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    Today is Day 14! I have been sleeping really good the last 3 nights - didn't use benodryl last night either. I am feeling great physically but the mental part has been a tough one. I am still waking up anxious every day. After I get up and get moving it subsides but will come back every so often. I have been feeling as well - which usually never happens to me. My family dr. instantly prescribed Paxil since many of my family members suffer from anxiety or depression. I didn't fill the prescription and want to see a specialist before I start taking anything else! That apt is in 2 weeks. By then, it will have been over a month since not using vicodin, so if I continue to have issues I will be more open to that (maybe! Haha). As long as I can function, maintaining relationships, job, etc. I will suck it up.

    On a brighter note, I'm 2 weeks clean! I am feeling great physically, exercising 1-3 times a day. It feels so good to be active. I became such a bum the last year!

    Thanks for checking in on me and giving me encouragement! I will continue to update my progress every couple days.
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    Today is Day 14! I have been sleeping really good the last 3 nights - didn't use benodryl last night either. I am feeling great physically but the mental part has been a tough one. I am still waking up anxious every day. After I get up and get moving it subsides but will come back every so often. I have been feeling as well - which usually never happens to me. My family dr. instantly prescribed Paxil since many of my family members suffer from anxiety or depression. I didn't fill the prescription and want to see a specialist before I start taking anything else! That apt is in 2 weeks. By then, it will have been over a month since not using vicodin, so if I continue to have issues I will be more open to that (maybe! Haha). As long as I can function, maintaining relationships, job, etc. I will suck it up.

    On a brighter note, I'm 2 weeks clean! I am feeling great physically, exercising 1-3 times a day. It feels so good to be active. I became such a bum the last year!

    Thanks for checking in on me and giving me encouragement! I will continue to update my progress every couple days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by another46 View Post
    Today is Day 14! I have been sleeping really good the last 3 nights - didn't use benodryl last night either. I am feeling great physically but the mental part has been a tough one. I am still waking up anxious every day. After I get up and get moving it subsides but will come back every so often. I have been feeling as well - which usually never happens to me. My family dr. instantly prescribed Paxil since many of my family members suffer from anxiety or depression. I didn't fill the prescription and want to see a specialist before I start taking anything else! That apt is in 2 weeks. By then, it will have been over a month since not using vicodin, so if I continue to have issues I will be more open to that (maybe! Haha). As long as I can function, maintaining relationships, job, etc. I will suck it up.

    On a brighter note, I'm 2 weeks clean! I am feeling great physically, exercising 1-3 times a day. It feels so good to be active. I became such a bum the last year!

    Thanks for checking in on me and giving me encouragement! I will continue to update my progress every couple days.
    Edit: I have been feeling.....depressed..... as well - which usually never happens to me

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    A little depression at the end of opiate detox is not uncommon. Need to get your natural endorphine production working normally and you'll feel better I promise. It just takes a little time for our bodies to recover to what all we've done to ourselves in the name of "having fun." God bless.
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    Good for you, the depression I have too on certain days but that should subside...you're doing so good! If after all of this is done and you and your doctor feel that your quality if life will improve with a mild antidepressant , don't be ashamed of that, the important thing is that you feel better, im on a mild antidepressant and I have no shame in it ...im continuing to root for you ...be well.

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    Thanks guys! I have had some tough times in my life and have battled through the lows. It usually takes me a week or so to rebound. So, this experience will be a greater test. If I feel like by the month mark if I am not improving and it's getting worse I will definitely try and see if a mild AD works. I have been close to that point before but somehow over came it.

    In the meantime, I am continue to exercise, know that these symptoms are from opiate wd and not let them scare me, and continue to think positive!
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    Another,

    Hope you're having a good day

    Elyse
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    Day 20 is coming to an end! I can't believe tomorrow will be three weeks.

    Thanks for checking in on me with the kind words earlier in the week! Robert and Elyse, you guys have been so helpful, so thanks!

    I have been feeling better and better each day. I am still waking up in the morning with anxiety but it gets less and less each day. I am sleeping pretty well without any meds, so that's a good sign as well. I really hit bottom with depression from days 12-17, but each day it got better and the last three days just had a few moments of mild sadness, so that has improved greatly too.

    Today has been the best day by far. Even though I woke up a little anxious, I was happy and had a ton of energy. The anxiety subsided quickly and had a great day. I worked out for a couple hours and it didn't feel forced and actually enjoyed it like I used to. Exercising is key to get over this, atleast for me. Treadmill, eliptical, stretch, sauna, swimming, hot tub has been my routine. I now love swimming! It's like meditating, breath control, and exercise all togehter.

    To help with the pain, I have been making sure don't over do it with high impact exercising and stretching tons. I have been taking Ib profin before the pain sets in, using heating packs, and taking a hot bath before bed. This all has helped me fall asleep quicker and with limited pain.

    Thanks again everyone for their support! I know I have a lot of time left to completely recover, but to be honest today was the best day in the last year, so I am content and will continue to hope for the best. I will check in soon. Once I fully recover and can put this behind me I hope I can help others as well.
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    Another 46,

    You did it and still doing it! Good for you im so proud of you im now 20 days clean , remember that saying , " you have to pay the piper" man do I get that saying now lol. I feel great too! Im so happy for you that you're over the worst....keep at it, and I wish you the best

    With love,
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    Thanks and congrats on day 20! I'm still battling the anxiety for a couple hours in the morning but it's a price I have to pay to feel the way I do the rest if the day! I think in a couple weeks I will be completely over everything. The last week flew bye, so what's a couple more weeks. Not worried at all.....just paying the piper
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