Symptoms of withdrawal occur when the body experiences something it is not used to. Where do these symptoms and pains originate from? The brain! The brain sends a message to your body that it is supposed to be giving out symptoms because it is scared of an undisclosed danger. This unidentified danger comes from the fear of the unknown present in your mind. Read on, for more information.
Marijuana or tobacco don’t come with withdrawal symptoms, rather you are the one who carries them. Passive smokers don’t get addicted or symptoms of withdrawal so why should you?. Read the following article and ask this very question.
Marijuana has some of the characteristics of addictive drugs like tolerance, the urge to use more and more so as to get the very same effect.
How long is the withdrawal from marijuana?
Most individuals who suffer from marijuana withdrawal symptoms do so between the 2nd and 10th day after quitting weed. Symptoms may last up to one month for some people. The most serious withdrawal period is in the first 7-10 days after you stop smoking weed. Different symptoms will clear at different rates.
Do not forget that each day, negative symptoms will reduce up to a point where you are mentally and physically free from THC! Once you know what you can expect, you will be more than ready to handle it.
Marijuana Withdrawal Anxiety
A low level anxiety is the most common marijuana withdrawal symptom. Although not serious, this symptom is not easily cured by distraction or just having happy thoughts. From my own point of view, the anxiety experienced when detoxing from cannabis is a mixture of the fear of soberness, and the urge to go back to a stoned state. It is almost as if your mind is thinking “things are not normal, I hate this new state”. While you get used to the new state of mind and not smoking, your anxiety will fade.
Sleeping, insomnia and dreaming
Each time I quit smoking marijuana, I would always get disturbances while sleeping. Initially, the insomnia may be quite serious. My worst was about four hours of sleep in sixty hours. I’ve heard that some people sleep less than five hours each night, but the most serious symptoms of insomnia tend to fade after about one week of quitting.
During marijuana withdrawal, you experience very intense and beautiful dreams, and many individuals, (including me) have had crazy doomsday nightmares. When you smoke plenty of bhang, you tend to not dream as much, or even not remember them, thus getting accustomed to dreaming and then interpreting dreams takes time. I have discovered that my dreams settle after about one month, and the nightmares drop within the first two weeks.
Weight loss and change of appetite
Lack of appetite is another common symptom of marijuana detox. I have met two people who have to smoke before eating. When they give up smoking, they lose their appetite. It is almost as if they required the weed to eat food. Truth be told, withdrawing from marijuana stresses out the body, and when you are stressed, you might lose your appetite and weight. Losing weight has to be the greatest benefit of detox.
Treatments for marijuana withdrawal symptoms
Time and patience is the best way to cure marijuana withdrawal symptoms. One of the key things in learning is to have a plan to get over the withdrawal and avoid a relapse. One thing that actually helped me get over the cravings and withdrawal was the book by Gary Evans. The book guided me through the first two weeks and provided me with exercises to get rid of some of the stress of quitting.