Abbysue....it will help all of us following your journey if you can stick with one thread. I just posted to you on your other thread from yesterday.
The lethargy and lack of energy is one of the last symptoms to improve for most of us. It is COMMON so don't freak out, ok? As far as the losing weight, it is super important to get some protein and amino acids into you. Protein feeds our brains and helps greatly during withdrawals. If you can't eat much, adding a protein drink to your day will help a lot.
Also, a great way to get all the nutrients you need as well as electrolytes is using Emergen-C packets. They are full of vitamins and minerals and antioxidants and are absorbed better because they are liquid. Lots of flavors to choose from.
Just remember, all these symptoms will pass....just not as fast as you are expecting them too.
I will give you my experience coming off the hard stuff like subs and oxys. Energy was HUGE for me...as we know those devils make us much more energetic. It didn't require any work or thought we just WENT! That is not natural energy it was simply artificial. That being said we all took these pills for our own personal reasons. Some of us started for pain and led into energy, lifting depression, and some even think they can play sports/instruments/write/sing the whole 9 yards better. That stuff fades out once the dependence kicks in. Ok so back to the subject at hand.
Sleep and Energy were my 2 biggest questions coming off the high doses of crap. I'm gonna say it varies person to person but i'm just gonna tell you what happeend to me.
1st of all the more i sat around feeling bad the more i felt bad. So that being said you are going to have to get up and get out even for a 5 minute walk just please try not to lay there and think so much. Get out of you head. Ok easier said than done, right? You know the whole "it takes 21 days to break a habit, start a habit deal?" Well thats when i started to get good spurts of energy back was right about the 21 day mark. Remember something it won't be like what you think but it will be far more rewarding. Hope this helps and i will say good ole' fashioned Vitamin D (Aka The Sun) and tons of Vitamin C and ICE COLD WATER with as much protein as you can stomache will lift your spirits. Try talking with someone on the phone just try anything to get up and get motivated! Rememebr like the poster above said "this too shall pass" but don't wait for it go out and make it happen!
YOU"RE WORTH IT!
You have been given excellent advice from the above posters. I know this is tough but this part is only temporary. Your body and mind are trying to heal themselves as they have been abused. Our internal organs take a huge hit and it takes some time for them to heal. Each passing day you are getting better so keep hanging on. Find a support system and get going with that. You can do it~
AbbySue, I just wanted to echo what the previous posters have stated and reiterate how important it is to try your best to have patience with yourself during this recovery process. I know it CAN be frustrating at times! You are only two weeks in, which is still pretty early in the process. All of us have a unique biochemistry, and it can take time to fully heal. Some days it can feel like you take 3 steps forward, and then 2 steps backward. But things WILL continue to get better as time goes on. All of the other posters have given you great advice as well. Hang in there!
Hi Abbysue, is your BP etc stable now?
I think with your medical history you need to see your doctor.