Ps. Since I recently saw a post about Neurontin I thought I would add my two cents. I don't take them everyday all day. I only take ONE when the restless legs get too bad which has really been just once in a blue moon maybe a couple days after tapering & hopefully just a couple days after jumping I've never felt like abusing them they don't really have that effect for me personally but they've been extremely helpful with rls - just one (100mg) and thirty minutes later I can sleep. I've taken less than 10 thru out the last year of tapering.
Well girl....a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS is in order for you!!! I have followed you thru your tapers and your plan to jump and think you have done a fabulous job! As I read this post, the very FIRST thing I thought of was to GET RID of ANY sub you have left I may be misunderstanding you, but it "reads" like you do still have some where you could get to it.??. You don't need a "safety net" if you plan to STAY clean. Right?
As far as the fatigue, the one thing I didn't see mentioned was "some" form of exercise every day. Even if it's just a short walk or getting up and doing one small task each day (even if you're tired from work), it will help you speed the fatigue stage along.
I personally am a huge proponent of gabapentin (Neurontin). It truly helps not only with RLS but also sleep as you mentioned. The pharmacy paperwork that comes with gabapentin does not have any warning to addicts but Lyrica does! Your body can become "dependent" on gabapentin, but not addicted and it also helps with nerve pain for many people (myself included).
I think it was "wisdom" on your part for getting thru the tax season before you chose to jump. And your taper DID help you with this final phase, imo.
My only other comment (haha, I rarely type "short" comments) would be to get some type of emotional, mental and spiritual support for yourself now. Whether it be one-on-one or group support with others that have walked in your shoes. Lots of choices for any recovering addict.
Your fortune cookie definitely added a "fun" moment for you. Hope the food was good too!!
Keep it going girl.....you truly are doing GREAT!!!!
I'm not all "AA" but take it one day at a time. Everyday clean is a miracle, it really is....
Day 7 - as some symptoms subside others progress - less sneezing, yawning and chills but more aching (especially legs). Interesting progression... I just keep reminding myself - all this is my body healing even though it feels like it's suffering. One day at a time.
Day 9 - achy, headache and some stomach issues. Sleeping ok just hard to fall asleep. Looking forward to having this behind me but still taking one day at a time. Thank goodness for 5 day work weeks again!
And Propping my legs up on a box under my desk to stretch them is providing some relief - it's the little things lol
Made it to the weekend! Yay! Took my dog for a walk around the block and decided I'm in the worst shape of my life! Hopefully a little daily exercise will help us both! Doing pretty good still a little achy and unmotivated also feeling a little more needy/ emotional but again, nothing worse than some of those tapers! Just keep swimming!
Day 14 - less achy. Biggest issue is stomach problems - not like I expected... different... very bloated - like crazy even if I eat the smallest thing. Anyone have experience/advice with this???
Since all the posts with spam are at the top of this "community" thought I'd add an update - a full 16 days since my last dose. Wahoo!
Also how long did it take u to get to .125?
3 weeks - feeling better!
well most symptoms have subsided but I think with my anxiety down the fatigue has taken full control. I can barely hold my eyes open at work. must get healthier...
Over 6 weeks now :-)
Worked out the last 3 days - seems to make me feel better (except for being sore as heck). I'm really hoping to trade one addiction for another lol but exercise will take much more effort to get addicted to!!! If I can stick to it though I think it will be a great way to increase energy and lose this weight I've gained. Seems to be helping my stomach issues too - doing a circuit workout with cardio, strength and abs just 30 minutes.
The night after my last post i got a call that a close relative died in a car wreck just days before his 20th bday so i had to go out of town for a bit. Needless to say it was a depressing few weeks. I never felt like using, just really bummed. This week I started exercising again and it REALLY does make me feel better in so many ways - just got to stick to it. I will be 10 wks clean this Tues.! Praise God!
well... that post was in April........How does sobriety feel?? got down to .125 and it worked...... that did it. that is the key........ congratulations........
Just wanted to drop in and give an update - almost 6 months now no subs or other drugs! Wahooo no desire to go back.
Now trying to get off the nicotine! Lol
19 months sober!!! If you're reading this searching for help, you can do this!
You wear your recovery well.
I am very proud of you and very happy for you.
Keep on keepin on!!
I just want to say, awesome! I am so happy for you and find inspiration from posts like this. It can be such a struggle and hard and I love to see people win the day! This really touches me to hear of success stories like this!