The first 3 were actually bearable. I bought and have been taking all the stuff for the Thomson detox (vit/min supplements etc.), I've managed to go to my gym and do stairclimber for 30mins and then sit in the steam room for a half hour each day. Last night in bed my legs had a mind of their own. All over the place and my left leg was so sore. My spinal surgery (laminectomy at L5/S1) was 5 months ago and I wanted to stop the pain meds before becoming addicted but I feel that clearing my body over the past three days has brought me to understand my baseline pain and the truth is I am still in uncomfortable pain from the operation (more so from the side effects... I had some pieces of disc break off and compressed the central nerve which did nerve damage down my left leg by the time they operated). Last night I kept my partner up all night and he was freaked out that my left leg was ice cold. It goes numb and hurts. So today I am wondering if I made it the past 3 days without percs, does that mean I can quit these when I want? And if so, maybe I stopped too soon and I should go back to using them now as I need them? The other pain meds I was prescribed just don't do the trick (tramadol, relafen and skelaxin). I have my klonopin to take for anxiety (which is very high). I'm so freaked out about addiction (which runs all through my family from drugs to alcohol) and I wonder if I am making my own excuses. Should I stick to working on alternatives to the percocet? Today my body feels like I am trying to walk through a vat of peanut butter. Sorry, my mind is all over the place. If my energy level matched the speed that my mind is going I could run a marathon. BTW I see my surgeon this week. Thanks for anyone's help, suggestions and/or recommendations.
The brain gets used to opiates really fast, around a year for most people, and when that happens, the neurotransmitters for pain in the brain feel like they are not needed and take a vacation, i. e. go offline. You may still be healing from surgery, you definitely should ask you surgeon and if I were you, since you have an appointment next week, I would leave a message about the cold, numb leg. He may want to run some tests and if he knows about it, you may be able to get that over with before or at the appointment. If you are still having restless leg, your brain may be still trying to reboot the neurotransmitters, the restless leg and other WD symptoms are the body's attempt to bypass the damaged neurotransmitters to get the brain to release it's own opiates. You are so Wise to realize that addiction is an inheritted trait and heading this off now. If you were able to work out, you probably weren't in full blown withdrawal, but, you did show some mild symptoms. Def. call your surgeon and let them know about the cold stiff numb leg and maybe mention that you would be interested in any alternatives to opiates for the pain, so that if you do need opiates in the future, the smallest amount will continue to work for you. One more thing unrelated, sorry, Subzero, I left you a pq, please check it and get back to me if you can. I only have access here a few minutes.
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