and the edgy feeling,its bothersome,thanks.
How long does the restless legs last from w/d?
- 26 Nov 2010 by BCboy
- 28 September 2017
- restless legs syndrome
Well are you coming off of a drug?I've been looking into other people,some say a month to 2 months.Now mine was a week,i guess it depends on what drug you were on & how much you were taking.Did you wean yourself slowly?If you didn't maybe you might want to start again taking 1 ( that's if you still have some left ) I've had to do that before because i couldn't take it any more.
I have tried to get more info from you, yet you do not respond to my questions via PQ, please please add more info to your question. How LONG were you on opiates? Were you ingesting, snorting or injecting them?
And how much were you taking? This info will help us to answer your question! Help us to help you buddy. Just add more info!!!
Hi BCboy. Congrats on kicking the percs. It's a tough road to go down but you can be successful at getting this done. Sweetlemon always down plays her past addiction. She cold turkeyed off of prescribed oxycontin, high doses. No suboxone, no "Thomas Recipe" no Drugs.com, no nothing. She just did it. But honestly, the last thing I would do is take an opiate, even just one, to help you get through it. You wouldn't be blowing it so to speak, but is it really worth it? You've got a decent amount of days under your belt already. Why go back? Depending on your activity level and metabolism, you should be feeling much better within a few weeks, tops. A script for a mild benzo (temporary use) would be helpful. But what has worked best for me was hot long baths and lots of activities (physical and mind) to keep my thoughts off the misery. As hard as it sounds right now, try to force yourself up and out.
Long walks, stretching, and get your mind focused on something else... anything else but what is happening to your body. This may sound a bit odd but I learned several relaxation techniques from a therapist some years ago that really worked. Here's one that really worked the best for me. Get in to a comfortable position (recliner for example) and close your eyes. Take several deep long breaths, letting them out slowly. Then, starting with the hands and fingers, tense them up in fists as tight as you can and hold. Then after 15 seconds, as slowly as you can, release the hold, counting backwards from 15. Then tighten your neck, shoulders, and arms, hold tight for another 15 secs, counting in your mind, then release as slowly as you can, another 15 secs counting backwards. Continue down the back, including your butt, thighs, calves, and even your feet and toes. Continue the same steps backwards. Starting with your feet and work all the way back to your hands,fingers, and neck. You could also do this laying flat on the bed or floor. On your stomach or back. If you give this an honest try, I'll bet it will help relieve the tension in your body. It takes a while to complete, but rather than pacing the floor, thinking about how restless you are, try this simple yet effective technique. And think of nothing but the counting, tensing up and releasing of all the muscles. Use some ear buds or head phones and put on some relaxing music too. If you have someone willing to help you, body massages also work. Use warm oils and have them massage very deeply, even the butt. The best areas to concentrate on are the legs, especially the calves and thighs, but also the feet are vital for complete relaxation. It takes a lot of energy for someone to do a deep muscle body massage. So be sure to give them something special :-) Aside from that, there's really not much more I can offer except my full support and someone to talk to if you need a good ear. My very best to you and once again, congratulations on taking this big step in your life. You will look back someday and realize what an accomplishment this was!!
Best wishes, and good luck,
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