Hi so sorry that you aren't feeling well. How long were you on it and at what dose. What type of symptoms are your experiencing ?
The withdrawl can last awhile.
Thanks for your reply ................ I took 50-75 mgs twice a day for just under two weeks ............ I know it doesn't sound like much. I am having horrible headaches and nausea, weakness, sweating, irritability and mad depression. And it came on me like a light switch had been flipped. I have a history of lumbar spinal fusion surgery, which has left me with chronic sacroiliac pain, for which I take hydrocodone as directed by my doctors, and that is all I take for it, except for some motrin and occasional extra tylenol. My doctor as suggesting neurontin or lyrica, so I tried it for a shirt while but it did not make any difference in my pain, plus it made me feel spacy and sleepy all the time. So I stopped taking it, and now all this. I am so miserable, I actually felt better last week than I do now.
I have bene through other types of withdrawals in the past, when I TrIed to stop taking the hydrocodone purely for health reasons . I just didn't want to be on all these meds............ but now I Feel like I am trapped.
My situation is complicated by the fact that I have no health insurance, therefore everything I do has to be paid in cash, so my options are very limited. Do you know of any things I could try to make this process less severe ? I am so angry, that this has happened to me. I have been researching a bit, and it is a very nasty drug.
Thanks again ..........
just two weeks? that's good. are you sure you aren't having w/d from the hydros also? how much hydro do you take? have you changed your dosage of it lately?
treat your symptoms. make sure you stay hydrated and are getting enough nourishment. immodium helps with withdrawal symptoms. hot Epsom salt baths helps force magnesium into your muscles. the weakness is probably from being dehydrated and not eating enough.
keep pushing forward.
keep the faith,
Thank you Debbie, I don't know where I'd be without faith ........ but I am robbed of myself. So even the usual things that make me feel better and safe aren't there for me now ........... I just can't access them, my mind is so smushed up. It is important to note that I also stopped taking cymbalta around the same time .......... I had some celexa around, so I took those for about 5-6 days after my last cymbalta dose, then I have just been without antidepressants also. I know they were not helping me, especially with my pain, so I stopped them, with the celexa 'taper' ............. these drugs really hijack the brain. And I want mine back. I believe I could be having wd symptoms from both drugs simultaneously. I take 30 mg hydrocodone daily, on a schedule, so I don't think I am having hydro wds. I have been through that before, and I don't think that is what this is at all .............. this is much worse. The longevity of it is horrifying ............. I Felt better 2 weeks ago than I Do now. Thank you for your input, I have been drinking lots of water, seems like I am kinda craving it, so that can't be hurting anything.
Many Blessings to you,
oh Cat, I would be more prone to believe that the w/d's are from the Cymbalta instead of the lyrica. did you taper the Cymbalta?
is it possible for you to exercise to increase endorphin production?
have you been on AD meds for awhile? you brain needs to start producing serotonin, dopamine and endrophins again on its own. exercise helps with this.
have you been working through the w/d's? it is best to keep yourself busy and to get out of the house.
have you tried any natural remedy's for depression?
14-18 days you'll see improvement 60 days you'll be your old self again. Those hydros though highly addictive I was taken 15-18 of those a day for a 1 1/2 half and the withdrawls from that sucked this is a little worse but it's because your withdrawing from more than one drug!