i gave up pot 12 days ago (i have had 3 pipes in that tme which taste yucky) after being a mad smoker, common for me to smoke 40 cons a day PLUS.
i feel great during the day but the evenings are killing me, i have had very little sleep and dont want to resort to pills. i find that supid thing make me angry or cry over. My husband is still smoking and cant understand why im staying up later thinks i have the ***** wth him because im not very talkative, i am tired and could go to sleep at 7-8pm but hard with a child so by 10 i think i am overtired and start thinking about the nights sleep ahead :( then i cant i am wide awake, mind you husbands nice and stoned and right to sleep. Also i have no sexual labido is tis normal (mind you dr the relationship is on the rocks). I also have this alone/depressed feeling where i just want to be by myself usually late at night aftr son in bed, is this normal. And i cry what the???? is this normal
Hi, welcome and congrats on quitting the weed! It can take quite a while for your sleep to return to normal. I would give it a good month. I'm sure your sexual libido is down from lack of sleep. I'm not surprised to hear you're depressed and crying since weed basically destroys ones emotions so now they're in overdrive. Just hang in there and maybe get yourself something over the counter like Calms Forte or Melatonin. Both are natural and will bring on relaxation and help you get back into a normal sleep patter, especially the Melatonin. You could also try Valerian Root to help you sleep.
First, weed doesn't destroy emotions. Weed does what it does, which will be different depending on the person, as with any psychoactive substance. The problem is, no psychoactive substance used on such a regular basis will leave the person unchanged, including pharmaceutical products and valerian, if you used it all the time the way you used marijuana. Anything you've been using so regularly, when suddenly cut off, will take some time for the body to readjust, and some parts of your life will likely never be the same again. For example, marijuana is well known for increasing libido in many people, so if you subtract it, you won't enjoy sex as much. Same with movies and music. This is classic among those of us who once used and then quit. The trick is to remember how it felt and use that memory to learn to experience that deeper emotional feeling when you're not high. One natural technique to do that is to practice meditation, which has a similar, though not as profound, effect on slowing the system down so it can focus on one thing at at time, which is one thing marijuana does. As for sleep, marijuana is a downer, so of course you're going to have trouble sleeping for awhile when you subtract that. You'd have the same problem if you used valerian or Calm's Forte or running ten miles a day as much as you smoked pot and then stopped suddenly -- it will take awhile for your body to adjust to working on its own. How long this takes is up to the person and the person's personality -- if you're an anxious person and the marijuana has been medicating you, then it will take more effort. Marijuana these days is very strong, and is a very intense experience. When it's unpleasant, it's intensely unpleasant, and when it's pleasant, it's intensely pleasant, but the intensity makes it harder to enjoy life when you quit for awhile until you adjust to learning again how to have fun with your clear mind. In my day, marijuana was fairly weak, but then it got stronger and much more intense -- it's a very strong drug these days, not the mild one it is naturally. So just relax and wait it out, it will pass, but I do encourage you to investigate meditation so you can utilize what you learned about life while using the drug so it won't be a total waste. That's what drugs are for, to learn, and then use what you learn, not to get high all the time -- that's medicating oneself. Good luck, and patience.
Everything you are going through is completely normal and will pass and eventually get easier day by day. It is not physically addicting for example you will not die if you stop "cold turkey" but this means that you have to figure new ways (without drugs) to put in its place. You need to keep telling your self that this is normal and maybe pick up a book, bake a cake do somthing that can replace what ever physcological event or feelings or enjoyment you got from the drug. You have a computer use it to your advantage and look for knowledge about your addiction," knowledge is power" some one once said and it is so true. You are going through withdrawel and when your Husband wonders why you are acting the way you are, you can just tell him that you are trying to overcome an addiction and you will be better soon. There is one thing you may have to do that could be life changing and that is that you are setting your self up for failure if you are around your husband smoking; you will need to take yourself away from that situation you will be too vulnerable especially in the very beginning. Keep yourself focused on yourself and your own sobriety because you are a very important person also stay focused on the presant day, hour or minute whatever it takes. Weed is such a waste of who your really are. Find some online addiction recovery support groups, you would be very surprised how many are out there but first start by looking into them without responding until you find the right group you don't have to just settle for any group this too important and sobriety and living in the actual life is so refreshing. This is a big step and you are worth it! Best of luck and I hope my information can help you find the REAL YOU. Look into meditation and deep breathing to get past the humps and bumps along the way. My best.
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