Good morning all. Sorry I have been missing in action. Work has been busy. I have a meeting this morning but I have a little time to post.
Hi Roaddog! Haven't seen you in awhile. Sorry the taper sucking. Just push through it.
Mel, No, I don't really have increased pain with sex as my pain affects mostly my neck and arm. If I position right, its ok. My problem is I still have NO libido. Hoping that will come back eventually. Or I should say my husband is hoping it will! If your back pain is so severe that it is affecting simple things in life like sex, you really need to get it fixed. Is there any way it could be covered by a civilian doctor? Your heroin use simply covered the pain and now it is back.
Girl, loperamide is a tough detox because it has a long half life. Honestly, the easiest way would be to jump to kratom and then taper that. I felt BAD as a I tapered the loperamide and then continued to feel pretty shitty the first month off it. But the tapering of the kratom was really fairly easy. It too gives a withdrawal but for me it wasn't bad as long as you just tapered slowly down. Plus, kratom doesn't cause fatal heart problems.
I take 4-5 Valerian capsules at night or drink a few cups of tea. I followed what was on the bottle. Valerian is safe though so hard to OD. Magnesium is for the restlessness and for improved sleep. Take magnesium oxide 400-800mg ONLY daily. You can take too much magnesium and this can affect your heart. I am amazed that you read this whole thread!!! But I am super happy that it is helping you and others!
Sparkles, OMG your last comment about the dresser made me spit my coffee all over my screen!
Things are going OK. See pain management Friday. I need to start thinking about other options. What I don't know but I find myself using the kratom daily now. Still no high which is good but I wonder about long term issues from using it. The gralise isn't working as well. Bad thing about gabapentin is tolerance builds fast. Ugh. I hate this whole pain thing. Feel like I am fucked no matter what I choose.
Have a great day all. Going to try to catch up on threads, then off to work.