Re: Info on coming off of OC's
Yes, sleepless night are extremely common, and withdrawls from OC peak at day 3. A sleep aid may help some, especially a prescription type, as well as Advil every 4 hours and Immodium AD for a few days. Hot bathes and leg stetches and massaging at bedtime will help. Normal sleep will return in a few weeks. He should start getting some 4-6 hour nights very soon.
Depending how heavy his use was during his binge, he will probably be depressed, grumpy and unmotivated for at least a few weeks while his brain re-wires itself.
Be patient with him, but watch him like a hawk, because his body is going to crave relief desperately. The best thing he could do is to start exercising, even if it starts with walking around the block, and to get some counceling to get to the root of this all.
Was this his 1st binge or a relapse from prior use? The rate of relapse for opiates is extremely high, which is why I recommend the counceling.
Best regards to you both...It's a hard thing to understand if you haven't experineced it, but he will need all the support you can give him....and as I said, watch him closely for signs of odd behavior, like suddenly feeling fine, or suddenly sleeping great, whcih may indicate he is using again.