3 years of oxycintin, snorting heroin, and suboxone films. The last month of my addiction was all about the sobo film @ 2mg. Did a fast wean at the beginning of May and am now on day 8.
Withdrawals SUCK BAD, but in a bizarre way they make me happy cuz i know my body is healing.
My biggest prob is lack of energy and heaviness in my muscles, but here's whats been a huge help for me :
-one glass of orange juice (calcium, energy, vitamins)
-one banana (pottasium for muscles VERY IMPORTANT)
-multi vitamin/multi mineral
-bee pollen (recommended by my pharmacist for energy and muscle weakness, helpful w opiate withdrawals)
**i may begin L-Lysine vitamins too. This is found in certain amino acids and help your body make and release dopamine.
-WATER & EXCERCISE. this is key. I hate both of them right now even though im a naturally active person. The water is hard to go down cuz of my suppressed appetite and my energy is sooo low for excercise but i force myself to do both. WATER- dehydration is a huge part of withdrawals plus water will cleans your body of toxins. EXCERCISE- even if its just a walk around the block, the more your heart pumps the better job it will do at cleaning your body out PLUS the sooner your brain will wake up and remember once again how to produce ENDORPHINES (it hasn't had to for a looong time cuz the opiates did it for me)
gatorade (contains electrolytes, keep u hydrated.
more excercise! Sometimes i just hop from foot to foot for a few minutes, hey whatever works.
Hot shower to warm my muscles
Still drinking water, maybe more gatorade. By now i have munched on fruits/veggies throughout the day, had protein (even peanut butter on a slice of toast is good), and somewhere during the day i add a pack of 'carnation breakfast essentials' to a glass of milk... my body needs nutrients! Also another short walk
Hour and a half before bed i take 2 mg Melatonin to naturally help sleep (on really bad nights where sleep is impossible try benedryl or some other antihystimine)
Just before sleep a scolding hot shower to warm/relax those muscles
yes, all the things i do during the day help and im proud i am being pro-active in my recovery, but ACUTE WITHDRAWAL SUCKS!
Muscles replaced by sandbags
Sneezing, sneezing, sneezing!
Sensitivity to temp change (cool breeze pricks my skin)
Clammy, cold sweats
Kicky-Legs! and if course 'jello-legs'
Chills.... in the summer? Yep.
AND diarrhea. A fan fav (btw, i read that IMMODIUM helps ease symptoms cuz it contains opiate-like ingredients but it slows recovery so i for one stay away, i want this over as fast as i can!)
Its not about good days and bad days, its good minutes and bad minutes. I will have a moment of instant clarity and feel fabulous then 20 minutes later hit a brick wall.
I dont know how long this will last. Another week? A month? 3 Months? I only know there is no way in hell i am gonna cave and get high just to feel better again. I dont ever want to go thru withdrawals again...EVER!
Why do i call myself 'happywithdrawals'? Cuz i'm not dead. And every crappy feeling i am having is my body healing and a daily reminder of what a complete ass i was for doing this to myself for the past 3 years