I have been working in the Fitness Industry for over a decade now. For the past 3 years straight, I have gone from Norco, then Methadone, to Suboxone. Suboxone being the last, at .25mg per day. I am on day 11 of withdrawal cold turkey. It hasn't been agonizing( when in comparison to methadone withdrawal), BUT it is no walk in the park. I think the mental monster is starting to take it's toll on me. I teach 9 classes of intense, intermediate aerobics a week, plus I am a Personal Trainer... I have NEVER felt my muscles as much as I feel them now. I just need some reassurance that there is in fact light at the end of this tunnel. Because of it's half-life, should I be expecting several more weeks of this? I am usually unable to slow down, and yes this WAS prior to any addiction. I have been off of the methadone for 4 months, and from there straight to Suboxone. BIG mistake for anyone trying to break the habit. It only prolongs the sickness. Anyway, I pray that I can get my life back as soon as possible... I NEED MY ENERGY!! Any immediate responses would be well appreciated. People have been stating that if you do exercise, that it helps your endorfins kick into gear... WELL, what's up with mine? I am doing it daily!! Thanks to all and God Bless!
Thank you so much,Laurie for your encouraging words. I keep waiting for everyday to get better, but so far it hasn't... I have never been the type to let anything control me..BUT boy am I weak in this department. I do believe that the endorphins my body produces do help, and I am fortunate there. However, I'm afraid people will notice that I am in respiratory distress and unfocused when instructing and training..I cannot focus. Will this come back too?? Thanks again to all.
Give yourself a patt on the back for kicking cold turkey..most people do not have the strength mentally or phsyically to overcome withdral cold turkey..it takes a good 2 months to fully recover from this coming from personal experience.it should get better with time. just keep excersizing, eat a banana every day too..lol it doesnt sound like it will help but it will! good luck!
Keep up the positive attitude,u r doing great! I know its a hard thing mentally for any addiction. I think that's what hits us the hardest+breaks us down. We r used to depending on something to help us through the day or to give us a break from life. Try to look @all the good that has come from getting clean. U should b getting back your energy +breathing. I still have days that I have no energy,then others I'm good. I have to push myself,then usually I can make it through the day. Im proud of u,its nice to hear that once in a while;)
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