8 days, you should be almost done then just hold on
Hi. I just watched an intervention episode where the guy was doing 2400 mg of oxy per day. Don't know how he didn't die. Let me see if I can remember some horror stories for you. Check back soon
Perfect. Exactly what I needed. The "it was awful" stuff. No sugarcoating your experiences for me.
Seriously, the Thomas recipe...immodium, Epsom salt baths, Ibuprofin, etc. But for me, the key was playing music, watching funny tv...this kept my brain in a positive mode. If you can find something for sleep...melatonin, magnesium citrate, something to help you relax...that is key. Sleep and relaxation which is hard to come by. I used Natural Calm or I know there is a new Emergen-C for sleep...these things really do help. You really are doing GREAT and you can do this! I swear, if I can do this, anybody can. I am nobody special...you can get thru this. Just focus on the now..this minute, this hour. Do not think about tomorrow at this moment. Get thru the now. Once you start getting thru the physical wd's, you need to figure out what u r gonna do about the mental wd's. You are doing great...k? Keep pushing hon!
"Embellish if you have to..." lol.
I remember a detox a few years ago. I was coming off about 8 or so Norco per day. I got a few valium from the dr. and was on my way. I was so scared I took all the valium in 48 hrs. After waking from my haze, I was so weak I couldn't stand up. I had to crawl to the bathroom where even a sip of water went right thru me. I didn't even know about immodium at the time. I drove to the grocery store to try where, like you I almost fainted, and bought every sleep med I could and none of it worked. I just got the shakes even more. I remember not even bothering to go to bed because I would just lie there. I vividly recall watching some obscure Bette Davis movie on TCM at 7:30am, and by 10 am in the freaking morn I finally got about 3 hrs of sleep. This went on for days. I felt dizzy (cotton head) all the time. I couldn't talk. Couldn't think. It was hell. Sheer hell.
Here's the point. You would think that would have jolted me into getting clean. It did, for about 3 weeks. I went to about 5 NA meetings, I thought I had it. A HUGE regret I have is not listening to the people at the time who told me to get my arse into the program and stay no matter what.
I know you've detoxed before. As someone who has been clean a while now, I have to tell you that detox is a mere drop in the bucket compared to LIVING clean. You've gone thru this before, what will you do differently this time to ensure you will never have to go through this again?