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 Post subject: Almost 3 years off
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:46 pm 
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Haven't checked in for a while but I'm coming up on 3 years off sub after 5 years on PKs. Just thought I'd throw out some encouragement. Wherever you are in the process it's worth it to keep fighting. For me the big marker was walking my dogs. I hated walking them when I was on sub. Felt like such a chore and so often I felt like I was dragging a 100lb lead suit around with me when my energy levels were sapped. Now rain or shine it feels good to get up and take the pups to the park. Getting clear of sub and the PKs just feels so damn good. All the little good things in life are still there waiting.

The key to getting off for me was tapering down to damn near nothing. Like a spec of dust was my last dose. I made the jump in the middle of summer while taking a couple weeks off work (I was also in Hawaii for vacation which was awesome but might not be easy for everyone). I had some anxiety here and there. Trouble sleeping here and there. Those both even reared their heads around 8 months off. It was never that bad and it always passed fairly quickly.

Anyway, hang in there!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 7:53 pm 
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Legendary......



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I am on day 40 or something, and i totes agree.

If i am having a rough day, a quick 30 mon walk, sets me up, with happiness, and a much bette sleep,

Cannot say enough, about the miracles of exercise whilst in slight paws.


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Hey Hawker,

So good to hear from you again!!

I'm at 2 years and 8 months, I'm not far behind ya!!

Love the advice on getting your butt up and doing something.

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Hi Hawker1,

You also are one of the great many success stories here of those who did a LONG and SLOW taper and got off sub with minimal pain and discomfort. Thanks for checking in every year, it really helps so many of us. I know you helped me a lot when I was panicking about when and how I would ever get off sub. I have been tapering for a year now and still going, no rush for me and no worries anymore.

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Yep glenbee no rush at all. Take your time and do it right so you only do it once and do it easy.

Romeo...dude great to see you're still right behind me and still checking the boards.

hopesprings ...yep excersize and stay active. Keep up the good work everyone.


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This thread makes me happy. Thank you for checking in, it is really important to have members like yourself (and Romeo) updating along the way.


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