4th day of methadone withdrawal

By Morphina Blue · Dec 5, 2013 · ·
  1. Morphina Blue
    I am so thankful for this website. This past weekend, as I prepared to begin a hell of 6 days without methadone, I researched w/d help here, and I *finally* found the best way to use to loperamide. I'd used it before, but it never seemed to be to be enough. I was still "sick"...shakes, sweating, you know the drill.

    So, now I've been in methadone withdrawal for 4 days, and I've been taking "lope", 20mg in the AM, 20-30mg at night, and it's helped a lot! Very little anxiety, no sickness, very little aches & pains.

    There are theories that quinine (it's in tonic water) or cimetidine (an anti-acid) will help the loperamide cross the blood brain barrier...I don't know if that's true, but it's certainly worth a try.

    If anyone ever needs help getting through opiate withdrawal, please get some "lope", you will be happy you did, I promise. Also, take a stool softener (or 2) every day with a magnesium citrate supplement, and drink lots of water, that way you will not get constipated. It's all been working wonders for me!

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  1. Mr Bumble
    Hey how's it going, you manage to get through the WD's?
  2. Morphina Blue
    hello, everything is fine, have a new Rx. Thank you for asking.
    that was a rough go, those withdrawals. I f-cked myself up bad by running out early, and I do that to myself too often, then I feel like a loser.
    How are you?
  3. in.pain
    “I am a former dancer, gymnast, and equestrian, all which have contributed to my spine issues”
    An insightful intelligent take on your current health situation.
    As a young female did you knowingly put yourself in painful situations or ones that may advance your pain/health issues or did you not understand the ramifications and just wanted to be a dancer, gymnast, and equestrian? Later realizing Ops?
    I’m inquiring as a Male who clearly knew his issues and pain and still went head long knowingly putting himself into circumstances that would cause pain and reduce his future abilities. Sort of like. . . Dam the torpedoes I’m doing this no matter what the outcome!
  4. Morphina Blue
    Hi, sorry I didn't reply to this right away. I stopped coming to DF for a long time. Anyway, I feel like an ass and I hope you'll accept my apology. did I knowingly put myself in painful situations? Maybe so...in a "no pain no gain" kind of way. Yes, the head of dance company did occasionally joke about dancers having back or hip or knee issues when she hit her 30s, but as a teenager I didn't really think it through. Part of being a teen! Pertaining to other situations outside of dance & horseback riding, yes I suppose I did put myself in risky situations. I did not think about pain, however. I hope that makes sense.
    Thank you for commenting.
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