Hey thanks for the response... unfortunately alprazolam isn't water soluble and I can't use ethanol(alcohol) as I'll need to taper dose at work, more than likely at least. I'll do some research and see if I can't find something that will work, as it needs to be easily disguisable as plain water. If anyone has any suggestions, I would really appreciate them.Hey Mafioso
I have tapered off many times during my life and I found that making a watered down solution and using a little bit every time I felt I couldn’t handle it anymore helped a lot.
Just knowing there was relief there when / if things got too bad helped tremendously for me.
I just kept making it weaker and weaker and set no time period or pressure.
I was honestly amazed how little would help and how quickly I stopped even thinking about the rescue I had at all times.
I think the stress and pressure makes the psychological problems a lot worse and that flares up the physical issues.
Do this at your own pace. Don’t beat yourself up when you have a slip. That is just what happens.
I just look at it as a step back and start trying to take a step forward. Small steps.
Hope you are doing well.
Sending you lots of love and support
My current situation is a difficult one to find an answer to.It is really great to hear from you Squeaky!
I’m sorry that the new format here is hard for you to manage. I understand.
I really hope things with Shroomy are okay. I have been thinking the same as you.
I know he did tell his dad about the problem so hopefully his family got him some help.
He was really to the point that he had to get some help.
I sure hope and pray he is doing well.
Check in with us Shroomy! Please!! We all love you here and need to know if you are alive brother.
Squeaky, you should try to stick with your prescribed amount and just go through a few weeks of not being very comfortable while your body readjusts to your prescribed dosage. It is horrible that you are living in a state of constant horror over medication.
I don’t think that would be much worse than what you are already going through every month.
Just an idea. I know it is hard. I just hate to hear you are living like that.
There is no doubt that working out hard and heavy for 30 mins or longer works for withdrawals. During PAWS and withdrawals, working out was the only way i could relieve the anxiety. If i skipped a day, the anxiety came back. id say it was the single most affective thing i did. 6 months clean! And, re: the unhealthy not having bad withdrawals, there is too many variables to isolate the reasons this might be-perspective, genetics, amount of time using, etc.It’s ok, thank you for the response . I still have one more question .
So you’re saying you started exercising while you were still on suboxone correct?
How much of a difference do you think that made when it was time to quit?
Do you believe that is someone let’s say plans to go cold turkey in two weeks would starting to exercises and eat clean really make that big of a difference ? I say that big because common sense would say it would .
For some weird reason I have noticed thru all the rehabs I’ve bin to it’s usually the overweight and out of shape people that seam to heal the fastest mainly sleeping . Which is my biggest problem . It takes me months to even get a few hours a night . But it makes no sense to me. You would think the overweight people would have more drugs stored in there fat which in return would make it take longer to leave the system and should make them suffer more .
Another weird question for everyone that I thought of . If being an opiate addict messes with your dopamine and when you stop you lack it which is why we go into withdrawal then wouldn’t it make sense if an out of shape person started working out hard which in return flood your brain with endorphins why is it when they stop and go back to there old ways they don’t experience withdrawal like an opiate addict would ? Might sound like a stupid question but I’ve always wondered about that. Same as someone that hasn’t had sex in a while then enters a relationship and orgasms 4 or more times a day for an extended period of time . Why is when when they stop that they don’t experience opiate/ dopemaine you get my point withdrawals .
At the end of the day by taking opiates don’t we in short create more opiate receptors which need to be filled which when stopped are not filled so shouldn’t what I just said make sense?
Wow just read my mind and posted how I feel ? That is scary ?""It is a lot easier to taper than cold turkey or rapid taper. If you go slowly enough, the withdrawal is minimal and you are not putting yourself at risk for seizures and other problems. I also think that tapering helps with paws. Your body is slowly getting weaned down so it isn’t such a shock and you can slowly just get used to not needing or wanting the medication.
You will start to feel better without it.""
i don't like living in a paws world. and i don't like living in pain. so i really pretty much don't like living at all. except when i take a small dose of opiate, then i feel alot better.
i don't over use my opiate intake anymore, but i still have to depend on it for pain relief.
other than that i drink lot's of diet coke for stomach hurt. it works and sometimes i eat alot of sugar now.
it looks like it's getting ready to rain and the cool weather looks good somehow.
so. . i always have a xanax for a party once in a while.
they are so addicting though, just thinking about it feels like such a good idea. i know better though. he hee.
^yeah (yes)Same , just had gator bites ( I am down South hot as hell) and crab ? legs ???
My taper is the same no higher ( good thing) No lower ( not so good ? not bad but ...
I truly wonder if I will be on lexapro , and hydrocodin for a long time?. My cancer side effects are never going to go away, only get worse with time, getting older 60, and life not getting easier ???
So why the Fuck do I go through tall the pain to get off all this Dr prescribed ,and feel like Shit ?????