I’m really happy for you and I think part of the reason it may be easier this time is you’ve finally made the decision to be done with that life. I’m sure that cutting back didn’t hurt but I know that when I finally made up my mind that I was done…that I was going one day at a time and kick my habit it was so much different than the times before. You can do it! I did!
That's part of the addiction we tried doing it in silence because we don't want anyone to know., There's no shame in being addicted it's a disease and you shouldn't have to suffer in silence I would recommend getting on Suboxone or Subutex as that's quite the habit and I had a hydrocodone have it too and Suboxone was made for painkiller addiction originally it's only just become a heroin treatment in the last you know 10 years or so. I started on it when I was in my early twenties in 2008 and every time I went off it I relapsed. Yeah starting it and doing it in silence is part of the addiction but you can break free from it getting support on here is the first start. Sorry if I answered so late I just joined here best of luck to you you can do this
Hi SaltygirlFla, I read your post a few days ago and I wanted to reach out but I thought my particular situation may be too perplexing to you, as I am using Dr. prescribed oxycodone "for the purposes of getting off Suboxone" for 12 days. However I thought we are both in the same fight. I am on day 10 and this Tues switching to Tylenol #3 for a week... I could not emotionally or physically endure the length of time required, with several episodes of w/d's symptoms along the way. Each taper is tiny but painful. . So an alternative way was to try a short acting opiate for 2-3 weeks. So far so good..
I have thought of you, and I was so happy to hear you felt so good after a run.. That is the key I believe, to a good recovery.. Our brains are so depleted of making our own "feel good" endorphins, after using opiates, and it takes a while for the brain to recover... Cardio for 30 mins maintaining a high rate, causes a significant production of endorphins, and after every work out I feel so much better. I have gone swimming 8 of 9 days off Suboxone.. I go first thing in the morning and it sets up my day to be better than if I didn't. I go into the pool feeling shaky and come out feeling stronger.
I am so sorry for the loss you have suffered, and I know how grief can make you want to hide. But real life is so much better. Like Ben727 said He now values and treasures waking up fresh each morning. No better feeling .. especially for us addicts who know the other feeling when we wake up.
I'm sending out good thoughts to you... you can do this and I can do this... Have a good day! :)
I’m doing it and taking it hour by hour instead of day by day .
I believe every hour that passes I’m getting better.
I feel like I’ve got the end of a bad flu . The thought of taking a
Shower scares me . I don’t want to feel chills anymore.
Music sounds better, especially loud hard rock .
Yesterday I heard American Girl by Tom Petty and rocked out .
I guess music being mainly about passion and emotions Resonates with me.
Because of flu season it's been easy to pass .
I’m doing this thing .
And never doing it again.