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Old 12-28-2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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Smile Day 4 and need help. Here is my story.

To reach and all others that have changed names etc. I am back - wish to say I wasn't but I am. Here is my quick version. I went to rehab 3 years ago this christmas for a pill addiction. I was addicted to oxy for about 10 years. ramped up slowly. you all know the story. I was on the boards all the time. One relapse after another. I would always fail. Each time it got worse. I always drank but didnt think THAT was my problem. I went to rehab, learned a great deal about myself and I have been clean of the evil pills for 3 years. Again, the whole time, I drank. Even had a drink the first week out of rehab for ADDICTION. I always thought, PILL ADDICTION. So you can see where this is going. The drinking has ramped up a bit here and there, but was always there. I wasnt till the last year that I drank pretty much every day. Vodka was my thing. Drank it like water. My habit usually turned on after work and rarely ever started early. Last month has been bad. A lot of holidays, parties, excuses for me to get blitz. Drinking and driving was a daily thing. It hurts to write that. I finally developed a stomach issue. I had nasty gastritis that really scared me. I had been gaining weight and not working out as much. It was time to stop. So, I came clean with the love of my life and started this ALCOHOL detox. I was always scared of this. I will never forget the lady in rehab that was down the hall from me. Even during the worst of my Pill detox she scared me. Shaking violently while she walked, vomiting on grass. WOW. Engrained in my mind.

So I am on day 4 and need some things answered. I know all about pill detox, but not much about alcohol detox. I know its dangerous, I have seen the DR so be gentle that way. I am almost done the Suboxone treatment as well :-) I am on about 1.3 mg a day. That has been a real hard road also. Almost there.

I was drinking at my worst last week about 1/4 or 1/2 bottle of vodka a night. Sometimes less, sometimes more. The first few nights were not good. My stomach was killing me and I was dizzy and lightheaded. Sleeping was the thing that scared the **** out of me. At least with PILLS I knew what I was getting into. This was new territory and it scared the hell out of me. Night 3 I was so bad that I gave in and had one drink. gave me slight better feeling, but not much --DID I ruined my first 2 days of withdrawal with the drink? That was last night and today I feel better. I went for nice long x-c ski in the new snow and now I really dont feel bad at all. Drinking a bunch of water each day, detoxing liver with homeopathic meds and taking Clonodine for withdrawals at night. When is the crazy night stuff going to stop!!!!! I am sooooooo tired but cant go back to sleep. So again. this is day 4 ( isn - not counting slip up) --what do you think. I am in this for the long hall. Took me a while to realize that all addicts are addicts. All stuff.

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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Re: Day 4 and need help. Here is my story.

Hi There :-)

Glad to see you posting. Really glad.

I honestly don't know much about coming off liquor.

My first thought here is that coming off liquor AND suboxone simutaneously is not going to be an easy road at all... probably, far, far from it. Truly, I think you need the doctor again and ask about this. Too much at stake here not to have professional guidance.

From reading only, and not experience, it seems that Suboxone is used when both a opiod and alcohol addiction are co-existing. The sub is for the pills, but some have said that it also seems to deplete the craving for alcohol. Please, please talk this situation of yours over with the doctor or an addiction specialist.

And no, I don't think that one drink set you back much at all, if at all.

Wish I could be of more help. I do care and want the best for you. I will be a cheerleader for now because that is the only thing I can offer. Please stick around and keep us updated, okay?

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