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I have chronic pain and I was tired of being a slave to pills everyday. I reduced my Norco 10/325 down and have stopped taking them altogether. I feel pretty good (no shakes, vomiting, loose bowels, goose bumps, chills. etc., but I do have a bad time with my stomach either cramping or just not feeling well at all. I do feel real sluggish though and I have a slight headache that no OTC meds can help with. It's been about 14 days since I stopped completely. Does anyone know of any "home remedies or health food store remedies" to help me get completely over this rough time. I have read that it can take 6 months or longer to have your body return to feeling its "normal" self again. Please tell me that's not true.
Any input is GREATLY appreciated, and I tried Clonidine patches. Great monetary investment with ZERO help. I was extremely disappointed in that medicine.
I also get the stomach cramps really bad when I have w.d's. However, it usually only lasts about 6 days for me at the worst. Maybe there is something else going on with your tummy. Maybe the OC medicines are upset it, just a thought.
congratulations on your 14 days without the meds. I am a fellow chronic painer, so I know where you are coming from. I wish you the best of luck
Thanks for the replies. I should have stated that they really aren't cramps. It's more of an ache(Ya know where you can't find any comfortable position on the couch or in bed ar anything)and I think it's from my body "Jonesing" for some Hydro. Is there any help for that?
Uuuuummmm, not that I know of. I think you need to stick it out. Then again, I could be wrong, I am not really in to all the alternative medicine things that some people are. The way I think is that I am trying to get off pills, so I dont want to put anymore pills into my body, NO MATTER WHAT. Also, those things like imodium and herbs never help me. So, I would try to stay away from irritant foods like milk and spicy things and I heard lettuce and greens are hard to digust, so maybe that might help.
Your stomach pains are caused by the lack of movement during your opiate intake, and it's restart afterwards. Everyones stomach is constantly moving inside, but when you take opes, it slows the movement down to a crawl, thus when you get off the opes, it's like a shock to the stomach when it starts moving again.
As for a natural remedy.Mint tea is known to help with stomach problems.The best is to buy the actual mint leaves fresh and brew them right away.I have used this and it really did help me.it is also very calming.
I also agree with seeing a doc.It would be best to make sure all is well with you.
"work like you don't need money, love like you've never been hurt, and, dance like no one's watching."
chronic pain here also i just stopped using oxycontin and hydro im on suboxone and feel good but have heard bad things about stopping that too as far as the stomach that happens to me also for months and im not sure if its wds or from surgery when they took all that stuff out then just stuffed it back in there ya know hard to tell but after a few months it did get a little better that was the last time i kicked we will see what happens this time
How is your appetitite? Have you been eating?
If you have not been eating, I wonder if smoking a little pot would help you get hungry enough to get some food in your stomach?
-just a suggestion, because I don't know what would happen once the food gets there?????
What about tagement or pepcid ac--or even alka-seltzer-have you tried any of that yet?
Are you taking anything with asprin in it?---Asprin says on the label that it can cause constipation--and it is known to hurt the stomach, also aleeve can really hurt the stomach.
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