I assume that you are no longer smoking marijuana, is that correct?
Yes. Well. I smoked about a week ago, maybe two. My best friend still does but I'm doing my best to avoid it.
I feel like I am a smart guy but also sometimes going crazy. I tend to overthink a lot of things and over analyze. I feel it is within my capacity to be smart and crazy.
I have been online. I have read that a lot of people expeireince "brain fog" after quitting marijuana. There are times I feel like I am going to wake up and be "normal" also I just feel like a lot of it is in my head.
Brain fog is common with many medications both legal and illicit including marijuana. It take some time especially given the length of your marijuana consumption for the chemical levels to return to what was normal prior to usage.
I suppose. I'm not an expert but I know the TCH in marijuana does something with the enodrphins so essentially, I have sort of had depression, I assume it only made it worse. It doesn't seem to phase my friend though who is extremely smart. So you think my brain has to eventually realize that I'm not getting high everyday or something to that effect?
The body adjust to the thc and other chemicals in the marijuana and having thc becomes the new "normal"
once you remove this thc the body craves it
that's withdrawl although not near as bad as most other drugs
The chemicals will return to normal but you can have brain fog, anxiousness, etc for some time
This normally resolves over 2-3 months but feels much longer.
So in regards to my intelligence, obviously brain cells are killed in a lot of things we do, drinking, smoking.. Am I really getting dumber or is that just in my head? I have always been incredibly quick witted, I just feel duller lately. I don't know if that is a chemical imbalance or what? I did take a spill a month ago or so but the fall wasn't traumatic.
I guess the best thing I can do is to wait it out even though I feel like I have depersonalization issues, not really so much loss of identity but just yesterday I literally slept in, got up focues on something and was rather tired again. just fatigue mostly i suppose.
This would be normal for anyone that has abstained from long term drug use. This slowness is related to the body craving thc and it does not show that you will be in this state permanently.
You have to clear your head for about 3 months and then see how you are doing. Enough time should have passed from the thc intake and you will see what your real "normal" feels like.
If you are still having problems that would be the time to look into them.
Well thank you. I do feel a bit better. I really don't think I've damaged myself that much long term. My memory still isn't where I want it to be. It feels like retaining some information is really hard. Anyway. I should have never smoked in the first place but I can't take that back. I'm not sure there is any medication that could help me. Time will tell though. Thank you again.
You are very welcome! Unfortunately time is the only thing at this point that will help resolve your issues. Once 3 months have passed though if you are still having problems you need to see a doctor and see if you may benefit from medication.
Good Luck to you! Given time you should be back to normal with no lasting effects. Please remember to rate our chat today before you leave and come back anytime you need additional information.
ah. i was going to ask one more question.