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Foggy feeling after smoking marijuana for the first time

So I smoked for the first time this weekend, well I didn't really smoke it, I used a PAX vaporizer. I got pretty high and I didn't know what to expect. I smoked at around 12am and didn't fall asleep until maybe 2am. I woke up at about 8am and felt pretty tired throughout the day. I didn't feel high but i felt dull and not as sharp as i did before i got high. I went through the day pretty unmotivated and unfocused. I layed in bed at about 3pm and went to sleep at around midnight. I woke up the next day for school and i was totally wiped out. I was super tired and still felt a little woozy. I read online that this is a common thing for first time users and usually the 'dumb' dull/tired/ feeling will go away. I am just wondering some input on what I can expect and how common this feeling is. When will i feel like I did before I got high? Thanks!
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4522800 tn?1470325834
Welcome to our Forum.
I just want you to know that this site here is for people who have or are still detoxing from a long time of substance abuse.

You will come out of it..

It sounds like you are very young. As a older chic here who started out using Mary-Jane at a very young age..I can tell you to get out now. Addiction is a very Serious disease. You can have those Addicting genes and soon it will fly off to bigger & harder drugs. ALL mind altering drugs Whack out all our Brain Chemistry. At a young age your brain is still developing. Maybe do some homework on Addiction in a more Scientific way. YOU do not want to wrack your whole life on drugs. TRUST ME You do not!! It might seem like fun but you will pay for it in the long run.
I am sorry that I am preaching to YOU but WE all on here Know what we did and how we got so out of control. The Brain plays a big part on the WHY we got so hooked. SO..I sure will Pray that you do not mess around with this or any drugs again.
I wish you the Best that Life will give you!
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where would be a better place to ask this question! thank you for your input!
4522800 tn?1470325834
It is OK to ask and I am glad you did. Yes this will happen with the pot. Mind altering substance do this and it will take time to balance back but not more then a day if you just smoked a bit and it was your first time.

Stick around and read some of these other posting and how hard Addiction can be..OK? I just do not want you to go down the same road as many of us did. WE DO CARE!
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1855076 tn?1337115303
You should be feeling back to yourself really soon.  If you don't, it could be that the pot was laced with something else.

I don't want to be all preacy, and I know a lot of people think it's harmless and there may be some medicinal value to it with the right combinations for chronic pain patients and cancer patients.

But VIC is right about brain development.  Your brain isn't fully formed until you're 25.  I'm sure you know about the more common issues with po, like it dumbs you down and it can be a gateway drug for many people.

This is a bit of a long story but it's the truth and it's something a lot of people don't know about.  

I have a 19 year old son who is a U.S. Marine.  He started smoking pot when he was 14.  He hated all other drugs and was never tempted to try them but he felt like the pot wasn't a big deal.  He had all the answers and would quote all kinds of statistics.  He was very bright with a high IQ but the pot made him lazy.  He never got into drinking or other drugsz. He was an amazing natural athlete and I wonder how much better he would have been if he didn't smoke.  He never lied about it and was always upfront and honest when at the doctor..  It was a long same old song and dance.  I'd catch him smoking and he'd admit it and then he'd be punished in some form.

The summer before his senior year of high school he came down with a respiratory infection.  They put him on anoxic in, which he had been on many times with no problem.  He kept smoking pot and his respiratory infection got better but he started getting really sick to his stomach.  Back to the doctor who thought maybe his stomach was upset from the amoxicillin.

He kept smoking because pot is supposed to help nausea.  Then he started vomiting and had constant nausea.  Back to the doctor who be thinks he has some stomach bug and advices a bland diet.  In between all this we are trying to have a summer vacation and we wind up in Urgent Care a few times with him not getting any better.  And he kept smoking.

It got to the point where he couldn't eat.  He lost 18 pounds in 2 weeks.  When he couldn't keep fluids down, we went to the ER and he was admitted.  Seeing my 6'2 big, strong son so weak was very scary for both of us.  He couldn't even stand up on his own to pee he was so sick.  And through all this he told the truth to every doctor he saw about his smoking.

He had to have an endoscopy, where they put a scope down your throat to see what's going on.  The doctor who did the procedure said his stomach was so inflamed and it was from the pot. In the month before he was admitted, four other kids had been admitted for the same thing.  He spent five days in the hospital and it pretty much ruined his summer.  He came home with a long list of what he couldn't eat or drink along with a prescription for high doses of Prilosec to try to heal his stomach.

This gastroenterologist explained that she and her colleagues were seeing this more and more and that even a lot of other doctors weren't aware of it.  She said pot has become so modified that it can cause this terrible inflammation in the stomach.  She said the pot today is not like the pot back in the sixties.

My son is not a baby.  He had four impacted wisdom teeth removed and only took Advil.  When he first got out of the hospital he swore off pot.  But being young and the passage of time made him forget for a moment exactly how sick he was.

Fast forward six months and he injured his knee in a wrestling tournament.  He needed surgery and refused a prescription for Percocet.  It was hurting pretty bad so he decided to give pot another chance for pain control.  It put him right back to where he was in the summer.  He had to go back on medication and start the bland diet all over again and it took him about a month to recover.

This same thing happened to my friend's daughter (who lives about an hour away so it wasn't like they were smoking from the same products)

I know this is really long but really no good will come of smoking pot.  You just will never know if you'll be one of the kids it makes so violently ill or if what you're smoking is laced with something else or if you'll be one of the people that it leads to other drugs.

Read some of the posts here and think about how hard addiction is to overcome.  I bet there isn't one person here who went straight to pills or heroin or any other drug.  I'm pretty sure most started with pot and I bet not one ever thought they'd becme addicted to anything.
1855076 tn?1337115303
Sorry for the novel everyone!
13565897 tn?1430515982
do yourself a favor and just forget about last weekend and stay away from the weed ..
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I will! I am still feeling pretty low energy and not very focused today. I am improving, but not quite there. Just wondering when I should expect to be back to normal. I learned my lesson!
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I will! I am still feeling pretty low energy and not very focused today. I am improving, but not quite there. Just wondering when I should expect to be back to normal. I learned my lesson! I don't think the pot was laced with anything. I am feeling anxiety from it so I am wondering if that is the half of it. Maybe I am just psyching myself out, but I do know that I don't feel 100% normal yet.
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I will! I am still feeling pretty low energy and not very focused today. I am improving, but not quite there. Just wondering when I should expect to be back to normal. I learned my lesson! I don't think the pot was laced with anything. I am feeling anxiety from it so I am wondering if that is the half of it. Maybe I am just psyching myself out, but I do know that I don't feel 100% normal yet.
4522800 tn?1470325834
I am kind of giggling and I do not mean by what you are experiencing. I am a bit happy that YOU might have learned your lesson at such a early age. NOW THAT IS AWESOME!!!

That is the thing with drugs. We like them or we do not, but if we do and we get hooked we still pay a BIG Price after we are done. All of these things do what they say they do "Mind-Altering". So it does whack out all those Brain Chems and this takes awhile to find it's own balance again.
I am very Proud for YOU!
Maybe you should go to school and train for becoming a Brain Dr..lol
Really through, I now wish I would of went down that road, but I was to busy parting or using something that I thought was fun! Even if I did work in many other areas and as a nurse in the medical field, I still did not hear or read anything like I am picking up these days. Well this is just about Addiction and the Brain. Now I am so intrigued/interested in the way the brain works and what happens when we add man made chems to it..hahaha!

You Be Good, Be Safe and I Pray that YOU have a Big Bright Future!
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