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Old 04-23-2013, 07:21 AM
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Pot withdrawal

I am 41yrs old and have 4 wonderful children. I have had a issue with pot since I was 15. I did not smoke for 10yrs. When I moved in 2001 I stopped attending AA and it wasn't long before I started smoking pot again. Each time I stopped I felt horrible. This time is no different but the anxiety seems to be worse and the dry heaving and loss of appetite. What's helping me the most right now is talking. Any advise for the anxiety would be appreciated.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:24 AM
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shouldn't take too long

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Any advise for the anxiety would be appreciated.
try to get outside and take some walks

bicycle riding is excellent and you will see and smell good things

as we engage in deep breathing

shouldn't take too long so as to get feeling better

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Old 04-23-2013, 08:08 AM
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Hopefully the anxiety will ease up soon.

Good for you for making the decision to live a sober life.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:27 AM
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Thank you guys so much. Going out for walks is helping but I need more activity for sure. I was having a major anxiety attack today which is day 3 no pot. So I went and sought help from my family doctor and was totally honest with him and it turned out great! He is going to have me take buspar and Zoloft for just a little while. Just to allow me time to calm down and remember what I'm going through now will pay off in the next couple of weeks. Now I'm on my way to counseling. Something I should have done a long time ago.
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I had a similar experience with pot. Just be assured that it gets better with time. Each day sober you'll be stronger. Exercise helped an huge amount with my anxiety. I hit the gym and my confidence came flooding back. Good luck
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welcome dch

I'm glad you saw a Dr & are going to counselling - I hope you'll find things get better with time

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Old 04-24-2013, 04:37 AM
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Heat flashes

I'm starting day 4 and I'm still waking up with major heat/cold flashes and then dry heaving. I don't know what to do for the flashes. Any advice?
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:59 AM
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I smoked pot for over 30 years...every day...It took about 21 days of intense effort before the SCREAMING BLOODY MURDER cravings subsided.

What to do for the withdrawal symptoms? Go through them....that's why it's called withdraw-als. Trying to avoid the uncomfortable situations in life, especially the ones I created, is a major symptom of being an ADDICT. I want it to go away, or just be over it and not have to deal with the uncomfortable situations or feelings.

That is being an ADDICT and RECOVERY is Living Life on Life's Terms.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:02 AM
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I really need that tough love!! Suck it up and shut up basically! Lol Not literally but I do totally get what you are saying and I'm ready to face this head on and WIN!!!
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I suggest listening to some good music and going for a jog.
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If you're concerned about the hot flashes and dry heaving, it's best to go go back to your Dr, dch.

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I did go back to the doctor today because the dry heaving didn't seem normal because I have quit before. Turns out that I'm pregnant! Probably 5 weeks. Thank God I quit! Thank you guys for your support and great advise!
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Well thats good news - and explains the symptoms perfectly
Congratulations!

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Congrats Dch2091....on a Clean & Sober YOU, and a Clean & Sober Baby!
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