ok, i read through this whole thing, and still don't understand exactly what u did. Please tell me in detail, down to time of day and what u took to do this with no wd's?
I think this is possibly 2 posts one from the other place cut and pasted then added to? Am I right?
Do u understand what they did?
i am a skim reader and skimmed the post...sounded to me like he tapered and has one pill left and with 1/4 it tomorrow....he followed the revised thomas recipe and thinks the DXM in OTC cough syrup has helped him alot..new one on me...the dxm but can see how it may help...just to wish u luck and i hope u find ur place of well being ...lots of support here..keep posting...dont forget the imodium...liquid is the best for me when i detoxed but not everyone has the runs as bad as i did i dont think...good luck
Hey guys. I'll outline what I did below:
I tapered down to roughly 40mg of oxycontin per day until I had 1 40mg pill remaining. I split it into quarters, and planned on using the quarters when things got too rough. (Only ended up having to do that once).
Anyway. On the first day of withdrawals, I loaded up bigtime on L-Tyrosine. I took about 2500mg with 200mg of Vitimin B-6. You're supposed to take this firt thing in the morning before you eat. I also took a bunch of Potassium Gluconate. This seemed to work fine. Then the second day came.
On the night of day 2, I was having terrible trouble sleeping. RLS, hot and cold sweats, shivering, etc. I took 90mg of dextromethorphan (CVS branded Maximum Strength Flu Relief, basically generic coricidin. Each tablet contains 15mg of the stuff. So I took six.
Let me tell you that it basically numbed the withdrawal effects. My legs stopped cramping and being restless, I could sleep, AND the sweats were gone.
That DXM really lingers, so don't take too much. You'd be impressed with how long it lasts. It's a disassociative (like pot), which seems to work well with opiate withdrawals.
it's official. i'm detoxed. i'll never touch the stuff again. the above recipe of things helped dramatically.
glad it worked for you. just remember that getting clean is the easy part its stayin that way that takes the real work. good luck and keep us posted
I'm glad you're detoxed, but Cathy is so right about staying off? What else have you changed in your life? Did you change the circumstances that got you using in the first place? Can you live your life one day at a time, without chemicals of any kind? Because if you need chemicals to get through the day, then you're at great risk of trading addictions. The receptors in your brain that are used to getting fed opiates will be happy to substitute alcohol or Xanax. They really don't know the difference. Please consider going to NA or AA, and talking to other people who've been where you are today. Or better yet, listen to them. They'll know what they're talking about, I promise. Best of luck to you..........
I started taking the oxy because it was a fun recreational drug, until I realized the withdrawal effects.
I'm not a big drinker, i don't really like benzos much, I think I just got caught up in something I shouldn't have. I won't make that mistake again.
I must admit I was never aware of the severity drug addition had on people's lives. I knew certain drugs were physically addictive, but damn, I've never had anything take such a hold on me before.
Good luck you guys.
Some of your ideas about detoxing sound scary, like drinking dmx medicine and smoking pot. You should really try to go inpatient. all the best
it helped tremendously during the days i was going through the withdrawals. The DXM helped me sleep and it totally got rid of my RLS. The marijuana and the L-Tyrosine helped dramatically with all of the mental stuff. I've been off oxycontin and everything else for around 9 days now. I'm back to 100%, eating right, excersizing, working, etc, and I don't even have the urge to take the stuff again.
I'm currently house sitting and there's a giant bottle of 10mg oxycodone in the bathroom. I smiled when I saw it because I knew that I'm way past where I was two weeks ago.
does anyone know anything about xanax withdraw? the substance abuse community has alot on opiates, but i don't see xanax to much. there's alot in the anxiety community. my issues are with xanax and alcohol. not a drink in one year (thanks to A.A.) great. but i'm still on 1/8mg of valuim and still in great pain. my legs hurt so much. rls in my legs and arms. i feel like i'm trembeling. "electrical" surges of pain in the legs, still after all this time, i don't get it, i hope it's not permanent. i'm going to try that dxm. i have the other supplements too. i have heard something about quinine. my neurologist, well... forget it. the thing is, i have a prescription for percocet 5mg, i got it uped from vicoden. i've had pain killers for over a year now. i seem to be playing the doctors just like i did with the xanax. i tell myself i will stop, but after a week i take more, just like the alcohol. damn, what if some of this leg pain is from the percocet? i really like them. why can't i just be happy without chemicals?
Abby---Sounds like you have an addictive personality from what you have said. Are you off the Xanax completely? If not, please be very careful mixing Xanax, Valium and Percocet, especially with the alcohol. While you may have a hefty tolerance built up...people DO still lose their loves over mixing various meds, ESPECIALLY with alcohol. My advice is to start being honest with yourself, and decide whether you are ready to ditch ALL of these pills and alcohol. If you are....this is a great place to be...you will find excellent advice and support here.
I wanted to reinforce what I just said to abby in regards to the OP's detox program. Just PLEASE remember, for anyone reading this...withdrawals can be so painful that people start looking for ANYTHING that will help ease the suffering, understandably. I'm just super uncomfortable when I read about someone mixing so many different medications, marijuana, alcohol, benzos, etc....let's all remember the medhelp member "Summer" who recently tragically lost her life chasing some much needed sleep by mixing different meds with alcohol. :0( Sadly, it DOES happen.
I'm very supportive of people who decide to end their addictions...I just would hate to hear that something awful happened because the wrong chemicals were combined, you know?
Please stay safe, and I wish you all well.
So yeah, ive been taking the 80's for a couple months now, sometimes 3 or 4 a day. snorting and ingesting. I tried to quit but the withdrawl is some hardcore **** to deal with! I wasnt expecting that, and the only opiates ive taken before was codeine. I just flushed about 75 of them down the toilet cause oxy is garbage and ill never take it again!! I know DXM is derived from morphine, and just took a couple shots of that. This helped me out big time! I feel better already. thanks