I'm after some advice from people who have stopped smoking weed and who experienced paranoia when they were blazing. Little background: Smoked weed for around 15 years now, for the first two or three it was just a bit of fun done every other week or so. Then I moved in with some friends and we blazed every night, and after around 3 months I started to feel awkward around people when I shouldn't have. Paranoia basically. I've continued to just blaze now around once or twice a week, but the paranoia is with me 24/7, I hate it, I know it's all a load of bolloxs, I know it's all just in my head, but it does effect my quality of life. Symptoms/shit I have to deal with: I now fail at hitting on women because I get super self conscious and so end up coming across as a weirdo. I fail at job interviews because of it. Get super anxious and start mumbling incoherently. I try to make up for it, but then appear as aggressive. I don't answer the phone to my family or half decent friends. Don't mind when close friends call, but anyone else and I find it's awkward. Lol - even when going into a supermarket when I'm stoned I find myself looking into every person's eyes just to check if they are looking at me. When I'm not stoned I just keep an eye out for people I know so that I can avoid them. I mean, I enjoy getting blazed, but the paranoia has gotta end. I've stopped before, for around 3 months a couple of times, and whilst i did feel slightly better, this may also have come from the fact that I was also hitting the gym hard and eating real well. Love the endorphins. So I was hoping someone could tell me whether the stupid paranoia does infact stop after a longer time of abstinence. I would go to a doctor/mental health person, but I don't want any of this to appear on my medical history. I've put up with it for this long, and whilst it does have a big effect on my life, I believe and have always believed I can 'fix it' myself. But saying that, if a medical doctor or whatever could give some type of medication and it would stop, I'd grab that chance real fast! I'm a bit clueless about the help I could get if I did speak to a doctor.