Quitting Oxycodone with Loperamide- My story begins... - Part 192

By Jungledog · Jan 24, 2015 · ·
  1. Hey everyone! I have been crazy busy the past few days and tonight I finally had time to post. The course I am teaching this semester is very heavy and I just have an intense amount of shit on my plate. I also am finally starting to really sleep again so I have been catching up on my zzzz's! It feels so damn good.

    GDW, I know exactly what you mean. The reason I am still going to pain management and still filling my prescriptions for oxycodone and stashing them is because I KNOW I need something for pain and I am not sure how long kratom will remain an option. That stated I find it fairly easy to taper and I buy it in decent amounts so even if they cut me off suddenly tomorrow I would have plenty to do a slow taper. I am working at keeping doses low and hope that with the Cymbalta and the Gralise, I will be able to manage my pain fairly well without opiates.

    Beach, How's the taper going?

    Mel, how are you feeling? Worried about you.

    Bumble, Mono, LG, Smith...haven't see you guys about much. Hoping you are well!

    Kitts, hope you are doing well too. I have been REALLY bad about my diet this week.

    Love to all of you. I need to go catch up on threads.


  1. BeachWalk
    Hi JD,
    To answer your question, the taper is done! In 30 minutes I will be oxycodone free for 24 hours -- the first time in 4 years. Let's party. [​IMG]

    Seriously I'm a little shaky -- but good. Been doing the Kratom Shakes, Gabapentin, Advil and Clonidine.

    Glad you caught up on sleep. Sounds like you're doing great. More later....
  2. Jungledog

    I am so proud of you!!!! Kratom really does provide the way out. Now you just slowly taper it and walk away. It's awesome. Keep kicking ass my friend.
  3. Avyctes
    Another few OTC w/d helpers that are usually available as extracts at most Organic grocery stores/supplement shops:

    -Chaste Berry (I think its also called Monk's Berry)
    -Black Cohosh
    -African Mango
    -Red Clover
    -California Poppy
    -Myrrh (Terpene isolate fraction works best)
    -Frankincense (Commonly called "Boswallia" or something on bottles)
    -Kava Kava
    -Valerian Root
    -Nicotinoyl-GABA (Picamilon; OTC supplement in USA)
  4. missparkles
    Wow babe, that is kick as awesome, truly.You must feel so proud of yourself, I know I'm incredibly proud of you and your wonderful achievement. Yeah of course you're gonna feel a little shaky to begin with, after all it has been 4 years since your body has been opiate free...right? So it will take a little time for your body and mind to become accustomed to the change. Again very well done.

    Sparkles. :vibes:
  5. BeachWalk
    Thank so much JD and Sparkles for the words of encouragement and support. Sparkles that was really nice of you to say something.

    JD - I really appreciated you letting me post on your thread during my taper. I felt like I had a security blanket. Kitts (and you) will be happy to know that I'm going to start my own thread now. Although I am still on the edge withdrawal-wise, I think it's probably the best time to document my feelings so that perhaps I can help others. If I help even one person out there to get off opiates it will be well worth it.

    I'm drinking a kratom smoothie (speaking of opiates). I just keep adding things to it until it's not disgusting. Cheers to that. I'll think about tapering the kratom, but since this is only day 2 of oxycodone withdrawal I can't do it just yet. If the fools in Washington, DC make kratom illegal they are doing a HUGE disservice to many out there who can use this as a means of getting off much more serious drugs. (Okay getting off my soapbox now.)

    Have a good day all. Sending a hug to you JD. :vibes:
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