I've been a regular weed smoker (daily for the most part) for 3 years or so now. I'm a naturally introverted person, I'd say I've always been fairly shy, but I had never felt anxious or awkward in social situations.
Recently I noticed how bad my ability was now a days to function in social situations. Although I'm comfortable talking with friends, I can rarely construct complex sentences, and will often stop half way through to 'steady' my thoughts. I have trouble remembering certain words (that I KNOW are in my head somewhere) and phrases, and generally recollecting knowledge. I have trouble absorbing information, (I can't even remember the phone number I've had for 2 years!) and I find myself reading the same page of a book numerous times, and even then I'll rarely remember the information. These are all issues that I have when stoned, but they are increasingly apparent in my sober life (what little of it remains) too.
These issues are affecting my social life (I haven't made any new friends or been in a relationship in so long due to my increasing shyness and generally bad social skills) and more importantly my degree. (I'm a history student, so reading and remembering is integral to the work)
I'm now on my 2nd day of being weed-free, but can't notice any real change, and I was wondering if there were any ex-weed smokers out there who've also suffered from similar issues, that have improved or have been resolved by quitting weed.
Improvement in social/cognitive abilities after quitting cannabis. Watch
- Thread Starter
- 03-01-2013 17:17
- 03-01-2013 22:12
You seem to be one of the few that have withdrawal symptoms after quitting. I have heard of this before and it should go away with time.
A friend of a friend was a regular smoker but never smoked daily as he never had the money to. After quitting he felt fine after a week or so.
Try not to get yourself worried as it is probably the only drug that wouldn't do loads of damage if you used it everyday.