Opiates to Kratom to Nothing. Find out what happens. - Part 8

By heisenberg76 · Feb 11, 2015 · ·
  1. Jungle,

    Thanks for the advice. This morning of course I felt bad as soon as I opened my eyes. However, that dissipates quite a bit once I get moving. Sitting around and dwelling on it is the worst thing you can do.

    I took Kratom and I feel really good. Not high per se, but a bit buzzed. I think I can adjust down a little next time to just get even. Again, the goal being a taper not to chase a new buzz with Kratom.

    The cravings come and go and the Kratom does help with that.

    Drinking lots of water, taking a good multi-vitamin, and going to the gym everyday seems to help also.

    GDW,

    Thanks for giving me some perspective on the cravings. Kratom does vary a lot by vendor as far as quality. I agree you might need to switch to another Bali to see if it works better.

    I appreciated you both keeping up with my thread. The support is so helpful. Have either of you ever attended an NA meeting? I have been thinking of trying one. For some reason, I haven't taken the plunge. It's weird b/c I am an extrovert, but for some reason, the NA meeting thing seems intimidating.

    Talk later...

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  1. Golddust Woman
    Hi, been unable to post all day. A lot going on.

    I have often thought about going to NA. I think I need something to direct my attention away from the drug. Or at least learn coping skills to deal with cravings and triggers. I will always have physical pain but there are other ways to deal with that, and if I get some quality kratom, well that should help a lot. However, the mental pain is something entirely different. I had benzos to numb that for 12 years, but have been off them since September. I stress so easily now, but I am glad to see the world clear-headed. I had no idea just how much the low dose of Valium was affecting me. There will be people like us at N.A. meetings, and then there will be some that have been ordered by the Court that really don't want to change. I guess I just have to be careful about that.

    Well, it has almost been a week since I went c/t off the oxycodone and it has been a very rough ride, but the symptoms are beginning to lighten up some. I actually laughed today.

    Keep doing what works for you. Glad you are here posting. Who knows how many people will read about your experience, and how many it will help now and later down the road. I know it has helped me just knowing someone is right there with me at this time.

    I know its rough right now, but it will get a lot better for both of us.

    GDW
  2. Golddust Woman
    Hey Heisenberg,

    How are you? I have been worried about you, but didn't write sooner because I thought you might need space.

    I am still hanging in there. I must say this has been an adventure I don't want to take again. I still get hit with cravings. Sometimes just feel like life is boring or uninteresting now without Oxycodone. I just try to keep myself busy and try not to give myself too much time to think about it.

    Hope you are doing OK. Look forward to seeing you here again.

    GDW
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