Go Back   SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information > Drug Addiction > Substance Abuse
Forgot Password? Join Us!
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read Chat Room [1]


Welcome to the Sober Recovery Community

Already registered? Login above ---^
OR
To take advantage of all Posting, Chatting, Gaming, and all the features available at SoberRecovery, join the over 100,000 current members, and become a member of our supportive community today! Ads will no longer appear on the forums, once you register.



Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-20-2008, 01:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
CleanandSober44's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 147
40 days off opiates now and feeling a bit better

Man, what a month. Its 40 days now and feeling a bit better. man, that panic chit got old, but, Im making it though. I think some of my problems mentally were from the klonopin. Im down to .5 a night. going to dump that chit in a few days. I really thought I was going to die. ive never been through anything like this. I thought I was going to end up in a psch ward a few days. Just kept praying and praying. What a f__cked up drug. Makes you feel good and then BAMM!!!!!, it tries to take your life. Ive been to three NA meetings and like them. Ive just been so depressed that I havnt left the house much. Im making myself get out at least to take a walk. Things are getting better. Thank God.

Thanks for all your support.

Love,
Michael
CleanandSober44 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2008, 03:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
OMG everything's real
 
lostbutterfly's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: England
Posts: 3,976
Blog Entries: 3
40 days before you feel a bit better, huh? That's a looooong time - well done for sticking it out. How did you get through your really bad days?
__________________
happily addicted to sugar, caffeine and horses
lostbutterfly is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2008, 04:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: cape cod
Posts: 2,320
That was a very honest assessment of how it goes. I commend you on sticking it out. Keep going to the meetings. That'll help even more.
ccgirl2 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2008, 10:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Spica's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 379
Congratulations

Way to go. Congratulations on getting where you are today. I am so very happy for you and wish you all the best as you enjoy your new life!!!

I have been prescribed clonidine for anxiety. I start on sat. I am very nervous about taking it but I am more nervous about the mountain of anxiety that I know if right around the corner.
__________________
"If you canít be a good example, then youíll just have to serve as a horrible warning".
Catherine Aird


Pat
Spica is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2008, 12:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 
CleanandSober44's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 147
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spica View Post
Way to go. Congratulations on getting where you are today. I am so very happy for you and wish you all the best as you enjoy your new life!!!

I have been prescribed clonidine for anxiety. I start on sat. I am very nervous about taking it but I am more nervous about the mountain of anxiety that I know if right around the corner.
Why for the anxiety right around the corner? Are you getting ready to come off something? If so, I'll be praying for you.

Love,
Michael
CleanandSober44 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2008, 10:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
CleanandSober44's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 147
45 days now and feeling alot better. I think the benzos were making me sick. Ive got them stabilized and now Im tapering off them. Ive had 4 good days. Amen. Thanks for all your support.

Love,
Michael
CleanandSober44 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2008, 02:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
OMG everything's real
 
lostbutterfly's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: England
Posts: 3,976
Blog Entries: 3
Well done Michael. Nice to know things get better!! Plod, plod!!
__________________
happily addicted to sugar, caffeine and horses
lostbutterfly is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2008, 05:31 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: cape cod
Posts: 2,320
Hey Michael. When you first posted about the opiates, and then mentioned the benzos, I had a feeling they were probably more of the problem than the opiates. I mean, opiates will for sure, make you feel like you want to hammer a nail into your eye from feeling sick, but your lingering panic symptoms were a lot, even for post acute withdrawal.

I'm glad you're feeling better.
ccgirl2 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2008, 07:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
CleanandSober44's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 147
feeeling better and better with every passing day. Amen

Love ya all, This website has done me so much good. Reading all the post and talking with others.

Michael
CleanandSober44 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2008, 07:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Augusta, GA
Posts: 333
Michael you have been such an inspiration to me. Coming off of opiates itself is so damn hard but the benzos on top of it? I don't know if I could do that myself. I just wanted to let you know how proud of you I am. I hope that your wife has given you some extra special lovin' cuz you deserve it!!!

Keep truckin along!
__________________


"Everything I have learned about life can be summed up in three words, It Goes On"- Robert Frost
madriley is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2008, 08:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
CleanandSober44's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 147
Thanks alot madriley. Im still on the benzos, but only 1/2 mg a day. im tapering off them. Got to do it slow. Also off the booze.. WHO HOO!! Cant wait to be off the benzos. Probably going to be about a month or so to completly get off them though.

Wife had dental surgey last Friday and isnt feeling real good and thats a bummer, cause I dont like seeing her in pain. As for the loving, I can hold out until she feels better. Shes an awesome woman. Took care of me when I was sicker then chit. Man, I had a bad WD. Thanks all of you for the prayers.
CleanandSober44 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2009, 10:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
CleanandSober44's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 147
Howdy everybody. Ite been 10 months with no lortabs or narcotics, four months no benzos and approx one month no booze. I messed up and had some drinks for a month or so.

Im still having some issues from the benzos. Man, they are a bread of there own. I have ringing in ears and get lathargic. I dont have aniexty, Thank GoD

Anyhow, just wanted to givve y'all an update and hope y'all are doing great.

Michael
CleanandSober44 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to CleanandSober44 For This Useful Post:
Ggeo (07-16-2011)
Old 08-20-2009, 10:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
Jesus Freak
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Right in the center!!
Posts: 270
Good Job Michael!!!
__________________
If nothing changes, NOTHING changes
Wantingit!!
Wantingit is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2009, 05:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: witness protection program
Posts: 378
good job!
bob_sapp is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2009, 06:29 PM   #15 (permalink)
Member
 
pillzrbadd's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 77
Way to go!! keep it up
pillzrbadd is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2009, 10:38 AM   #16 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by michael35209 View Post
Howdy everybody. Ite been 10 months with no lortabs or narcotics, four months no benzos and approx one month no booze. I messed up and had some drinks for a month or so.

Im still having some issues from the benzos. Man, they are a bread of there own. I have ringing in ears and get lathargic. I dont have aniexty, Thank GoD

Anyhow, just wanted to givve y'all an update and hope y'all are doing great.

Michael
How you doing? Removing the alcohol must have been quite an attack on your system as it was replacing the benzos. My guess is that removing the alcohol really kicked up the benzo withdrawals.

Feel well and post if you can.
mentor is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2009, 10:15 PM   #17 (permalink)
Member
 
CleanandSober44's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: United States
Posts: 147
14 months no narcotics and 8 months no benzos.

I have struggled a bit with the alcohol and whenever I drink, I am playing with fire, cause it gets the symptoms from the benzos going again. Im 30 days off the booze as of today and Im feeling pretty darn good. I still have ringing in my ears, however, no panic, aniexty and all the hundreds of other symptoms the benzos gave me.

Just wanted to give an update and I hope all that are still struggling find some relief.

Hanging in there,
Michael
CleanandSober44 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2009, 06:50 AM   #18 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 37
good job
mentor is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:33 AM.


 
National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers
 
Drug Rehab | Best Treatment Center | Detox Center | Residential Treatment Center
Cocaine/Crack Treatment | Alcohol Rehab | Heroin/Oxycontin Treatment Center | Crystal Meth Treatment | Marijuana Treatment | Methadone Treatment | Suboxone Treatment
 
Local Treatment Resources and Events
 
Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | DC | Delaware
Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine
Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire
New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island
South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennesee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming

© 2013 Internet Brands. | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Health Disclaimer
A proud member of the SoberRecovery® Network of Addiction and Recovery Websites