Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms – What Marijuana Detox is Like

Are you trying to quit and going through Marijuana withdrawal?

You are not alone. Many heavy weed smokers go through some form of withdrawal when they haven’t smoked recently. This page describes the physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal from marijuana. I should know – I smoked weed for close to 10 years before I learned how to kick my addiction to marijuana. Knowing what to expect will help you succeed!

How Long Does Marijuana Withdrawal Take?

Most people who experience marijuana withdrawal symptoms get them between the second and tenth day of quitting weed. Symptoms can last for up to a month in some people. The most intense withdrawal period will be the first week to ten days after you quit smoking marijuana. Different symptoms will resolve themselves at different rates.

Remember that each day the negative symptoms will decrease until you are physically and mentally free from THC! When you know what to expect, you will be well equipped to deal with it!

Marijuana Withdrawal Anxiety

The most common symptom of withdrawal is a low grade anxiety. Although not severe, this feeling is not easily remedied by through distraction or just thinking happy thoughts. In my opinion, the anxiety felt when detoxing from weed is a combination of fear of being sober, and desire to return to a stoned state of mind. It’s almost like your mind is saying “Things aren’t normal, I don’t like this new state”. As you become accustomed to not smoking and the new state of mind, the anxiety will fade.\

Insomnia, Sleeping, and Dreaming

Whenever I quit smoking weed, I would always have disturbances in my sleep. In the beginning the insomnia can be quite severe. The worst for me was about 4 hours sleep in 60 hours. I have heard of some people sleeping less than 5 hours every night, but the worst of the insomnia symptoms tend to disappear about a week after quitting.

The dreams that you experience during marijuana withdrawal can be very intense and vivid, and many people (myself included) have had crazy end-of-the-world nightmares. When you smoke a lot of pot, you tend not to dream as much, or at least not remember them, so getting used to dreaming and interpreting dreams takes some time. I have found that my dreams stabilize after about a month, and the bad dreams subside within the first couple weeks.

Change of Appetite and Weight Loss

Another common marijuana detox symptom is the lack of an appetite. I have met a couple people who need to smoke before they eat. When they quit smoking, they don’t have the desire to eat. It’s almost like they needed the munchies to eat food.Let’s face it, marijuana withdrawal stresses the body out, and when you get stressed, you can lose your appetite and lose weight. The weight loss has got to be the best benefit of detox!

Cures for Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms

The best cure for Marijuana Withdrawal Symptoms is time and patience. Having a plan to get through the withdrawal and avoid relapse is also one the keys in learning how to quit smoking marijuana. One thing that really helped me get through the withdrawal and cravings was the Cannabis Coach Easy Quit Audio series by Gary Evans. It guided me through first couple of weeks and gave me exercises to remove some of the stress from quitting.

Click Here for the Cannabis Coach Easy Quit Audio Program

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  • Tina May 15, 2014, 5:34 pm

    I am a daily smoker, (also a daily 10 km runner) & I am now on day 4 of no smoking. Not by choice, but by location. I didn’t know there were so many symptoms – irritable, anxious, insomnia & depression etc. I have em all. Have already lost 5lbs (I weigh 105 normally) and no appetite. I am so glad I found tis website, I have started breathing again & not thinking I need a shrink and a long talk with my parents !!!!!! thanks every one on here for sharing.

  • Mel May 22, 2014, 8:46 pm

    Hi, I was a full time smoker for 15 years – only of an evening & weekends however as im a business person but dont drink so smoking was my wind down at the end of the day, I gave up for health reason as i developed a bad cough. Im now up to week 7 & dont have any cravings at all – altho i still feel like smoking – but have no cravings, im also past the mood swings & depression but my dreams can be quite vivid & I dont always fall asleep straight away as hubby snores lol The only problem ive found that wont go away is I now have bad sinus since giving up & a phlegmy cough – other wise all good :lol:

  • Kimz June 9, 2014, 10:29 pm

    Smoked 15 years now… I’m 27 and have got no where close to where I want to be. In life. It always boils down to weed. I would pawn stuff, not pay bills, borrow unnecessary money from family. Seriously no stability with money and I’m done with it! I’m saving up for the next 5 years and moving to Seattle in an RV paid in full. With all the money I save from not smoking I can get where I need to be. Only on day 5 and dam its so hard I feel like I want to cry and have a panic attack. Good to know I’m not alone.

  • Gary June 12, 2014, 5:46 am

    Hey all, just wanted to share my experience with you guys as reading all your stories has helped me a lot in keeping myself from smoking…

    I’ve been a heavy pot smoker for 6years smoking all day every day. I spent all my wages on grass and borrowed from family and even took out payday loans to sustain my habit. I have to say the one thing that kept me from stopping was the fear of what it would be like without grass. I’ve had several lung collapses and still continued to smoke. Lately I met someone I liked and didn’t have any money to do anything other than smoke, after a very stressfull time with work I decided that being stoned all the time was part of the reason I’d let myself stay in the job.
    Last week I got very fed up and decided to stop, after 24hours in a moment of weakness I smoked again and hated the feeling. I became so angry with myself for this that I threw away all my grass, grinder etc and deleted all the numbers for dealers and friends who smoke from my mob. This anger really helped my determination to stop and I have to say after 7days of being grass free I already feel tones better! I still crave it, I’ve not been sleepin more than 4hours at night and found it very hard to eat at first with constant nausia and upset tummy. I’m already starting to feel less nauseous as the days go on and my appetite is starting to improve already. The hardest thing to overcome has been the fear of what it would be like without grass but if your thinking or stopping and worried please don’t be. I have a very addictive personality and if I can do it so can you. One week later I’m feeling more myself than I have in years and don’t ever want to smoke it again cravings or not. Post your experiences and talk to your friends who don’t smoke and family for support! I feel like I’m getting my life back and this in itself makes me never want to touch grass again as I know I can’t control myself!
    Just set a day to stop and do it, really after the first few days it gets a lot easier and you will thank yourself for all the money you save and feel much better for it!
    Good luck guys!

  • Matt June 12, 2014, 2:34 pm

    I took a 30 day hiatus from January to February and it was challenging. I am 27 and have been smoking daily for the last ten years, with the exception of a 6-month hiatus when I was arrested when I was 19. Smoking weed is a costly vice and makes me feel tired. I also become anti-social when smoking and so when I would smoke before going out, I would basically be a zombie-robot walking around not talking to anyone (and hoping no one talked to me either). I’ve been saying how I wanted to cut back/take hiatuses/stop for the last five years and I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one. I read yesterday that for people like me who started in their teens and have been daily users are about 70% more likely to be addicted. Addiction to weed is definitely real and I’m going through an intense shift of moods. I am with you all in your commitments to be drug-free. I send my love to you all! :)

  • Sas June 13, 2014, 1:24 pm

    Hi everyone, I’m 30 smoking 16 years, like Tina I run all the time. I don’t drink much but love being stoned. Feel bored without it. I like the reward after training. I work hard train hard so why not I say? The only thing I do think that is negative about it is my need to always have it there. I can afford it so I keep buying it. It’s an addiction so I suppose it really can’t be good in the long run

  • Sas June 15, 2014, 12:32 pm

    Hi again, here’s another strike of addiction to weed. My dealer away. Only had enough for two joints today and already I feel like shit. That my day was boring. How sad is that. As I said previously, I train hard a lot and that’s my reward. After work it’s my reward, after everything it’s my reward. My heart says stop but that litte devil of my shoulder is saying ah go on who cares. It’s only a few joints. Lyin in bed here, no spliff and it’s shit! I hope to hear more views from people on the issue :) thanks

  • tom June 16, 2014, 2:01 pm

    Hi
    Starting my quiting tomorrow and think this forum will hlbe a massive help.
    It nice to see people in the same boat as me l,blowing all your money, taking loans, being anti social etc my habbitis also destroying my relationship with my partner so the cycle will be broke!
    Will be posting on how things go and any advice would be appreciated
    Thanks

  • Sad June 17, 2014, 11:38 am

    Fair play to you tom for deciding to quit, hard choice. How did it get to this!

  • India June 17, 2014, 5:48 pm

    So reading everyones posts, it sounds like I can relate to a lot of people on here. I’ve been smoking since I was 14, and probably daily for the past 4 years, Im 24 now. Money is not a problem, and I can still go out and socialise and go to work after a blaze without an issue. I enjoy drawing, crafting, jogging and learning on it.
    The only thing that has made me wana stop is the fact that I havent gone without it for so long (even when ran out or had no money it would still somehow turn up), and sometimes my mindset shifts from treating a joint as a reward to not being able to things without being baked. I’ve noticed it’s affected my lungs, when I first start running or dancing I get phlegmy and wheezy, but then it goes away after about 10 mins. Even though I don’t smoke heavily, I think I’ve been doing it for so long I permanently smell like it. I feel like I can’t communicate to the best of my abilities at times (speech is slower, hard to get ideas across), which is quite frustrating, and at times I feel like I parts of me are stuck at my 14/16 year-old self.
    I’m really at that crossroad with budskies, there is nothing urgent pushing me away but the fact that Ive tried to go without smoking twice and caved in within 24 hours (bad timing too I guess, but then again, when is it not?) makes me wana stop, at least for a while. Cannot stand boredom though, and I still get so excited about a cone or a j, every time! Haha.
    I have a feeling where it’ll be one of those things where I think I’m functioning on it perfectly now, but as soon as I quit I’ll be like FUCKYEAH. Hmmm.

  • Judi June 18, 2014, 9:43 am

    I’ve been smoking pot for 40 years, crazy I know. I have a good job and have managed to keep my life together and raise a family, but I never smoked before work nor did I go to work stoned, but I couldn’t wait to get home and smoke. Everywhere I went, my first thought was to go home and get high. Today is my third day without smoking – I am pissed, angry and I have no appetite. Funny how much time smoking pot takes; I am bored, bored bored… I know these symptoms won’t last forever, but it seems like it. I just want my motivation back. As I’ve gotten older, I sometimes question my memory lapses; is it pot or is it altzheimers…that’s one of the reasons I have stopped smoking, that and needing my motivation back.

  • Patrick June 18, 2014, 2:45 pm

    Hey guys, I’m 17 and smoke pretty often, I hate what I’ve become (an addict) and I desperately want to change. So far, it has been an extremely tough time and I really do need all the help I can get.

  • Sas June 20, 2014, 11:45 am

    Your 17 Patrick, the rest of us are much older than you. Stop now and by the time your 20 all of this will b a distant memory. Don’t live your 20s wasted like we did. I turned 30 march gone and if I live my 30s the same then as I did in my 20s then I doubt ill ever give up. Ill b a complete dope

  • Sas June 20, 2014, 11:58 am

    Judi if I was smoking 40 years If just except the fact that I’m an in bits stoner :) I am now but after reading all of the above and reading about how much harder it gets I want to quit. I swing from being enthusiastic to completely not caring. I will try my best soon. It’s just so hard. I’m glad we can talk about our experiences

  • Judi June 20, 2014, 12:45 pm

    Sas – I did accept it for many years, but I’m tired of it. I’m not a drinker or a prescription med person. My thing has always been to relax with pot. This is my fifth day without and I feel a lot better. I don’t feel anxious and I’m not pissed of anymore. I’m starting to get my appetite back too. The hardest thing is to change my thinking when I get the urge to smoke. It’s hard…I’m not saying I’ll never smoke again, but I am saying, “I’m not smoking today or tomorrow or for the rest of the summer. After that, I’ll see…hopefully I’ll have my motivation back by then. lol What’s so funny, is that I look like the straightest person in the world and I’ve had to hide my smoking all these years, due to my job. Twenty-four years at the same job. Anyway, I just need a change and I tired of smoking. I will say that my health is excellent and I have no lung issues from smoking. So, I do believe that pot is not bad for health, just bad for me right now. I believe it should be legalized and that it can be beneficial. But I wanna be me without that haze.

  • Judi June 20, 2014, 12:51 pm

    Patrick – When I have stopped over the years, I always set a date several weeks in the future so that I can get my brain to accept that I am stopping on that date. That date for me was last Monday. Your brain and thinking have to be in the right place to stop. Just remember -never use money for pot that should be used for rent or food or other bills. That is a fast way to the bottom of the barrel. I told myself many years ago, that if I was going to smoke pot, fine; but I had to be responsible in the important areas of my life. So, hang in there my friend…take care

  • Judi June 20, 2014, 12:53 pm

    Oh yeah, don’t let the pot get control of your thinking, which is can and will do. Remember that we have control over what we think and how we act, don’t ever use pot as an excuse for anything. Good day. I’ll check in tomorrow and let you know how In feel. :-) <3

  • Sas June 20, 2014, 1:27 pm

    It controls my thinking and my life at the moment. I don’t hide my smoking from anyone. Usually addiction runs thru families. Chronic gambling ran through mine no doubt it was the same through alot of your families too

  • Sas June 20, 2014, 1:33 pm

    India, I can relate to how u feel about saying you still feel like that young teenager. I’m the same. All my teens nearly and all my 20s iv done the same thing really, sheltered behind a life of smoke

  • Judi June 21, 2014, 7:14 am

    Yes, addiction does run in families Sas. It certainly does in mine. It’s been a challenge my entire life. But, I am getting better at managing it and it is manageable. I was ok smoking pot forever, I never saw it as a problem, although I have had other drug issues many years ago; crystal, cocaine.

    It’s been over 24 years since I’ve done crystal or coke, but at one point, I was homeless, no job, no car, no family cause I left them in another state cause they were sicker than me. When I hit one of my bottoms, it was Christmas day and the sheriff came to my apt. to evict me. I had a 5 year old son and no where to go. I packed up my apt. and began cleaning, when up drives a caravan of trucks and vans to help me move to a storage. I didn’t know any of these people. I had met a homeless guy at the dumpster (he was dumpster diving) and I told him what was happening with the eviction and he was the person who organized the caravan to help me move. My mom had died two weeks before and I was afraid I would never get out of that bad place.

    I never lost hope though, because that was the only thing keeping me going, that and my son. Anyway, 6 months later I was clean from crystal and began working my current job.

    That was over 24 years ago…yes addiction is real and it destroys families and lives, but there is hope to deal with it and live with it everyday. Believe in yourself and the universe to bring you through it and don’t give up hope, even when you are so high you think you’ll never get away from it…you will…because I did…and we’re all the same.

    This is my 6th day without pot and I feel a lot better. Nothing is impossible, just keep believing in yourself and you can overcome anything. and don’t stop loving yourself because you’re an addict, love yourself more because you’re an addict.

  • Judi June 21, 2014, 7:24 am

    Oh, I forgot to say: “I bought a house one year ago this July”. Yeah for me and my husband of 21 years (he was an addict also). I believed it would happen and it did. I had never owned a home before because I spent so many years addicted to one thing or another.

    Life will turn around, just keep believing it will and it will. I was 58 before I bought a home…sounds old, but believe me, I am younger now than I was when I was young. I was haunted by addiction when I was younger, but I am no longer haunted by it and that makes me feel younger and more free than I have ever felt. Hang in there fellow addicts. You can overcome anything you set your mind too. :-)

  • Judi June 21, 2014, 7:30 am

    Sas, I’m thinking about you…it will be ok. I promise

  • Sas June 21, 2014, 11:50 am

    Hi Judi, wow you are some trooper! Very strong person and it’s fantastic to see you’re ok after stopping smoking. That’s why I won’t have kids cos I’m an addict thru and thru. You really hit bottom and came back up and hats off to you. I’m living in Dublin Ireland and everywhere you turn there are drugs etc. you understand how engrained it is in your life and how it’s all we know. Weed is my best friend. Would u ever go back to smoking daily again Judi?

  • Sas June 21, 2014, 11:54 am

    God I didn’t go through as much as you judi and I’m astonished how after all you’ve been through your back on top. You deserve it for sure :) thankfully you have your husband for support and vice versa. It’s crazy how we all ended up hooked on weed real bad. I’m rolling up now

  • Sas June 21, 2014, 11:58 am

    Day six judi is brilliant considering the length of time you smoked it and you’re not in bits. You sound positive and that gives me hope. Well done missus x

  • Judi June 21, 2014, 12:47 pm

    Sas, I might go back smoking every day, but not now and not this summer. You’re going to be OK, because I was OK even after all my years of drug abuse. See you tomorrow…day 7

  • Sas June 21, 2014, 2:01 pm

    If I stayed off it for the summer I’d stay off it for good. You’re mad if u get thru the summer and go back on it! It’s just hard to visualise being weed free! Strange! Keep up the good work

  • Leah June 22, 2014, 9:48 pm

    I’m 17. I play sports. I smoke everyday, especially now that it’s summer and I have vacation from school. Getting weed is not usually a problem. I usual smoke three or four bowls throughout the day, and I start as soon as I wake up. Right now I’m out and suffering. I can’t stop throwing up. I can’t even keep water down. I feel depressed, angsty, and anxious. I can’t sleep. It’s not the worst sickness I’ve ever experienced. It’s just the throwing up that’s bad. But there’s not too much queasiness after I throw up and i only feel extremely bad right before I vomit. It’s only day one and I’m already digging through my ash tray trying to find anything still green. I don’t think I’m ready to quit. I can cut back definitely but I’m not going to quit soon.

  • Rather not say June 22, 2014, 11:44 pm

    Started smoking weed at age 15 regularly and it became my drug of choice. Smoked weed and tobacco simultaneously until age 40 at which point I was divorced. To confuse the issue at age 37 I got in the shower one morning and one leg literally exploded which caused me to be prescribed fentenayl which I used for 20+ years and quit within the last year. Marajuana use helped me quit fentenayl but led to its own problems. The amounts used were 100 Micrograms of fentenayl every 72 hours, 25 tobacco cigarettes a day and a minimum of 7 grams of weed a day and usually 1 – 2 grams of high grade Oil per day. I have since quit all but the tobacco and have began experiencing a loud ringing in my ears, an inguinal hernia which hurts like hell and a lot of pain in my leg. I wonder if this will leave a permanent legacy until the day I die, which I can only hope is sudden and not a prolonged painful death.

  • Ozzy June 23, 2014, 3:28 pm

    Hi guys. I’ve smoked daily for about 12 years. I’m 26 now and trying to quit for a second time. Managed to quit for 5 – 6 weeks earlier in the year, and it felt pretty great. I don’t even know how I managed to fall back into it as I really felt as though my relationship with weed had changed completely. It just snuck back up on me. So it’s day 2 of the second time around and naturally feeling pretty crappy right now. These comments are much needed support. I tried to get enough for a J from a friend but thankfully he’s not around to ‘help’! I’ll be glad of that in a few days/weeks. I’m going on a 2 week holiday in a few days so I’m using that as a springboard. Get the first and most difficult days out of the way in the sun, in a different environment…feel sorry for my girlfriend though..I’m an irritable bastard!

  • Judi June 24, 2014, 10:44 am

    Day 9…Feels good to be clear headed. Cleaned out my garage and am putting stuff on e-bay. Life is good…even when it’s bad…life is good. How you doing Sas? Don’t worry about stopping, just know you will stop, when you’re exactly ready.

  • Anna June 24, 2014, 1:04 pm

    I first started smoking at the early age of 12. My first high was unintentional as weird as that sounds but one day after coming home from school I saw these brownies on the kitchen counter. As I ate them I thought “Damn. My sister doesn’t know how to cook for shit.” When she came out of the shower she was almost in panic as she told me I had ate brownies with marijuana in them. Naturally I freaked out. I was young and thought I was gonna die. As I’m losing my mind, my sisters husband tells me to calm down and he then takes me to Dave & busters & I have the time of my life. I fell in love. My sister started using weed as a reward system. she would give me a blunt after I received my grades which had to be all A’s. after I entered high school she no longer felt the need to use it as a reward system since she and her husband would often smoke and I was always around. she became accustomed to just passing me the blunt or bowl. it started off as a weekend thing and slowly progressed to me smoking daily. I’m now turning 21 & I’ve smoked daily for the 4 years. I’ve been wanting to quit for the past 2. I somehow could never manage to quite. i get sick rather often and I felt as though weed is the only thing that can cure me. I felt as though I could only eat when I’m high & I could only sleep after getting high. I’ve made continuous promises to myself & I’ve broken most of them. I have an extremely addictive personality & as I said, I fell in love. However, recently I’ve been wanting to quite more so than ever. At first I wanted to quite because I’m turning 21 and want to get in the best shape for my 21st birthday and smoking weed makes it hard because of the munchies and how lazy I get. I’ve been trying to stop for the past 3 weeks. I always fall back into it. there’s this little voice in my mind that tells me to hit it one last time. I somehow convince myself I need it but this last time I smoked I got extremely paranoid, depressed, and angry at myself for doing so. I haven’t smoked in 3 days & I feel anxious & sad. & there’s that little voice again telling me if I just smoked I’d feel better. but reading this had truly help me & motivated me. it’s nice to know it only gets easier & there’s people that are going through the same thing. I’ll always love weed but not being sober on a daily basis for even a month in the past few years is ridiculous. I feel like I haven’t accomplished much or like I’m not the person I should be or where I should because I always wanna be high or get high. I have to remind myself I’m quiting to better and to see things in a much clear perspective. I feel as though I found reassurance that it’s possible to stop and that things will get better and easier. Thank you

  • B June 24, 2014, 10:36 pm

    Hello all,

    I’m 22 and just recently started this CHALLENGING process of detox. I started using pot as a numbing agent to rid me of my anxiety however that quickly went left field when it became my crutch. I’ve tried to quit before but the withdrawal sym. seemed overbearing at times, especially the increased anxiety and stomach aches. I’m on day 3 now and I’ve been trying to so hard to not think about getting lifted but it’s so tempting to back slide and relieve myself of the symptoms. Pot came for me at a very bad time, my anxiety was spiking and i had just went through a bad break up. I’ve been balancing my urge to smoke pot with smoking a cig (though this is my last pack, seeing as I will be quitting cigs also). I’m glad I found this thread, it’s hopeful and encouraging. Everyone who has posted their story deserves a pat on the back it takes courage man, I’m wishing you all success and much love. Peace.

    P.S. It’s near 2:00 a.m. where I am and yeah the insomnia has been one hell of a symptom also but “this too shall pass.” =] keep your head up guys.

  • Sas June 25, 2014, 4:28 am

    Hi judi, that’s brilliant you’re still going strong. Well done :) you have your kids and hubby to keep you occupied I’m just bored stiff half the time that’s why I smoke a lot. You’re right when u say when I’m ready and I will b soon I hope. It’s honestly crazy to imagine life without weed. Crazy! Dunno what is b doing with myself. It’s so so hard to quit what you enjoy considering we don’t drink. Was reading further posts on this and weed really grips people in the same way-physiologically etc. it’s a way of life for us but there is hope :)

  • Sas June 25, 2014, 2:00 pm

    Hi Anna, if u find it hard to quit, even cut back on joints if u can. It’s better than nothin

  • James June 25, 2014, 6:50 pm

    What’s up everyone. I am 19 years old and have been smoking weed for a little over a year. The last few months I keep telling myself I am going to quit but I am always around it and when I see it I can’t help but smoke it. The reason I am trying to quit so bad is because it is messing with my mental. Every time I smoke I now I get super paranoid and feel like people are out to get me, even my friends. I understand it’s just me not being myself but I can’t help but be paranoid, this is also affecting my life during the day when I’m not high. Over the last year from smoking I continuously lose confidence more and more and I’m tired of that. It’s time for a change and I started this change this last weekend. I’m completely done smoking and have stopped hanging out with friends that do all the time. So far this week has been pretty rough, I’m completely out of the conversation with people not being able to focus and feel somewhat depressed, I don’t like this feeling at all but I completely understand that I’m slowly making my way back into reality and am willing to go through whatever it is to get back to my old self. My advice to people trying to quit is just to always remember that you quit for a reason.

  • Judi June 26, 2014, 6:43 am

    Day 11…believe me, motivation isn’t that easy to get back. Yes, I cleaned my garage cause I had to, but real motivation isn’t here yet. I think changing my actions after quitting has not been as fast as I would like. There are many things I want to do around here, but am still not doing them; i.e., cleaning, working in the yard. Maybe I’m just lazy and have used pot as an excuse for so many years.

    I will say that my sleep is back on track, no real anxiety from withdrawal; although I do tend to raise my voice more often than before. It’s easier to do an Evil Sudoku when I’m not high, and it is easier to keep track of what I’m reading instead of having to reread a page of my book 3x. I don’t feel self conscious anymore when I go out and about and I don’t have to worry about checking to see if I look high. lol

    Yesterday, I went on Ancestry.com and found out things about my family, like my great grandparents came from Baden, Germany. I never knew that because both of my parents died in the 80′s and they never shared anything about our family. I have wanted to do this for a long time…and I’m finally doing it.

    And, my memory lapses were from smoking not from dementia.

    All of you who are struggling with this pot issue, don’t give up hope in yourself to bring you through this smoking struggle. You will quit when you’re ready. Hang in there and look for small things everyday that help you to see your progress. A lot of small steps add up to big steps. :-)

    I’m plugging along and

  • Sas June 27, 2014, 11:30 am

    All those things u mentioned Judi is definitely how it is when you’re a long time user – red eyes, knowing damn well people know you’re wasted, laziness and just laxy attitude. I’d say it feels weird that you’re mind is just waking up, that’s the part I’m dreading

  • Jaz June 28, 2014, 11:41 pm

    Reading every ones comments on here make me feel 100 times better as I’m not alone..
    The first time I smoked weed was when I was 13. Got into the bad group at school.
    Now I’m nearly 18, and I can say I’m finally admitting to being addicted.
    I started heavily smoking about a year ago now.. I’ve had a full time job for nearly 3 years.. And my paycheck goes towards rent & my habit.
    I think it’s finally taking a toll on my relaionship, my bf is also addicted and I’m going to show him this site to prove that we’re not alone in quitting and that we can do it..

  • TN dude July 8, 2014, 7:15 pm

    Id like to start this post with saying thank you to everyone whos posted these comments alot of them have inspired me and have given me significa t motivation. I was the kid in high school who wanted nothing to do w weed or any drugs for that matter. I finally tried it the beginning of my senior year and fell in love. Yes thats right I found the love of my life, maryjane. That aas when I was 17. I have been smoking pot everyday since w the exception of periodic hiatuses. I will be 27 in sept this year. My god where has the time gone?? I had amazing potential as an adolecent and young adult but instead of taking advantages of those opportunities. Im 26 now and no where near where I need to be in life. The truth is weed isnt a bad drug but it can and will handicap you in all sorts of areas. Finacially…socially (I become antisocial when im high. And your overall growth as an individual bc our way of coping has become marijuana. I understand our path isnt an easy one. But hope is a powerful thing. Its soo amazing to know im not going thru this alone. I stand before you all tonite down and out no t much sleep and in day 2. But you know what I know theres a light at the end of this tunnel. And im very proud of me. Believe ppl and anything is possible. Now lets prove everyone wrong and better ourselves.

  • nevermind my name July 10, 2014, 9:00 pm

    Well, I just stopped smoking today after a good 30 year run. I’ve quit before but don’t recall it being this hard or having the symptoms. God I hope I can do this. I hate how much time it takes away from other things…and to top it off, my adult kids are addicts too. I didn’t introduce them to it but… I hope my quitting will help them in the end.

  • laley July 13, 2014, 12:07 pm

    ;-) hi , I’ve been smoking since I was 17 and I am now 19 ,I’ve been thru so much in my lifetime and weed has :oops: always been there to comfort me even thru a boyfriends death . I find myself dependent on it I haven’t smoked in 24 hrs but I’m irritated ,hungry can’t eat , upset stomach with a lil voice in the back of my head

  • Judi July 14, 2014, 5:50 am

    Day 28 – I don’t crave it anymore, although I have to keep reminding myself why I quit…The biggest thing is that I no longer have that monkey on my back. It feels so good. When I was smoking, that is all I thought about; hurry home to smoke, always thinking about the next hit. It was driving me crazy. I do miss it, but I don’t miss craving it. Also, my anxiety is gone. I go back to the dr. today and I’m looking forward to telling her I’m clean; although I keep thinking I can smoke again once I’ve seen her. How lame is that? My brain keeps trying to tell me I can smoke again, but I have to remember the stress that I was under when I was smoking. Stress free feels good… When I smoked I was attempting to reduce my stress, but ultimately it caused me more stress. go figure…miss it, but don’t miss the monkey… <3

  • Fin July 16, 2014, 12:30 pm

    I am a fiftyish guy that smoked pot periods in my life… From 1978-1983 (Quit all drugs) and again in 2013-now! Here’s the rub though… I have smoked more bud in the last year than in my entire life! And needless to say the stuff now is 10X better than the 1980s! I go through about a quarter ounce every 5 days. Needless to say an OZ a month isn’t going over to well with the better half! I have been a trying to quit, but I feel so relieved from stress and boredom when I do smoke. I know I need to quit and I know I need a support system or meetings!

  • Alina July 18, 2014, 5:09 am

    Hi ya’ll, in need of some support!

    Up until about three weeks ago, I was living a happy, sick-free life! I was working five days a week, excelling in my job, making great progress with my relationship, all while smoking weed every night. I had no problems at all.

    I’ve been smoking everyday for the past five months or so. Only in the evenings (about 4 cones per night) and on weekends (8 cones throughout the day and night, at a guess?).

    In the past three weeks, I’ve been smoking a gram a day (I was smoking to aliviate the nausea I’ve been dealing with). I was waking up with severe nausea in the morning (between 5am-8am) and had been lasting the better part of the day and any anti-nausea drugs made no noticeable difference. I was also vomiting in the second and third week of nausea but only ever in the morning, while sober. (Note: I only feel nauseous when sober). So, I used weed to self medicate. Not a good idea, I know that now.

    I’ve been told by a nurse at a hospital that the weed is actually causing the nausea (along with other undiagnosed digestive problems, which I’ll be having an endoscopy for in the coming weeks).

    I’ve been searching forums like crazy trying to find stories similar to mine: smoking everyday for five months, waking up nauseous, nausea lasting the day, feeling full for hours after eating (may not be due to weed) etc.

    Hoping to get some help/advice/tips with quitting and also possibly anyone else who has had this?

    Thanks everyone!

  • Kraven July 18, 2014, 11:26 am

    I’m a 40 yr old father of two hopelessly addicted to pot. I smoke till there’s no more, then scrape the bowl till there’s no more, it’s pathetic! I have never wanted to quit more than I do now. Everyone I know smokes, it’s everywhere I go, sometimes I feel like it’s stalking me. I have been embarrassed to tell anyone because I’m a strong confident individual who it seems has been to proud to admit he has a serious problem. I don’t even remember what it’s like to not be high. I stumbled upon this sight in a total moment of weakness and am glad I did. I am 36 hours in and can see the light thanxxxx to you guys.

  • kerry July 20, 2014, 4:07 am

    hi im 26 and have been a heavy smoker for 13yrs ,, i have been stopped now three weeks and the anxity im suffering is horrible did anyone els suffer major anxity while quitting the weed even down to the point off not wanting to go out incase i have another panic attack does this get easyer within time :???:

  • Judi July 21, 2014, 4:59 pm

    Kerry and others – One of the things I did that made my stopping easier, is that I went to the doctor and she put me on anti-anxiety meds. She said I had been using pot to try to help with my anxiety that I have always had. The meds have helped tremendously. This is day…maybe 35…I feel much better. I still get pissed off, but that is getting better too. No more monkey on my back…what a relief. the meds are zoloft 100 mg. I don’t know if anxiety is anyone else’s issue, but it has always been my issue. Hang in there and know you can do it.

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