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vitamins and minerals

Hi everyone. I had been off of my percocets for over 32 days when I just couldn't take it anymore and stole three from my sister last week.  I cut them in quarters and ate them all within the last week!  I am so mad at myself.  So as of three days ago I am again clean.  I started reading that book about power recovery and started taking vitamins and amino acids.  The first two days I couldn't get out of bed (but I had to!).  Today I am feeling a little better.  

Can anyone tell me about vitamins or mineral suppliments that worked for them?

Thanks.
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type in "Thomas recipe" in the upper right hand corner and it should take you to a recipe that someone came up with to help come off of opiates.

Another person on here, "addictedtolortab" mentioned that she went to an herbal addictionologist that recommended taking d-phenylaline.  I am taking dl-phenylalinine to help increase my natural endorphins.  I got it at the health food store.  It seems to be helping some but it is slow.  You might want to do a google search there is some really good information out there about it.  The "d" phenylalinine by itself helps with pain, and the "l" helps with mood and depression.  I just happened to have picked up the dl-phenylalinine because of the name at the health food store.  It is called "The natural power of endorphins."  I was a little afraid to take it and then read about it on here and did a search.  I am not a medical professional though.  I would highly recommend working with a professional who knows about your particular situation.  Even herbal supplements can cause problems in some people.
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