weed quitting side affects?

Postby nokia » Sun Apr 22, 2007 12:27 am

hiya first post and i wanna say this is a great site hope u lot can help me

i have been smoking skunk only every day for about 2 years and 1 year of 2-3 times a week.

cuting the story short i now want to quit. i worked so hard last week and only managed 3 days.

on the 2rd day i felt ruff. i was moody had headakes, anxiaty, insomina and despritaly needed a joint! what i wanna no is how long will it take for thease side affects to stop? i want to quit and get back to my old self.
weed had ruined my life and my famileys. but its just so f***in hard to quit!
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Postby Modus Ponens » Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:17 am

well first of all you should tell us how much you were smoking per day, there's a huge difference between smoking half a gram a day and smoking 2 grams a day for example. but assuming your habit was similar to mine (around 1 to 1.5 grams a day) then i'd say it should take about one week for the major withdrawal symptoms to dissipate. that is about how long it took me for my apatite to return and the headache to go away.
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Postby nokia » Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:49 pm

I have been smoking betweern 1.5 grams and 2 grams of skunk a day. Tomorrows going to be day 4 and i am still finding it hard. falling asleep is hard and im having weird dreams and waking up in the middle of the night. when i wake up in the morning my eyes feel heavy and i feel like i dont want to get out of bed. when im awake though even on day 4 i feel my brain is working better and im thinking clearer. i have been out of work for a wile, but i have a few interviews coming up so hopefully more of my time will be spent working now then smoking all the time.


im not craving skunk at all but i cant help but think im not the same person i used to be and im going to find it hard to get back to work.

im thinking of mayb joining the gym to get fit (i used to be realy healthy with muscles but since i took up drugs ive got a bit thin and my self esteem has droped. i rember i used to have so much up and go, talk to anyone and hold a proper conversation. now im more to myself and im no longer a loud upfront person like i was back in my school days.

i think the hardest thing was loosing my girlfriend of 3 years mainly due to this evil drug. also i see everyone elce has moved on in life got good jobs been uni got new cars and yet here i am with no job no money and nothing good coming myway in the neer future. this is not all down to weed but it has made me lazy and also led to me hanging about with the wrong people and geting a crimanal reccord,

thanks for any advice people :)

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Postby Bucspasm » Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:32 pm

It may take four weeks or four months, but you will feel more motivation and success in the future. It took you this long to get to the point of wanting to quit. So don't think a few weeks of abstinence will bring you to a point of freedom. It works when you put something in the place of what was so important to you for so long. So dig into living life without herb and hopefully soon you will start to see the finer things in life.
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Postby justjamez » Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:14 am

I would strongly encourage you to get back to the gym as well. I have been back into it this year... and it feels great. You will feel a lot better, mentally and physically. There is really no comparison to what a good cardio work out can do for your mind... I feel it is very cleansing, and I think will get all that THC buil-up out of your system faster.

It sound like you could really spend some time to work on "you" for a while. I'm a firm beliver that when you focus on yourself, making yourself healthier, stronger, smater, etc. people will find you the most attractive.

Good luck; it sounds like you're ready to make some changes! Stay motivated!
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Postby nokia » Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:53 pm

justjamez wrote:I would strongly encourage you to get back to the gym as well. I have been back into it this year... and it feels great. You will feel a lot better, mentally and physically. There is really no comparison to what a good cardio work out can do for your mind... I feel it is very cleansing, and I think will get all that THC buil-up out of your system faster.

It sound like you could really spend some time to work on "you" for a while. I'm a firm beliver that when you focus on yourself, making yourself healthier, stronger, smater, etc. people will find you the most attractive.

Good luck; it sounds like you're ready to make some changes! Stay motivated!


I joined the gym on Friday and had a good workout. i felt better then i had in a ages the next day. really refreshed. Unfortunately i slipped up and smoked a bag Saturday night.

the difference this time is instead of carrying on the trend and smoke myself silly, i have kept busy and not smoked today. Its like the 5 days i had off really cleared my head and Sunday morning i felt that the weed i smoked the night before was enough and i will continue my attempt to quit!

The differnce on sunday morning after the break was noticable. there was none of that 'hazyness' i got before the break..and this got me thinking of maybe restricting my cannabis use to STRICTLY once every 2-3 weeks as I know I will most likely get the high back due to low tolerance, but not be rotting my mind like I have been doing smoking every day! What do you guys think of this?

Thanks for the advice
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Postby its_now_or_never » Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:05 pm

the cravings do disappear alot quicker than you think. Just try your best to keep your mind off the weed, joing the gym is an excellent way to focus your mind on 'better' things. good luck my friend.
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Postby vroma » Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:47 pm

yo man.......

the "side effects" only last for 2-3 days.. it depends from person to person tho..

the rest is ALL IN YOUR BRAIN

what you can try to beat this side effects if you want some kind of medication is try these "roofies" or any "date rape drug" [these medicines have diferent names depends what country you live in]

if you have anxiety, insomnia and so on just take one and anxiety is over if you want to sleep take 2 or 3 ml and you go strait to bed ;)
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Postby nokia » Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:08 pm

cheers. i would have to dissagree dat the side affects last 2-3 days. maby for some people.

for me it depends if i have been caning it or not..

another day clean for me! :D hows every1 elce doing?
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Postby nokia » Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:08 pm

cheers. i would have to dissagree dat the side affects last 2-3 days. maby for some people.

for me it depends if i have been caning it or not..

another day clean for me! :D hows every1 elce doing?
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Postby nokia » Fri May 18, 2007 10:13 pm

im not just posting again for the sakes of moaning i just feel realy down and that ive let myself down. recently weed has eaten into my bank accounts and im slowley sliping into debt.

just rembered about my post on here.. cant believe its nearly been another month ive wasted to weed.

its time for another fresh start. concentrating on geting the weekend out of the way and then one day at a time from there.

i think my problem is after smoking the night before another "DAY 1" seems like such an effot to turn into a lifetime free of weed i just cant be bothered.

but then i think im spendinig money on somthing i dont enjoy anymore and that ive tried hard to quit so many times.. and then that night there i am sparking up a joint :? madness
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Postby jurplesman » Sat May 19, 2007 7:11 am

For an alternative approach read:

Treatment of Drug Addiction
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Postby rigby1987 » Tue May 22, 2007 7:50 pm

ive jus smoke my last bag today and now im skint:@ im so pissed off right nowand i need a spliff ...!!!! i only ran out 3 hours ago
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Postby Humbum » Tue May 22, 2007 11:06 pm

Hey nokia,

A few weeks ago I found an AIM convo I saved (and forgot about) from september, 6 months before I quit, talking with a fellow stoner about how we shouldn't be blazing as much as we do, and how we both were really starting to notice its affects on our cognition and many other things. When I read it, I couldnt beleive that I had being feeling like that for so long, I honestly hadnt even noticed, I though I just felt like that towards the very end.

My point is that weed is a wierd crazy drug like that, and once you decide to have another toke you just forget about it all and you can easily waste a few more MONTHS OR YEARS blazing.

You have to make it the biggest point in your life to just QUIT NOW. Its over with. And that has to be the central recurring theme constantly in your mind until the craving are gone and you realize you can live life absolutely fine (and without all the negatives) of weed. It is seriously important to start today, start now, take whatever drastic measures you have to, because this is no joke. You know this, you said that it has ruined your LIFE and your FAMILIES LIFE and you have to keep that in mind any time you even think of smoking. Its a f***ing plant doing this, and in the long run we all know that this is what you will remember as opposed to the pride you will take in overcoming this and straightening sh** out and truly enjoying life again.

If you don't mind me asking, how has weed affected your and your family's lives, is it solely financially? tell me (and yourself) as much as you can.

You can do this, and you will be so glad you did. Youre going to have to face a few months of absolute personal anarchy, but you have to face it for the resulting outcome.

Stay strong, keep in touch no matter what!
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Postby nokia » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:43 pm

Humbum wrote:Hey nokia,

A few weeks ago I found an AIM convo I saved (and forgot about) from september, 6 months before I quit, talking with a fellow stoner about how we shouldn't be blazing as much as we do, and how we both were really starting to notice its affects on our cognition and many other things. When I read it, I couldnt beleive that I had being feeling like that for so long, I honestly hadnt even noticed, I though I just felt like that towards the very end.

My point is that weed is a wierd crazy drug like that, and once you decide to have another toke you just forget about it all and you can easily waste a few more MONTHS OR YEARS blazing.

You have to make it the biggest point in your life to just QUIT NOW. Its over with. And that has to be the central recurring theme constantly in your mind until the craving are gone and you realize you can live life absolutely fine (and without all the negatives) of weed. It is seriously important to start today, start now, take whatever drastic measures you have to, because this is no joke. You know this, you said that it has ruined your LIFE and your FAMILIES LIFE and you have to keep that in mind any time you even think of smoking. Its a f***ing plant doing this, and in the long run we all know that this is what you will remember as opposed to the pride you will take in overcoming this and straightening sh** out and truly enjoying life again.

If you don't mind me asking, how has weed affected your and your family's lives, is it solely financially? tell me (and yourself) as much as you can.

You can do this, and you will be so glad you did. Youre going to have to face a few months of absolute personal anarchy, but you have to face it for the resulting outcome.

Stay strong, keep in touch no matter what!


hey there, i cant believe its been nearly 2 years since i posted this thread so i dug it up for a quick bump/update
since the middle of last year ive cut down my smoking to maybe 2-3 times a week on average but the thing is IM STLL DOING it|! my head does feel clearer since i stoped smoking every day but i still get down about it and smoke to get over my feelings.. im also more conscious of the damage its doing to my lungs now, when i started when i was younger it hardly crossed my mind.
well i haven't bought any weed since last friday and now the weekends coming again ive got a strong urge to get high tomorrow. i know if i strictly limit myself to once a week its better then nothing but ive tried this before and after a few weeks ive let myself down and did it on weekdays then i slowly get back into my bad habits.
anyway my long term goal is to quit fully its what i want but nothing in life is easy aye
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