Not withdrawal no.... just major depression (no fun doing things I normally love) and overall weakness/total lack of motivation... holding on to hope I'll get better.
Accepting this crap has helped me... I log my thoughts (bad and good) here and try to "leave them here" if that makes sense. This experience is probably this first in my life I've learned I can't control. It's here. I'm working the problem. What else can we do?!? Use? Not an option today. It's really more simple than my addict brain can make it.
After 70 some days I've come up with only one constant, irrefutable fact: It sucks.
Hi, you're not having PAWS, btw, this is just straight up withdrawl. The older you are, the harder it is, too. And subs are SO much harder than hydrocodone.
Even though it feels impossible, get some exercise. Get those endorphins back. And hang in there. Hope you are in aftercare,too.
Hi Landbray. Congrats on 126 days I know it must not feel like it but it is a Big thing! I take it you have been to the Dr. as you know you have low pancreatic enzymes. Do you take a Probiotic? I ask this because my rejection drugs were causing some of these symptoms and when I added a good Probiotic it helped! I also drink a Protein drink everyday from Costco. Premier Protein It has a lot of vitamins in them plus 30% Protein It may help to build Health. 9 yrs is a Long time for sub I pray someone comes along that has support and advice. I know from Dialysis I was nor able to eat the foods my digestive track needed so when I received the Transplant my belly and everything below that went to hell. I"m slowly getting back to normal but it has been a ride finding the right foods that do not cause me to suffer I have also noticed riding my bike helps tremendously to work things out. I was speaking to a member here he is coming off Methadone. He said his coach told him 6 months to feel well I have also read this in the forum many times. 9yrs is a long time so I pray it is still your body adjusting! Be good to yourself and Congrats again! lesa
Im reading that many really start feeling better at 4 months... seems to be a common theme. Dr. Phil had a addictions doctor on today (yea I was bored) and he was saying all the stuff we read here... brain chemistry changing w opiates, etc. Good to see some acknowledgement of our problems/challenges...
I was on suboxone for 10+ years. Went to inpatient rebhab to come off. That was Dec 1, 2016. I came off within 2 days with phenobarb. If I would've known it was that easy would have done it years ago. I've had no cravings or lasting withdrawal. Guess I'm one of the lucky ones.
Glad you are doing well. Sorry you had to go through something like that . What did you mean by lead suit syndrome? I am not sure what you met. I know I am wanting to get better , faster. But not happening. Have to be more patient. Thank you for your kind words.
Does this,mean I still have P.A.W S. To yet go through? I know I should exercise but working all day wipes me out. Today I am so nauseous and *****. But I put a peppermint lozenges in my mouth so I am at my desk. Barely. Found a Dr on U tube he left his phone number so I called this morning. No response yet. I do know the age factors into allot of this. Just thought I'd be better by now. Thanks
Yes it does. & my sub counselor swore no p.a.w.s. What a joke that is. Are you still having withdrawal ? I am hoping for an end soon.