Update – Day 20 Whooo
Just a quick update…
Today is day 20 for me!! Almost 3 whole weeks!!
I feel so much better in so many ways!!
I can think so much more clearly now,
My memory has improved,
My reflexes are sharper,
My attention span has improved
My mood is better (no more psycho spin out Katie lol)
I have more energy,
FOOD TASTES BETTER (a big one for me),
I can smell again (this one is good and bad lol),
…and that’s just off the top of my head!
By biggest hurdle at the moment is still the sleeping thing!!
I have said before, but should mention again – I have had issues with sleeping (insomnia) for most of my life… Before giving up the green – actually before I even started smoking weed. This is the main reason I have always given up on quitting in the past.
When I sleep without sleeping pills, the nightmares won’t stop.
I went to my local GP this afternoon to ask for a referral to someone who might be able to help because while the sleeping pills stop the nightmares (or stop me from remembering them anyway), I can’t spend the rest of my life taking them!
When I take them it’s really hard to get up in the morning, and I am groggy and zombie like for the most part of the morning (pretty much the same as when I smoked)…
One of the things I have learned while researching different foods and their effects on our health is that many many medical issues (not all, of course) can be prevented, minimised and even cured with food, rather then antibiotics.
When I learned about this I decided to stop taking anything I don’t NEED, and to look to diet, exercise and lifestyle etc. for the answers.
This is one of my biggest motivations to stop taking the sleeping pills – or next I will be on a blog about ‘quitting’ the pills 😉
The Doctor gave me a referral to see a therapist and also prescribed me another kind of sleeping pill, which I will not actually pick up (I don’t think he understood what I meant by “I want to stop the nightmares WITHOUT pills” …
It drives me crazy that to them (Doctors) medication seems to be the answer for everything (though I know it’s their job, and they only know what they are taught) – I just wish I could find a doctor who understood the links between food and health, and saw that they go hand in hand, and didn’t just give me whichever drug will entitle him to the biggest kickbacks from the pharmaceutical companies that profit from their sales!!! – sorry about the rant –
I don’t think there’s any kind of traumatic past experience or anything that could have triggered these issues, because I am luck enough to never have been through any overly traumatic experiences, but maybe they will be able to help nevertheless.
I will update again soon, just thought I’d better get this off my chest – so to speak 😉
At the risk of sounding like a broken record – thanks again to Joe and Richie! You guys are an amazing inspiration and make it so much easier to get through the cravings and temptations – not I feel I have something to prove, and a Katie with a point to prove is like a dog with a bone!!
Peace, and stay strong x x
Oh and Joe I am working on finding someone, somewhere who might have some information or even experiences that can help ease your pain!!