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[FONT=Tahoma] :bouncing: First off, Congrats on staying clean. Isn't there a saying something like "if you do something for 21 days then it becomes a habit" Well staying clean is of course a good habit. I read where you said of how you were thinking about things and it gave you anxiety. Whenever I try to go to sleep, it is like I can't shut my brain off. I think of my past or what I have to do, and bam, rapid heartbeat, hot and tingly, sweating. Never fails. I think that is why I dread going to sleep. And maybe the other problem with my sleeping is I have made a horrible habit out of staying up late and sleeping till whenever. When I took pills I didn't want to go to sleep because I felt I was wasting the high. :rolleyes: Was anyone else like that or am I just wierd. I didn't think I was stable enough to have a job because what a mess I would be without my pills. (missing work, getting fired, mood swings, EEKKKK) What a horrible way to live. I am looking back now that my head is getting pretty clear and kicking myself in the butt. I'm like oh my gosh, did I really do that. How embarrasing. I have medicated myself for so long I forgot what it was like to feel pain. I'm ending day 5 now and am having pains I didn't even know existed.

Meddguy>I'm also enjoying the early mornings (somedays, depending on how the night before was). I actually felt like I haven't wasted the day away. I'm trying to get back on a schedule and may be pushing myself to hard. My friends and husband keep saying, "now you need to take baby steps, take it day by day) Instead of waking up at 12, I am out doing something looking at my watch like wow time for lunch hehe...

I have found that drinking lots of water and yes exercise have helped me. It hurts but it is sooo good for you. I think something like after you take pain killers for so long it makes your body quit producing endorphins (your bodies natural pain killers) since it has been getting them everyday. I believe they come back after time. I think I read that somewhere but someone please let me if i'm wrong. The other times I went through withdrawal I just laid around. This time I have made myself get up and do something. I'm not saying I did much but a couple of times a day I would get up and walk around.

I know I have said this a number of times and will probably say it a million more times but thanks to everyone for sharing their experiences. It is helping me with my motivation and strength and I'm sure it is helping and has helped millions of others.

:D Suzannah[/FONT]

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