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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
Happy Birthday!
Avatar universal
07/14
Why do you take this medication? I've never heard of it before....
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1310716 tn?1287782504
05/13
hope your doing well it was good to hear from you
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1310716 tn?1287782504
03/12
hi good to hear back from you i wish you the best i am still on them dont kmnow if i ever can quit
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1395853 tn?1280351513
03/11
Hiya ~ Haven't seen you around in a while. Lots of new people in the journal and only a couple of old ones. Just wanted to say hi and let you know that I've been thinking about you! Have a wonderful weekend! :)
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1428199 tn?1295660495
01/11
Thank you for everything!

Just wanted to thank you Beth for your support. Since I'm suffering in silence this time around, I need all that I can get. I just keep telling myself the first week is the worst. Have lots to keep me busy, taking christmas decorations down, new Bachelor and Biggest Loser premieres, and I am reading the Twilight Series now..totally thought I wouldn't get into it...SO wrong..LOVE IT. But at least I have these silly little things to keep my busy and gives me something to look forward to instead of a glass of water and my little while pills. (which I have no more of and no more refills) Thanks again for your support.

Cindy
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1411102 tn?1284980652
11/10
Hey Lady just wanted to drop you a note and say WTG!!!  88 days clean is amazing!  You were 10 days behind me when you started and I am at 98 days now.  How are you feeling now??  I can honestly say I am 100% now and feel amazing!  My family is thrilled to see the old me again ;o)  I still think of you and Blessed often and keep you guys in my prayers.  I am so happy for all of us to be free from that evil pill.  Take care and keep up the fight hun!   Blessings, Lisa
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1435456 tn?1314674659
10/10
Congratulations! Time for a celebration... Big Congrats on 61 days. That is awesome. Andrew
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1310716 tn?1287782504
10/10
Just a quick note to say hi! hope your still going strong
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1310716 tn?1287782504
09/10
Just a quick note to say hi! hope your having a great thursday miss talking to you
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1433412 tn?1283437685
09/10
Hi there!  I'm doing pretty well too.  My mood is evening out and I'm feeling pretty much back to normal.

Glad to hear you are doing well!  
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1310716 tn?1287782504
09/10
Just a quick note to say hi! hope your still doing well been a while since we have talked
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Avatar universal
09/10
Beth = one thing I didn't say - because I am in the middle of this I am way too self-absorbed - how are YOU doing...?!

(RAN OUT OF CHARACTERS TOO!!! XXX)
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Avatar universal
09/10
Dear Beth - thank you so much for taking the time to send me the note = I think the body twitches at night are settling, the biggest problem is the depression and agitation -I just can't pick myself up - and then thinking of all the time wasted is just depressing me more - and the thought that if I just went down to my doctor for a script I could take one and could then achieve something in my day - that is the hardest thing - I am in a bit of physical pain - have been trying to do some stretches for my sciatica - my whole leg is buzzing and the pain in my back is terrible - but I know that the Tramadol did not really help that pain ultimately - it just put my mind in a place where I sort of didn't care - did they disguise depression or have they created it? I just don't know who I am ..x
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09/10
Oh Beth = thank you so much for that  - honestly, I have gone through all my scripts as well to see if I had a repeat I didn't realise I still had (I am in Australia so got prescribed with repeats) - at some point convinced myself I had a script I hadn't filled - I have a few days off work now to do some more reading so will check out your previous posts to read about your journey -today I have received so much kindness - from you and from a friend who I have 'disclosed' to - I feel so humbled and grateful -that is the thing that I am sure will get me through - and I can't possibly thank you enough for being in this journey for me - I hope in some way I can give that back to you - bless you sweetiexx
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Avatar universal
09/10
thanks so much Beth for your kindness - it is the weirdest experience - never know what to expect from one minute to the next - emotions all over the place - burst of energy, then periods of total exhaustion and no apparent brain activity -and pain in my back and joints- and still know that if I found one tablet loose in my handbag I would gladly take it - and convince myself it was just the one and it was 'just to see I feel' in a 'scientific experiment' way -  - am expecting a flood of tears shortly!! they have been sitting behind my eyes all day and now I am home from work - part of the process I guess- people who care and understand make all the difference - You are doing so well!!! did you ever look at your handbag and wonder if one was hiding? xx
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1433412 tn?1283437685
09/10
thanks Beth!  congrats on your almost month! by this weekend you will be there! Yay!!

I am doing ok - good & bad days like everyone else.  Today is the first day I really had much of a craving because I worked out really hard yesterday and I am IN PAIN!!!  It's good pain since it's just muscle soreness but since I'm sore and tired, I'm having a craving.  Luckily I don't have any pills with me (there are a few left at home but I'm at work)..
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1404852 tn?1327118763
09/10
Thank you for everything!

Thanks for the note, great to see your coming along well and getting through the depression. Keep strong and take things one day at a time. You will be very surprised how much better you start feeling over the coming weeks
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1433412 tn?1283437685
09/10
I never realized how unstable my moods were either!  When I was on them I thought that it helped my mood, helped with depression, etc, but I'm realizing that they didn't.  My depression is still coming and going but yesterday (day 3) wasn't nearly as bad.  To be honest with you the worst days were the first two of my taper, the day that I went to one pill and then the first day of 0 ... I think I already feel like I'm seeing the other side!  

My biggest problem now is trying not to pick my life apart in my head too badly while I'm still recovering from this. Even though I'm not as depressed as I have been, I still see myself doing that & I'm trying to tell myself to revisit these thoughts after I've had a couple of weeks to come out of the fog, but it's a hard thing to convince yourself!
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1404852 tn?1327118763
09/10
Thanks for the update, all the things you have mentioned I went through but maybe not to the extent, I tapered off for about a week before hand which I think helped, still after a month I'm struggling with the fatigue, once a week or say I still have an off day where I feel a little pain in my hand and legs, but compared to what it was is 100% better..

Keep up the great work, I've had a week holiday and it was great to get away from home and it helped to clear my mind as well. So I would say if you do get even a few days a get away from home take the chance to..

Any the best.. Keep Strong  
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1433412 tn?1283437685
09/10
Thank you Beth!  I am actually feeling a little better today!!! I honestly feel (even though I almost don't want to say it..) that I may be through the worst!!  My surroundings are not seeming as grey and strange today and even though I'm still feeling fairly emotional, I'm not just completely sad.  Hopefully this keeps up!

How are you feeling?
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1352212 tn?1286841048
09/10
Excellent job Beth, you are doing great. Keep at it, you are on solid ground.
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1433412 tn?1283437685
09/10
Hi Beth!

Thanks so much for your encouragement and congrats on your day 19!  I'm almost through day 1 and I'm still here!  I picked myself up off the sofa & made myself go to the gym and walk on the treadmill which helped tremendously....obviously things still feel pretty grey, but leaving the house & doing something physical around other people (that I refuse to cry in front of :P ) helped.  I'm glad I tapered since the physical symptoms aren't nearly as bad as they could have been.  

I feel bad for my poor boyfriend.  He knows what I'm going through & is completely supportive, but I feel terrible for making him worry about me while I'm going through this.

I appreciate your kind words & your thoughts!!! I'm thinking of you also! You're getting very close to one month!  :)
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370181 tn?1595629445
09/10
Hi Beth.........it's very sweet of you to thank ME for helping you, but the reality is that it's not me or anybody else who should take any of the credit. THAT belongs to YOU and you only! It's your voice and your strength and your will power that kept you from taking any of the ****, so you best take ALL the credit. All we can take credit for is understanding the hell you're going through and the "natural" high you're going to feel when you know you're done with it.
Be extremely proud of yourself. You can do ANYTHING!
Greenlydia  
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1184961 tn?1292574076
09/10
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...You are doing great...keep up the good work...15 days is something to be proud of!!!
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1428199 tn?1295660495
09/10
Thanks for your kind words of encouragement! I hope it does keep getting better! Sounds like your doing great =)
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1331083 tn?1285912354
09/10
You deserve a big bear hug! Thank's for the complament alway's nice to hear someone say something nice now day's.Sound's like ur moving rite along hope everything turn's out well for u!It's a rough world out here and times are hard i thank-god for my husband he drives for wal-mart he flyes to arkansa sep8th to get his truck "custom'' he has been there 23 yr's he will be in the wal-mart magazine and all. So im really proud of him he isone of the hardest working men iv'e ever seen never slow's down he has 3,ooo,ooo miles makes a killing but everything is so high now day's u wouldn't know it child support all that good stuff well i will stop rambling have a great rest of the wk.
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1310716 tn?1287782504
08/10
Just a quick note to say hi! hope your doing good
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1184961 tn?1292574076
08/10
Youre doing great! Keep up the good work. It's not easy but totally worth it!
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1184961 tn?1292574076
08/10
Congrats on the 8 days! you can do this with the help of your God & your supportive friends.!
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Avatar universal
08/10
Thank you so much for your thoughts/prayers. I really felt them last night! God is good and I will get through this! I need to rely on him more! Your a blessing!!!!
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1310716 tn?1287782504
08/10
Just a quick note to say hi! hope your having a good day today
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Avatar universal
08/10
You are well on your way hun. Day 5 is GREAT! The worst of the WD should be done (or nearly) but Im on day...14 I think and I am craving like crazy but I just eat instead (the pills dropped me 20 pounds and I was only 120 to begin with!
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