Quitting Oxycodone with Loperamide- My story begins... - Part 256

By Jungledog · Apr 14, 2015 · ·
  1. I think marriage goes through seasons. There are good seasons and there are the really, really bad. The trick is to ride out the bad ones. We faced major life changes and it got pretty damn ugly for awhile. I got hit with the triple whammy of insulin resistance, menopause, and chronic opiate use and my sex hormones tanked robbing me of my sanity and my sex drive. That did not help the marriage situation. I have been resolving my health issues slowly and this is also helping my marriage. Feel like I am coming back to life.

    Kratom is working to take the edge off my pain. I take what I need. Still no high to speak of which is totally cool. Since I have been sick and basically eating healthy low carb, my mind has been so very clear. Emotions even and energy back. I am now down 8 pounds. Feeling better than I have in a very long time.

    Hope you all are well.


  1. gbread

    Lost a few pounds myself. Had been gaining there for awhile putting that loperamide in my system.
    That is one good thing about withdrawal and getting off of this stuff. Plus, clearheaded thinking,
    the ability to connect and bond with others.

    I am so happy for you! Sounds like you've had a long road to where you are now. What an inspiration
    for anyone wanting to get off opiates. What an inspiration for anyone anyways, but especially to those of
    us who have struggled!

    All the best to you and yours,
  2. BeachWalk
    hi jd,
    so happy that your marriage is getting better. it sounds like you had a much needed break. i'm also glad the kratom is helping your pain.

    thanks for the suggestion on the ketogenic diet. i don't have high hopes for it since i've already tried eliminating migraine food triggers to no avail but i do appreciate your advice. i guess i am just burned out from the whole withdrawal experience and now full blown nearly daily migraines and nausea. i just cannot go back on the opiates -- oxy or kratom. i have come too far. but i do need a "quick" fix since the pain is completely debilatating. i know you can relate to pain wiping you out.

    sending hugs and healing to you friend.
  3. Jungledog

    I wish your migraines would stop. Ketogenic diets work much differently than just avoiding trigger foods. It will take probably 2 weeks to get into ketosis and that is when migraines should improve.

    Nothing new on my front. Another stupid busy week. Counting the days until the semester over!!!
  4. Sleepynurse
    Oh JD!

    Your post about being held by your husband all night... made me tear up in a good way.

    That is so wonderful and I definitely agree that the key is to riding out the bad times and remaining positive that the good will return and working to change the reasons why it's bad at that point.

    Also, awesome about your weight and just that you're feeling better than you have been in a long time. So happy for you, you have no idea!

    Much love to you and yours,
  5. BeachWalk
    Thanks JD - I'm having a really hard time with chronic/daily nausea so the foods that I can barely eat are already limited. That combined with these f-in migraines are a horrible combo. I wish I felt better to try the diet, but will have to wait a bit.

    have you heard of people getting gastritis and/or chronic nausea after going off opiates? I thought gastritis was only caused by NSAID's/Aleve, Advil, etc. I have taken my share of those as well so it's possible it's from those pills. Or maybe it's this big wonderful world of ongoing withdrawal. I'm on week 5 of no opiates. i think you once said that you had nausea for 6 weeks - i know we're all different but i'm a little dumbfounded and majorly discouraged. i feel like my pain is so much worse since going off oxycodone and so much more frequent.

    love and hugs to you and all on this board. i'm counting the days until your semester is over too so you can get some much needed r&r.
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