Hi there and keep hanging in there, although you feel like crap, you're doing it! In the morning, on an empty stomach, drink some warm water with lemon. It helps to cleanse the liver and I swear this helped me detox faster. As for the runs, take some Immodium and for sleep, I would use Tylenol PM.
One day at a time and you're doing great! Keep posting on here, it's a lot of great support!
Take some warm baths with epsom salt or showers as that will help with the aches and pains. Bananas are full of potassium and that will help with the RLS. I wouldnt take anything for sleep right now as this is a time thing. You are doing great so hang in there!!
Congrats on Day 2!!! Im sorry you are feeling so bad but detox S***S! There is just no way around it!!! Just keep knowing that it is just a week or so out of your life and then you will be free from the physical pain of it!!! When I couldnt sleep I would try to lie in bed and read...that didnt always work cause I was antsy but it helped a bit! Watch a funny movie or come on here and read old posts! It will pass the time!! Im surprised that xanax isnt helping you with sleep a little......at least its helping with some of the anxiety! Just be careful how long you take it for! You dont want to have to detox off of that too!!! Try all the above suggestions....warm water with lemon, immodium, baths, bananas and make sure you keep drinking! Stay hydrated!!! You are doing so great! Keep hanging in there!!! XO Karen
Hi SL, so good to hear from you. You are doing awesome. You know what to do, most importantly change your mind set. I'm proud of you, you are awesome.
Im still feeling pretty bad . I can't eat , just drank a coke hopefully will settle my stomach. I don't know how much longer I can take.
You can do this. Try to distract yourself. I wouldn't drink soda, try Gatorade and saltine crackers or rice. You got this.
Hey, Sheri, it s***ks, yes, we all know that. Time is gonna go by no matter what we do so you might as well keep going. You would just have to start over. Look back at how many "newbies" said EXACTLY what you did on day 2...and now they are better!!! It's just time, honey. Let time pass. And then you will be done!!!
Do it now and you will never ever ever (ever) have to do this again:)
Get immodium for your bathroom issues. It will clog you right up! (Take 2.)
Stay away from the caffeine right now. Try some pudding. That will just slide down. You can do this~
how ru doing? the aches and pains are hard, especially the leg pain/rls. it will all get better really it will! i know going without sleep is also pretty tough. you are doing great! you're very brave. keep going!
Hello new friend! I so totally know how you feel. Because I feel the same way. Finally slept last night, but still have all the symptoms you do w/o going into the gory details. It really s*cks so bad, I know. I feel like doing nothing! Have no food I can tolerate, and can't clean my apt. But I have OCD about cleanliness. Got it from my crazy aunt who raised me. Everything in it's place. Not today!!! Try to rest, take hot Epsom salt baths, eat crackers and drink Gatorade. We got this!! Write to me!
Honestly the only thing that got me through as wd's was my Mountain Dew. But I didn't drink it past 6pm. Whatever makes you feel better even a little is good. And if you can't eat, a couple days won't kill you. But I did find that some of my stomach aching/sick feeling was because I was hungry. Try broth or chicken soup. Drink tea. Your getting there!!!
hey all, newbie here but not a newbie in regard to w/d. I realize I need support to learn to live sober. day 1 for me and I am sick, don't want to go through this, that is why I always go back. I am determined this time. I am sick of the game and the percs controlling my life
You can and you will! Your halfway to day 4 which is the peak, so tomorrow you'll be halfway home,!!!!!!
OK so I'm 21 days clean from a 6 yr oxycodone habit. You are right now going through hell. I've been there not too long ago. We've all been there. You can and will get through this! Take every bit of advice you get and try it. Me not a bath person, I actually really don't like to take them. However, everyone kept saying Epson salt baths will help! So I did it! I was so weak I literally crawled up my stairs and forced myself into the bath. It was the greatest thing I have ever done!! I was so relaxed and it helped with the aches and pains! The rls, I dunno, that is something you're going to have to push through. Also that terrible feeling of wanting to crawl out of your skin, it goes away eventually too, you just have to keep reminding yourself that you've made it this far and if you give in now, you're just going to have to go through this again. Stay strong and I promise you that one night you will sleep again and the rls will be gone, and your appetite will come back, and your head will clear, and you'll feel so much better.
I looked at detox like this; I wanted this to be the most horrible experience of my life. That way I would remember how bad I felt and it has been the reason I never gave in. If it's too easy, then it's too easy to start using again.
Sending you strength and hope and prayers! You can get through this!!!
hello friend. Im at day 2 as well and right now am really struggling. I want to throw in the towel about every 5 minutes. I want to get out but I can't move without pain or running to toilet. we can do this. come on, it's day two and here I am also. when do you think you'll be ready to go to meetings. only goal I'm looking forward to right now. I have the rls, except more like restless body syndrome and I have that antsy ball of tension. craving is off the chart but Im done. I have lost too much of everything I love because of my addiction. I'll respond as often as I can because I'm right there with you. lets help each other.