Day 8 Clean
Good morning all! The good news is I woke feeling a bit better. I am sitting here having tea and waking up fully. My flu symptoms seem to have lessened greatly. My pain is sucking but nothing new there. I am going to push myself to move today. I need to just get up and get things done.
Beachwalk, I hope the recipes work. Just play with it. Clonidine is an alpha blocker. It reduces greatly the sympathetic nervous system response. So it calms the body greatly. I prescribe it to many of my patients as a non-addicting anti-anxiety drug. It can help with RLS, the shakes, the chills, the sweating. As long as your BP is greater than 120 on the top (systolic) you can bare small doses (0.1mg) every 8 hours. When do you plan to taper and jump?
LG, I have missed you my friend but I figured you just needed time to cope. I did that a few days ago. Had to push myself to get here as I knew I needed the support but it was just hard. Push through. Taper the loperamide the whole time. Can you get gabapentin??? It would help you a lot.
Bumble, Thanks for the kind words. This process has been immensely difficult but I am proud that I was able to keep working and supporting my family. That stated I really had no other choice. It makes me sad that I ever got caught up with overusing my pills. I of all people knew better. But now I choose to keep my head straight and get back to a productive life and to a real relationship with my spouse. It is scary some days to face it. I get so tired of hurting but I know I will just need to find a way to manage it without daily use of opiates.
Have a great day everyone. Keep kicking opiate ass. We got this.