Ok so if you have been following me then you know today is WD-day and I am not liking it at all please if anyone knows of anything that I could take to make this day alot easier on me please share. I still have pills left but I am trying to talk myself into flushing them down the toilet. Well let me restate that the person who is holding them has my pills and I am trying to talk myself into having them come over and we flush them together. The way I look at it is that would symbolize the start of my new life but I'm just having touble fighting the devil on my shoulder. So I get up tomorrow at 6 A.M. Well that's if I can sleep but then it's off to the suboxone clinic for a fresh start I am so glad it is finally here I feel like I have made alot of new friends and supporters on here and the last couple of days and if it wasn't for your extra support I don't think I would of made it to this day. I think the power of prayer is amazing you ask for help and the big guy above delivers. Please write back and let me know of what I might be able to take today to help me get to tomorrow and thank you all for the love and support you have shown me. . Uppy1977
DON"T flush them, bad for the ground water and environment. Pharmacy will take care of them, if you have no idea what to do. Uppy, I know you may be dreading this, but try to focus on something else. Dr. Junig says the reason a person thinks their last withdrawal is the worst is because it is the most reason and easiest to recall. You can take imodium and advil or tylenol, you really should call the induction doc for anything else you can or should take. They might call you in some clonidine, it depends on the doctor. I know you are scared and worried, but you really should be ok, my friend. It will seem like you have the flu and the stomach flu maybe, but just try to not focus on it. It actually will make it worse for you to dwell on it. I am not fussing at you, I am trying to make it a bit easier on you. Can your friend that has your opiate bring over some comedy dvds, or find some on youtube or cable. Laughter will help some. I am praying for you. Pattishan.
Ps, you would be out of misery between 20 minutes and 45 minutes after your 1rst dose, it works really quickly, and you will feel fabulous 2 hours after the first dose. Pattishan
Hurrah for Uppy,
I agree with Patti about the comedys, just keep yourself occupied. I do not agree about flushing the pills, FLUSH THEM, or better yet have your friend dispose of them at the pharmacy. Do not have your friend bring the pills to your house, as you may be tempted!!!
Today may be a bit hard, but you are on your way now, you will soon have your SOUL back, and that is a beautiful thing Uppy. Been there, done it.
Get the meds patti told you about. Keep yourself hydrated too. And if you start to perspire like Secretariat at the Derby, keep changing clothing. Hot baths can help if you have muscle soreness. Yet I doubt you will feel much in the way of WD's.
You are in my thoughts, be strong, and be HAPPY, for tomorrow a new journey begins.
Don't forget I won't fail to help in any way possible, Today is not the best day for me, so We're going to get through this day together, You have come too far, you are worth all the effort it take, do whatever you would normally enjoy I have a tape in and a book on the chair, I am determined this too shall pass, and I just know it will for you, I can't hit meds today either, my system had it yesterday I got out and the rain wet me top to bottom, with the fall I caught my joints in those fractured vertrebraes are knawing at me, and the disk but I am determined and you are worth all it takes, I am going to check on you throughout the day, You are one of the most worthwhile projects to enrich my life, where I live it's a central time zone 12:45 PM just think the time is passing, You are in my thoughts and prayers, I remember reading that frequent showers or a bath help with those resless legs,
don't forget Patti told you although it depends on the doctor yu have he might actually call some Clonidine in, as she said that depends on the doctor! Find whatever to think about other things, the more distracted you are the more time will go by and just know that we're here!
Great works so far! keep it up. Yeah I was also thinking a great day for dvds and popcorn or something yummy. I have prayed for you and alot of others too as I can see. So you are in great hands. The Lord is alot stronger than that devil on your shoulder your talking about. Ha! Ha! Keep yourself busy, and keep in touch. It's so nice to see everyone checking in daily to see how we are all doing. It's like a family. Talk later Uppy. Take care! Smiley happy.
Go for it! Don't think so much. Just tell your friend to flush them and not in front of you. When I tried to take the Suboxone I had back to the pharmacy, they told me it would be illegal for them to take them back because Suboxone is a controlled substance. They told me to open each foil pack and let each filmstrip dissolve in water and toss it down the drain or flush them down the toilet. If that rule applies to Oxys, then you don't have much choice. I guarantee you the runoff from the farmers' chemicals will pollute the water system to a greater degree than your one supply of narcotics. The fish will be smiling. If you give in to the cravings all you will do is delay the beginning of your Suboxone. Remember, you must be in withdrawal or you will have a worse situation than you already do have.
The first question they will ask is when you took your last narco.You are going to lose a lot of fluid, so you have to replace them --- not with plain water, and not coffee, but fruit juices, V-8 juice, warm milk with honey tastes good and helps you relax. I don't know how withdrawal from Oxycodone alone compares with it when you are also coming off the benzos as I did 4 months ago. Talk about jonesing; whew! It was the muscle cramps and sweating that were awful. Ice packs at the base of my skull seemed to help. I love Pattishan's suggestion; laughter really is the best medicine and studies support that theory. It helps to pass the time. Life seems sucky right now, but it will get better. Forget about sleep for a while. If you can soak in a hot tub that helps relax those sore muscles. Isn't it just like us addicts to look for something "to take" to feel better. We addicts all have to learn to sit with whatever pain, physical, emotional or spiritual until it passes... and it will. My prayers are with you too. Just think, less than 24 hours from now you will feel like a new person, and be writing to let us know it. It's a little like childbirth; labor feels like it will never end, and when that baby pops out you forget all about the pain. Withdrawal makes childbirth look like a walk on the beach.
I really feel for you but you're going to make it this time. In addition to the things that have already been suggested, how about some exercise? Maybe you can take a walk with someone. It will help to distract you from your discomfort. See what you can find to do today to fill up your day. You're going to need something to help you sleep tonight or maybe you can watch TV all night. What ever you do, don't let it get you down. Keep focusing on the positive; the wonderful progress you've made, the support from your family and friends, and that in a matter of HOURS you will begin treatment and a new way of life. Keep posting comments and updates as often as you want so that you don't become overwhelmed with the discomfort you feel today. I'm still very happy for you and I wish you all the best!
TAKE ... a walk, a hot bath, a nap, call a friend, call someone in a support group, get lost in a movie - find something to do to pass the time until tomorrow morning. I know, it's incredibly hard what you are doing but keep on reminding yourself that you ARE doing it! Keep busy - tomorrow will indeed come - I promise you, it will. Hang in there!!
Hey Uppy, 4-20-2011 6 PM
before I go to Church services tonight I wanted to write you and let you know that I have had you in my thoughts ask about you sooner I got a call that a friend had p0assed away I was asked to come by the congregation after services to practice some songs for the funeral, It is still my intention to check on you once I return home it may be close to 9 PM but you just continue hanging in there, this day has passed and as Patti said tomorrow you should be able to get started at recovering from what has been a very difficult part of your life~Check on you later remember I care about you and how you're doing!
Uppy1977, I don't really think it is going to be as bad as you are anticipating. You've been on narcotics up until today, they are not out of your system yet. I have found that it is usually day three of withdrawal when the really bad stuff hits me, like the cramping and uncontrollable loose stools, nausea and vomiting etc... you get the picture. it never hit me until day three. Since there won't be a day three for you because you will have the Suboxone, try not to stress about it, it really isn't going to bad at all. I wouldn't say that if I hadn't experienced it myself once or three or ten times Ha!Ha! You have built this up so much in your mind that you think it is inevitable, but you just aren't going to experience all that on day one of a withdrawal. You may have a little restless sleep, but that too is from the huge build up in your mind of what you think is going to happen. Your also anxious about your appointment.
I think the best thing you could do is try and not dwell on all this stuff so much. Find something to occupy your time, it's only one day away. And like everybody has told you, after your first dose of Suboxone, you will start to feel better already. Good luck kiddo, you made the right choice. Tomorrow really is another day, the first day of your new and improved you! be proud, you've earned it!! NIK
Uppy 4-20-2011 8:51 PM
I told you I made it back just a tad earlier than I thought I would and wanted to check in with you I will also try and send you a private message just to be sure you've heard from me both ways, Time is passing, I hope you have found ways to divert yourself today, I have prayed for you throughout the day, I am so in hopes that you at least lay down if you do nothing but have a TV in a room they have a NickTv-Land where they have the old shows that play all night, channel 58 here, also they have TLC which is another all nite one channel 57. Just a lot closer than you were, keep hanging on my friend!
Uppy, I hope everything is going well for you and that you didn't start the pills again. I am at day 16 without a pain pill. The physical withdrawal is the one everybody worries about but it is the mental side that is the real killer. My WD was done at a 5 day detox at a VA psych ward. I didn't have many physical symptoms and was glad to get out in 5 days rather than 30. I am craving the drug every day but I haven't slipped yet mainly because when I decided to get off this drug I cut off my supply lines. That means you need to call every DR that you deal with and say I believe I am addicted to this medication please do not give me anymore. The VA where I go actually has loratab and percocet as a medication I am allergic to so I don't accidently get it. I know I could get the drug but I would really have to go out of my way. I can tell you the physical withdrawal will be short lived and the mental side will get just a little better everyday.
I heard this could last between 6 wks to 6 months before we are totally in the clear but I can't wait till the narcotic problem is just a distant memory. There have been so many things in my life that have seemed unstoppable but darkness always "always" gives way to light. This will pass for both of us :).
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