You two are so very sweet and supportive. Yes, getting off opiates truly sucks. You both are doing so well.
Beach, you really can't overdose on gabapentin. It can be safely dosed to 5,000 mg daily. I find it lasts about 8 hours but it takes 2 hours to kick in. So when you cold turkey space doses 6 hours apart. I also take big doses, like 1200-1800 at a time. Pretty much removes withdrawal. Two issues: 1) tolerance builds fucking fast and 2) high doses will feel extremely weird like you are sort of drunk. Try going to 500-600 with each dose.
I am doing ok. Taking care of myself. No vomiting yesterday. Ate light. Walked 4 miles. Down another 2 pounds today. Have lost 6 pounds since stopping the Benadryl and reducing kratom. Happy about that. Hoping that this is all nothing more than my irritable bowel worsening. Since I stopped the Cymbalta, the nightsweats have resolved. So that is good.
One of my student's mother died Saturday very unexpectantly. My heart goes out to her. Spent quite a bit of time emailing and talking to her. She is excellent student. Her mother's dying instructions were for her to finish her studies. I will need to become a support system for her for the next year. She could use prayers folks. Thanks.
Love to you all. I have a long work day in front of me.