I thought this could be perhaps an interesting and informative thread to start. Every opiate addict is inevitably forced to do some cold turkey time at some point or another. Many SWIM's out there have found various little tricks to alleviate some of the symptoms associated with the withdrawl. What are your tactics to deal with the sickness (aside from the obvious like sedating yourself)? #1 The first thing on SWIM's list if he knows he's in for a cold turkey spell is immodium AD (loperamide) as this seems to work really well to prevent the volcanic fire shites. #2 To alleviate that about to "jump out of your skin" feeling I will sometimes do some kind of exercise like jumping jacks... this seems to alleviate the feeling for at least a few minutes. #3 I find showers to provide 30 minutes or so of releif (until the hot water runs out), even though sometimes he just sits there and lets the water running over him as he feels too weak to stand there the entire time. #4 SWIM trys to eat saltines or peanut-butter toast after he's been too sick to eat for a couple days and needs to eat, these seem to be about the only "safe" things he can eat. SWIM also keeps a bottle of rolaids on hand. I will post some more of his withdrawl routine, I haven't had to cold turkey it for a few years so he'll have to think about it some to remember what he used to do in the situation. What are you other SWIM's little tricks to "try" to make yourself comfortable in this hellish state?