The people here including myself have sucessfully detoxed and are clean from opiates. I was at 5-7 VIC ES plus Soma daily for almost 2 years.... Theres no better to talk to than people that been through it.
Your amounts are considered fairly low so the good news is your detox is almost over. day 6 ish you begin to get natural energy back progessively getting better daily. You may get hit with mild depression or emotions will run rampant since they were supressed or medicated before.
Sounds like you're active so thats a huge plus, sunlight and exercise at your stage will speed things up.
Stomach for me was the last to get normal.....
All withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person. But it sounds like you have some. Mostly they feel like a flu or a bug...and sleep isn't easy when you stop.those pills. Withdrawals generally last 4-7 days. And if your on day 4. It's almost over. Except Tue sleep part. That will take some time. Some sleep in a few days. Others it may take a more. The best relish for sleep in my opinion is melatonin. You can pick that up over the counter at any pharmacy or Wal-Mart targets or health store.
Sorry that your having to deal with this. It should get better faster tho. You aren't on a big dose. So i. Should get beter every day.
For the low dose your on, you know the symptoms, you just listed them. Sleep is the number one complaint no matter how much you take. The flu is the best way to describe it, with diarrhea to boot. You should start feeling better pretty soon. Symptoms and opinions vary because every body is different. Most people benefit from vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and a protein drink, because food is hard to get down. The Thomas Recipe at the bottom right of this page is a good source. Your body needs time to heal, but acute symptoms will fade within a couple of days(opinion again). I'm glad you are stopping before it got real bad. Hope this helps.
Ditto what's been said above. No one is exactly the same relative to the symptoms or the duration, but after reading your post what you're experiencing is pretty much the norm. The tricky question is - when will you get back to feeling OK, and being motivated to do stuff.
You should start feeling OK (not normal, just OK) at about two weeks off the meds. Part of getting there is the mental side of recovery - your mind and body have become used to getting the meds, so they are still waiting. You were in a routine - taking pills at certain times of the day - and, like I said, your mind and body are waiting.
You should start feeling really normal in about four to six weeks. Energy will return in spurts; eat healthy and get some exercise and that will help things along.
I took hydrocodone for five years....usually three a day, sometimes four, and very rarely five. So, like you, I didn't use as many as some people, but I still had withdrawal when I quit them. I felt lousy, didn't sleep for two nights in a row, no energy, couldn't hold my feet still at night....I guess that is like restless leg syndrome (RLS). I only had one bout of diarrhea. I drank water constantly....all day and night. I ate light meals, took vitamins, and made myself get up and move around, even when I didn't feel like it. I had zero energy for quite some time. In fact, just over a month in, I am just now getting energy back and I have no longer any desire to take a pill. While I was detoxing, I kept thinking....if only I could take one....I would feel so much better....but I didn't. Like Weaver said, be glad (I know I am) that you stopped before it got worse.
Another thing I did was read this forum every day. It helped keep me focused on how much worse this could have been. The people here are absolutely amazing. Someone is almost always here any time day or night if you need someone to talk to.
Thank you all so much. At least there's hope at the end of the tunnel. One of the good things about the past 4 days is not having any of the stuff around the house. And with my anxiety and panic disorder I know I could never "buy if off the streets". Just don't have the nerve to do something like that.
Anyway, today hasn't been too bad. Mostly just fatigued and sort of depressed. But now that I know to expect times like that it mkaes it easier to deal with it.
And knowing there's always someone hanging around here to talk to makes it even easier.