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Detoxing off Oxycontine & Methedone

Hello All,

I got addicted to oxycontine (initally perscribed for severe back pain) about 6 months ago and addiction escallated to about 800 mgs oxy per day. Basically I had to take 10 80's per day just to keep from getting sick. i was wasting thousands and thousands of dollars.

8 days ago I quite the oxy ct and got a script for methedone. I started off at 50 mgs per day and tapered down 5mgs every day. 1st 3 days were HELL. I could not eat, sleap or drink anything but once I became accustomed to the methedone I started drinking lots of gatorade on day 4 and managed to stay hydrated.

3 days ago I was down to 10mgs methedone per day and ran out. Instaed of buying more I just quite ct off the methedone.

So today I am 8 days off the 800 mgs per day oxy and 3 days off the 10mgs tapered methedone. My whole body hurts and its basically a living hell but not nearly as bad as the 1st 3 days off the oxycontine. I am drinking small amounts of cocunot juice and eating lots of fruit.

I have 0 energy but I get out of bed every 20 minutes and pace back and fourth a few steps. I am hoping the worst is behind me and praying every day. In an hour my gf is going to make me a soup with fish and potatoes I will see if I can keep it down. I have a few graval tablets which have helped keep the nasia down..

I pray I pray I pray. Any advice is appreiated however I will not visit dr again I dont want any scripts I just want all the toxins out of my body asap. Finally i feel well enough that I can actually sit down infrotn of computer and write for a moment. Going to lie down again. Everything hurts

Much love

Mark
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Amino acid shake, cal/mag/zinc, a good vitamin, and Epsom salts as baths as got as you can stand it, and EmergenC, it has nutrients and electrolytes that help water go down faster, or doid for me. Those will help with symptoms and rececovery time. I noticed it helped me and researched after. There's are the things deficient in most addicts. Time is the final ingredient . Hang in there, you will not regret the worst of it.
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Day 9 here.
9 days clean off oxy and 4 days clean off methedone.
Slept some last night, major pain most of the night but feel 10 times better right now. Pain in legs is almost gone and I have some energy. Can actually sit at my desk with little pain I feel great. Gonna go to exito and get all vitaimins and amino acids sugggested. I think that fish soup with carrots, potatoes,platanoes and rice I managed to keep down yesterday helped ALOT. Also I was able to get some sleep. I can my body recovery quickily.

much love!
Mark
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Oh yes, fish with it's Omega fatty acids is vital in brain function and healing. I take fish oil caps everyday for bipolar, it helps for sure. Those lipids make up the majority of our brain, other than water. I couldn't eat or sleep so soon, you are doing great. Keep adding the good stuff and let the bad stuff get further in the past. Way to go bud!
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Thanks weaver71
Just got back from the supermarket with all kinds of goodies, pretty much everything suggested here.
I also broke down and bought a bunch of valiums o diazipan. They are helping me relax thats for sure.

cheers everyone!

Mark
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The benzos work better after the worst of detox passes. Valium did nothing for me in acute detox. Wide awake and waiting I did! You have a decent plan and seem ready. Remember it's a marathon not a sprint and look for progress rather than perfection. It will keep getting better, too many have proven it and profess it's true. Keep on truckin.' I never met an old school opiate addict who thinks it's worth it, we had our fun and the thrill is gone. Keep your eyes on the prize!
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I totally agree I was in so much pain 1st few days nothing except more oxy would have helped anyway. I just had to suffer through it and suffer through it I did. All in all lost about 10 lbs 1st week.

Now I am slowly gaining it back thanks to my gf's wonderfull and thoughtful cooking. The diazipan sure helps relax the legs and I suspect I will sleep well tonight.

I need it. too much tosing and turning last night. I will report on my progress tomorrow it will be 10 days off the oxy!!!

thanks again weaver71 I really appreciate it.

Mark
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Congratulations you are  making great progress!!! Don't stop now, you realized you had to stop, you did!! That's huge the worst is behind, just think of it as a bad flu, your body is healing, the human body is remarkable  what it can overcome!!! I've been clean now 16days from eating 120mgs of Percs a day and those first 3 days are hell, no sleep, restlessness, puking, sweating, aches, yawning etc,,, but each day gets soo much better congratulations keep it going your almost thru this!!!
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