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Day 13 of suboxone withdrawals, how much longer?!

I have been on suboxone for two years after being on pain meds for 5 years.  I was on 16 mg/day until 4 months ago when I began weaning off.  14 days ago,  I jumped off cold turkey at 2mg.  I had no withdrawals at all for the first 5 days,  followed by horrible withdrawals despite eating well,  taking many vitamins and supplements, kratom, and occasionally a Lyrica. The main problem is stomach and GI upset, anxiety that feels like I am crawling out of my skin, night sweats, super low energy and depression. Im a single mom and work full time and this is one of the worst I have ever felt. My sub doctor told me I was through the worst,  but everyday seems to be worse. I don't know how much more of this I can handle and wondering if I should just go back on it or am I truly almost through it?!!!
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DO NOT GO BACK ON IT!  You are in the middle...if you don't ever want to go through this again, just keep pushing yourself forwards!  My stomach was messed up (bad) for awhile...but did gradually get better.  Take a good multivitamin, high in magnesium and potassium!  Don't try to take anything for energy (like 5hr energy) b/c that will make you fell worse.  Try to drink those high calorie protein shakes, meal replacement drinks, etc...  I lived in Epsom salt bathes, took 3/4 a day as they DO HELP with the muscle pains your feeling.  Everything you are feeling is temporary...you will not stay like this...keep this in your mind as your pushing yourself through it.  I did try L-Tyrosine (available at GNC) which I found helped with the fogginess in my brain.  I ate bee pollen grannuals (not sure why, but was told it would help), lots of vitamin C.  Lay off the Kratrom and Lyrica as you could pick up a side problem trying to use drugs to get off of drugs.
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I agree with everything Melissa said. Keep pushing! I'm at 5 weeks - I still have fatigue and some stomach issues but that's it and they're tolerable - seriously - it's not that bad anymore - even while working. It will all be worth it in the end! Don't give up!
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