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Mr. Charles..."I'm jealous!":o...I envy you...I am fixing to call the YMCA...we got a real nice one here in town (about 2 miles from my house)...I dropped my membership last year b/c we wasn't using it... Rick (my honey) said it would be ok to get another family membership...My goal is to try and go at least 3 days a week. They got a sauna, whirlpool, swim. pool, etc.
So you said water is good..I love to soak in the tub...we bought this house last Sept. it doesn't have a tub:(...only a huge walk-in shower. it's ok but not a tub...Rick is going to try and have the bathroom re done before I come back home from rehab...I already picked out the tub...It's got jets in it!! yee haw!!
I am sooo out of shape!!!...what kind of exercise should I began with? any ideals? They have scheduled classes am and pm...I did Yoga and Zumba last year...yoga was good and surprisingly, made me a little sore..we just did stretches and simple stuff.. The Zumba is fun but really fast paced, physical and hard to remember the routines, don't think I can keep up with that anymore...not yet anyways:D
Keep making me jealous....proud to see you on here each day, sharing your journey...you are making a difference in my life and inspiring me to "try"..
Thank you my friend....thank you for giving me "hope"..I didn't think I could/would ever discovered it on my own, you are helping me.....
wandering1- I would STRONGLY suggest that during your first week to hit the sauna, pool, jacuzzi everyday. The first day you will have to DRAG YOUR *** soooooooo hard to get changed, ready, to go there. But every day you go, you notice things are less difficult. For me the sauna (especially!) is of HUGE importance. Sit in the sauna as long as you can and sweat sweat sweat. Cool off in the pool after (the water may be a bit cold), then back in the sauna or steamroom. Keep repeating that, and stay at the pool for a minimum of an hour. It will take days off your detox.
As for exercise. I force myself to take 2-3 hour long walks during the first 3 days. May seem impossible, but it's not with the right mindframe. Just think about how this is going to cut down your days of feeling shitty. Anything cardio is good though, and again make sure it's for more than an hour.
I will continue to post, and I'm glad this is giving you hope. You can do it! Just get through those first 2-3 days and you start seeing the light.
still feel my rls a bit, not too intense. LOW energy today, but it usually picks up in hte evening.
just been reading your 'diary of detox'. I admire your strengh and willpower immensely.
I'm glad you got some sleep- and when i went to res @ 23 we had a sauna out back and i was just 5 days cln but it made such a difference.
im on mmt which i have made 2 cuts to. feeling a bit emotional today, so its 11.15pm here and ive gone back to bed. doing another 5ml cut tommorrow.
youre over the worst for definite with rhe w/drawls. I am happy for you- you're an inspiration.
How has your mood been during your detox? the rls n mood swings r worst for me, but as wandering1 says, 'this too shall pass.'. Fair play to ya charles, and good luck w your councelling.
lolacola- thanks for the support. cold turkey is the only way for me, u just gotta embrace that pain. I am still AMAZED I have been getting 5+ hours of sleep already, VERY SURPRISED to say the least. Ya the sauna is essential to detox. I go into the sauna dry skinned and wait till I am almost dizzy and cant take it anymore and am drenched with sweat.
As for my mood..... my oh my, I was more depressed than i'd EVER been this detox (wishing I was dead, self loathing etc). Thankfully I'm in a more positive mindstate now, and the best thing is is that time is starting to go faster again.
Again, thanks for your support
Unless anyone else messages I'll prob update at the end of day 4, start of day 5! Praise JAYSUS (hehe)
theprecipice- I know! Man, I've been trying but I just don't have any appetite still. I smoked a joint last night and did manage to get something down. will be eating something healthy in an hour.
93 hoursssss opiate free people, close to 100 hellish hours almost. will be hittin day 5 in a couple hours. gonna hit the sauna again tonight, sweat sweat sweat, poweraid, poweraid, poweraid hehehe.
as per my response to theprecipice regarding using cannabis for w/d symptoms. cannabis has never done me any wrong, and boy oh boy in the midst of detox a joint is a positive break. i know some users here may not agree, but i have never seen cannabis kill, or destroy someones life by using it. smoke a joint with a buddy when you feel well enough, enjoy the company and watch the time fly.
well im off to eat and then the pool. yaya i know shouldn't swim on a full stomach
hip hip hoooray! another day! day 4, can burn in hell! Onto day 5 baby!!! whooo!!!!
just got back from pool feeling fresh, loose and invigorated.
ohhh man i can't believe day 5 is here finally. this day seemed so distant on day 1,2,3, but ive made it!
i'll update on my symptoms in a little bit, when I get home from the pool and sauna, steamroom I always have a half hour of euphoria before I notice some symptoms coming back. will check in when i cool off.
Over 100 hours opiate free!!!!!!! On day 5 going on 6. I noticed after the 90 hour mark symptoms started dropping off rapidly. cold chills are calming, rls is still there but just a small nuisance (maybe not trying to sleep though). Things are looking up and up. Hopefully will get some sleepy sleepy sleep.
Charles I am glad you are seeing an addiction counselor you need that in person support.
You should get yourself on some supplements at this point.
Fish oil (liquid that does not taste like fish~easier to digest
Green tea with chamomile, so good for you, flusher.
Magnesium and calcium, liquid supplement.
COQ10 for brain health
Go to health store.
Icy hot sleeves help RLS
I am glad you are MOVING!
Talk to your counselor about the following which was posted on your thread by AumuA: I urge you to be honest with your lady friend. I know it's not what you want to hear. But honesty is one of the cornerstones that will keep you going forward, away from hell. Without honesty there is little hope of staying clean. I was in a very similar situation. Lying to a pathological degree over months and months to my girlfriend. I thought the same as you, that I would someday tell her years down the road. But it was a delusion that I could continue to live with weight of that. Think about what it would take. Lie upon lie, that weird silence when it comes up. I came to realize that I could not, and did not want to live that way anymore. That is the addict. The addict lies. The addict also uses drugs.
What happens when we lie has great impact on the brain. Eventually what happens is that your brain assimilates the lie and it turns to delusion. I understand your fear, which you realize is fear I am sure, but the thing is that honesty brings true help, no matter what shape that help takes. PLEASE I am not pushing you to tell her, cause I feel your feet in the sand, but would you at least bring this up at your counseling session?
You are doing awesome, some real goals being met by you and met with struggle, cause change (and that is what is needed to get out of addiction) IS a struggle. But it is happening because you could no longer live the way you were, so change makes things change.
I applaud you,
kunzite52- I've got quite a few of those supplments; cod liver oil, b6, matcha (better than green tea), and lots of the other ones, thanks for the list.
to be honest with you i WILL NOT be telling her. but i have no probs telling my councellor and discussing it further. who knows, maybe i will change my mind.
Thanks for your support again, I can't believe I made it this far. and you know what the best part is so far?!??!!?
NOT WAKING UP DOPESICK! I love rolling out of bed (if only i could sleep better though) and waking up expecting to be in pain, etc, but nopppppppppe, i just roll outta bed and into the shower, and off to my day. no side track to smoke some heroin off some tinfoil.
Welllllllll. I'ts getting better for sure! 112 hours chalked up, more than halfway through day 5! Cold chills are still there but are minimum-medium in intensity. still bit of trouble getting around (lethargic).
Got 5-6 hours of restless sleep, waking up tossing and turning, then going back to sleep.
Even last night I took two clonazepams and it STILL didn't help. I tried for 4 hours to sleep un medicated, but gave in and took a clonaz to sleep. Going to try to sleep normal again tonight without meds. I wont be doing too many more, will not even use a weeks worth of the pills, too scared to benzo w/ds
well if i dont see anyone else sending messages i'l update at day 6
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