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My detox @#&*

Discussion in 'Heroin ~ Addiction and Recovery' started by Azazel666, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Azazel666

    Azazel666 New Member

    Hello friends

    I just wanted to post here to see other people's opinions on my detox. I will make it as short and as sweet as possible.

    I am 32, Male, good shape. Was using about a half gram smoked heroin daily, for approx 12 days max. I do have a history of opiate abuse but not in over 2 years.

    So, I got stupid and thought I could enjoy a couple dragons of down without repercussions. . We all know how that turns out.

    I got to about 10 to 12 days using straight and I was like, 'what the fuck are you doing man?!' So I stopped cold turkey. I was very surprised at the level of wd symptoms I felt. I've felt horrible wd symptoms before from months and months of use. These were not them. However, these current wd symptoms were enough to disrupt my life and feel like shit the last couple days.

    Anyways, I'm starting day 5 now so I'm through the worst of it. I've had cold chills, rls, but nothing too extreme. I did feel like shit the first 3 days. Today on day 4 i haven't felt too bad at all.

    So what do you folks think? Do you agree that I'm through the worst of it? What about only using for 10-12 days? Are you surprised I felt such pronounced wd symptoms?

    Last edited: Mar 7, 2016
  2. krish

    krish Well-Known Member

    I hope someone comes on to help you or share their wd experience..

    My question is, since you mentioned a history of opiate abuse in the past.. do you have plan to keep yourself away from it? Meetings? A counselor? etc. I just know how it rears it's ugly head again in peoples life.. and would hate for that to happen to you.

    I don't personally know about w/ds.. but I have helped my daughter thru some.. seems like you are on end side.. make sure to eat right, keep hydrated, heating pads, vitamins..
    Good luck!
  3. spring

    spring Administrator

    No, I'm not surprised you felt such pronounced withdrawal symptoms. Not at all.

    Here's what I have learned both in rehabs and in my personal experience...A medical fact about addiction and partly the reason why it's classified as a disease is...it can be arrested at some point, but this one cannot be "cured". It is a progressive disease so even with a long break, the disease still progresses so once you start up again, you pick up at the same point and even a bit further than where you last left off.

    Addicts think that they can stop for awhile and start off fresh down the road. Wrong. Stopping may lower your tolerance, but it doesn't take long to get it right back up there and then some. The withdrawals get worse with every relapse and tend to last longer.

    I'm talking about addicts here. I don't know your history, if you were a recreational abuser for as short time or a full blown addict. I know plenty of people who started off like I did in the 70s. They/we used just about daily for weeks or months but they stopped along the way and never looked back. I could never understand how they could just let it go and wished I could have been one of them but I wasn't one of those lucky ones. It went on to run then ruin my life.

    Considering you had problems with the opiate in the past and have come back to it tells me you weren't/aren't a recreational user so I want to caution you to believe what you hear on this board. It will only get worse as time goes on. You got off easy this time around. The next time you may not stop at 12 days.

    And yes, you are through the worst of it at 5 days. Do you know what made you decide to binge? Not that there's any rational reason why we do these things to ourselves, but maybe a little insight as to why and remembering how you felt the past few days will keep you from putting yourself thru it again.
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  4. Azazel666

    Azazel666 New Member

    Krish and spring. Thanks for the reply s

    So today, in a couple hours, I'll be at a full week.

    I gotta say around day 6 the wds really started to fade away. I only really feel the wds minimally through the day. So minimal they seldom come to mind. Only thing that is still troublesome is the sleep. I'm averaging about 4 to 5 hours. However, I know sleep is one of the last things to normalize, I figure my sleep will be fixed in the next 3-5 days.

    Spring, you are right and I did get off easy this time. And to answer your question as to why I binged I'm not sure why I did it. I do know it was a huge mistake though.

    Anyways, just thought I would post to let you guys know I'm still clean. Thanks
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  5. spring

    spring Administrator

    Oh wow this is great to hear! Thanks for checking in

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