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addicted to loperamide. help!!!!

Discussion in 'Other drug addiction' started by help hope, May 19, 2017.

  1. help hope

    help hope Newbie

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    So about 7 months ago I had been clean off opiates and methamphetamine for almost 2 years. I decides I didn't want to go back to any street drugs but read online that loperamide (anti diarrheal) coild give you the same feeling as an opiate at large doses. Desperate and depressed, I tried it. Before I knew it I was hiding it from my whole family, my boyfriend which has caught me a few times and totally hurt by this. I am taking a dose of about 60 pills a day (120 mg) and have tried cold turkey and its just as bad or WORSE than coming off opiates! Sweats, anxiety, depression, muscle s burning, insomnia, I tried to sweat it out but I just could not do it it was terrible. I dont have access to other drugs that would help such as benzos, so I need some advice on tapering down, over the counter drugs that may help? I want to be off of this stuff I am sick of relying on it to get by!!!! I have a life to live and a beautiful baby girl that needs me!
     
  2. Kathy1221

    Kathy1221 Silver Member Donating Member

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    CBS News: "Excessive doses of Imodium A-D can lead to heart problems, kidney and liver failure, and even death." I had to look up loperamide to understand why anyone would take it, but that's just a sign of being part of the ignorant public. I would really consider talking to a doctor and confessing how much you have been taking, Just the little I read says that the side effects can be serious. I'm sorry you are having to go through this and I hope that you find something that works.
     
  3. RatchetJaw420

    RatchetJaw420 Newbie

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    I totally agree with @Kathy1221....you seriously need to talk to a doctor and be completely honest with them. I have done a bit of research on recreational use of Immodium and it is NOT pretty :( from the research I've done, I believe it is far more dangerous than huffing computer duster or freon o_O I would strongly suggest you talk to a doctor, and possibly also discuss an in patient rehabilitation program for 2-3 months? Please seriously think about it because I believe it would be a fail proof way of getting off of this nasty chemical and get back to living your life and watching your daughter grow up :) think about her! She reallyyy needs you and would be forever tainted if you were to die from abusing this chemical :'( talk to a doctor as soon as you can please and seriously think about discussing a 2-3 month in patient program with him, if not for you...for your daughter :) I wish you the best of luck in your battle with addiction!!! If you truly want something...nothing can stop you from obtaining it :) have a great day!
     
  4. help hope

    help hope Newbie

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    I cant go to a program like that because I have to maintain my job to take care of the household. I have only been taking 25 a day now for the past 3 days and although its rough (im slowly coming off of them) anyone know of anything that would help with the withdrawal symptoms?
     
  5. RatchetJaw420

    RatchetJaw420 Newbie

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    Than an out patient program might be some thing to think about maybe? As far as withdrawal symptoms, I don't know what you have access to but if you can get a doctors appointment soon or go to a walk in clinic, get prescribed clonidine. It works WONDERS for opiate withdrawals!! I've detoxed off of heroin a few times using it and it works almost as good as using benzos for opiate withdrawals!!
     
  6. Hopefloats

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    Help Hope - I am right here with you! I am addicted to Loperamide and tapering and withdrawing. Hope you are doing okay! Big hugs