Quitting Oxycodone with Loperamide- My story begins... - Part 54

By Jungledog · Nov 11, 2014 · ·
  1. LG,

    The leg shit is soooo annoying! The best thing I have found to relieve it is a REALLY hot bath with Epsom salts. Works good.

    Just read about green smoothies and you should find what you are looking for. All unsaturated oils mutate with high heat. People get all confused about what is good and what is bad. The easy way to think of it is cook with saturated fat only which is solid at cool temperatures (coconut & butter). The problem with butter is it burns at high temps so I usually use coconut oil. Good fats are anything NOT cooked or raw...so avocadoes, raw nuts, cold pressed oils, flax seeds. You actually should put olive oil or avocado on your salads because the nutrients in greens are better absorbed in the presence of fat. And make your own dressings; NEVER use the processed salad dressings at the store. Read the ingredients; known carcinogens in them. Fat has been maligned in this country. We need fat. When we went low fat, our obesity epidemic picked up speed. Why? Because when you remove fat, the only thing left to put back is protein and carbs.

    WHO (World Health Organization) says we really only need 10% protein (which interestingly enough is the average amount of protein in many plants) but here in the US we exceed 30-40% of our diet in protein. Excess protein acts to worsen inflammation. Inflammation is now becoming known to be the underlying cause of most chronic diseases such as cancer or diabetes. And most of the carbs have been replaced with processed sugar and genetically modified wheat. You are craving sugar now because it lights up the same spot in your brain that opiates do. Get your sweet fix from fruit. Not juice...the whole fruit so you get the fiber.

    Yes, kratom can help with pain. As it does not get me high AT ALL, it is a viable option for me for pain management. But I probably won't because I want off all this shit. Really. I just want done.

    Hope you feel better soon.

    Hugs,
    JD

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  1. JonBenetMom
    Hey JD- I have had gnarly restless leg stuff in the past but this time during my taper- its my FEET. I feel like my feet are on fire and they won't calm down. So its like RFS (restless feet syndrome) for me. I think the funniest thing when you try to explain to a person what withdrawal can be like and you mention the achy legs it seems so lame. Until you have them and then you want to punch something!! Its like having someone poke you in the legs 24 hours a day!!

    I ate well today. Ive been eating these sunflower seed nut ball things called Somersaults. Have you tried them?? Eating nuts and yogurt essentially and hoping that some of this extra weight will at some point decide to come off. I did actually walk more than usual today so its a start. I find it hilarious that when I physically move my body or eat healthfully- I think "Jungledog would be so proud" Hahahah.

    I didn't make a cut today but I held and Im ok with that. I almost slipped and took a half due to stress but I stopped myself and felt much better! Hope you and your achy ass legs have a great night. Thanks for being such a great cheerleader for the rest of us!
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