Mar 13, 2008
This is a list of what we have used to offset withdrawal symptoms. Double up on RDI of all vitamins as the body of an addict has depleted our natural supply. You must replenish and exceed that.
When purchasing vitamins, etc., make sure they are liquid, chewable, soft gel or injectable as most addicts (definately opiate/methadone users) gut does not function properly.
vitaminsthatwork.com CalMag & NaturalCalm we drink this 4-5 times daily
getcanadiangrugs.com B12 injections 1 shot per week for the firtst 2 months
Triple strength fish oil w omega 3,6,9
Milk thistle & alpha lipoic acid
Full spectrum amino acids 1300
Valerian root or melatonin (for sleep)
We drink a lot of water. No coffee, no caffeine, no sugar, no red meat...it will make you feel worse. Try to eat fresh fruits, vegetables as they have vitamins, nutrients, etc....by cooking them or changing their structure will deplete the vitamins, etc. so eat it raw. Fidh, chicken and eggs are good to eat once you incorporate food into your diet. Prior to that, you will need nutritional supplements.
We tapered from 110mg. methadone from Aug.'07 to 7mg. March 6 and went cold turkey from there.
We reduced by 5mg. per week down to 45mg., then 2mg. per day thereafter down to 7. That is a fast taper and there is no way our bodies had time to catch up but thus far it has made a world of difference.
Your frame of mind is an important aspect of this detox Stay positive with your eye on the prize. After only 7 days we are both experiencing a mental clarity we haven't had in several years.
Best of luck and there are other remedies in my journal. Anytime I can help...please do not hesitate to contact me.