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Hi,

This is my first post, so bear with me. I'll appreciate ANY support offered:)

I'm having a terrible time trying to survive detox from pain meds for chronic pain of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. I was on meds (Norco and Low dose of Methadone) for a little over 3 yrs. The 3 wks before going to rehab I was down to 2-10/325 Norco and 1-5mg Methadone per day, I didn't think it was that much, but I was wrong I guess.

Around Xmas 09 I woke up and realized how sick I was, feeling so controlled by these meds. And since they weren't working much on my pain levels anymore, I decided to go inpt to detox.

My drug usage was a typical gradual increase on doses thru my Dr over these 3 yrs, I never got drugs illegally or did any doctor/pharm hopping. It was all under my Dr's care, who I am very grateful for. He has been a great support over the last 10+ yrs of my horrible existence. My husband was getting very concerned for my health and has been very supportive, but I am soooooo sick still.

In January, I went to an inpt treatment center and took Suboxone for 7 days (they ramped Sub dosage up then down over this wk I was inpt). The hospital discharged me the same day I took my last 2mg dose of Sub. (No outpatient coverage on my Insurance).

I had one full day of feeling like death, then was feeling a bit better altho very shaky and twitchy. They were feeding me Flexeril, Visteril, Tigan, and a few other things; so I was still quite drugged while in the hosp.

Well, I've been home for 11 days and have progressively gotten weaker and my pain is increasing. I honestly feel like I should still be in a hospital, but my insurance would only pay for the detox. I'm trying desperately to hang on, but am sooo discouraged. How long is this going to last?

I'm weak, lightheaded, sweating, chilling, nauseous, headache, aching to the bone all over and getting quite depressed. I can't hardly get out of bed, it's awful.

I know part of it is my FM is flared up and part is the detox. I also quit Dexedrine when I went in the hospital, and that is the only thing that gave me any energy. Without it I'm a zombie, but I wanted to clean out my system! This is taking much longer than I thought it would.

I'm taking lots of B Vitamins, D, Calcium, Magnesium, B12 shots, NADH, Ibuprofen, and Acetominophen. Trying to do better w drinking and eating, but it's hard when feeling this bad.

All I do is lay here under my electric blanket and wish for sleep....which I'm not getting much of cuz I'm so miserable. I guess I'm being punished for being such a stupid idiot and taking those meds for so long, but I actually had better quality of life when I was taking them. Without them I don't know if I will be able to survive and function. The pain and fatigue from my FM/CFS is so overwhelming at times.

So, that's my story and I'm sorry to complain, but dang this is so hard! Any help would be appreciated. Any good support groups besides NA that you all might know of? I couldn't get into the "God" part of the 12 step system, felt like church which made me uncomfortable.

I do have a Dr appt Monday (tomorrow). Is there anything I should ask him about that would help me feel better? I don't even have a clue what else to do, besides waiting it out.

Thank you so much and I hope I can help someone else in return someday.

xoxo K





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