How are you? I hope you're doing well.
About Clonidine - It helped me about 80%!!!!!!!! Keep in mind that everyone is different so you may find it helps less, perhaps even more, you never know.
I suffered from some very horrible w/d's and kept relapsing. I just couldn't do it, so I turned back on my recovery and bought more drugs. I got severely depressed - since I was only hurting myself - broke down and told my doctor. I told him how BAD I wanted to be clean but I just couldn't handle with w/d's.
He told me about clonidine. I decided to give it a try, but was not very optimistic. The first day, in fact about 30 minutes after I took it, I felt SO MUCH BETTER!!!
Colidine helps (me) with the chills, sweats, restless legs, fatigue and the shakes. I could NOT believe that a simple pill that helps with high blood pressure could help SO much with my w/d's.
Please just keep in mind that we are different, our addictions and our recoveries. I would feel horrible if you got very optimistic about this, yet it didn't work for you.
Good luck and please come back to let me know if it worked. Also, one more thing to mention - I normally have low blood pressure (BP) so I get really dizzy sometimes, especially when I get up (from sitting too long) too fast. Sometimes, I have to hold on to something, as this pill drops my BP even more. So just be careful
Love and hugs,