quitting opiates cold turkey- on day 3 - Part 27

By smith9666 · Nov 29, 2014 · ·
  1. LG,

    thanks for the kind words :). I have never tried the patches that you mentioned. I have tried gabopentin and it did work pretty well in higher doses. That is one of the options that I will probably talk about when I go back to my doctor. I am not planning on making an appointment for at least another 5-6 weeks. I think I want to just give myself some time to see if my body will deal with the pain better and go from there. If not, then I can try the options that have been suggested.

    As for the anxiety, I think you are spot on. Its amazing how different I feel based solely off of my attitude. If I am stressed about something or think ahead of time that I'm going to have a bad night sleeping, that's exactly what happens. I'm trying to stay positive and not over think how I feel or give my pain too much thought. Its just pain and it won't kill me LOL

    I think getting into a different job would probably be best long-term but it's just a little scary to think about. This was my first and only job I have ever worked at. I've been there since I was 16 and it feels like forever to me :) its definately worth looking into though. My company has a great tuition reimbursement program however I would struggle with my current hours and responsibility so that would have to be something I decide on and change positions. Definately a lot to think about but if JD can do it, so can I!! LOL

    Thanks again for your support. You guys are awesome :)


  1. Jungledog

    Your comment made me laugh! You go girl!!

    As for sleep and anxiety, skip benadryl it makes many people more restless. Try valerian root 1 hour before bed and do 3 yoga poses: headstand for 2 minutes, downward facing dog for 3, and legs up the wall for 15. You can also try melatonin but I promise you by night 4-5 of doing them consistently, you will sleep.

    Hope work is good today. I have to get ready to go soon and I am dreading it. I realized this morning what a negative impact this job has on my mental health. After today, I only have 3 days left. Just have to get through it.

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