First, congratulations on being 2 weeks clean....that's a great accomplishment. The "soggy" brain feeling is completely normal and your doing the things (vitamins, L-Tyrosine, healthy eating) that are suggested to do to bring your brain back online. The only thing I can tell you is you really need to give yourself more time. It's not feasible to think that after doing drugs for any length of time that our brains and bodies will come back pretty quick. There's nothing quick about it! Just keep pushing yourself forward every day....when I first got clean I was counting the minutes, then the days, then weeks, etc....Not even really sure it's PAWS your experiencing and not just regular withdrawals still. The lethargy and lack of motivation are total w/d symptoms.
Wondering.....just a question....you were just looking to get yourself off of the Trams......not clean? Why are you considering going back to drinking?
I do understand all about the Brain thing here. I had spent the last 5yrs plus, studying Addiction and the map of the Brain.
There are many different substances that change the makeup of the brain chemistry. This is why it takes time for all those happy chems to come back up, and for the brain to find it's balance, millions of wiring up there. However, this is also the reason why we have to be very careful too. We have the disease of addiction and it has to do with some of our chemical makeup too. Oh, It is so deep to get into, but it is so interesting. Also, this is why you will notice some changes going on physically too and within the nervous system as well.
I have to agree with motye about the time frame on feeling better when we are NOT on any mind alerting substance. It takes some working at, lots of support and sometimes just changing your environment. This is why we say no more playing in the back yard, ppl, places and things can cause triggers. I too had used on & off for over 40yrs, come from the 60s and it was all about were the party was..lol It was the opiates to the methadone that got me so hooked and I thought there was NO way out..Wow, this has been over 5yrs now. Enjoy the new you and stay off of all mind altering substance including alcohol if you have this disease.
Bless U & good luck!
PS..here is some info on PAWS.
After a person has become adjusted to a certain level of the drug/experience removal of it affects the emotional/biochemical balance that has been established. The person then has to adjust to living without the previous level of stimulation, etc. Post acute withdraws can last two years or more. It has a emotional and physiological aspects that are sometimes a bit difficult to endure.
HOWEVER, Everyone is different too!!! We have to just experience this ourselves and maybe we are not like the next person. I do know because of my long term drug/booze use it did take almost 2 and a half yrs..It was very interesting to notice this change, as it peeled back from day to day. YOU will be just fine in time!!!! It doesn't hurt. lol
Be Safe & Keep a POSITIVE outlook.