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5135507 tn?1367163227

When does this get better? ???

So I'm on day 7 wo fentanyl.   Yesterday was ok, but after another night of my jerking legs, I woke up feeling awful.  It seems everything hurts, my stomach is upset, I'm bitching at my hubby, kids and dogs.  It's TOTALLY NOT THEIR FAULT but Ican't help it.  I can't even function enough to clean my house, cook dinner,  drive to the store or brush my own damn hair.   I just want to stay in bed.  

Is this normal or am I feeling sorry for myself?
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Hello
Day 7 WOW that Great!!!

I have no experience with Fentanyl but just hang in here there are people on here who have ezperience that can help ya I'm sure.
These people are great. So supportive and caring.

I went off a mich lesser med. But do understand the RLS thing and I have RLS anyway. Mine was more like restless body!! LOL
It does get better as each day goes by.
People on here can tell you what you can get otc for it
If you haven't already check out he Thomas Recipe on here it's really good. I got what I thought would help me from it and it did.

Just keep checking your post they roll in and out

Peace Out
Lesa
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4810126 tn?1503942735
Dear Cindy,
I'm so proud of you. Congrats on your 7 days clean! As I mentioned in our PM. We're dealing w/ Fentanyl, here. Even if we weren't it takes time for the body/mind to re-regulate. It's a synthetic,powerful and highly fat soluble opiate. Therefore, it's stores in your body and needs time to come out your tissues. The acute stuff should pass soon. (The RLS.) Make sure you're getting Potassium. (bananas). The 'Natural Calm' or other Cal/Mag/Potassium supplement should help w/ this. Hit your doctor up for some Clonodine for your elevated pressure and anxiety. Tell him or a sympathetic pharmacologist about what's going on. It takes patience. It's a process. Don't worry about everyone else in the house. Let them carry the load for awhile. You're doing this for yourself AND them. Hang in there. You can do this. You're doing it! Don't go back! We're here. Strength & Patience your way....
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5135507 tn?1367163227
Thx guys!  I'm just so sick of this fog I'm in.  I can't think about anything else other than being wo the meds.  I can't concentrate on anything!   I was POSITIVE that I'd be "completely healed" after a week.  It's so frustrating.   I will never go back to that awful drug.  

I'm following the Thomas recipe and Clonidine 3x a day.  Restless legs at night, bought at Wal-Mart.   Not much help.  Just hafta let nature take its course.   I was just hoping it would be faster.
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Congratulations on your 1 week clean! That's huge! I think you're just about past the rough stuff and will feel better and better each day. I purchased Hylands Restless Legs also. It helped somewhat but was no cure by any means. Both my legs and arms were restless for a couple of nights. I slept better in our recliner than in bed.

Just know that it will soon get better as the toxins leave your body. Keep on keeping on!  
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4810126 tn?1503942735
Cindy,
       This acute phase will pass soon. Keep drinking water. We've got to get that stuff out of your system. You're doing amazing! It's still early days. It will come. Keep up the fantastic work. You're on a tough drug and you've been just incredible. Stay with us and God Bless!
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5135507 tn?1367163227
Just wanted to say thx and patience is a virtue!   My legs have quit jerking, the fog is starting to lift and I feel better mentally than I have in years.  My hubby says I look like the old me again, lol.  My kids are happy, my sister, mom you guys have all been so much help.  I know it's not over yet, as I still feel the "shakes" from time to time.  But if someone was to ask me a month ago if I would be going on 2 weeks wo fentanyl...I woulda laughed in their face!  

This smile that I'm wearing is finally real!  I love you all!!!  :)
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Hey girl,
That's Great!!!
Glad to hear your feeling better
It just keeps getting better each day.

Hope you had a wonderful Easter with your family

Peace
Lesa
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5135507 tn?1367163227
Thx Lesa,

I had an amazing day with my family . We cooked, hid eggs for the little ones and sat around and talked and laughed....and I didn't even hafta go to lay down cuz the fentanyl made me sleepy!  I'm starting to love life again.  I feel the deep depression that the meds kept me in is going away.  

I hope you had an amazing time with your family too!
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Isn't it amazing to actually enjoy life and feel happy again? I felt the same way once I stopped the fentanyl. It's almost as if fentanyl ***** all the life out of you :( Congrats on getting fentanyl free!!!
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That's great to hear!

Hubby and I were out on the road but did have a 3 day break, so took advantage of it and went to Casinos.... LOL
Had fun.
Our families are in a few different states and with us being on the road alot not too much family time
But that ok, we take a few days here and there and get to see all the family. Just at different times... LOL

Take care girl..

Peace
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5135507 tn?1367163227
It is amazing!   Today I feel I could conquer the world!  It's amazing how a few days ago I didn't think I could handle anymore.   I feel a deep sense of power, control and i intend on making my life great from this point on.  You all are absolutely wonderful ppl!  Couldn't do it without you!!

All my love,
Cindy
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4810126 tn?1503942735
Great job Cindy! So proud of you on your 10 big days clean! I love it! Treat yourself well, you deserve it. Those 2 "angels" are definitely w/ you.
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5135507 tn?1367163227
They are definitely with me!  :)  Like u said....sitting on my shoulders!  
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