Marijuana withdrawal. Interesting experience

Discussion in 'Fitness And Well-Being' started by kesaber, Dec 29, 2017.


    kesaber Well-Known Member

    I have been smoking almost daily for 5 years; multiple times a day, so clearly I have symptoms when I try to take a break. I am currently on day 4 of not smoking anything and this is my second time taking a break. When researching online I read there are two ways to stop: either cold turkey or limit my usage. I figured it is hard to limit my usage because I would be tempted to smoke again, but the first day or two are horrible. 2/3 times I took a break I would stop smoking for 1-2 days and deal with the symptoms and then smoke a little bit again. It wasn't planned, but the smoke session I had after 1-2 days virtually made the withdrawals go away. My appetite is back, I have to take melatonin to sleep, but I sleep fine, and I have no real need to smoke again. The one time I did try to go cold turkey 10 days later I still couldn't eat anything and I had to start smoking because I was losing too much weight, but the lack of appetite and sleep are the only 2 real symptoms I get.

    Just wondering if anyone else had a similar experience?
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    charface Well-Known Member

    When i quit the first time many years ago I was just bored and grouchy

    SPLFreak808 Well-Known Member

    I get bored,short tempered,can't sleep, it only really last like a week for me then im back to normal.

    Quitting cannabis is fucking hell for me, it was easier to quit cigarettes lmao.

    Good job for whatever reason you're trying to quit.

    thegambler Well-Known Member

    I'm a 40 year smoker (yup!) and recently stopped because of some asthma issues that were getting worse (caused by allergies) and aggravated by the smoking. As much as I LOVE to smoke, the breathing issues became severe enough that I had no choice. I have been supplementing my nights with a capsule (coconut oil infused with THC), mainly for sleep purposes. I miss the head buzz, as the capsules are mostly "body" oriented, but I'm getting more done around the house. LOL

    So, no real withdrawal symptoms as my THC levels remain elevated, but I'm definitely feeling a bit better after about 5 weeks so far............

    OldMedUser Well-Known Member

    Fifty year smoker here. Both tobacco and pot. Usually don't have a toke until 4:20 if I catch the clock but then am taking single hits in my pipe every so often all evening until bedtime around 2-3am.

    Sometimes I'll skip a day or two and not notice any difference. I often take my medicine orally by way of cocobudder I make myself for longer term relief. Probably have to abstain for a month before my THC levels got low enough to kick in any withdrawal symptoms. :D

    charface Well-Known Member

    Lol, half life is pretty long for sure.
    I think the hardest part is that once you have lived UP for an extended period
    Of time DOWN is a very flat disconnected feeling. It gets better though.
    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    i take breaks occasionally, so i can get high again. when i do, i get irritable, can't sleep, have no patience, and no problem telling people to fuck off.
    of course, thats the way i normally am, weed just makes it all easier to deal with.
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    GreenHighlander Well-Known Member

    I have dealt with some pretty severe side effects in the past. Starts with hot flashes, then proceeds to loss of appetite, general irritability, and problem sleeping. Last time I stopped it took close to a week before those symptoms went away. Using it for PTSD and severe central nervous system damage means not ingesting isn't really an option for me anymore.
    I eat far more butter and oil then I smoke anymore.
    Cheers :)

    kesaber Well-Known Member

    So no one has tried quitting for a day and then smoking a little and then their symptoms went away? This is what I'm curious if anyone has tried

    charface Well-Known Member

    Quitting for a day?
    You could feel edgy and of course smoking would help.

    I must still not understand what you mean
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    not much use in quitting for one day. while it can take 90 days or more to get it out of your body, as far as your brain is concerned, it takes about 3 days to detox, so you can start feeling it again when you smoke.
    those three days usually kind of suck, but i try to do it once a month, and can really feel it when i do.

    kesaber Well-Known Member

    I'll try again. Quit for 1 day. Smoke a little. Quit again for good. After that one smoke session side effects go away moving forward, but if I quit cold turkey and don't smoke once after 1 day side effects persist. Does that make sense?
    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    and, yes, i've started the three day wait, gotten frustrated and said fuck it for this month. of course the symptoms go away, the only reason you're having the symptoms is you're denying yourself something your body has become accustomed to.
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    i get what you're asking, but never tried that, seems like they would return, and the whole process would start over again when you quit the second time.
    try it and let us know how it works for you.

    kesaber Well-Known Member

    Lol. Idk why everyone is so confused. I did try it and it did work, but it wasn't planned. I had no side effects after that smoke session even though that was the one time I smoked and did not smoke after that.

    After that smoke session I quit for an extended period of time. Before that smoke session I didn't not smoke for 24 hours. In that 24 hour period there we're withdrawals. After that smoke session there were not. Idk how else to say it. I was wondering if anyone else has that experience

    kesaber Well-Known Member

    So it looked like this. Monday I did not smoke and felt symptoms. Tuesday night I smoked a little. I didn't smoke Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, but never felt symptoms those days or even tempted to smoke.


    I stopped smoking Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and I feel symptoms the whole time

    chemphlegm Well-Known Member

    when I stop using weed it piles up in the drying room, what a pain in the ass.

    charface Well-Known Member

    It sounds like tapering.
    For some its easier some its harder.
    I believe most of peoples physical complaints are driven by the mental obsession.
    Weed has a long half life.

    kesaber Well-Known Member

    Tapering usually requires more than one smoke session to permanently rid of the symptoms. So back to my question. Have you or anyone you've known had this experience?
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    nope, it kind of defeats the purpose of my monthly breaks. if i decide to quit for an extended period of time...(trying to imagine the scenario....not having much success)...i'll try it and get back to you

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