This is pretty common and it does go away. Insomnia is the worst so when you are laying there and your mind is racing just get up. Turn on the tv, read, listen to music etc. I took a million warm baths as that was relaxing. Lavendar is supposed to be relaxing also so maybe check into that. Just remember this is only temporary. You are not losing your mind!
Sarah has it right(as usual). This is typical while going through withdrawals...and it sucks. When you wake up and can't stop thinking, try to just let yourself know that the negative thoughts and the fact that you have trouble turning them off are just temporary and that the worries are not real. They're just a withdrawal symptom.
This is totally normal when lessening your dose. It's something I've suffered from before I started using and since I quit. In recovery we use meditation to try and help with this......to just calm things down even if just for a few minutes. This doesn't come naturally to everyone (I couldn't meditate for SHITTTEEE!!!!). I joined a yoga class 2 years ago to help with this....and yoga has helped teach me how to slow thing down with this ever running TV screen between my ears. I could see it way worse in the beginning when I got clean b/c I ended every text with an exclaimation point..........my friends were like "why do you keep yelling".............LOL Just keep moving forwards.....never backwards!
Thank you all! Tomorrow I'm going down to .33 mg (a sixth of my strip). This will be over soon. I know I still have long days and nights ahead but I see the light today and even on days I don't I still know the recovering journey ahead is better than what's behind.
I started suboxon yesterday for the first time--8-2mg 3 times daily. I was on Vicodin 10-325 (proscribed 4 took as many as 7 day) I also took a 1 mg Ativan at night to get the edge off. I was told if I took the Ativan I would be kicked out of program. I did not sleep at all last night. HELP!!!
KLB84 I am off of Oxycodone for 120 hours now and I will tell you that I am also an "over thinker" and yes this is absolutely normal as far as I can say. I wouldn't say my mind was exactly "racing" but for me it was 4 nights of 1 thought after another. Some thoughts would last 3o seconds, some 5 seconds, some lasted for 5 minutes. But yes I would say that sounds like the W/D to me. I am still getting the same feelings as well.