So much anxiety

Hey Guys I need help! So i quit smoking marijuana cannibs pot weed whatever you wanna call it after 1 and a half long years. It initially started off smoking about a gram a day, and towards the end I would strictly smoke wax/bho oil. Concentrated at 80% thc or higher normally finishing grams of the stuff in about 3 days.  I quit about 20 days ago and it has been absolute hell. The first couple of days werent bad. Obviously I couldn't eat much, and whatever i did eat made me super bloated, id get nauseous occasionally but still nothing i couldn't handle. But recently i have been getting the absolute worst anxiety leading to sometimes severe panic attacks. I even had to leave class! Today was so bad i had to rely on klonopin for any relief. This was something that i was mad at myself for because i am really trying to be 100 percent drug free but it was my only option to be able to continue my day. (I am in college during finals right now). It was horrible i felt hot, heart rate was through the roof, and i felt extremely depersonalized. Recently I've even been waking up feeling high, It makes no sense. I am 20 years old, and when i was smoking i was extremely active. Id play sports and do hard physical activities with no problems. Now i can't even take a walk without feeling out of breath which enhances my anxiety even more! I can't even play a game of basketball it just doesn't make sense. This was literally 30 days ago were i could go extremely hard in the gym doing powerlifting and sprinting with absolutely no troubles, and now i can't do anything. Its ruining my life, and the worst part by far is the anxiety. I am so mad that i let my habit go this far but i was seriously unaware that quitting would bring on these symptoms. I just need someone who has gone through something similar to let me know just about how long these symptoms last and to assure me that I'm not going crazy. Before smoking weed i never ever ever had panic attacks or anxiety, i was always easy going and loved excursive and being outdoors, and now i literally have to stay in bed. One last thing my stomach still can't digest anything and i basically have the runs every morning, and if i do decide to eat a little again i get super bloated and just generally feel terrible, which normally leads to you guessed it. A nice old panic attack. Please help, any tips, timelines, or suggestions would be extremely appreciated. Right now i feel depressed as fuck (not because i am depressed) but because i feel like i can't do any of the things i used to be able to do. This anxiety is truly killing me. I NEED it to go away. This is not who I am. 

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  • I had the similar even when u think u can't do it u have to carry on. Think u came off it too quickly, should have done it more casually! Try running and meditation. 

  • Hi there.... I started smoking weed about a year ago too as I was having trouble sleeping so at bed time I smoke a joint but only like 1/2 joints at night time but I too suffer with anxiety an I know this makes anxiety worse in the long run so I should stop but I've got it in my head if I stop smoking it I won't sleep an ill get side effects from not smoking it ! It's not as if it makes me feel good aswell like it did you if I felt fine I wouldn't be fussed to keep smoking it but a lot of the times it makes me feel funny an I feel like I can't get my breath an then some mornings after smoking it at bed time I feel rough... I had really bad anxiety last night whilst trying to go to sleep just comes out of no where I also smoked weed so I'm thinking realisitcly I should stop I recently saw a counseller for my anxiety an was honest an told him I smoked it obvs the first thing he said was to stop but he said weed it connected to mental health illness it may be a good fix at the time but over time isn't good for anxiety mental health etc so I'm waiting to take the plunge an stop smoking it... But just know all these feelings that's happening to you is normal they are withdrawal symptoms of something leaving your body I was once on anti depressants and when I stopped them I had awful side effects but I just had to power through if you have been of it for 20 days keep at it!!! Don't give up now that's a long time I'm sure in a few weeks you should start feeling normal again... When you smoked it did you mix it with Tabacco aswel? 

  • I smoked tobacco occasionally but definitely not addicted to it. Only when i drank pretty much. I have quit everything though even alcohol. I really was just looking for a timeline. Like will the anxiety disapate say within the month? 2 months? 3 months? if anyone has had any experience please. IM DYING haha 

  • Stay of it, you are obviously going through withdrawals which are horrible, why don't you go to Drs and get something for the anxiety then when you feel better you can stop whatever dr gives you slowly. Your young with your whole life ahead of you this may take a wee while, but think long term you don't need this in your life to enjoy  you have the world at your feet, think of the clearer picture you have to live, you obviously want to make something of your life not just sit around doing nothing that's why you've written on here which is great 1st step. I know you are saying you want to be a 100% drug free but maybe a helping hand is what you need right now. I hope you get the help you want and all turns out good for you take care 

  • Hi there I have never been on "drugs of choice" but have been on sleeping tablets for 10 years and recently went cold turkey! I had brain zaps, anxiety and when I did go to sleep horrible nightmares. So too with going off strong anti depressants, along with the above I had terrible aching all over. The body is sooooo used to these drugs it doesn't want to  live without it, it is in shock! It may pay to see your doctor and be proud of yourself that you have come this far, don't go backwards, in short term this would be the easy option. Wishing you well

  • I WISH I COULD GO BACK IN TIME

    THIS IS THE WORST  THE SMOKE YOU SMOKE IS NOT PURE

    ALL OF THERE THINGS IN LIFE LIKE SMOKE AND DRUGS ARE MENT

    TO KILL YOU SO WHY DID I PARTY SO HARD THOSE DAYS I LIVED IN A HOUSE OF

    CEAZYS SOI TREATED MY SELF BADLY ALL SO NOW IM MESSSED UP

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