7 weeks is so long to be still experiencing these w/d symptoms i have read about people going through 2 months and longer w/d but i figure they where banging heroin for years and years because normally i see people talking about w/d lasting 2 weeks maybe 3.
You've got a bunch of them here...lol. Try to find one that really knows his stuff. How 'bout meetings or counseling?
i think i just need to talk to a addiction specialist
i havent drank in forever probably about a year. i dont get anxiety if i dont smoke but my cousin a youth counciler told me its sometimes common for people who smoke pot to experiance anxiety if they dont smoke. this just ***** like i want to go one day without worring. iv never had a problem with worring or anxiety. it i developed some kind of anxiety it had to have developed when i came off of the opiate in the last 7 weeks...
Sorry about that. You mentioned alcohol as well. I know you say you don't like it but you mentioned 'the spins' - you also mentioned 'anxiety' w/o the pot. All these things would indicate to me - at least - that what you think of as casual recreational use is an attempt to address uncomfortable feelings. Just a suggestion. So, w/ someone who was simply dependent on 20 mgs. of lortab - no I wouldn't expect any PAWS at all - particularly w/ someone your age - but w/ an addict it's different because the symptoms tend to be mental.
Dude, because of the pot, It's really hard to tell if it PAWS or something that existed before you even picked up your first drug. You men
no being sober doesnt bother me i like to smoke but i could quit. i was thinking about quiting pot even before i started going through w/d, but i wanted to keep some pot around cause i know that sometimes a lack of weed can cause some people to experience anxiety. but it wouldnt bother me to stop pots really all i do i dont like to drink at all really...hate the spins. does everyone experience paws? or is that just for people who used for a long time at high doses? cause i was taking 2 10 mg lortabs a day and i was only using them for about a year and a half... i just dont want these symptoms im feeling linger to be paws...dont know if paws is just another word for the mental withdrawal after acute or if its something only some people get after detox
Great to see you back, dude. Congrats on your big 7 weeks. You'll start to feel 'right' again, don't worry . It takes time. I would argue against the pot - at the moment - for the following reason: You won't be able to tell when you 'feel right' again because you're 'mediating' with something else, you know? It's something to think about. You haven't put enough time between you and the drug. Some people are able to smoke pot occasionally without the eventual attendant paranoia and anxiety that so many cross-addicted folks seem to experience. Everyone is different and I'm not saying that there aren't people capable of doing it. The thing is - do you have to do it? If the idea of being completely clean is disturbing then that's something you've gotta' take a look at..What do you think?
its hard for me to pin point what symptom im still feeling exactly...like while my withdrawal symptoms where still pretty extream i could eaisly pin point what symptoms i was feeling the most...now i know i dont feel "right" but i cant seem to figure out exactly whats making me feel a little off still. i think it may be anxiety but i cant tell
Hi I can not smoke it either..It made me have anxiety and paranoid it has been many, many, many years now..I had to substain from ALL substances in order to have my Brain Balance out from my many years of drug/alcohol use.
Even if I had not had a drink for over 8 years it will fire up the addiction again..So maybe just try to get clear headed you will feel sooooo good!!!!
Good Job on the Time off the Pills..How about hitting a AA/NA You would get a good message in there...
yeah but if it is i suppose thats a good thing right? thanks for advice always good. can i ask you how long all symptoms where for you like acute and post acute
I really couldn't tell you the answer to that.I just know that is when I started really getting anxiety from it
but do you think at 20 i would be getting anxiety from pot. i mean i was pretty happy before i started using pills. i was a very naturally funny happy guy...
Yeah I had to give up pot a long time ago as it started to cause anxiety as I got more life problems and then it seemed like every time I smoked it I would get anxiety.I even had a full blown panic attack in college in the middle of class.It still took me years to decide that the negative consequences outweighed the benefits and finally give it up for good
does that include like pot, i can quit smoking pot but wouldnt want to right now while i still have a little mild anxiety. plus most of the time when i smoke i feel fine but sometimes it brings on anxiety. but i think that will stop with more and more days. and pot helps me fall asleep, and stay asleep
Great job!!! it will get easier every day that you abstain from all mind altering substances. Keep it up :)