After 12 years of prescribed oxycodone today is day 31 being clean. The worst is definitely over but will I ever sleep again? I get about 2-3 hrs of broken sleep per night and no naps in the day. I am so fatigued my heart pounds just walking to another room and back. I was told it is because I am so tired. When I lay down almost immediately I become wide awake. Help, when does this get better?
Each person who stops opiate has a different amount of time it takes for the brain to heal and to feel normal again. I can give you a couple of suggestions that might help some. Google the Thomas recipe opiate withdrawal for a list of over the counter meds and supplements that treat the various withdrawal symptoms, and it should also contain Thomas's journal he kept of how he felt each day after he quit opiates. Extreme fatigue and insomnia are pretty normal for quitting opiates. Because you were on them for quite a while, your brain has forgotten how to function normally again, but if this is the only symptom you are still having, you are likely better, just still not completely healed. I know you are tired, but walking will increase your energy, release endorphins ( those will help mentally and physically) and help reboot the damaged part of your brain. If you can force yourself to walk for at least 10 minutes per day and increase it every few days, this should help reset the brain and help your sleep cycle return to normal alot quicker. Make sure you walk slowly at first on an even sidewalk so you won't get shin splints.
It seemed to never get better for me. I have been up to 3 months with no pills and the withdrawals never seemed to go away so I always went back to opiates OxyContin being my favorite. About 2 weeks ago a friend who also is addicted to opiates told me about this drug called suboxone. It helps with opiate addiction. Well anyways 20 mins after taking it I felt normal again. Like I had my soul again. Ive been on it about a week now and have no urges to use again. Look the drug up and see if you think its right for you. Im telling you it is the best thing to help u over come your addiction... well at least it worked for me and I never thought I would be able to say that. Hope this helps.
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