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Day 7 still no sleep! Help!

I am on day 7 of wd from a 250mg a day snorting oxynorm habit that went on for a year. I can't sleep. I have only been out of bed for a total of 3 hours max in the last 7 days. Hot showers each morning help but no sleep! None and I cannot lay in the same position for more than 5 minutes at night but in the day I can lay for an hour in one position but can never sleep though. I need help! How long for the sleep to return just to 2 hours a night...anything?  Am I seriously past the worst of it or not??
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sleep was an issue for me when i was going through the WD process as well. i think it's safe to say that the majority of us didn't "feel right" when we first started out - like, within the first couple of weeks that we went through all of this. just know that we are all here for you to support you and answer anything the best that we can.
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Thanks so much! It's seriously the hardest thing I have ever gone through in my life. I have Jo cravings for Oxys but I need want have2have sleep! Someone hypnotize me or something!
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if you're in good standing with your PCP, maybe you can go to him/her for advice on what you're able to do to get some sleep?
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Unfortunately not. First I am in France and secondly I have doctor shopped nonstop for the last year on a weekly basis.  The only thing I know how to get from a doctor is Oxys. I just need to tough it out. I am lucky to have some good smoke to help me out. Appetite stays good as well....just the sleep!
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i understand your frustration my friend! i am hoping that sleep comes your way, and ASAP!! <33333 keep posting and reading and interacting here. the more your mind is off the fact that you're getting off the pills that fueled you, the more and more your body will become sleepy and BAM - sleep! :)
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I totally know how you feel. Last night was the 1st night of sleep I got in 5 days...and it wasn't but 4 broken hours but I am so happy I got SOME sleep! Make sure to eat well & try to move around. Go for a walk.
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I am trying to force myself to move around. Yesterday there was a 20 minute period that I did walk outside. Came back exhausted beyond belief! I have had no desire for the OxyNorms since day 1 of this and perfect proof to myself is that I found 2 capsules today when I was throwing some clothes in the wash. Unjust smiled an threw em in the toilet.  There is no  justification whatsoever that i can give to myself (or my friend who hosts me and puts up with me throughout this ordeal) to sniff another oxy again. Buy back to sleep....i wish!!!
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Mike- Buy some Melatonin. It's natural and will help promote sleep. Follow label directions.  Also, get some potassium/magnesium tablets. They'll help with the restlessness in your legs/body.

Drink as much as you can and do try to move around. Sleep is the very last thing to "normalize" for us and you need to be patient. I know it's terrible!

Congrats on quitting the oxy. Very smart!

Keep posting!
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Mike:
Vicki is right, as always. I got Melatonin about the third day of my cold turkey detox, and it does help. For most of us, it will be a while until we sleep "normally", but the Mel can assist you. And, as I've been posting, you'll be surprised how quickly your body adjusts to only a few hours of sleep. You can still feel good, but your eyes are a little stingy. Great job.
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Definitely get the melatonin it was a HUGE help for me where sleep was concerned.  Getting up and moving around during the day also helps a lot and try to eat foods that promote sleep - warm milk (cocoa for me since I hate only milk like that).. bananas helped a ton for the RLS and peanut butter on toast can promote sleep as well.  Google foods that help you sleep and you'll get a lot more suggestions.

And congrats from me too - your attitude will keep you going and don't forget you'll need some kind of aftercare when you're past the physical stuff - and it can be whatever you're comfortable with - no rules on that one.

Good luck to you!  :)
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I guess everyone is different...I tried both melatonin & valerian root...neither helped me sleep. I also tried OTC sleeping pills & benedryl...still didn't put me to sleep. I finally passed out last night when I didn't take anything for it. But trying all that stuff is definitely worth a shot...
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I have the problem with seeing clearly especially close up since u started detox. I am going into my 7 th night right now (still in France)  and u would so take 2 hours sleep this evening if there was anyway possible to get it. I don't know but I think since i did this daily for a year nonstop it's taking me longer. But do you all agree that after 7nights the worst had already past? And I refer to the anxiety sleeplessness and that damn "energy like" feeing that travels around my chest when u try to sleep
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It's hard to say.. all of us detox differently and we can average the symptoms but can never say for sure....

Feeling better and sleeping again will happen for you.  And I'm really proud of you too (hope it's okay that I said that?) - but quitting is hard... but you're getting out of this mess even if you don't feel like that yet, you are.  Time will now be your best friend - and will be for a while.  But once you get to that other side, you're going to breathe a huge sigh of relief that you made it.  And that first night of real sleep is going to bring you back to your life before the pills and it's going to feel GREAT.  You just have to run on blind faith for a while..  It suc*s I know - but you're getting there...
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Thanks! And of course it's fine to say that! ;)  I just finished my 7th night...no sleep...I am so lucky if a five minute sleep came in there somewhere. But truly I am exhausted beyond belief. This is day 8! Sunday morning...I just want 2 hours sleep and I would be so so grateful!!!
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Hi MikeInFrance. Congrats on day 7 !! It took me till the evening of my 8th day then I just passed out. It was so Great ! I will never forget how it felt to be up for 8 days in wd. Like ImDoneNoMore said quitting is hard ! I send a prayer that tonight you sleep Keep that good attitude going You really are doing very well !! lesa
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I see today is day 8 ! :))
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1990784_tn?1331875378
Thank you all so much!! Its Sunday morning in the south of France and the sun is shining! I haven't slept yet but I feel ok enough to go out for a walk today so I will do so later. I have been in bed for days (8now) sobi need to do something. My energy is so so down and I tried alot of different things to help but I know I really need sleep to begin truly feeling like my old self again!
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I know it seems bad now but you are through the worst part.  your body cant go on without rest it will eventually give up & pass out. if your flipping around all night in the dark & just getting frustrated try meditation&  focus on breathing calm. look up techniques. helped me so much I was doing the same stuff as you for 5 years If I can do it so can you. Oh one more thing to keep in mind. This pain you are suffering is important. I promise you you wont forget it. If it were easy to walk away from then you would go back. This process is something we all need to keep in mind & when we beat it, wear is like a badge of honor. I have a respect for you like only an addict can understand. Never give up, stay strong & when things get tough just say " I can take it". It comes in waves so know it will be gone again soon so you can have a break. good luck.
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Very well put and  thank you!
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