Thanks so much, JD. I was reading about the different type of receptors last night when I couldn't sleep. I was researching the ratio of opiate receptors in the spine/gut vs the brain. I didn't find any answers on the ratio, but I did discover that there are far more opiate receptors littered throughout the body than what I realized. It now makes sense that Loperamide would be holding my withdrawals so well. On the flip side, at some point those receptors are going to have to live without both drugs. It may as well be sooner rather than later.
I am going to try to keep the dose to 40 mg (20 pills) tomorrow. I am hoping to cut by five pills daily until I reach 10 pills, at which point I would like to cut by one pill a day. If I follow that plan I will only be on loperamide a total of 16 days. I then think I will try Kratom to manage the pain, although if I am going to be completely honest with myself then there is a good chance I will abuse it. I am just not good with any of this stuff.
How long does it take for a lipophilic drug to completely leave the fat cells? I am 100 lbs, very small boned, although I have somewhat a high body fat ratio (big boobs, lol!) Should I be trying to sweat it out? I am drinking TONS of water, so hopefully that helps.
Its getting a little tough now. I am getting really restless and just ache all over. I am trying to wait until right before I go to bed for my next dose. I skipped my 7:30 pm and decided to save it for just before bed. Ugh. Im just achy and my legs hurt. I am also really wired. My brain feels like its sober for the first time in 15 years. It feels too sharp.
JD, my friend. We ARE doing this! Thank you so much for your love and support. You are a friend to many here, and that's a beautiful thing.