My battle with Oxy. - Part 3

By House32 · Sep 12, 2014 · ·
  1. Hey!
    I have managed to keep the body aches a bay. Been switching between Advil and Tylenol. I actually ventured out and picked up some Epsom Salts, I must say the soak really helped. I also used my prescribed clonidine. It's really helped, and induced a cat nap.
    It's funny you mention recovery, because I was wondering the same thing. I really don't see myself doing the whole 12 step group thing (Kinda Shy when not on drugs :p ) but I have been doing some soul searching, I realize that there is a reason I choose to escape my life by numbing it with drugs. Maybe it's my past, but I know I need to let it go. I have enjoyed reading, I'm really into this book "Curing the addicted brain" I would like to further my knowledge by continuing reading some good rrecovery books (any suggestions? ) further to this I plan to do some real should searching. I need to find my inner peace. I've talked this over with my wife, we plan on doing a couples spiritual retreat for a weekend. We both need it. We have been so disconnected for so long, we need to find ourselves again. Make time for us, not just work and play house all the time. We owe ourselves this time.

    My mind is so much more clearer without drugs clouding my emotions. I can see my faults, I can see what I need to improve. This is not only about my battle with Oxy, it's about finding ME and starting a fresh start.

    If anyone has some good titles of books on recovery or finding inner peace, please share. I'm really interested. :)

    I will check in tomorrow, gonna do some reading and hopefully get some sleep tonight.

    House32 added 998 Minutes and 5 Seconds later...


    I'm soon approaching day 5 clean (112 hours) today I'm starting to feel human again. Sleep is still hard without meds, lucky to get 4 hours. I'm still rotating between Tylenol and Advil for the body aches, they seem to be the only symptom I have left. The Epsom salt baths do wonders!! Today the only meds I've used are Advil and Tylenol, I also started the L-tyrosine and B6. All I can say is wow!!! It really gave me a mental boost. I actually got dressed today and took a walk to the supermarket.

    I've also been taking some multi vitamins to keep my health well when I couldn't eat...but today man do I have an appetite! !! I'm not use to eating 3 times a day ( would take my oxy on an empty stomach) I'm seeing improvements every day. I'm so grateful for this site, and of course my supportive family. If all goes well, I hope to do a small jog tomorrow to raise my endorphins. I've never felt better in my life. I'll update more tomorrow.


  1. Kitts
    Hey House, what a wonderful update to read! It's so good to see you doing so well. After having such a bad start to the week you've really turned everything around and taken charge. I hope you continue to feel better day by day. It's inspiring how you have spent your time learning about what is going on, you're educating yourself and you're even finding time and care for others going through the same thing. It's really good to see :) .
    Keep going, House, you got this.
  2. Berny1
    Hey House ,
    I'm excited for you. I'm in my 4th day of withdrawal from Oxy. I relapsed but I've ever had a long term habit like many here have. My son had one for 10 years and is now in his 10th month of a 2 year term in prison. It lead him to lose all he had.
    I picked up his belongings today...I got home and opened the box and saw his coat first. I held it and the tears came flowing. Mostly for him but I've been emotional for 3 days.
    Good luck to you all. I'm going to stay clean for myself anand for anyone who needs to hear we can do it !
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