Marijuana detox symptoms are something people don’t really like to talk about very much.   When I first started writing about withdrawal, it wasn’t a common topic but the response that I received in email and on my old blog showed me that I wasn’t alone.

So, what are those symptoms? Here are a my top 4 most common acute symptoms.  And by acute, I mean the symptoms that appear most quickly, usually withing about 24 to 48 hours after you stop smoking weed.  This isn’t a complete list, fewer people experience things like panic attacks from weed withdrawal.

1. You sweat madly.

That’s the first thing you’ll notice when you get through detox. You really won’t be able to stop sweating. I don’t just mean a regular hot-day type of sweating. I mean the wake-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night-all-soaked kind of sweating. I still remember when it first happened to me. Fortunately, I am clean now, but when I first got the sweats, I really thought there is something very wrong with me. Fortunately they always go away after a few days in most cases during the first phase of withdrawal.

2. Would you like to stay up all night?

Well, you will now. That’s one of the marijuana detox symptoms that almost everyone will suffer from. I mean, just think about it. Your body wants to smoke, your mind wants to smoke, but you force it on them and tell them that you won’t. I wouldn’t necessarily expect to sleep like a baby if I were you.  Check out these tips on how to deal with marijuana withdrawal insomnia. It is quite common.

3. Marijuana Detox Symptoms are All About You, you, you.

Well, don’t feel too alarmed when you realize that you can’t stop thinking about yourself in this tough time. I mean, you’ll want to smoke and that’s all you’ll be able to think about. You’ll be concerned with how YOU feel, what YOU do and what YOU need to do to get through this. It might be that you’ll yell at someone for no reason only because you’ll be very upset. That’s perfectly normal. Just let them know beforehand that a thing like that might take place so that they are more prepared for it.

4. Loneliness.

That’s another one of those marijuana detox symptoms that no one really likes or talks about much. You’ll probably get really introverted and won’t have a desire to talk to anyone at all. That will lead to loneliness and in some cases self pity or even depression. If you know yourself enough to know that you might have suicidal thoughts, then go and get some professional help. Otherwise, this will pass and you’ll be fine.

Those are the few marijuana detox symptoms I wanted to tell you about. They will all pass and you won’t remember them soon. For now, just hang in there.

    4 replies to "4 Common Marijuana Detox Symptoms"

    • Wasabi The Cat

      This helped to read, thank you. I’m on day 13. I’ve noticed that during my first week I had a hard time falling asleep. But from about day 8 or 9 up through the present, I’ve been able to fall asleep at a reasonable time but have been consistently waking up in the middle of the night, fully alert. So my solution has been to go for a drive or walk (weather permitting), and can usually fall back asleep after about an hour or two. Is this perhaps still related to withdrawal?

      Also, I’m glad to hear that feeling lonely while simultaneously not wanting to be around people is a part of withdrawal. I’m a natural introvert anyway, but I’ve felt the need to be especially reclusive for the past couple weeks. Is there a general timeline for when those feelings start to subside? I understand that it’s probably different for everyone, but having a general idea of what to expect would be a big help. I feel like my resolve is weakening and have been tempted to cave multiple times in the last couple days.

      • John Mckee

        Your change in sleep pattern may be related to withdrawal. Weed seems to help a lot of people sleep. Some people who have been smoking for a loooong time don’t know what regular sleep is like anymore. The older you are, the less sleep you get / need. When you quit, you may have a ‘new normal’ not the ‘normal’ you were used to when you smoked all the time.

        1 month is usually a good point where you can see how far you have come, but sleep is getting back on track, 3 months is another good milestone of being totally weed free.


    • Jay

      im on day 3 since i quit smoking weed, cant sleep at all this is horrible but its not the first time i quit so i know this is just the process , i think taking sleeping pills even melatonin is not a good idea your just replacing one drug for another. I’ve been exercising but even that doesnt really help at the moment i really cant sleep i just twist and turn trying to sleep and also sweat and get bad anxiety where i dry heave when i feel like coughing, also racing thoughts, its bad im just searching threw the internet to see if i can find a way to sleep , so far nothing has worked , i tried to do a meditation video for an hour felt a little relaxing but still couldnt fall asleep at this point i am just accepting that i probably wont sleep again today ugh if anyone can help it would be much appreciated!

      • TonyOutOfNowhere

        What helps me sleep now that I quit is mindfulness meditation. Also, if you physically strain yourself (exercise for example, or physical labour in my case), it gets much easier to sleep.

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