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My boyfriend and I are in our 2nd day of detox from roxy's. I have struggled with opiate addiction for years and can handle the withdrawal symptons a little better than he can. I came off a really bad herion addiction cold turkey. Thought at the time I was going to die but here I am. Tried finding suboxen and can't and methdone is out of the question. I went to methadone clinic and that's just another vicious cycle. Is there any natural ways to make the DT's a little more bearable? Years ago people said chocalate helps but to me it really doesn't. We're both having different symptons. I'm cold and he's hot. He has a stomach ache and I don't. It's more for him than anything. We had weaned down tremendously before we decided to detox. We went from 4-5 a day by injecting them to 1 a day. We really don't want to take Xanax or something else because we don't want to replace one thing for another.
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It's great to hear your both doing this and congrats on 2 days now. You know what your in for and it *****, so make sure this is the last time you have to go through this. If you look in the top right  there are health pages with the thomas recipe which can help with w/d's. Have you ever had any type of aftercare, meetings, counsellor, etc?. Stick around, a lot of help and support here.
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congrats on day two, i'm on day 13 and i don't even remember days 1-5!  so stick in there and things will get better!!!!  exercise when you can, just a walk will do wonders, lots of hot showers.  the amino acids seemed to really help me (thomas recipe)  and most of all a POSITIVE attitude to get off this **** and on to a better life!!
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Yes, I have actually been through numerous rehabs and detox's. Been to meetings and everything. He really hasn't been through that. We plan on going to meetings in the near future as soon as we get through the withdrawal symptom's. We both feel a little to crappy to even leave the house. This site is awesome. I read a lot of stuff on here and your right about the support. Thank you for yours.
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  First off let me say congrats on the 2 days.Im just about at 2 1/2 myself(different DOC)but nevertheless still going through this ****.HOT HOT showers followed by HOT HOT(HOT as you can stand)soak w/ebson salt has helped me tremendously w/aches and monkey on my back feelings,AmodiumAD for the stomach cramps and "bathroom disasters".My fiance picked me up some multi vitamins high in aminos last night and ive gotta say I feel a little better today.This is my third time goin cold turkey and the longest i've made it yet.I honestly beleive this site is makeing the difference.(*thank you guys again).Also banannas have been I think helping alil w/cramps..OH stay clear of orange juice VIT C good OJ bad  "bathroom disaster".I wish you both the luck i've been having,and WE WILL get through this.Hit me up if you need anything...GOOD LUCK!
                                              
                                                                             Jason
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Thank you. Now that i've been up for awhile i'm starting to hurt. Thanks for the advice on OJ. Was thinking about having a cup till you said something. We're trying to support each other through this. This is his first time withdrawing. He's ready to say let's get some pills. I remember my first time. The mental aspect of it is horrible. It's so much easier to give up when you feel like this. I'm trying to be strong for both of us. The only reason he wants to give up is because he does feel horrible. I appreciate any feedback whatsoever.
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Try Advil liquid gels for the pain,I've been taking 4=800mg its like ibprofen 800,But im no DR. It seems you know what to expect, that does help a lil.. a very lil.As much as I hate to admit it women seem to have more control in situations like this.He on the other hand...sounds like alot like me my first two times tryin.Dude if your reading this think of it this way its HELL right now,but your halfway through the worst part.Think about the last two days. do you wanna go through that again? I know I sure as hell dont.I have put myself through this three damn times now,and until now have not made it a far as you two.PLEASE hang in there.A couple more days of the rest of your lives...Count hours instead of days just make it till the next hour.Thats what i've been doing and those hours have turned into 2 1/2 days now..You two can do this you have each other,some ppl only have themselves...I couldnt imagine going this alone...Hang in there guys keep us posted good or bad.
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Hey thanks. Was able to get some sleep. I'm trying the Thomas recipe to see how well it helps. He's feeling way worse than me. I've been through this alone a few times and it's so hard to go it alone. I've been told that two people cannot get clean together. I think everyone is different. I picked up some valium and some vitamins with amino's in them. Of course we're both going through symptons but he's worse than I am. This is his first time going through this. We've almost got day 2 licked. I'm prepared for day 3. This is almost over. I'm just trying to stay positive. Everyone that has written back has been a great help. I thank all of you so much.
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Good to see ya still pushing.You guys ARE going to do this.I just passed the 73hr mark it seems to be lightening a very lil right now,But we'll see tonite.Try to get him in a HOT *** shower or tub.dont underestimate these HOT showers.I just got out of like my fifth today. they help so much.Whats his main symptom right now?KEEP on pushing you guys are SO close..Good luck and i'll be pushing for you guys.WE are all gonna get through this HELL..hang in there
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His main sympton right now is the cold sweats. We actually had to sleep in seperate beds last night because he was all over the place. I did manage to get him in the tub for a hot soak and we said it really helped. I gave him a valium and now he's laying down. I actually feel ok. Like I said i've been through this before so I know what to expect. I even had a friend call and offer to buy me 2 roxy's if I helped him and I turned in him down. Also told him never to call me again. We had weaned down a lot before we decided to quit so I know it could've been way worst. Plus my sister called me today and confessed she's been doing them too. It's so heartbreaking watching him go through this and i'm trying to be as strong as I can. Now I have my sister on them. This has turned out so horrible. Addiction is such a demon. I assure him all the time that there is light at the end of the tunnel. I figured at least by Sunday we'll both by over the worst of it. It's nice to have this site with people who know exactly what we're goign through.
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I've just woke up, and was ssooo happy to see you two still pushin.Im at just over 84 hrs now.Let me tell you,I feel ssooo much better this morning(like I can almost function).Not 100% yet(but I think I can see that "light").You two arent that far behind me.*wishes I could reach back and pull everyone up w/me..Sorry to hear about your sister that does stink,but for now keep your focus on you and that man(I assume) you love.Then the two of you can help your sis.This SO can be done.I know its hard to grasp right now.Thats great you turned your friend down.One more move in the RIGHT direction.I dont think I would have that willpower. Even right now.KUDOS..PLEASE hang in there hour by hour,it DOES get easier.HOT showers HOT showers HOT showers you can not take too many,make sure you get those vitimans down also.IM not "fixed"yet,but reading and posting these things really makes me feel better though.If you have time you should try also.Have you guys eaten anything?Bananas help,and are easy on the bowels..Hang in there guys If I can do this **** i feel like anyone can...Just get to that next hour..It goes alot faster than you think.....STILL pullin HARD for you two...keep it up...

                                                                                         Jason
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So we survived the night. We both took valiums and slept fairly well. I only woke up twice and I think he slept all the way through. We both took hot baths already this morning. They really seem to help. We've also managed to eat a little bit. Not much though because it comes right back up at times. I know today and tomorrow are the worst so i'm prepared. We're both trying not to look at the clock too much. My sister is coming over today so I can try to talk to her. She's not doing to well and i'm concerned about her and trying to take care of us. It's so heartbreaking watching the ones you love go through this. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. I just keep thinking how great i'll feel when this is all over. I keep telling my boyfriend that too. He tells me that's the one thing that has kept him going. I promised him that this won't last forever even though it feels that way. Thanks for all your help. I'm actually going to try and go to a meeting tonight if I feel up to it.
753324 tn?1457819192
AAHH sleep isnt so great.. I got my first FULL night last night it felt so good to wake up.Try the ebson salt in the baths,it seems to ease the aches a lil longer.And the amodium helped a lil w keeping food down,but I found the best thing for me so far has been bananas they sit real well in your stomach..and hey potasium..I hate bananas..lol..I dont know why I didnt think of this earlier but...heating blanket..I cranked mine up this morning and havent unwrapped it since.Really good for chills i.e cold feet and restless legs..Mine has an auto cut off when it gets too hot...DAMNIT..lol..I told my fiance those same words last night(I wouldnt wish this on my worst enemy)..It really does suck but we are almost past the worst of it.SOOO damn close.Good luck w sis and you two hang in there.You seem like you are a very strong women,And doin an awsome job gettin you two through this.Hope you feel up to that  meeting.Im gonna try here in the next day or so...still a lil weak.Keep it goin guys..

                                                         Jason
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Been doing good. Been sleeping a lot and that's why I haven't been on. Valiums really help. I think we're over the worst of it. I'm still getting the chills/sweats. I just see more of the light down the dark tunnel. Tomorrow is day 5 for us and can't wait. I'll check back in the morning. Still a little groggy right now. Jason I hope you're feeling better too. Stay strong.
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