Loperamide addiction withdrawal journey need support - Part 3

By gbread · Mar 23, 2015 · ·
  1. King Lope, MAN I cried when I read your post. Thanks so much for being so honest. I truly relate to you and I am crying every day. And I also feel peace sometimes joy afterwards. I will write more later as I have to help my Dad do some work. I really appreciate you taking time to visit my journal on this nightmare. Sometimes I don't know how I am going to make it! I am going to take your advice and try to make myself do a schedule each day. Sometimes I just want to get out and be with people. Sometimes I want to hide in my bed. Thanks again - Ive read a lot of your posts and really can relate and rooting for you as well to be happy and healthy.

Comments

  1. Roaddoggy
    Re: Loperamide getting the better of me, need help and support.

    (Moderator note - moved from duplicated post on different thread ~ Kitts)

    Hello gbread glad you found this thread. I would say, you have allot of the good comfort meds. That's always a good start. Any help we can get, is greatly appreciated.

    I know for me, Kava, and Valerian root, where of great help. I also feel for some folks, Kratom, can be used to replace the Loperamide. Then some folks, just taper down the Kratom, over a couple months. This Kratom method, has been successfully done, by a couple other drug Forum members.

    Anyway, to answer your main question. Which is how to taper from here? I would say, that with tapering slow and steady wins the race. Do not push yourself.

    Its like when you were tapering oxycodone. You had mentioned, using crumbs. That's basically how I would proceed. I would probably stay at your current dose for a few days. Then, I would go from 4 in the am and 4 in the pm, to 3 1/2 in the morning, and 3 1/2 in the evening.

    Also I would stay at that dose, until I felt better. Then make another cut, when I felt like it. There is no reason you need to move too fast.

    Also I would encourage you to start a thread, that shows your progress. I find it helps in my own recovery, to be able to look at the progress I have made.

    Anyway, If you have any more questions, feel free to ask them. I will do my best to help, in any way I can. I truly am wishing you the very best. Much Love Roaddog...
  2. KingLope
    I'm glad I could be of some help! I definitely agree with roaddog about slowly tapering off loperamide, more so than most other opiates due to it's long half life and lipid solubility it takes more time for you're body to cleanse itself of this. This will no doubt decrease the intensity and length of the acute withdrawal phase and get you feeling better, faster with the least amount of discomfort.
  3. Roaddoggy
    Hey, what's up, gbread? hope your feeling a little better today. I am so glad, our wonderful moderators, helped you setup your journal. They are some very helpful folks, on the Drug Forums.

    Anyway, I think you may have found the right place. I only say this, because it seems, that this forum, has had some pretty good success, with helping folks regain there lives back, from Loperamide.

    And also, I know, you really think a lot of Mad Margret. I also have found her blogs to be very helpful. She is also a member of the drug forums. Her user name is artsygal.

    I just wanted to stop in, and tell ya, we are here for you. Many of us, have been through what you are going through. So we know, your pain. Hell, I am over 10 months clean from Loperamide myself. If I can do it, so can you.

    Kicking loperamide is not an easy process. But it is most certainly doable. gbread, I want you to know, you can do this. Hell, all you have to do, is get off 8 pills a day. that's not too bad.

    I'm just so impressed you have been able to taper down this far. I just want you to know, that you have what it takes, to beat this. We are all cheering for you. We are here to pick you up, if you fall.

    We are here to give you a shoulder to cry on. My hearts truly goes out to you. Wishing you the very best. Much Love Roaddog....
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