Look, us addicts are excellent clock-watchers. So I spent the first parts of my 200mg/day Oxycontin cold turkey WD taking the OTC remedies and supplements while watching the clock just waiting for something to take the misery away. Sure, I had read the advice to keep busy. I tried watching TV, but I couldn't focus on anything.
Late in day 2, I finally decided to take a hot bath. I had read to do it, but I thought I felt too awful. SERIOUSLY. Do it!!!!
Better yet, live in that tub. I even slept in it. (Please, don't drown!)
Make sure you don't have a clock in the bathroom. Otherwise, you'll clockwatch in there. Also, bring your ipod, phone or whatever and play the Playlist that you always play in the car when you're in a great mood...the songs that make you sing...or even better, songs that put you back in a great place in your life when you had great times before the addiction. Listen to music in the tub.
Even though I couldn't focus on movies or tv, the music/memories I could. Do this in the tub for hours. The aches go away, and your mind is better occupied.