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First week

I am READY for my week of NO norcos since people responded to my last post-lots of good feedback and encouragement... Im out, and normally would plan to fake a headache at the doctor to get me through til i can get more...i plan to focus on my students this week, drink lots of fluids, take imodium and think of something nice to buy with the $$ i would have otherwise spent. The only thing that worries me is how to go to a meeting... Never been..
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It is so good to see you out here I was so hoping you would be back !! Getting free of the opiates, Food taste good again we can smell it ! The sky takes on a vibrant blues all of Nature becomes Vibrant ! We can Feel again we Laugh real laughter !! It is Wonderful being free..  Getting to meetings is easy They are all over the place at all times just google what one you want AA NA Addiction specialist. Many options, Even counseling is a good option as it is good to get to the root cause of our addictions.. but for now you are getting clean ! Hot showers many times a day our when you can a soak in Epson salt will be good.. stay active. sleep will elude you for awhile so maybe a good time to catch up on school work.. You also may get emotional This is ok cry if you need too Your emotions have been damned up for awhile and they will all come pouring fourth It will pass.. You can do this Keep a positive attitude and keep busy eat and drink fluids.. Congrats on day 1 !! lesa
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Thank you for the encouragement-i plan to go to the health store for stuff from the thomas recipe... Or call my dr for an anti-depressant to help with loss of energy-i cannot be lathargic at work...im scared it will make me relapse.. What do u think?
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hi david , today is also my first day , im fighting methadone. i wish the both of us the best luck,
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Ughhh. Do you have chills? Advil isnt doing it for me. It is hard explaining to my students/coworkers why i will have 2layers of clothing on this week. What are u experiencing now?
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Hi Davidmel.. Many have used a antidepressant following detox It takes a few weeks to begin to work but many have used them for the depression. the only thing that helps with being lethargic is forcing yourself to move, that I  know of..
Eating clean, veggies, fruit, protein will help as will a good multi vitamin.. OJ if you can tolerate it. keep reading as you can pick up a lot of tips on wd here.. lesa
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Thank u! This site has been therapeutic
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david i do not, i was taking a long acting opiate , my wds havent even kicked in yet, im sure tomorrow, or the next few days will be hell for me. ive accepted my fate, although its hard at the moment because im feeling ok, after not taking it for 24 hours, i just ran got me some fish oils, potassium, some valerian root , to calm my nerves. my doctor gave me clondine for bp, which i havent started taking yet, and ive been taking a multi vitamin for about 2 months to prepare for my detox. keep me posted on your progress, your wds should be thru the worst part from what i read in a few days, mine dont kick in really till bout 7 to 10 ....i did taper myself down to 7.5mgs. but there is always a negative side to taking something for so long.  GOD SPEED
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i was given paxil by my doctor, i havent started taking it yet, being iw as thrown off of my methadone so fast. my therapist recomend not taking it till i got thru the worst part, do you feel i should start now
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Hi Soulscapex.. Did your Dr. give you a reason not to take it now. I would think with the duration of methadone detox you would want to get that on board as soon as possible as it takes a few weeks to work.. I would never go against what your Dr. said but it is up to you how you want to handle this. Hopefully someone will come along with more knowledge then I have.. lesa
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Vibrid has worked for me in the past... I felt energy almost immediately, although i am doing the Thomas recipe now... Ltyrosene has been good before also.. If u take enough..
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