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    Hi well I was here last year wanting to get off subs and made so many excuses to stay on it till now.. I'm on day 4 and so far it's bare able the worst is tryna sleep at night and the lack of energy completely just have to physically force myself to get up and do something.. I have posted u tube videos of my progress day to say so far :) brittney diaz

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    Day 6 isn't so bad just getting harder to fall asleep at night and stay asleep!! I just started taking vitamin b and st johns wort mood stabilizer ?? Only my 2nd day taking it so can't say it's helped yet but so far im ok every day def is better than the last

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    Hey Brit,

    Being one that had to detox from sub I sure can feel ya. I just want to say dont get shocked if does get a bit harder before it gets easier. I jumped from a tiny smiget of a dose and it was day 12 if my memory serves me that I "peak" as far as the detox goes. I can say it was never as intense as a H, oxy, dillie, perc wd. Just sorta lingers longer then those. We are all different, metabolize meds differently so no one can tell you exactly how it will be. But we all can tell you that you can get thru it.

    I did look at your utube videos during the night... one of the sleepless nights that hit me here and there. I have to say Your amazing that your willing to out yourself like you have. Kudo;s to you. It will help many who are stiffled by fear.

    Hang in there... and ty for posting here and the utube thingy. I was ask once to do a video on utube but I was only looking out for myself and decided against it. I am a coward... we need more like you.

    if I can do anything to help you just post. I am gonna flag your thread so I dont miss anything. Being that I have been thru it and now clean for almost 4 yrs I might be able to help. LOL... I laught at myself. When in a struggle I am only a bit over three yrs clean... when wanting to brag that I am still clean I am near 4 yrs clean. I guess ego is part of our personalities. I am proud of my clean time no doubt. I was one who nearly fell for the lies that there are addicts who can not survive without an opiate and be happy. I am proud that I am now living without ingesting a pill or shooting up to get out of bed.

    You go girl... you do have a following in me. both here and u tube. I have to open an account on you tube because if you dont you cant flag anything. I did have one but for the life of me dont remember the pw or even the id. I sure as hell dont know how folks can keep up with multi accounts. If My pc cant remember it for me it dont get remembered. LOL... too long on dope I guess. Wonder if my memory will ever get back to what it was before dope. LOL.. another giggle since I will never be 16 again. We sometimes forget that when we get clean.. we want to be what we were pre dope. For many of us pre dope was centries ago. So dont let the lethergy derail you either. It will get better and remember your not that teen anymore. Theres a difference on what we feel like at 30 then what we were capable of at 15. Just dont wake up at 50 facing the same thing. You have many yrs ahead of you.... you have an opportunity to really claim the rest of your life NOW. I think you have put so many checks and balances in your way now... accountablitly will not be an issue. Again ty for posting .... ty for being who you are. ty for careing about another to the point that your willing to put a real face to look at instead of what I do... I hide behind a fake name. Not that I hide in all aspects of my life. Many do know my face but not too many. I so respect you and what your trying to do. Very selfless of you. You will touch many souls.

    Hang in .....

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    Wel I feel like last night was the worst night I was ready to give in but I didn't so here I am day 7!! A whole week without anything is amazing for me:) I'm proud of myself too and just have to push thru this crap I know I can do it I'm only 19 haven't been a hardcore user just been ingesting opiates EVERYDAY for 5 years just to not be sick but I'd only take one or two Vicodin at a time thru out the day.. So I've been thru some wds before but they were way worse than this.. This is doable u just gotta be strong willed, well honestly I wasn't strong when I started my sub detox I did it bcuz I had to at 1st my insurance ran out an I couldn't get anymore subs so I started day 1 bcuz I had to but the next day they found a new way for me to get my subs cheap but I said no thanks and just by having one day under my belt and the pride in saying no made me feel strong and everyone I knew couldn't believe I said no!! So I've been having to take a bunch of sleep meds at night and when I wake up my body down hurt at ll I had more aches and pains while I was on suboxone then when I'm going thru wds.. I know I'll feel better it's inevitable that my body and mind repairs itself it's just hard to be sick and lazy for so long it's very mental more mental than physical I would say most def!! Well I am 19 mother of 2 a 2 yr old and 4 yr old and during the week I'm here alone with them from 7am till 5pm wich has been a challenge but It motivated me to get my butt up and do some things so I guess it is a good thing bcuz if I didn't have the kids to watch after I'd just lay in bed all day which makes it 100x worse!! A week clean man it feels good haven't been this sober since I took my first opiate 5 years Ago

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    Good day Britt,

    Your so blessed to have the opportunity to change your path in life at such a early age. I would give my right arm for the opportunity you now have facing you.
    If you ever get the urge to use I want you to think about me for a second. I, like you began using at a very young age.. I did countless detoxes only to repeat my behavior. Cant say I was looking further then my nose or getting that immed relief/escape or what ever I was doing when I decided to get high. Yrs pass with me just sitting on the sidelines of life. I couldnt see raising a kid with an addict mom so had none, lost interest in sex as all addicts do so no S.O at age 51. When I finally had enough I lost over 35 yrs of my life that I can never get back. SO there I was 51 and facing the same damn thing I was at 19. Except most my life is over. Pls dont let this be you. YOu have so much to live for, your kids, choosing a career, making memories for your kids.... No matter what it take now trust that at my age it only gets harder.

    Your doing GREAT!!! I love your attitude, honesty and how you have set up a "accountablility" system for yourself. You can do this. I know you can. It will get better for you, that I ipromise. It might get a bit harder for a short time but that will pass. You have the world at your feet right now to snatch up and really live. I choose to just hide behind one excuse after another till I lost all those yrs. Still had to go thru all we have to go thru to reclaim my life. I just made it as difficult as I could on myself.

    Have some free time read around the board. You will see addict after addict make it and love life again. You will also read many addicts just repeating the same behavior expecting a different outcome. So babe.... I hope you made your choice to do what ever it takes to reclaim your life and live it the way you were meant too. I am sure my HP didnt mean for me to spend most my yrs nodding on the couch. I know your HP wants more for your life.

    Hang in there.. know what your going thru no is not permanent, it will pass. The harder you work at it the easier it will become.

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    I have a question I have some codiene/apap prolly the weakest kind bcuz it was prescribed for a 4 yr old but I never would give it to my babies really.. Anyways if I took 2 tbs of it would that hurt?? I feel bad for thinking about it but I did take 2 tbs last night at 11pm and it didn't do anything I used to pour the whole 8oz into a cup with sprite and drink the whole thing fast and get high but that's not my goal I don't want to feel high I just want a little bit of relief..I'm tellin u my symptoms of wd peaked yesterday (day 6) and are still pretty bad today at day 7

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    Britt,
    I know your suffereing right now. I so get wanting some relief right now. I will just tell you that taking any type of opiate to feed those receptors in your brain will only prolong your agony if not take you out completely. Yeah, you may be peaking right now... just remember it will pass if you allow it too. There are other safter comfort meds you can use. CLonidine is one that no season junkie would consider detoxing without. OTC lomitil at double doses will give you some relief, it dosnt pass the BBB unless you flood your blood with it. Motrin every 8 with bread/maalox. Magnesium 800 two times daily, Potassium also. Both will help with RLS and the muscle cramps. Just accept that you will go without sleep. It wont kill you but will lessen your alertness. Just be aware when driving etc.

    THis will pass.... your young and I bet your recovery wont be as hard as mine was coming off suboxone. I suggest you stay away from the codiene totally. We pay now or pay later. Allow the healing now because at 50 i guarentee you it only get harder. I see it all the time. One gets fed up and decides to detox. Before the miricle can happen they are drug seeking... we can always come up with reasons to use. Many will go as far as ER visits with one complaint or another and feel since the MD rx"ed the dope its ok. Bottom line that MD is not you. YOur not his loved one. He dosnt lay at bed at night riddled with quilt that he just fed into your habit. YOU have to protect YOU. Only YOU can decide your willing to do whatever it takes to reclaim your life.

    You only have to stay clean for now... Get thru today and worry about tomorrow then. Try not to feed those recpetors and this will pass faster. Every time we do give in and feed those screaming receptors we add a few more days if not longer to our suffereing. I am really sorry your struggling.. I hate to see any addict suffer. It brings me back to when I was suffereing. Now I couldnt be happier. Even my bad days are better then the best high I ever had. I now know I dont have to do the dope to survive. I can travel at the drop of a hat. I dont worry if I have enough dope to last the week much less the day. I wake up in the morning and coffee is what I use to get the day going.. it even taste good! No counting out the pills, no trying to make them last till I can get more. I poop two three times a day and for me its worth getting clean just for that alone. I hated no pooping but once a week or even longer. My body now can get rid of the toxins immmed instead of sitting in my gut reabsorbing making me sluggest and full of chit. LOL.

    Let last night go and start afreash. Another brand new day. Hang in there. Keep posting.

    I may not be watching the right video.... I didnt think the chic I watch was 19 but I also was doing other stuff while the video was playing.. may have missed it.

    Will keep you in my thoughts and prayer. Just dont use today and all good.
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    This day is bad day 7 is bad I feel terrible I'm tired of this :( I was so optimistic up till yesterday I guess.. I took 2 tbs of codiene then dumped out the rest.. So no more crutch ! Just gotta do this knowing that this is the worst of it makes me have peace in a way knowing that I'm reaching my peak of intense wd so inevitably it will get better even if it gets worse before it gets better at least it WILL get better... Right?

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    Thanks Bonita for taking time out of ur day to reply to my posts.. Idk I guess I thought I was doing everything right and "deserved" a short wd I just gotta get thru this but the hours feel like seconds today :( I know I need to move around and not sulk on how bad I feel but man I cannot get my self out of bed for longer than a few min..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brittneyd17 View Post
    This day is bad day 7 is bad I feel terrible I'm tired of this :( I was so optimistic up till yesterday I guess.. I took 2 tbs of codiene then dumped out the rest.. So no more crutch ! Just gotta do this knowing that this is the worst of it makes me have peace in a way knowing that I'm reaching my peak of intense wd so inevitably it will get better even if it gets worse before it gets better at least it WILL get better... Right?
    Without a doubt... thats a promise. It will get better, you will enjoy life, you will giggle from the gut, the sweating will stop, the chills will stop. You just have to allow yourself time and it WILL pass. Be proud of yourself for trashing those pills. they are only prolonging the process.
    Think about it... your able to read, post, cook and take care of the things you have too. It could be much worse. I have had many detoxes that lasted 4 weeks of rolling in my bed of sweat, too weak to clean up the vomit from two days prior. I have gone months without sleep. So try to put things in prospective and I know its hard when in the midst of a detox. BUt this WILL PASS. I lay my life on it. But only you can allow it to pass.... how you do this is by not putting ANY opiates in your system.

    Hang in chic. Pass the time by reading some of the stickies.. Read others story and their sucess. read the ones who keep doing the same thing over and over, coming back yr after yr having to face yet another detox.
    Make this one your last chic.... you have the power and the ability to make it your last. I hope you can see thru the discomfort, the opportunity you have right now.
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    U really do give me hope that's for sure!! I hope I didn't mess up my detox bcuz for the last 4 days I've taken 2 tablespoons of liquid codiene didn't do a thing for me guess it was mental thing but it's gone now so no more of that I just hope I didn't add more time to my detox but I'll never know I guess I'll just go with it!! I cannot be this person that has to be on opiates to function I wasn't born to live a life of addiction and dependency I DESErVe to LIVE!!! I really just need to suck it up and thank u or reminding me it could be worse thats so true I should be thankful that I am able to get out of bed everyday and do some things I need to reason with myself I'm just being a wimp!!

    Reasons to be thankful
    1. I'm 7 days sober(besides the total of 8 table spoons of codiene/elixir I took at night over the past 4 days)
    2.im getting 8-10 hours of sleep at night even tho it is hard to get I get it!
    3.im able to eat really whatever I want and keep it down haven't thrown up at all
    4.havent had any diarrhea
    5.only have rls at night versus all day
    6.i can still go and run errands that need to be done

    I have a lot of reasons to be thankful and thank u Bonita for putting it in perspective for me I just feel bad tats all.. But perseverance is a must!! I'm the type that doesn't want to finish what I start but I'm not gonna be that person anymore well I really don't know who I am I've been addicted on opiates since I was 13 so I don't really know how to deal with day to day problems or stress sober and idk who I am w/o opiates but darnit I'm ready to know.. Thanks Bonita:) ur a lifesaver

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brittneyd17 View Post
    Thanks Bonita for taking time out of ur day to reply to my posts.. Idk I guess I thought I was doing everything right and "deserved" a short wd I just gotta get thru this but the hours feel like seconds today :( I know I need to move around and not sulk on how bad I feel but man I cannot get my self out of bed for longer than a few min..
    Well, truth is you feel for the lie the medical field fed you. You only prolong your detox by going on maintence. But your so young, in good shape. I just feel in my heart that your process is not take near as long as mind did. I dope for a long time.. went from meth to sub which only triple my agony. I know you feel you have done everything right... you trusted your MD as we should be able to. Truth is we have to be our own advocate. We can not let the MDs decide your fate. I know its hard to get out of bed. Just keep pluggin and do what you can. Try to keep things in prospective. Have you ever detoxed from your drug of choice before sub? If so.. you know how this is NOT that bad. Just lingers longer. Too many of us did just what you did. Trying to avoid a painful detox we just replaced the dope with another dope. I have been thru so many detoxes.. I thought I couldnt do it again. SO I gave up and went on methadone... then to suboxone. Only compounding my problems. Make this your last.. I know your one brave chic. No many have the balls you have in being so up front with what your dealing with. Many do this over and over and over. Same behavior expecting a different outcome. DOnt let that be you. You have the opportunity right now to end the madness. You have learn the hard way like I did but at a much earlier stage in life. Use that ... read my thread. See how many mistakes I made.. dont repeat my life. I am happy and content to day but I didnt get here with ease. I had to pay the prices for my choices. we all do. But you can fix it now before your my age and have a chance to rebuild a whole new life.

    Hang in there, keep posting. Complain, cry, get pissed you have to endure this. For sure cry... it is so healing. Know your not alone in this. There are thousands out there doing just what your doing right now. You have reached out for help so makes you a step ahead.
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