Thanks for stopping by. Got your message and glad you are hanging in as well. It is tough to get off all this crap. Today has been better than yesterday so far so I will wait until tonight to make a choice on taking the extra 2 lopes or dropping to 10. Want off this stuff but I know I have to listen to my body.
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End of Day 8
The work day was long but I really love what I do so it is fun too. I spent some time reading and working on writing up some research I did for publication. I am one of those crazy people who enjoy writing so this too is fun.
I got a terrible headache in the afternoon. I tried Tylenol, motrin, imitrex and nothing helped. I was seriously thinking about taking a vicoden (I find hydrocodone useless so the old bottle sits) but I sat in a hot shower with an ice pack alternating hot/cold. That broke the migraine. Thank God.
I am now exhausted and heading to bed. I am going to hold at 10 pills as detox wise I really feel ok. My first few cuts were really big and the past few were small. Actually wondering if the past few days were the big cut results and that I got through it. Can't figure out why else I would suddenly feel pretty good, ya know?
Off to bed early. Wish you all good quality sleep!
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Day 9 of the Taper off Loperamide
Good morning all! Well, I have not had an oxycodone in 35 days. :applause: I have been on a loperamide taper now for about 3 weeks. Today I dropped to 9 pills. I am getting close to being done with loperamide. Then of course comes getting off the kratom but I have been really monitoring my dose of that too. This morning I had 1 tsp of Bali.
How am I feeling? Pretty good actually. I woke with some muscle aches and general shitty feeling at 4am. I went to bed at 9pm last night so I actually got a decent amount of sleep. I am a bit concerned with this crappy sleep cycle as this his how my adrenal fatigue started last time. Anyhow, today I am going to get my doctor to give me some Ambien.
Hope you all have a great day...keep kicking. Many hugs, JD
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Ok just had to take 1.5 tsp of Maeng da. I just can't get moving! I am not sick. No symptoms other than fatigue and this weird heavy lead feeling in my arms. Not sure what the fuck that is but it is annoying. Hope the kratom will help me move.
And guess what? I am down 1 more pound and I did not even exercise the past 2 days because of long ass work hours. I have been diligent about my whole food plant based diet. I really think it is why this taper is going so well. I felt amazing on this diet when I followed it before so glad it seems to be working again.
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Mid-day Day 9
Feeling fine. Worked all day. Still have some email stuff to do and need to get ready for some Halloween stuff. I have had mild symptoms such as sweating, muscle aches, and sometimes feel queasy. Biggest issue is complete lack of energy. I took Kratom again at 3pm.
Enjoy Halloween tonight all!