Hey there ....you new?.... Welcome if you are. .......and might I say you are just a ball of energy! ......check out the link at bottom of page for the Thomas recipe.....it gives you a slew of supplements to try if you wish, some may help you. I'd stay away from the benzos though,no sense trading one monkey for another......
All the twitching and jerking are part of the restless leg syndrome ..even your eyes,...you are probably really over tired! Awww yes, to sleep, per chance to dream....I hope you're lucky and not like the rest of us, sleep be but a memory! Lol, well for awhile anyway. Best to try your damnedest to tire yourself completely out by the end of the day for a better chance at those 50 winks.
Lots of exercise, move, move, then just for the h3ll of it go for a run! Physical exhaustion is your friend. The dreams are normal and will be for a bit too.
Peppermint and ginger teas are good as they have no caffeine and will help with tummy troubles. oh ya, try and stay sway from caffeine for awhile...you don't need that while you already be bouncing off the walls.
Aftercare.....AA, NA...personal therapy...you will hear many sing the praises of aftercare of some sort.....this is KEY!...!!! I will leave this to others that come by to support you...I have no advice specific...I'm a shut in...hahahahahaha, well kinda!.......aftercare ..uber important!
I look forward to watching your success but you may want to be more specific on your backstory so others can be more specific with helpful information.
Peace and hugs out
You can do this.....(I can tell)
Hi and welcome to our MH Family here. I have a few more suggestions that helped me when I was going CT:
Epsom Salts (take as many hot baths as you need with it...will help draw out the toxins
Hylands Restless Leg Tables (I found mine at a CVS Pharmacy)
Cal-Mag-Zinc 3 in one (Walmart will be cheapest at about $6 for a big bottle (3 to 4 in the evening to help with the legs)
A good Multi-Vitamin
B-12 (if at all possible a scrip from your doctor for a 10 dose vial along with syringes....this will help immensely with energy---wait until at least Day 4 to start)
Immodium (an absolute must)
Something for anxiety and sleep. Valerian, Melatonin...or go to your local GNC and see what they have
Chocolate (to satisfy the pleasure center of the brain a wee bit)
Light foods....bananas, broth soups, stay away from caffeine and too much sugar
When I detoxed I had some Parafon Forte muscle relaxers which helped quite a bit
Ifyou can....and you have an m.d....as for a prescription of Clonidine which is used for a multitude of things including high blood pressure but it really also helps with cravings and tones the withdrawal symptoms down
You need to be patient, like myself, you've had years of changing your brain chemistry. Now your brain has to reprogram itself and that takes time. A lot of the symptoms will taper off....then you will fight exhaustion...that's when the B12 will be helpful.
In the meantime...post as often as you would like so we can support you, read the posts that others are doing (it helps to know others are going thru the exact same thing) and once through the worst of it start thinking of some good aftercare because addiction is a We thing not a Me thing. The addicts that successfully stay clean are the ones that are active in their aftercare.
Take care of yourself....just try to keep busy and keep telling yourself that you have a really lousy flu!
Thank you for your comment. I will for sure be posting some more of my back story. I guess this was just more of a vent session then a question!! Thanks for all the advice I will look up the link you provided and see if it's for me! Thanks again!
P.S. Stay hydrated. This is very important. Water, Gatorade, Boost....Life Water with electrolytes. If you get dehydrated your WD symptoms will be much, much worse!!
Thank you for all of your wonderful advice!
Hi....well you sound like your ready to get off the crasy train and with some support you can this type of support that works will be comming from a addict who is clean now although your family will help you and it is good for them to be on board you never seam to get that ''deer in the headlight stare'' from telling them just know this the drugs are not the problem it is a outward sigh of what most of us know as addiction you can get clean but your brain will still think like a addict.. for me I tried several types of aftercare but I did not see growth until I hit the rooms of N/A it is a great program and you will be welcome with a hug and at the meetings you can tell other addicts what your going threw and they will understand your also the most imporant person at the meeting because you cant keep it unless you give it away there there to support each other the only way to do this wrong is trying to do it alone google N/A meeting in your area it will help you over come the ''mind screw'' we will help you here to detox so be ready to feel like s hit for awhile but you can do the detox at home with our support...Gnarly
Hi and welcome! Try and stay away from caffeine as much as you can right now. Sleep will be hard to come by for a bit along with energy. Lots of us watched lots of movies during this time. If you are tossing and turning in bed just get up cuz if you are like me you end up frustrated. The sleep will come back. You are doing something really good for yourself so keep it going~
Hi and welcome! I'm glad you found us and decided to reach out for support. Hang around and keep posting, we can help you get through this. You have been given some great advice above, so I won't repeat it. You seem to have a really good attitude and sense of humor. That will get you far, and make things a bit easier. Laughter is truly the best medicine. Stay strong and focused. You should start to feel better soon. All the best!