Re: Help Crying Won't Stop During Detox
Hello. Sorry to hear about the crying. Crying comes with the depression as you detox. I have been tapering for quite a while from oxycodone. I have also been on an antidepressant for even longer. I have realized that the antidepressant can not work any where near its full potential as we use opiates. And the opiates sure can cause depression , both on them and for a while after we come off them.
The crying is crummy because, at least for me, it is not a crying that brings any kind of feeling of relief afterwards. However, it will slowly come less frequently and less intensly. I can assure you of this! I was crying constantly before the taper began and for a long time into it. I only am crying occassionally now. I started the taper in October.
Exactly how long it will take is not exact. I was on the opiates for a good ten years and had fallen into a deep, deep depression before beginning the taper. The lower the depression level, the quicker the crying will stop.
Even though I know it is hard to do, movement or activity of any kind will help to stop the crying as it occurs. Force yourself to go walk out on the porch and get fresh air. Move around the house and do some mindless tasks. Thses things will help.
I am so sorry... this is just a usual after-effect from withdrawal. It will subside before long. Keep up your good work.