Can someone please tell me what I can do to make this a little bit easier, because the withdrawals are effecting me pretty badly and I am in fear of relapsing again so I am no longer in pain. I know the heroin is only a short term fix but am finding it hard to pull my self away from it. I really do want to get through this, I am in an amazing relationship but it is on the rocks because of me, but I can't see my way out of this addiction! And at this time of the night it is hard for me to get any medication or substitute is there anything I can do at home to help.
Start by telling yourself you don't want to be a dope addict, you want to be a woman free of it. Or a woman of God. If you believe in God. I used to tell myself that. The point is keep telling yourself this over and over again. Out loud if it's possible. Make yourself hear yourself saying it.
You can also get Benadryl or Tylenol PM, or any OTC sleep product to help sleep. They all have the same ingredient except for Unisom. Actually there are 2 kinds of Unisom, one is the same, the other is different. You will need something to help sleep. While you're at the store get some Imodium for bathroom issues. It's back ordered where I am, so get the liquid or the 2 pills in a package, or even a generic version. But you may need a lot of them. When I did a detox last time I took about 12 at one time. But don't do that at first. I had to do that. I'm just saying if you've been taking opiates a long time, you will need it.
Now tomorrow you need to see a doc. You need a doc to help you. Are you willing to go on Suboxone? If not, a doc can still give you several meds to help. Zofran is an anti nausea med that is supposed to help stop withdrawal symptoms (wds). I haven't tried it myself, but my doc says it works. Baclofen or Robaxin help with the shakes. Trazodone helps with sleeping and some of the anxiety and bad feelings you get. And Clonidine helps keep your Blood Pressure down and calm you down at the same time. All these are prescription drugs, but they do help. Get them, or as many as you can, they make the detox a little easier. And any help is better than no help, right.
Sleepytime tea can help too. Make it extra very strong. Like 3 bags at once. I also add a bag or 2 of Peppermint and sugar.
And keep posting. You should get lots of responses here.
is this heroin your talking about or pain medications? have you ever tried going into a detox center to get thru the worse, i know there are alot of medication they can give you for the first few days even weeks of withdrawls, are you doing this alone, try and get support, were here for you, im tapering off of percocet, and besides my dr and my family here at this site, i have no support, we will help you get thru
Sarah I wish you great luck thor and helpmehawii seen to have given you great advise I just wanted to give my support let you know you do have a long road ahead but we will all be beside you the whole way take care congrats and look forward to healthy happier days. Remind yourself of that during your struggles get on here and try to talk to us to help you through we will be here. Hugs
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