the WD is different for each of us so to tell you what YOU will expect could be way off some of us get a pass and feel nothing but the majority feel like the flu for the first week or so with low energy but with vitamins and fluids you can beat it now it wont be easy by no means but totally doable at work or at home but being as you will jump on Friday just prepare yourself and try to rest and deal with the WD over the weekend best wishes.
Try not to fear the wd's as this is our bodies way of getting rid of the toxins. Keep yourself hydrated also. You said you have been thru this before so this isnt your first rodeo. Have you thought about some form of aftercare? Using is only a symptom of what is going on.
Hi & Welcome to our Community.
I agree with the above about that Aftercare, that one is a Plus.
It has been over 3 yrs since I had that sleep issue, but back then I would take my Magnesium, Potsium, Cal and Ds together at night. This would help in relaxing the muscles as well. To this day I still take this product called Relxa-Mag & Muscle-Mag that I order from Wellness Resources. I also can add the D-3 to it and I sleep like a Baby (most of the time). I also had the Melatonin. I have seen lots of sleeping info go around here, but as you know the Sleep thing will have to work it's way back too.
These types of meds really Whack out our Brain Chems and this is the part that takes time to adjust back after we remove these. Also, get some Epson salt for Baths. The salt has Magnesium in it and this helps draw more toxins out and relaxes you. You can get it with Lavender in it too.
I sure hope you stick it out with that Support. It only takes us one time to pick up and off we go...using any, or all reason to do so. Stick around here for Support too and also Support others along the way.
The Thompson recipe is a long chosen aid in getting through WD off opiates and other meds best wishes Friday is the new beginning.
Try not to worry so much. I think you did the right thing tapering down because the wd's will be milder than a jump at 80mg. You may not feel very perky but just go with it. Be sure to drink water and Gatorade, orange juice, green tea. Look for an OTC sleep aid other than Benadryl; Alteril is a good one.
Check in and let us know how you are and if you have more questions. You're doing this so hang in!
Well I'm 13 hours into this and for the most part I feel ok. I have chills but it is part of it. I'm going to make it no matter what. I'm working all day and will push myself. I bought a bunch of gatoraid and water. Thank you for your kind words and help.
you are doing well...keep up the positive attitude and you will be ok
Well here I am I'm at day 3. Wow day 3. I even slept 4 hours. I feel a little beat. Today I'm going to push myself to do house work. That is after church and a meeting. Yep I'm going to a NA meeting. I want my life back. I drank a gallon of water yesterday. I really do no desire food right now. Soon right? My crazy work week starts tomorrow and I will not call in period. God Bless everyone.
Sounds like you are doing REALLY good girl..!!!
Even if you don't feel like eating.....try to get some protein....even if it's in a drink of some kind. There are all kinds of protein drinks.....ready mixed or powders you can mix yourself. I personally have always loved Carnation Instant Breakfast (I think they call it Breakfast Essentials now..lol) Milk Chocolate. It goes great with pnut butter toast too...LOL
You'll feel like eating more soon....we're each different....it's just that protein helps heal our brains and much more.
Good on you for all you're doing.....drinking all the fluids....all the spiritual food.....cleaning....working.....you go girl☺