My Hydrocodone Withdrawal and Recovery Journal - Part 41

By hydrofibro · Feb 10, 2015 · ·
  1. Re: Detox over. On to PAWS journal

    Thanks for the well wishes and thoughts! I don't seem to be in much pain. Just at the injection die and gum. Kc27, I can't wait either! Just remember when you start feeling better there might be another hump coming but it passes. 5 weeks today. Slept 6 hrs last night and 7 the night before. I felt better in the third week and a little worse in the forth but. I'm feeling pretty good. I didn't even have anxiety yesterday even with the dentist. I mean I was worried but I'm talking about that lingering anxiety in chest and gut. THATS WAY BETTER!! I pray ALOT and read the bible and listen to healing scriptures on you tube. That helps me more than anything.
    I'm so excited for all of us that are actually doing this!!! DO NOT LOOK UP HORROR STORIES ABOUT ON GOING PAWS AND NEVER GETTING BACK TO NORMAL. Whether one is Christian or not one can't deny the evidence of positive thinking. We have to be realistic and ready to battle bouts of paws to avoid relapse but I refuse to believe it will last 6 mo let alone forever!! 5 weeks seems like forever but it is such a little price I've paid to not be a slave to opiates.
    Keep pushing until the sunshines :) hugs


  1. Kitts
    Re: Detox over. On to PAWS journal

    Yes, I agree with you there, Hydro. No doubt PAWS affects many, but it should not be considered inevitable. Were you under the impression that you definitely had to go through PAWS after detox If so, could you say where you got that idea? (Online, friends or personal experience?) I wondered when you named this thread; "...on to PAWS journal" if you were expecting a bad time. Sometimes, if we're on the lookout for symptoms they are less easy to ignore. I'm not for one moment suggesting that PAWS isn't real, because that would negate many people's experience, but I sometimes wonder if there is a longer period of adjustment after withdrawal than one expects.

    For me, personally, I would probably crumple under the weight of a long expected period of PAWS. The trauma of ceasing my coping mechanism (heroin), followed by whichever method of detox/withdrawal, and trying to get back to normal is quite enough for me to manage. But I have definitely struggled and relapsed at the fixed period where so many struggle. Maybe I'm even expecting it, I don't know.

    I would be really interested in any further thoughts you have on this, Hydro, and also how you are adjusting to life after detox, if you have any other ideas to share. Experience from members who have "come out the other side" is so valuable and highly inspiring to others.

    Keep on keeping on. You're doing great. :thumbsup:
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