Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
301197 tn?1198341606

Showers and withdrawals...

I was wondering if anyone here knows if showers help with the withdrawals.  Currently a shower is the last thing I feel like taking, but if it will help, I will drag myself to do it.
17 Responses
Avatar universal
Baths are the trick if you ask me- hot soaking baths to soothe the aching muscles.  Yep- and also part of the Thomas Recipe.  
Avatar universal
bath bath bath!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Long ones too!
Avatar universal
That's what "they" say.  My Dr. had suggested warm showers before going to sleep to help relax me during w/ds - never did get around to it though.  Give it a try, it should help even though it doesn't feel like it would.
Avatar universal
well thats what WE say yes cuz it works.
Avatar universal
You know what- the WORST part is actually getting up, out of the chair, going into the bathroom, turning on the hot and cold water (mostly hot), sitting there, aching body and then hopping in.  But it does relax the tense muscles and even though I am only inexperienced with 72 hours under my belt, I firmly believe it's helped me make it past the first 24!!!  The thought of it is actually worse than doing it- trust me....
Avatar universal
Im at day 67 or so and i still take long hot baths to relax my muscles....
Avatar universal
plus, seriously, with me, it helped the diareah and stomach cramps. Dunno why but it did.
Avatar universal
"My Dr. had suggested warm showers before going to sleep to help relax me during w/ds - never did get around to it though." Since you never got around to it how can you knock our advice?
271792 tn?1334979657
Showers helped me a lot. Baths were the best though! I know how you feel , I had to be pushed in and then I was so thankful that I did it. It helps with the sore muscles and just generally makes you feel good. So, try the hot baths..as hot as you can stand it..as long as you can stand it.
Avatar universal
Who's knocking it - I said it should work?
301197 tn?1198341606
Thanks for all of your posts everyone:)  One problem, I only have a shower, not a bathtub, lol, but I will try the shower routine, I'm also gonna try immodium as people have said that it helps with the runs, though if anyone does know, I read that the immodium has an oppiate agonist involved, and there have been accounts of it being hard to get off of too.  Any imput would be greatly appreciated.
301149 tn?1192488952
For those first couple days a hot bath was absolutely a necessary thing to do.  Calms the shakes, and just makes you feel better.  Eventually by the second night I went to a local gym and sat in the sauna for 20 minutes and then the spa for almost an hour.  Another addition that seemed to help the mental side of things for me was music.  I put in my headphones and played my "laid back" playlist while sitting in the spa.  It really takes your mind off things.  I've found music to be a great tool for getting through the first week.  As long as you keep it upbeat.  I don't know if this will work for everyone, but I'll take whatever I can get, as long as it's non-narcotic, to get through this malaise.

8 days... going on the rest of my life.
Avatar universal
Take the immodium as directed and you'll be fine - it will fix the stomach issues and might help other wd symptoms as well do to it being an opiate (it doesn't break the blood/brain barrier, so it doesn't affect the head).
301197 tn?1198341606
Thanks guys, I appreciate your quick response:)  I will try both, the music sounds like a good idea, because even something as simple as writing to you guys helps put my mind at ease.  Leaving work, be home soon, talk to you all then:)

Avatar universal
"That's what "they" say." this is what i was referring to. I thought you meant the people telling him to take a bath. If you meant the "they" in general I apologize.
Avatar universal
:-)  I meant "they" in general - and I'm sure "they" are correct - about both showers and baths.  I just couldn't get myself to do it.  No problem!  I'm so glad I'm 6 months clean and look forward to a shower - just to get clean :-)
Avatar universal
yea me too....67 days clean and love my bath times!
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Addiction: Substance Abuse Community

Top Addiction Answerers
495284 tn?1333894042
City of Dominatrix, MN
Avatar universal
phoenix, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Is treating glaucoma with marijuana all hype, or can hemp actually help?
If you think marijuana has no ill effects on your health, this article from Missouri Medicine may make you think again.
Julia Aharonov, DO, reveals the quickest way to beat drug withdrawal.
Tricks to help you quit for good.
For people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the COVID-19 pandemic can be particularly challenging.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.