so i have been clean for 60 days. i feel increasingly awsome each day and i was just wondering how long will it be before i am 100% emotionally over this addiction. am i just going to keep feeling better (how could i i already feel great)? i have no cravings, or desire whatsoever to use opiates. am i over it or should i expect some bumps later on? i feel better than i can ever remember feeling not only on oppiates but before i ever used them... i had a 90 to 180 mg oxy habbit depending on the day of course. took suboxone, long story short insurrance screwed me i relapsed got some boy and went through wd from it and the suboxone at the same time... i went to rehab got through acute wd and bam taxs came in the mail... no need for explination there... i continued to use heavily... got to where i could use 90 mg 1 to 2 times a week with no serious wd and then just decided to quit... any input or what to expec t next would be appreciated
9 Jun 2011
well thanks for all of the support. it means alot to me, oh and to answer your question i used for approx 2 years, but the first year was mainly vics nothing too serious, the second year was heavy use of oxy opana, among other opiates but it was like i just woke up one day and didnt wonder where i was going to get somthing and ever since then its been smooth sailing... this was after i slowed my use down drastically before just going cold turkey, but regardless i feel very accomplished and i hope i can use the hell i went through to help others... thanks again all and if you ever need anything send me a message id be glad to help in any way
8 Jun 2011
CONGRADULATIONS!!! Good for you, that is so awsome. Not many people can say that, i don't know you but i'm proud of you. Unfortunetly we all experience rehab differently. You could have peeked but probably not, it's only been two months. I think you will continue to feel better and better. One question how long were you addicted that will also determine how much better you will feel. If it was years, it could take a year to get back to normal, if you remember what that was. Just be happy with where your at and know YOU DID IT, you made it your there. now stay there. I am also a recovering SOMA addict, and it took me a long time to get over the craving's. But it took about 6 months to where i didn't think about it anymore felt great and I think I couldn't feel any better. Now this is my own personal experience everybody is different.
I'm so happy to hear your doing well that is awsome. I hope you do feel better it's nice to see a world in a whole new way isn't it.
Well good luck and keep in touch let us know how you are doing,
8 Jun 2011
CONGRATULATIONS!! Did you get any counseling while off the opiates? I highly recommend it so you'll learn the tools necessary to stay clean. While the temptation to use will become less and less, it may still rear its ugly head so you need to be prepared. I had to change my playmates and playgrounds to ensure I wouldn't use again. Seems like a long time ago now but I still use the tools that I learned in Narcotics Anonymous. If ya haven't already, give it a try. Thanks for sharing and keep up the good fight!!
9 Jun 2011
Great job!! If you would like to learn more about the emotional toll opiate cessation takes upon you, please google Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome, opiates. Knowledge is power, so arm yourself with it!
Cessation affects serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and endorphins, just to name a few chemicals in your brain-soup. IF you find yourself depressed, get to the doc asap. But it most definetely sounds as if you are out of the woods! And that is wonderful !!
It took me a while to feel better emotionally, but I was on (prescribed) OxyContin 160mgs daily for almost ten years. You will continue to feel great, and if not, come here for support. We are a caring bunch here, and will support you in any way. Keep fighting the good fight!!
Best wishes to you,
9 Jun 2011
Congrats. and yes remember all of us are here for you, if you need to talk at anytime please do not hesitate to write us. Before I found this site and all the good friends (i would like to call them) but before that I kinnda felt alone then I found so many people just like me going thru the same problems and it helped so much. So just remember we are here for you, and also remember one BEAUTIFUL day at a time. Again congrats...
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