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These are descriptions of how individuals experienced various symptoms during withdrawal. While everyone's withdrawal is unique and symptoms will be different for everyone, it may be useful to know what others went through.

All withdrawal symptoms can be caused by things in addition to withdrawal. If a symptom is persistent or you are worried by it, it is always a good idea to get it checked out by your doctor to ensure nothing else is going on.


Definition: (n) Excessive concern about your own well-being, sometimes suggesting you have persecutory beliefs concerning a threat to yourself or your property.


What I've Felt:

"My paranoia is very non-specific. I don't create elaborate conspiracy theories out of chance events, or see myself as the target of some secret cabal. Instead, I experience a free-floating delusion that the world -- all of it -- has gone very askew, is spinning toward imminent destruction, and is hurtling me and everything I see toward the abyss. " - Matt


My Coping Strategies

bullet Acceptance
bulletAvoid the media -- TV, newspapers, violent movies
bullet Thought ignoring



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Last updated 21 July 2020