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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:36 am 
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I seem to have skipped the severe acute stuff, I jumped off of 2mg. But at this point I feel like my body is being weighed down by some alien force. We all have a bunch of crap in our past and mine is that I now understand why my ex husband killed himself when coming off of this shit. This depression is heavy, I am going to see an accupuncture dude tomorrow. Read on here that it might help. Is there any thing else any one can advise, right now I just want to crawl up under a rock and sleep for a year or so.
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Yeah, for me the weighted down, heavy depressed feeling was the worst of it. Give yourself a break, get as much rest as you can, and reach out for as much help as you can. A lot of people go on an antidepressant when getting off Subs. Please don't let things spiral to where your ex got to. Definitely get professional help if you feel any worse mentally. Keep posting.
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Have you tried listening to music? I can't stress enough how much it helped me. It was one of the ONLY things that raised my endorphins during that tough time. Hang in there. You aren't alone.


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Music - Live "Overcome"- What a week hey?


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Lillyval wrote:
Yeah, for me the weighted down, heavy depressed feeling was the worst of it. Give yourself a break, get as much rest as you can, and reach out for as much help as you can. A lot of people go on an antidepressant when getting off Subs. Please don't let things spiral to where your ex got to. Definitely get professional help if you feel any worse mentally. Keep posting.
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Lilly,
How long did that feeling of aches and heavy weight last? I am day eight off sub, this has been muchf any of it. I am on wellbutrin already. Its not so much depression, just feel like I can't move.

Cammie


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Hey Cammie,

You're on day 8 of wd and that's about when most people say their wd peaks. Hang in there for a couple of more days and you should start to see things improve!

Are you trying to stay active in any way? I know your body is probably screaming at you to just sit still and not do anything, but you have to resist that urge to become a mental and physical blob. I'm not saying go run a marathon, I'm just saying to try doing any kind of activity at all.

Also, CONGRATULATIONS on 8 days off Suboxone!!!

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Honestly, I started feeling much better about the middle of week 3. I know it sounds like forever, but you CAN do this. Right now another week sounds like a lifetime, but looking back it won't even register. Go easy on yourself, and don't play the head game of I "should" be getting this or that done. If you had the flu would you be doing anything? Take care of yourself as if you were sick, but try to keep as occupied as you can so you're not dwelling on how you feel. And if anyone asks, tell them you're sick, it's really not untrue. Hang in there, you will be ok, I promise.
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You're doing a great job, Cammie! I think one of the hardest parts about this phase of withdrawal is that you're so focused on how your body feels. Anything that can get you out of your head would probably be helpful right now. It will help make the time go by faster. Physical activity is great. One thing that I do when I need a break from reality is to play mystery computer games. Like you're Sherlock Holmes and you have to find clues until you solve the puzzle. They can be addictive too, though. :)

I hope you have some friends or family who can help get you through this period. Maybe find a cousin who wants to do movie night or play cards or take a walk.

I wish you all the best through this hard time. Keep letting us know how it is going.

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I was on Subs for 3 years then I taperedd down to 1mg and stepped off from there. What helped me alot was getting on a low dose of antidepressants. I take 10mg of Lexapro and it has helped so much. My wd from subs took about 10 days but I went right on Lexapro after that to help level me out.


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Cammie how have you been doing? You're almost to day 30 right? I hope everything is well. Please let me know how you've been doing!


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Thank you Amber :)


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I know Cam has another post, but look Cam. Look at this, 22 days ago! That's 4 years in sub withdrawal time. That's so impressive. I'm actually quite jealous. When you get blue you look at this post, remember how far you've gotten! You're already a success story, one day at a time...:)


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7 days jumped! Pretty rough.I'm 49 and very depressed. Been on suboxone for 3 years.I've been searching the house and vehicles for a morsel.couldn't go to work today because I didn't get any sleep.started weaning down since my last script.30 -8mg has lasted me 3 months.last Wednesday was my last crumb, felt ok for 2days then on Friday it started, no sleep and jimmy legs.laid around and watched all 4 playoff games with some fatigue.went to work Monday and had no energy.my wife tried to get the bullets out of my gun safe but I told her I would never do that to her.I have 2 kids 8&10, feel like I'm a terrible dad.they are my strength to get through this.have to go to work tomorrow, going to force myself.hopefully after this weekend I'll be able to functionat a higher level.I hope I can get my life back, I used to be a great guy.


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7 days jumped! Pretty rough.I'm 49 and very depressed. Been on suboxone for 3 years.I've been searching the house and vehicles for a morsel.couldn't go to work today because I didn't get any sleep.started weaning down since my last script.30 -8mg has lasted me 3 months.last Wednesday was my last crumb, felt ok for 2days then on Friday it started, no sleep and jimmy legs.laid around and watched all 4 playoff games with some fatigue.went to work Monday and had no energy.my wife tried to get the bullets out of my gun safe but I told her I would never do that to her.I have 2 kids 8&10, feel like I'm a terrible dad.they are my strength to get through this.have to go to work tomorrow, going to force myself.hopefully after this weekend I'll be able to functionat a higher level.I hope I can get my life back, I used to be a great guy.


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7 days jumped! Pretty rough.I'm 49 and very depressed. Been on suboxone for 3 years.I've been searching the house and vehicles for a morsel.couldn't go to work today because I didn't get any sleep.started weaning down since my last script.30 -8mg has lasted me 3 months.last Wednesday was my last crumb, felt ok for 2days then on Friday it started, no sleep and jimmy legs.laid around and watched all 4 playoff games with some fatigue.went to work Monday and had no energy.my wife tried to get the bullets out of my gun safe but I told her I would never do that to her.I have 2 kids 8&10, feel like I'm a terrible dad.they are my strength to get through this.have to go to work tomorrow, going to force myself.hopefully after this weekend I'll be able to functionat a higher level.I hope I can get my life back, I used to be a great guy.


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Hi sparky. The road is long, so you might need to seek some help to keep you in recovery mode. It's gonna take 3 month's to reset your receptors, getting help now may ease stress that may be comming in the future. Hope it evens out for you soon. A sauna, herbal steam bath, rub down's etc, can help at this stage. Plenty of good water to flush your body.
Regards and Good Luck


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Hello Sparky,

I know exactly how you feel buddy. Wife & kids. It's almost impossible for them to understand. It sounds like you tapered a bit before your jump and that's a great thing.

I recently jumped as well. For the first 8 or so days I don't think I ever really slept. The anxiety and depression are overwhelming. The good news is it does get better. It doesn't take long for the worst of the effects to pass. You're not a terrible father. I felt the same way. It's hard for the first 10 or so days. I barely could touch my wife unless we were having sex. I just could not get fucking comfortable! Always had to be moving.

I recommend going to your doctor. They can prescribe some comfort medication to help ease the process. I highly recommend Clonidine. It's a blood pressure medication that is off label prescribed for opiate withdrawal and anxiety. It's not addictive. It calms your central nervous system and can really help you get some sleep. I also recommend over the counter unisom, sleep aid. I've got no idea if it helped really, but I finally started sleeping. Absolutely blissful once that starts happening again.

Try to keep active. You won't want too, but force yourself to atleast take a walk. It really helps. Also blasting your favorite music in the car can help you focus on other things than the way your body feels.

It's not an easy road buddy. I absolutely think It's been one of the hardest things I've ever done. But its absolutely worth it.

Hit me up via inbox or my thread if you need to talk / vent / complain anything. I feel what you're going through man.

Best of luck, stay strong and you will beat this demon.

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Go back and read that ^^^^^^ post again, WantToBeFree nailed it.

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