Quitting Oxycodone with Loperamide- My story begins... - Part 193

By Jungledog · Jan 24, 2015 · ·
  1. Beach,

    Actually I would hold at your current dose for 1 week and then do a slow taper. There is no rush!! You are off oxycodone my friend, you are OFF!!! Doesn't it feel great??? Yes, I know withdrawal is no picnic but there is a rush that comes from knowing you beat it.

    As for your own thread, I think that is great too but if you aren't ready posting here is just fine. Getting clean is simply a process and we each need different things. If my thread helps, then so be it. Really proud of you.

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  1. BeachWalk
    Okay, good idea JD, I will hold off on the Kratom taper. I'm drinking my Kratom smoothie now, with Bali Kratom from a different vendor than previously and it doesn't seem to be working as well. I won't increase for another 4 hours though since I know re-dosing w/Kratom so quickly is a no-no.

    PSA: I'm doing the 4 hours because that's what I need now for withdrawals based on my own personal oxycodone tolerance.

    I may also need to stay on the Kratom to manage pain but I'll see how I feel. I'm also using Gabapentin and Ibuprofen along with Clonidine and Hydroxyzine.

    And, YES I do feel a rush — like a huge fog has been lifted from my soul since I'm oxycodone-free. It's hard to explain but my senses are heightened. I feel like I'm hearing music now in a whole new way. It's more intense -- the way it's supposed to be heard. My eyes are acutely sensitive to light now - even more than before since I get that w/chronic migraines. It is a very hopeful, real feeling. I feel stronger and more in control of me. And, not a slave to my drugs— worrying about getting my Rx filled and wondering if I have enough before the next refill. So hell YES to being off the oxycodone.

    Thank you for saying I can post here. You are sweet.
  2. marathonmel7
    Beachwalk this means you are starting to heal. I remember as I started to gain sobriety that light was much more profound to the extent that it annoyed the piss out of me. I am a dark, night person so it's an adjustment for sure. I see colors too when I close my eyes based off my moods. It has been said that some musicians see that too when they hear music. I also am now listening to music after three years of not being addicted to heroin. So, look at this as healing my friend. Good job. Keep up the good work.

    And for JD, you're looking good my dear. I'm so proud of you. Keep at it. You're doing spectacular. Thank you for your support. I will check back in later. Still feeling pretty weak.
  3. SunnyHours
    I know I'm late to the party but I wanted to offer some help based on my experience kicking a almost 10mg daily Fentanyl addiction. As it's been said it was no picnic...actually much worse than any time I kicked Oxy but what I did is a 4 day taper from 10mg to 1mg per day and then when the worst of the withdrawal kicked in, which with the super short half-life of Fent was at around not even 24hrs in. I broke down and started eating Loperamide 6x2mg twice a day for a day and a half and that gave me a semblant of sanity back. From that moment I just went through most of the withdrawal with a couple of benzos to curb the infamous anxiety. I'm quite amazed I got through it just like that.

    I'm 10 days clean today and I actually feel hella good! I know it's surprising but I don't even have any cravings...
    If I can do it you all can! :D

    SunnyHours added 2 Minutes and 55 Seconds later...

    The best thing is to EAT and Sleep. In the first days it's the hardest of tasks but I swear if you channel all your will to do just that you'll get a little bit more energy and won't feel too demolished. It was such a night and day difference for me and that is why I'm sharing this with you all :)
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