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Hello, I have a question about withdrawl.

Discussion in 'General Substance Abuse Discussion' started by Anonymous2001, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. Anonymous2001

    Anonymous2001 Member

    I have been using marijuana every day for the past six months, so I figure my body has come accustomed to marijuana. Anyways, I have severe anxiety and yesterday around 5 pm I had an intense headache, and I was kind of nauseous. I hadn't used marijuana for about 12 hours before 5 pm. My point is, is it possible to have withdrawal symptoms within hours after use with high anxiety?
  2. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Anonymous2001 hey there! thanks for reaching out. anxiety is a withdrawal sign... but it's tough to know for sure if yours was from the withdrawal or maybe another factor... some people do experience high anxiety b/c their minds are racing with thoughts like "omg, am i really going to be able to quit?" "this is hard" "i want to get high!" "how will i cope?" and so on. the thoughts can increase anxiety big time...

    i'm attaching link to an article that may help...

    are you seeking to stop permanently? how are you doing today?

    https://drugabuse.com/library/marijuana-withdrawal/
  3. Anonymous2001

    Anonymous2001 Member

    I had anxiety prior to starting use of marijuana
  4. Anonymous2001

    Anonymous2001 Member

    @Dominica i can tell you right now, after school im gonna smoke a bowl to take the edge off...still having trouble quitting.
  5. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Anonymous2001 Hey there... I do hope you can stop... I know recovery is not a straight line... It's a zig zag line... Keep trying.. :)
  6. There are no physical withdrawal symptoms from marijuana, however, the psychological withdrawals can be very painful. With time your nerves will calm down, try exercising or doing something fun. Smoking that bowl will be awesome for the moment but after you will feel twice as bad... trust me.
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  7. Anonymous2001

    Anonymous2001 Member

    I know but its the best hour of my life,no stress, anxiety, etc.
  8. That is only 1 hour out of the 24 in a day. In my opinion, you either go all out with it or not do it at all. You either quit smoking weed or you don't you are just playing yourself at this point.
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  9. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Anonymous1 if there's one thing i know about mind altering substances, it's that they stunt personal growth... when i hit a rough patch in my mid 30's, i was in a lot of emotional pain.. sure, pot and booze would have been nice to numb out for a while...even an hour!

    but you know what? i was sick and tired of being unhappy.... and i wanted to be happy for no reason.... and i didn't want to rely on drugs (alcohol included) the rest of my life to FEEL .... or not feel...

    i knew every puff or drink would keep me from ever really feeling happy for no reason.... and that's what made me NOT DO IT.... oh, ok, i did drink a few times to cope, and each time i felt awful... so i would always think before doing that again (do i really want to do this? will it really make my life better?)

    so i chose sobriety..i chose to dig deep and deal with issues... i chose counseling... and it's been years now and for the most part, i am happy... for no reason other than i'm breathing. that feels good!!
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  10. Anonymous2001

    Anonymous2001 Member

    I am so proud of yall but some just cant pull out
  11. Proud of you bud. Hang in there, everything happens for a reason.
  12. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Anonymous2001 well, we are here for you no matter what you do or don't do! :)
  13. Josh111187

    Josh111187 Community Champion

    Hey I can offer some really good advice and I promise you that this is the truth. If you are of the mindset that you are going to smoke a bowl anyway knowing your going to be more anxious later then most likely somewhere down the road you'll come across something that works for you a little bit longer. And that's where things really get scary. Look at my thread Help me please! Or Valium running out. Quit now while it's just weed please and save yourself a world of hurt. I was self medicating for a long time with weed and I can tell you from experience that you are playing with fire. Having said that I am the last person on the planet to call someone out. I just wish someone had told me that 15 years ago. Best of luck to you God bless you.
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  14. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

  15. Bart

    Bart Member

    IF we all had of listened we would not be having tis convo,per presure or curiosty which ever lead u there, hopefully u are helpin urself without even knowing ,u are reaching out to those who hav done,an none of them have any thing good to tell u,be 1 of the the wise ones an puit while it a choice because one day it will be a nessese HeadsUp
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  16. Josh111187

    Josh111187 Community Champion

    @Anonymous2001 how you coming along? Hope you're doing well and I was looking forward to hearing from you soon.
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  17. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    Yes, @Anonymous2001... Definitely check in with us and give us an update if you have a spare minute or two.
  18. xanaxsux

    xanaxsux Member

    y I have struggled with PTSD and several addictions for fifteen years. the Xanax, while being on methadone currently is the last one I just cant kick! The withdrawal (3 seizures, hallucinations, heart palpitations, etc.) just scare me way too much! But I wanna get off them and my methadone clinic doesn't let u take them so I am in danger of loosing that and I DONT want to go back to Heroin!
    Recently my friend mentioned that weed really helps her anxiety although it always made me uncomfortable or paranoid ( only tried it a few times ). Do u think that Medically specified marijuana ( like how they make weed for anxiety as opposed to other conditions) would help me? It seems like it helped you? This is my first time posting and would appreciate any help! Thx
  19. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @xanaxsux... Welcome to the community. I know that weed helps a lot of people with anxiety. I also know that it can have the opposite effect on people, too. So it's hard to say what effect it would have on you, although if you say it always made you uncomfortable and paranoid, that may be a bit of a clue.

    The only safe way to get off of a benzodiazepine like Xanax is to wean off of it slowly. If you try to quit cold turkey, it will mess you up with horrible withdrawal symptoms. My best advice to you is to find an addiction specialist who can oversee a taper program for you.

    There are other ways to deal with anxiety besides RX medications and pot. Have you ever tried stuff like deep-breathing exercises, physical exercise (walking, biking, etc.), meditation, yoga, etc. Lots of people have tremendous success managing their anxiety using those kinds of things. Just a thought.
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  20. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @xanaxsux hello and welcome! thanks for reaching out.

    i'm sorry you're struggling... anxiety can be horrid. while some people do benefit from medical marijuana, not everyone does... are you able to see an addiction specialist that can help you taper off xanax? and i agree with dean that combining various methods of relaxation techniques can be helpful... but it takes effort and time, which i know many aren't willing to put in... but can be worth it if you do :)

    hope this helps... it's gonna be uncomfortable coming off xanax, but that won't last forever... just be safe when weaning off, and if you can, have a dr. oversee the process.
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