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Anything you use to reduce/eliminate withdrawals from opiates has drawbacks. As one of my old buddies used to like to say....There is no free lunch when it comes to opiate withdrawal. You have to pay the piper sometime, some way.
I'm not saying you shouldn't take meds for comfort and to reduce symptoms. Hell...I took everything in the medicine cabinet trying to find relief...more than once. But eventually it catches up with you, and you will have to go through an inevitable period of lethargy, depression, anxiety and cravings. If you can get through that, then you can go about changing your life to make sure you never get addicted again. But...immodium, kratom, sub...whatEVER....it's all prolonging the inevitable. It softens the landing a bit...that's all. My two cents, as usual.
intersting posts about using immodium. I wont go into the details of my methadone addiction and Detox but , dont take this the wrong way, why not just stop using drugs. You will feel like **** for a while, you dont appear to have much of a habit at all at the moment. If you continue with this refusal to stop using some opiate based drug, you will probably use other opiates again. Why not address the reason you cant seem to leave opiates behind, even "non-addictive" drugs like immodium. I went through the same denial for years, I had to have some drug - preferably opiate based - in me all the time, I couldnt concentrate or take my mind off drugs. I wasted a lot of time which Ill never get back, believe me or not - ofcourse thats entirely upto you. Immodium gives you that connection to drugs that you , maybe, cant leave behind. As the late great William Burroughs would say "either use or dont use" - taking immodium is ridiculous and pointless....
Immodium is not pointless. I am seeing a counsler and she is helping me with a long term plan but until the WD's subside, I'll take the immodium. I'd rather function than pretend that I'm sick to my family and friends.
While immodium is an opiate, it works for me and does not free me from the boredom and depression associated with WD's. It really just allows my body to be healthy enough to deal with the mental stuff.
But you'll see, I won't be on it for too much longer. Only took 2 last night.
I just went through, well no I am going through detox from a daily dose of over 600mg of hydro. I have been using Immodium and found I needed alot more than I thought the first day. I used about 80 mgs to get comfortable.. I am down to 12 mgs and less now on day 10. So I would have to day that you will need to start at about 10-12mg per each 100mg of your opiate of choice. Give or take. Besure to taper down and use a laxative.
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