Sorry I haven't been around the last week. Between getting kids ready for back to school and having a practice or a meeting every single night and my workload increased significantly over the last week and a half, so I have literally been on my feet and running from 5am-9pm and falling into bed.
I am still tapering slowly. It has definitely slowed down as I got under 30. I am only down to 26, but feel ok most of the time. I am tapering at a rate of roughly 1 pill dropped every 3-4 days I think. I actually felt good this week and was going to speed up my taper and then, literally out of the blue, woke up this morning with more withdrawal symptoms than I have had in weeks.
Worst I have been dealing with before today was joint pain all over (but, some of that may be due to the significant increase in my physical activity the last couple weeks - lots of bending down, getting down on the floor, jumping and running around). I have a pretty physical job. Plus, being as busy as I have been and with it being pretty much intolerably hot from sun up to sun down here, I have not run in about 2.5 weeks. Besides the joint pain, I have been having spotty episodes of increased anxiety, but not nearly as severe as before and just constant fatigue (but again, this is probably also related to the big increase in activity in my life lately).
However, today, I woke up with restless legs, lots of anxiety and some sweating. Took my supplements and vitamins and drank some chamomile/mint tea and that seems to have helped a little. Part of the problem is this is the first time I have really been sitting at home in over a week and my house has gotten so cluttered and there is so much cleaning and laundry and picking up to do, that as always, I get overwhelmed, frustrated and stressed.
I have to find a way to come to peace with my house being a mess and being ok with just hanging out at my house with the family, without feeling like my skin is crawling and thoughts racing with all I should be doing. We were super blessed to have a family member give us a treadmill recently, and I am going to really try to get a spot set up for it by the end of the week, so that I can start jumping on it, even if just for ten minutes at a time, especially when I start to feel like this.
I so hope that you are all doing well and feeling better and continuing to succeed along your journeys. Even though I don't get to post nearly as much as I would like, you are all in my thoughts and prayers often and I am always wishing good things for all of you!