quitting opiates cold turkey- on day 3 - Part 56

By smith9666 · Jan 5, 2015 · ·
  1. Day 59,

    I can't believe its been that long. I may have to stop trying to count the days soon :)

    So nothing new is really going on. I'm feeling a lot better from the infection I had. Off all meds for that and my energy is coming back. I'm not sleeping any excessive amounts so that's good.

    The only thing that hasn't returned is my appetite which is kind of a bummer because I would likr to get back to running. Without eating I just can't run very far. I lack the energy and stamina to run more then a couple miles and then it just sucks when I have to stop. Im used to eating a lot since I stopped taking the pills so hopefully I can get back to normal there.

    Other then that, everything is good. I don't think i need to mention that there are no WD symptoms. I haven't had them for so long that I forget to mention it now.

    I will be starting something for depression and PTSD here soon when I go back to my doctor. I don't know why I was so against it before but I'm fine with it now. It can only help so I'm open to giving it a try.


  1. Jungledog

    Glad you are feeling better. Being sick is just never fun. Your drug use probably stemmed from your depression so we share this in common. Each person gets different results from treatment and they are very individual. I don't think SSRIs or SNRIs help that much with the PTSD (although I am sleeping much better) but the Cymbalta has helped a lot with the depression and perhaps a little with the pain.

    The black hole of sadness lifting though has been amazing. I just feel like I have literally been saved. A few weeks back I wished to just die. Now I am thinking about new goals in both my personal and work life. It is very, very cool. It's like I have been reborn.

    Enjoy your time off and have a blast!!!
  2. Cmenot
    Good to hear how well you're doing Smith! Sorry about the cyst but sounds like its resolved. I take an antidepressant too since quitting narcotics...made a massive difference for me. Good luck and please let us know which one you end up taking. Most can take a couple weeks (up to 4 actually) to kick in, so give it a fair chance. I think its great that you are a runner, I really need to exercise more.
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