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    rich420 is offline Junior Member
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    Default would any of these pills help my withdrawals?

    I found three prescriptions in my house that all do something to help with some type of pain. I was curious if any of these would help my withdrawals? I've been using oxy and heroin daily for some time but not to much of it, now that I can't get either anymore im withdrawing and have pains all over my body.

    Do any of you know if any of these pills would help?

    They are:

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    sam bailey is offline Senior Member
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    Hey Rich,

    Based on my limited experience with the pills you've listed, I suspect that NONE will do much for your actual, classic opiate withdrawals. The pills are, I think, muscle relaxants, and/or? anti-inflammatory meds. Now, they MAY off-set some of your (muscle) cramping, maybe some of the twitching...and, maybe, even provide some relief from one's inevitable RLS (restless leg syndrome).

    Provide a huge, even semi-powerful withdrawal relief? No, friend. IMO, not gonna happen.

    However, they are plenty of other things you can do to minimize the pain 'n ache 'n ugliness of w/ds. NOT prevent them! Nope, that's one dance that no drug addict can escape.

    Rich? In order to provide you with the best help possible, we do need to know MORE about your addiction. What, exactly, are you taking? List 'em all. How much are you taking? How often? How long have you been doing dope? How old are you? Physical condition? Et cetera...

    Okay...IF you want/need our support (and if you're a genuine drug addict, you do need help, including cyber help AND in-person support!), post again...and, please, let's us know what's what.



    sam bailey

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    Hey there Rich! I'm not an expert in these things, but I did wind up taking some naproxen sodium (it's the active ingredient in Aleve; I believe that prescription strength is basically the same thing in larger quantities) at a midway point into withdrawals because it's what I had on hand. It helped to take the most acute edge off of the tougher aches and pains, but I wouldn't look at it as a cure-all. I don't think I'm familiar with the others.

    I think Sam made some really good points in his post. I don't think there's any perfect solution to getting out of withdrawals; you just have to accept them as a stage of the healing process and move forward. As he said, there are some things that can make you more comfortable than you would probably be without them, but the more natural you can go the better. What you're withdrawing from can make a difference, so maybe knowing more would only benefit you. In the end, there's no sense in worrying about the withdrawal process. The fear about it doesn't do us any good; it just lets the addiction continue. In the end, it's an extremely small price to pay to break out of the cycle and start getting everything back on track. It will pass, and you'll only be better off for having done it.

    I wish you all the best, and if your desire to stop is there, follow it through with the leap!

    Abraham Lincoln:
    The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.

    Anais Nin:
    The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.

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    I would just deal with it and do not take ANY of those pills the peills are what got you into the situation you are in. After 3-5 you will be over the hump.

    Day by Day is the only way

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    SCabes24 is offline Member
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    They give Naproxen to people in detox, Its ok to take in the intense stages of withdrawal, otherwise its pointless. Aleve works well for some pains. If you're looking for a medical cushion - clonidine + imodium + melatonin. Those are all safe and helped me through my detox. Stay away from anything addictive (benzos) and Just remember there is no cure, but you can lessen the symptoms a little.

    Good Luck!

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