out, the-dumbest-sh*t-is-suddenly-hilarious-mindset. In some ways I miss that, but then I think, “Do I really want to be so stunned that I laugh at anything, and then have zero recollection of it afterwards?” I try not to be judgmental or preachy to the pot smokers, as no one is going to quit unless they feel motivated to do so themselves. I must admit to feeling slightly smug when I can maintain my positive mood while the buddies scrounge the ashtray for a roach to pick them back up. Maybe smug is the wrong word . . . solid, secure, confident? Yeah I think I’ll say that I feel more solid now that I’m not smoking.

Namaste.
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Postby shadybase » Fri Dec 15, 2006 7:14 pm

27 days. I dont know if should smoke on new years. U think that will be bad if i smoke once ? cause im thiking going for so long and then go smoke again.
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Postby rise_above » Fri Dec 15, 2006 8:22 pm

11 days off the herb.

Slight insomnia (getting better), stomach pains (rare), eating issues (almost over), mood swings (somewhat rare), irrational thoughts (once or twice a day), anxiety (improving fast), nightmares (2-3 total so far), unmotivated (half the time), and one thing that bugs me is how some people still treat you like you haven't made any changes in your life whatsoever. I know this is expected and will improve over time, but I'm just tired of people looking at me like the same old stoner. I'm a recovering stoner dammit!!! lol.

I have quit weed for 6 weeks before and caved in on a camping trip. So I know I can't ever let down my guard. Like Buc said, we are probably addicts for life and it would only take one toke to drag you back down w/ justification after justification. I know I made sure my relapse was justified.(What a joke I played on myself). Well, you gotta learn from your past I guess. It's good to see everyone's progress. Bucspasm and Walkinglife are leading the pack. Good job guys. Damn good job.

Peace.
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Postby fresh start » Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:16 am

61 days clean

i never thought i would make it this far but the longer i go the less i want to get into that vicious circle again, only recently ive been able to sit with my smoker mates and not give in, each time it feels like a big achievement afterwards
on the bad days i just try to remember how bad i actualy felt when i was smoking constantly and it gives me the courage to get thrugh the day.

rise above it might just take a bit of time for others around you to see that you are serious about it, im getting great suport from my family they say they notice a big difference in me and i always have more time to spend with them rather than spending all my free time on sitting about getting stoned.
when i first quit i thought it would take a couple of weeks and id feel like the old me again but i realise theres theres alot of areas of my life i need to sort out but i now feel strong eneough to do so, i wish i realised a while ago life doesnt revolve around the nasty plant,

well done to all on your progress and i wish everyone a happy weed free new year
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Postby Jettech » Sat Dec 16, 2006 2:49 am

Day 26 here!

I'm felling pretty good,sleeping well again but have to turn off the TV at night,I just left it on all night before in my stoned days.
I still have small grumpy periods at times but not every day and they don't last long.

Not craving at all but careful not to let my guard down, did go to my friends house and saw his bong and had a split second crave but overcame it no problem.
I'm not going to minimize quitting pot but ciggs were way harder to quit for me.(393 days not smoking ciggs) 8)
I'm going to Los Angeles next week and don't have to worry about where to stash it to get on the plane :D
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Postby smokedout » Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:28 pm

Great work everyone.


Also, I know day counts can be rough for those with slips, so I just want to reassert that we all just gotta keep quitting, everyday.
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Postby easily_scared » Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:35 pm

7days and counting...

It just had to happen! Kudos to everyone who made it and thanks for the inspiration, I can do it too!!
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Postby Modus Ponens » Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:18 pm

More than 400 days and still feeling burnt out and lifeless.
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Postby c » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:25 pm

Day 26. Feeling pretty good but still sluggish, my skin is a wreck, and my lungs are finally starting to clean out the phlegm. Not too much fun but I'm feeling good overall.
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Postby slik1 » Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:45 pm

Day 58,
still diggin through my pile of self created sh*t, but got the strengh to keep diggin....

Oh yeah, and big bruv J, day 58 for him too in my books...
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Postby sean hall » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:04 am

shadybase wrote:27 days. I dont know if should smoke on new years. U think that will be bad if i smoke once ? cause im thiking going for so long and then go smoke again.


why start back over?why start of a new year like that? I dreamed that i smoked weed with Bill Gates :D ! Then he left. I thought why did i smoke? For nothin! Then luckily i woke up and i was sooo happy i didn't! monday i went on a snowboarding trip beautiful snow great cabin, fireplace aflame beautiful ambiance...I thought what better time to smoke! The kush was in the pipe being passed... but as soon as it was over we all parted ways and it was just me myself and I. I was so glad that i didn't have to start over! plus who knows the nexttime i'd be able to quit. Last time i had about 27 days too and i took me two years to gather up enough strength to quit again. Don't Do IT! Start your new year off right my man!
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Postby sean hall » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:11 am

Almost two months! longest ive ever gone!
I feel strong in that I've refrained. My mind is clearer.Not self concious. Im more pleasant to others. I still haven't taken the world by the tail yet but at least im not slowly killing myself. Im also saving money! And im able to think about my girlfriends needs as well as my family. Good going comrades!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Bucspasm » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:17 am

Motivating responses :!: :!:
And way to get real with the shady one. I could not agree more. Everyone has their own lessons to learn, though. Just would hate to see anyone else waste 20 plus years in the process. That is why I am so adamant to just getting it over with. Stop the games and drama and leave it behind.

Again, cudos to you, my friend. All the best.

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