Re: Day 5 so hard
HANG IN THERE CHAMP! I am on DAY 11. I think you will start to see a difference around day 7 -9. Fortunately the first 5 are the worst for the PHYSICAL part. I have never relapsed because this is the only time I had ever used for 1.5 years(under Dr. Prescription for back pain that's now better).
I decided to quit b/c I had gotten to the point where I had to take them to feel normal. I would wake up in the morning and it felt as though my stomach had an empty pit in it or that my intestines were stretching (not a real pain, but weird feeling). That was my cue that it was TIME TO QUIT, for me and my family. I told everyone in my family & Doctor, EVERYTHING and was welcomed with loving arms and encouragement.
It is funny,,, on day 6, I went to McDonald's to buy everyone in our group (I was attending a 12 person workshop where I work) breakfast (on the company of course) and as I walked out to my truck and drove the 4 miles, and the trip back, I actually felt AWESOME, just like my old self. It lasted about 30 min to an hour. It was almost like God showing me what it would soon be like when I'm over all of this. From time to time, I have those GREAT moments, but from day about 5 to 11 (current), I have had these short bursts of great feeling, like before the Lortabs, only to be in a very blue state 2 hours later.
From day 6 thru 11 the greatest problem I have experienced was:
1- Still not having my energy back (although day 11 is better than 7)
2- Anxiety / Depression (STINKIN THINKIN) This one CAN BE THE WORST
3- Weird pressure in chest like something is pushing on my sternum (comes & goes)