Hey guys I quit smoking on march 7th and I just wanted to come back and report my progress and not just dissappear from the forum.
Well so far it has been good. Sure there are days that are tough and I don't feel happy all the time BUT I think that those days have to happen and will continue for another month or maybe even more until i get out of this "window"
You have to remember that drug doctors(toxicoligists) say THC can be stored in your brain and fat cells for up to 6 months. Yes 6 months.
I was super emotional the first few weeks and even punched a hole in my bedroom wall when I became very upset once. I usually have very good self control.
I cried a few times within the first few weeks. The withdrawal period was the hardest emotionally and that started as soon as I started to cut back back on use before even starting the TOTAL quit.
Also, I've had anxious feelings but not as bad as I thought they would be. Somedays are worse than others and I've had some really great days within the 4 week span as well.
I'm slowly starting to dream again I've had a few intense dreams. Not too many but I am definitely having them. I had my first dream of smoking weed last night and I seriously felt high in my sleep/dream. It was the weirdest thing ever and I can't explain it fully but I woke up with a good feeling. Also, the dreams are intense and visual.
this has always been an issue for me. Melatonin has helped a lot even though I try not to take it unless I have a really eary day the next AM. It's an all natural supplement btw. Nothing synthetic and I beleive the dependence is rate is next to zero vs other sleep pills.
I've been studying for exams and so far am getting Bs on all of them(no calculus yet or anything like that but still college transferrable course such as marine bio-econ etc etc). I felt like i should have gotten As but this may have to do with study skills and all the variables related to that rather than with brain power. I've been out to a few job interviews and actually did well, even though there was a conflict in scheduling so I didn't get the job.
I'm still foggy and do not feel 100% although if I keep telling myself that I don't think I ever will even when the time is right.
I want to stress that this is a BABY STEP process I had been smoking since I was 15 approx I'm turning 25 this year.
Keep yourself busy is what I recommend. If you work....excersize before or afte you are off. Or even better and less of a hassle is playing sports. It's a fun way to increase your circulation and burn that thc of that is sitting inside of your cells.
Also, I don't know if my negative mindset was tied with my MJ use but I want to stress to everyone out there that WE MUST BE POSITIVE in our thoughts to attract the things we want in our lives. Instead of focusing on which you don't want or don't have focus instead on what you do want. If you tell yourself I CANT QUIT . . .guess what? You can't!
Good luck fellow smokers and x smokers. . .PEACE and LOVE