Was a bit rough but going on day 8

Old 01-23-2010, 08:05 PM
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Was a bit rough but going on day 8

Glad I found this site. Lots of good info. Well going on day 8 and it is going pretty well at this point. Had it rough around day 4 with spikes in my blood pressure. Felt insane crushing pressure all over my head and eyes were not focusing well. Went to the emergency room (to late in evening to call my Dr.) with life threatening blood pressure levels. It was 202/132 at a lull point. Don't know how high it actually got at the high point before I went to the ER. They brought it down nicely and gave me some meds for it. They were not strong enough (still getting attacks) so my Dr. gave me stronger blood pressure medication the next day. Other than that I keep having medium low anxiety attacks that last a few minutes to an hour.

I've quit several times on my own in the past (couple months here and there). This is the first time I am doing it with help (local hospital addiction programs and counseling). This is also the first time I have ever hand any really serious withdrawal symptoms. Scared the crap out of me, but glad to still be here, and pushing forward strong!
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:07 PM
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Good to see you here with us....Welcome ...

I'm sure pleased to know you did get medical assistance.
Well done on your early progress
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Hi Yahama

Yikes! I'm glad you went to get help

Good to have you with us!
Congrats on day 8!

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Old 01-23-2010, 08:58 PM
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thank you for posting about have already potentially helped many by sharing your expereince so that others will understand the need for medical assistance in detoxing

Thank you so much
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Congrats on day 8 and welcome to SR! :ghug3 I too am glad you got help. Please keep sharing your progress with us - we care.
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Hi, it's good to see you here and over the worst of the withdrawal.

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Old 01-24-2010, 08:34 AM
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