been on em for about 2 years at the most.. im on day 5 off of them.. i slept the most i have in a while.. i slept 8 hours last night by forcing myself.. will it get better or worse.. thanks and God Bless!
In my opinion (been there with alcohol) it will get better. I have been sober over a year now, I have to take pain meds, but with dr's orders. I had to have intensive outpatient therapy plus individual. It gets easier with time and help. Thats is why I love this site..everyone pretty much has been there! Good Job, take a trophy!! Everyday sober is a victory..if you start feeling down or weak and that is gonna happen..come to this site, go to NA, just have a plan! I will pray for you..Sweetpea
2 years is a long time. Same as me. I would try to quit cold turkey also. I would do everything that I was suppose to like eating lots of fruit and drinking lots of water. I would make myself get up and go jogging or walking the beach. I have went a month without and still never got over the withdrawals. I mean the diarrhea had passed after the first week but I was still so weak and no energy plus I still had the cravings everyday to take a pill and make all the pain go away. I ended up giving up every time and going back to the pills. My favorite was percocets but anything as long as it was a pain killer would do the trick. I hope you can get over this all by yourself. I know how hard it is especially after being on them so long. A lot of people will tell u to try the The Thomas Recipe. Google it and try it before giving up. It didnt work for me but that doesnt mean it wont work for you. The only thing that helped me was Subutex or Suboxone.
Its a medication you take to stop the withdrawals and it helps to repair the receptors in your brain that have been damaged while taking all those opiates. I started on Suboxone but it gave me migraines so I started taking Subutex and now I have been off percocets for almost 3 months and feel great. No cravings anymore and I can take care of my family again. Good luck to you and keep doing what your doing. You should start feeling a little better each day. Drinks lots of fluids and eat lots of fruits it does help. Exercise is so hard to do when your coming off pills because all you want to do is sleep but you have to make yourself get up and at the least walk because exercising will help your brain to make its own natural endorphins which is what makes you feel happy. well like I said before good luck to you and dont give up. Even if it doesn't work out naturally there are still other options out there for you to help you stay off the pain killers.
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