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Finally quit smoking weed!!

Discussion in 'Marijuana' started by lonewolves, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. lonewolves

    lonewolves Community Champion

    Hi everyone!
    I’ve posted a few times in the past about how I struggled tremendously with quitting smoking pot. I tried switching to vaping and injesting, but no matter what I did I would always go back to smoking. Well, I am very proud to say that I finally did it, and here is what worked for me:

    My psychiatrist put me on a medication called Mirtazapine. She had never tried to use it on a patient for quitting weed but we figured we would give it a try. I didn’t quit right away, but then I went up on the medication and went out with friends and smoked a bit more than usual. I ended up feeling really sick and puking a bunch, and I thought maybe it was nicotine poisoning or something. Anyways, the next day after that I decided to quit smoking pot, and then I went 2 weeks without it (I had never been able to go 2 weeks without it before!). After two weeks I went to my dealer to get weed for a friend, and he offered me a joint. I figured “why not” and smoked it with him. I then went to my friend’s house to deliver the weed I bought for them, and started feeling really hot and had to lie down on their lawn. Then I puked on their lawn, and realized that it had to have been the weed making me puke. I hate the feeling of puking, so it basically has scared me into never smoking again while I’m on this medication!

    I’m starting to decrease my dosage of the Mirtazapine now, because it makes me drowsy the next day, and am a little scared that I’ll go back to smoking pot, but as it stands: I am no longer a pot head!
  2. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    @lonewolves I am so proud of you,this is amazing news.I knew you would get it done eventually,congratulations. I have finally got back to opiate free recently myself so I share your joy and sense of accomplishment,not trying to hijack your thread just thought I'd let you know.Its great to hear from you my friend,super super proud of you
  3. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    @lonewolves thank you for sharing. it's great you're not smoking weed anymore! i imagine it can be scary getting off that med... but try to think about how you've been living life without it and how good that has felt. make a list of all the reasons you want to stay off it...keep it handy. keep recovery in the forefront of your mind, and ask for support when you need.

    we will be here, that's for sure!

    proud of you!
  4. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @lonewolves... I'm SO HAPPY to hear that you've finally succeeded in kicking your weed habit! Congrats, my friend!

    I have to be honest, I had never heard of Mirtazapine before your post. So I Googled it and came across an interesting article about it. I'm posting the link below in case others want to read it.

    Thanks so much for sharing your success story with us. I wish you the best going forward. And I hope you'll pop in from time to time to let us know how you're doing. I'm proud of you!!!

    Here's the link to that article:

    The Impact of Mirtazapine on Addiction Recovery
  5. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Stupidity Exists - Fact.

    Hi! Great to hear from you again. I knew you would stop eventually as well because you wanted to so badly.
    Just so you know -I'm sure you remember my forever battle with benzos- this medication was what finally got me off. I took Remeron.
    I took 30mg 4 hours before bed so I would get an appetite and eat well so I would gain some weight back.
    I tapered off the remeron over the course of about two months. Since then I have not had one single craving for a benzodiazepine at all. Not once. I can't say that for opioid ctavings but still...that's saying a lot.
    It worked for me. And I also experienced nausea when I took edibles while on this. Interesting. I never tried to smoke on it though.
    But I'm glad you are no longer a pot head!
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  6. True concern

    True concern Moderator

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  7. lonewolves

    lonewolves Community Champion

    Getting bigger all of the time! Haha
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  8. True concern

    True concern Moderator

    Nice,I'm sure you have a cool collection
  9. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Stupidity Exists - Fact.

    I wanna see a picture of the coolest ones!
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  10. lonewolves

    lonewolves Community Champion

    I work the next 6 days and then leave on vacation for 2 weeks but I’ll try and remember to take a photo and send it to you one day!
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  11. Joshstillclean

    Joshstillclean Stupidity Exists - Fact.

    Look forward to it. I collect rocks too.
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  12. KatherinHeiny

    KatherinHeiny Member

    That's great. I think it is always the right way to quit smoking weed slowly and gradually. Hopefully, you will leave it permanently one day. May I ask what was your motivational factor or any loved one behind it? Likewise, few people leave it because of their family, career etc.
  13. lonewolves

    lonewolves Community Champion

    Hi Katherin!
    I have quite a few reasons for not wanting to smoke again, but the most important are money, addiction, and health. Unfortunately I had to stop taking the medication because I gained a lot of weight quickly and it didn’t feel healthy. I also have autoimmune issues and have been told by my doctor not to smoke anything as it causes inflammation, but alas I’m back to smoking. Not much, but still.
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  14. Davers

    Davers Community Champion

    As do I . Hmmmmm ? certain minds think alike.???
  15. Davers

    Davers Community Champion

    Thanks for your honest reply , I admire that .

    I smoked weed from age 13 -38 ish , then quit or various reasons but started again last May '2019' It quickly got out of hand my goal was to quit on New Years Day 2020 but after several month's of trying I finally quit in mid March .

    I almost smoked again yesterday , 'had bud in hand' & was about to pull out the Bong but thought better of it :mad:

    I woke this AM thinking "I'm glad I did not smoke yesterday " but I'm sure as the day goes my mindset will change & temptation will start again , BUT ! I know where it will lead , tho my mind says "You can only smoke at night" Or " A hit or 2 won't hurt" .. Well I don't trust myself :rolleyes:.

    My brain is giving me another excuse (when of if smoking pot or Bud becomes legal here in GA ) Ill be able to choose my Bud Type & know it's regulated & not get weed off the street that could be 'Cartel' weed with chemicals or other stuff / mold in it . As for now under an ounce is a misdemeanor but certain city's / county's will no longer arrest you for small amounts BUT it's vague as to if it a criminal charge or a civil one & I don't need another misdemeanor MJ charge on my record . Over an Ounce is a FELONY still here . Oh well ?
    Hope you can reach yr goal in the future .