... finally decided not to be a slave to this drug any longer. I quit cold turkey. Any suggestions on how to get some sleep? I can deal with the pain, but just would like a couple hours of relief by sleep
Drink some iced water, put Vicks vapo rub on painful legs, and just drink a lot of coffee during the day according to my adult daughter who detoxed. After two weeks try to take one Benadril, no more. It's an awful thing but it's better than being a slave to going to the meth clinic and putting up w/those effects. Bad.
Hi mskittysylvester. First off, I agree with everything that Linn1973 had to say. And the only thing that I can think to add, that might help is "the thomas recipe". I don't know if You've heard about it or not, but I hear of a lot of people suggesting it for this type of opiate withdrawell, and from what I can tell, it's supposed to help relieve some of the very bad symptoms caused from the withdrawell of these sorts of things. You night want to look it up and maybe give it a try. I have heard a lot of good things about it, and I myself intend on using it when it's time for me to come off all these pain meds that I'm on. I wish You much good luck in Your endevor mskittysylvester. Please, let us know how it turns out. Good luck to Ya. :-)
well mskitty, you are one brave trooper! I've heard stories of big bad grown men brought to their knees from withdrawal pains. To each his own on the home remedies, but I can't see how caffeine would help someone sleep. No offense to the first answerer! My advice is only that... advice. Take lots of hot showers, soak in warm baths with a warm washcloth over your face, soft relaxing music, get your thoughts on the positive things you got going on. Drink as much water and gatorade as you possibly can. Sweat it out, change cotton T-shirts often, sip some hot (decaffeinated) tea with a TOUCH Just a TOUCH of brandy in it. If this is off limits to you, crawl in to bed right after your relaxing baths, keep your head clear of the fact your detoxing. Picture in your mind all the wonderful things in your life. While lying there in your nice warm bed, think of soothing moments in your life, fun times, set pictures of loved ones by your bed.
Find comfort in knowing you are not alone in this! Although this is cyberspace, we are real people, with real problems, willing to help each other out. Get out and get fresh air too! Take walks that are so long you come home exhausted. Remember to bring the water with you. Have you ever tried sipping warm milk? Na, me either, tastes like crap. But maybe it will work for you... worth a try. You will make it through this. You will be able to sleep. Stay as strong as you can, you've shown how strong you are already! When you go to bed tonight, just think about the people here willing to help you and take comfort in knowing it WILL get better!
I will be thinking of you tonight, hoping and praying you are asleep..
My best wishes,
Hi mskittysylvester, I too am beginning my detox I suppose you could call it that. I wish you the best of luck. My Dr. is bringing me down rather fast I think and I am scared. I am in my 3rd day. You are going cold turkey. But I am tapering off slowly. So you are much braver than I. But, maybe you are just what I need. I am 49 years old and just honestly, so scared. I am scared of getting sick. How bad has it been? If you can spare the time and feel like talking to me I would greatly appreciate it. I wish you the best. I hope I don't sound too greedy in your time of need. I don't mean to be that way. I wish I knew how to help you sleep. I guess I will go thru that as well. Maybe I am now? I am still awake. Sleeping an hour and up an hour so who knows, I probably haven't even started my withdrawals yet. I still feel good. Tomorrow will be my 4th day. But like I said, mine is a taper. Good luck to you.
Mskitty you are a very strong woman
When I first detoxed off of methadone years ago I used detox drinks and colon cleanse products along with black coffee and sleeping aides that were all natural. The detox drinks cost about $20.00 and the one I used was golden seal. I stayed clean until I had surgery and was given 190mgs of oxycontin a day plus in between perks and of all things methadone so of course I ended up at a clinic when the doctors cut me off. Try these tricks they will cut ur detox in half and help with withdrawal symptoms. Good luck on your new journey.:)
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