... me at the Detox center. I am still going back and forth with feeling good, and very low, maybe a day or two of great. I keep telling myself it is normal, but am getting a little down thinking I am too old to be living like this. As a Grandma & Mom, I am needed alot by my children, and wanted alot by my Grandchildren, and feel so sad that I never know how I am going to feel minute by minute. I really thought that after 1 month I would be better than this, I am just having a bad day today and needed a little support... Just thinking about how I felt the first time I took my percocets and wanted to do everything, now every day is a struggle. Love Golda
Hooray for you, one month clean!!
I know how hard it is, and it takes a while to feel like yourself again. Soon you will feel great without those evil little pills, I promise! You just need to keep the faith, and soldier on. Each day is different, I know that.
Golda, did you ever google Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome? Let me know if you would be so kind.
You are experiencing PAWS right now, which is just the 'mental' part of withdrawal. If you google it you will be amazed, and probably sit there nodding your head while reading about PAWS, thinking "Yes, that's me"!!
That is what I did when I read about it, and was amazed there was a name for it even.
This too shall pass. Easy for me to say, but tis true.
You've done the really hard part!! Now comes time to try to do things that make you feel happy. Also anything to raise your endorphin levels (the feel good chemicals in the brain) by exercising (if possible, even walking) watching comedies on TV, anything to get yourself to laugh! A good belly laugh is just as good as a 15 minute cardio work-out, did you know that?
I know you are struggling, but just keep up the fight. I know you can do this because look how far you've come!! You have something to be so very proud of, even though at the moment it may not feel like it.
oh golda55, hang in there, you can do this!! look at youk 1 month clean, and you did such a quick taper. patt yourself on the back because you have come along way. im not on a near fast as taper you were on, but im feeling every little feeling of aches and pains and wd symptoms. i have high days , and lows. you will prosper and move on, its the year of the dragon, now blow your fire march on and dance. ill be dancing rite next to you. KUNG HEE FAT CHOY!!! take care
Dear Golda, I am so proud of you, & apologize for not being there for you with your many questions the past few days. I hope today finds you much better, & things are improving for you today. I have been so wrapped up in my own tings going on, haven't taken the time to ansher all my email I apologize a gain. one moment, one step at a time is all the help I can give you, but your have all of my love & support. Keep it going dear, we all have faith in you & know this is the hardest step you have taken, but it should start to be easier for you. I wish you the best in all that you do.
Golda, my friend. I know I aleady answered this, but when I am feeling bad, having my grandchildren around uplifts my spirits so much. It takes my mind off of my pain & other problems for the time I spend with them. Seems like it goes so fast too. It just is amazing feeling. I love them to death & wold do anything for them! Just another thought or two...
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