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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
03/09
thanks for the encouragement.  
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738790 tn?1377720994
03/09
Yes!  The energy definitely came back- along with my personality.  I like myself WAY better off the Trams.   I would say that at Day 38 (today) that I am about 50% back to my pre-tram energy level.  I'm almost certain that the anxiety/panic that I am experiencing is from the Xanax taper.  I just look forward to the day when my body has re-connected all the circuits in my brain and is completely drug FREE!  

Thank goodness that all of the studies show that EVERYONE can re-build their bodies to their pre-Tram (and pre-Xanax, for that matter) levels.  HOPE is such a great thing!
Have a terrific day,
kc
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738790 tn?1377720994
03/09
Hi Bodegirl!  Great to hear from ya.  Yes.  Today is Day 38 and I'm plugging along.  Been suffering from some pretty intense anxiety and a bit of depression.  I am trying to taper off my Xanax (for anxiety) and discovered when reducing the dose, anxiety is VERY common.  So yes...I'm still here.  Just having some anxiety, lethargy, apathy, and insomnia.  Typical withdrawal stuff...but it *****!  LOL in spite of myself!

How are you doing?  I think you have made it past the worst of the physcial junk, but hopefully the emotional stuff isn't too bad for you.  Hope all is well with your pregnancy too.  You are definitely a warrior.
Sincerely with hope and love,
KC
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Avatar universal
03/09
Keep reading, keep posting - the shame will start to lift as you take you life back from the addiction!
I know it gets worse before it gets better - but it does get better.
Hang in there
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Avatar universal
03/09
I am also alone in my battle - I am horrified at the things I have done to maintain this addiction.  Just keep in mind - you are not your addiction.  It is a battle you have to fight to get back to who you are.  Share when you can, dump the embarassment on us - my guess more than a few of us can relate.
Glad you found this site
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Avatar universal
03/09
hi, i remember well.  one thing to do while you are awake , yet useless for anything else,  is read the old posts.   i read them over and over and it's very supportive.  lots of ideas about how to cope , esp,  the earlier ones.   post often.
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