Thank you to everyone who has posted their experiences. It has been really helpful. I hope my experience may help someone as yours helped me.
I had been smoking (dry herb vaping) weed for a few years. It’s a nightly thing for me and I never thought it was that much, 1 oven full, 1/4 lasted me a month+.
I quit about a year ago for a few months and had no issues at all, no withdrawal. Then about 6 months ago I got Covid and didn’t smoke for a few weeks again. At the time I had no idea some of the Covid symptoms were actually withdrawal symptoms.
A few weeks ago I was home alone for a week and told myself I would go all out for a week then I’m done for good! That was a week-long marathon. Monday came along and I had no flower left. I had some CBD edibles with 0.5 mg THC and started using those up along with finishing up some carts I had. By Thursday I was way down on the THC intake. I didn’t realize my lack of appetite was due to this. Then Friday I was done!
Day 1 no THC: Friday. Well, I didn’t usually smoke until the evening so no problem.
Day 2-5: Saturday-Tuesday: My appetite was still pretty bad and I begin feeling the head fog. It was hard to concentrate.
Day 6: Wednesday: All hell broke loose. I was in pain. Sweating then freezing then sweating again. Unable to concentrate or eat. My bp was up and my head was hurting. By the end of the day, I was overly emotional, and thoughts of other things running through my head like cancer were running wild. I broke down and told my wife what was happening. Luckily she was understanding.
Day 7-8: Thurs-Fri: Was downhill from Wednesday. Anxiety and bp were top of my thoughts. I ended up going to the Doctor on Friday in fear of a heart attack or stroke. Luckily they did all the tests and told me everything was good. Blood work came back good too. She prescribed a minimal dose of Propranolol to help with the bp and anxiety. This seemed to help. By now my emotions were up and down.
Day 9: Saturday: I thought this was a fairly good day. I laid in bed all day. I ate. By evening I felt like me again.
Day 10: Sunday: I woke a little worse than I had woken on Saturday, it was not such a good day. I tried to get a few things done, I mowed the lawn and did a few other tasks, that was probably a mistake as after it got much worse, not as bad as 6-8 but close.
Day 11: Today: My head is a little numb again, it was a hard morning but not as bad as Sunday. I’m having moments of normalcy here and there but still struggling.
The thoughts that keep going through my head are will this ever end, what if I’m like this forever? All throughout I’ve been trying to eat fairly healthy and drinking tons of water. I hope I’m on the getting better trend but it’s so up and down.
I’d love to hear if this is normal or not - please don’t tell me if not, I might freak out Up till now, I’ve had just about every symptom except anger and cravings, I don’t think I’ve had depression either but I’m not sure exactly what depression is besides feeling sad, sure I’ve felt sad but not debilitating sad, more sad that I’m going through this and when will it be over. I guess that’s a good thing. I just hope this anxiety goes away and the body aches/fatigue or shakiness/lightheadedness. I hope I’m getting closer.