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Board: Cancer: Colon 03-03-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By reachout
Re: How to deal with the terror?

Hi

Just getting ready to turn in but you and your partner were in my mind so I thought I would say Goodnight to you both. :-)

You might want to share with him something a nurse said to me...
Board: Cancer: Colon 03-02-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By reachout
Re: How to deal with the terror?

Hello

Welcome to the Healthboards. It is good to see you posting, but I am sorry about the circumstances.

I have not colon cancer, but I am a cancer survivor. I had liposarcoma, a rare...
Board: Cancer: Colon 08-14-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,431
Posted By reachout
Re: Chemo for colon cancer. Exhausted.

Hi Josell

Welcome to the board.

I am so sorry that you are fighting this battle. I am a cancer survivor (18 years) and understand so well the horrible exhaustion that chemo can cause. I had a...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-04-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,893
Posted By reachout
Re: Checking In! :)

Wendy-O!!!

Great to see the update from you.

So sorry to hear about the Shingles. I have had them and it really is no picnic, is it? :( I can not even imagine having a long-lasting migraine...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-04-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,666
Posted By reachout
Re: effexor (venlaflaxine) withdrawal

Hello hlnphelps

Welcome to the board. I hope you can find the answers you seek.

How long had you been on the Effexor? I take Lexapro myself and have been on an anti-depressant for years. I...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-26-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,409
Posted By reachout
Re: Na/aa

Hi Truth

Welcome to the board. I hope you will find the answers you need here. :-)

I thought I would share my own drug use with you. I, too, was taking drugs prescribed to me and never went...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-26-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By reachout
Re: Getting clean/sober and weaning off Xanax

Hi Kim

Welcome to the board.

Glad to see you brave enough to lay it all out here and reaching out for some support. What more can we ask of ourselves than to take the concrete steps to leave...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-24-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,183
Posted By reachout
Re: Drinking Problem Help

Hello David

Nice to see you here posting. I hope something helpful comes along in here for you.

Big step to throw out what remained in the bottle. Good for you for being that strong-willed. ...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-24-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By reachout
Re: Klonopin withdrawal?

Hi laours

Welcome to the board. Glad to meet you, but sorry it is under the circumstances.

I tend to agree with your pharmacist and think it is very possible that you are suffering from...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-24-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By reachout
Re: Having a hard time tapering down on oxycodone

Hi Reeree

Not sure what the continuing nausea is about.... I don't seem to remember that at all. Do you think it could be too much aspirin in your stomach? Bay aspirin is 81 mg... 5 tablets of it...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-20-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By reachout
Re: Day 2 - Always the worst

Hi Ally

Nice to meet you. Welcome. Hoping this millionth try is THE one for you. It is good to know that you are not giving up.

I journaled at home as I tapered off Oxycodone and then Xanax. ...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-18-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By reachout
Re: Seven years of a restored life...

JB

I have been negligent here in posting lately! Sorry. Sometimes I get so caught up in reading that I lose the time needed to post. So tonight it is post and then read. Chuckles.

I just...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-18-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By reachout
Re: Tapering need help

Hi Rockiemountain

Welcome to the board. Hoping we can help you out and support you in your journey.

I have tapered from Ocycodone and the benzo Xanax (first one and then the other), but not...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-18-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By reachout
Re: Having a hard time tapering down on oxycodone

Hi Reeree

My friend, you are quite something! Chuckles. Walking, turning over the garden... all good, all really good. :-)

I can remember at some point in my tapering (not sure at all now...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-15-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By reachout
Re: Having a hard time tapering down on oxycodone

Hi Reeree

You are doing it! Going strong. Kudos!!!

Hitting the 3 day mark is super. Rooting for you as you continue on.

That pain in the upper chest? I think that may actually be...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-10-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By reachout
Re: Seven years of a restored life...

Granny!

How nice to hear from you! Thank you for the blessing... it means more than I can say.

I am so happy to hear you remain clean, but so sad that the cravings hit. JB, have you ever...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-08-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By reachout
Re: Having a hard time tapering down on oxycodone

Hi Reeree

A couple of things:

The moods and emotions run high and fast in withdrawal, especially depressive moods. As hard as it is to do, it is the physical activity that will speed up the...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-08-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By reachout
Seven years of a restored life...

I initially wrote this seven years ago. I repost it from time to time to remind myself where I was and to celebrate where I am now. I also share it to let others still struggling that the struggle...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-07-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By reachout
Re: Having a hard time tapering down on oxycodone

Heya Reeree

"3-d" stands for "three Dimension" like a 3_d movie that is watched with special glasses. When I used it, I meant it as in a real person ( real people have 3 dimensions, not just...
Board: Cancer: Breast 05-07-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,578
Posted By reachout
Re: New to site and worried.

Hi

Just wanted to let you know that you continue to be in my thoughts. I hope all is going well with you.

reach
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-07-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By reachout
Re: Having a hard time tapering down on oxycodone

Hello Reeree

Welcome to the board. :-)

I think you are doing a great job tapering down. As you have realized, higher drops initially are the norm while the drops that get closer and closer to...
Board: Anxiety 04-19-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By reachout
Re: singing and nightmares/dreams?

Hello Mary

Mary, when I read your post, I just wanted to cry for you. I suffered a deep clinical depression and horrible anxiety for nearly a year. One of the most tormenting symptoms was waking...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-12-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By reachout
Re: Off Xanax 6 months today--Question

Hi Greg

How are things going for you? Any improvement? Let us know when you have a moment.

reach
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-12-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By reachout
Re: Am I an alcoholic?

Hey Melissa

Just thinking of you and wondering how you are doing?

Hope all is well and that you have talked to your doctor about it.

I don't know that any of us are "ready to give it up...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-05-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By reachout
Re: Off Xanax 6 months today--Question

Hi Greg

Nice to see a new member on the board. Welcome. :-)

Greg, I also tapered from Xanax after being on it for many years. At the peak of use, I was taking up to five .5 tabs a day. I did...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-05-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By reachout
Re: Am I an alcoholic?

Hello Melissa

Welcome to the boards.

Yes, Melissa, I do understand. My particular issues were with opiates and benzos. However, the common thread, whether it be alcohol or drugs, is when we...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-05-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,764
Posted By reachout
Re: Back on the board

Wendy

There is an excitement to your words that was not there in the years past. You are radiating the true happiness and hope in your life today to us. What a wonderful and remarkable change of...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 03-18-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,764
Posted By reachout
Re: Back on the board

Heya Almost Mrs. Wendy!

How are you my friend? I am sure you are in the midst of a million decisions concerning your wedding. :-) And also busy with that little thing called "work." Chuckles....
Board: Addiction & Recovery 03-16-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By reachout
Re: Alcohol addiction...

Hi Kitchener

Your epiphany is spot on. :-) Whether abusing alcohol or drugs, addicts are self-medicating in hopes of blocking out grief, pain, loss, heartbreak, or, as you stated, a collection...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 03-16-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 367
Posted By reachout
Re: Hi, need help with Klonopin, PLEEEEASE

Hello Janice

Welcome to the board. I hope you find the help and support you need here.

I think your concerns about going slow with the Klonopin withdrawal are more than valid. All benzo...
Board: Family & Friends of the Mentally Ill 03-13-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By reachout
Re: Dramatic change in husband

Hello Daisy

Your thread caught my interest and I have been reading through it with much concern. The advise given here by many posters is sound and true. Daisy, you have been making excuses for...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 03-04-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,764
Posted By reachout
Re: Back on the board

Wendy!

It's all good, Sweetpea! A wonderful post from you that I know all are enjoying reading. :-)

All your hard work is nearing fruition here. It is not easy, I know, but persistence and...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-24-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,764
Posted By reachout
Re: Back on the board

Hi Wendy

Just thinking about you and wondering how things are for you. :-)

How is the new job going? Are you adjusting to the new sleep schedule now that you are working?

And your wedding?...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-23-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By reachout
Re: Ativan Addition

Hi

Welcome to the board. Though sorry for the circumstances, I am glad to meet you. :-)

Ativan is a benzodiazepine (benzo). Whether addicted or just dependent on them doesn't matter as the...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-23-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By reachout
Re: I'm back and worse than ever :/

Hello stillfromny

Well, my friend, you have been on a long journey here only to find yourself at "GO" all over again. In my humble opinion, I would gently say that although you accomplished detox,...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-23-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By reachout
Re: benzo tappering withdrawal help

Hiya

I understand about answered prayer. I firmly believe Divine Intervention carried me when I was too weak to even walk. I had many partners in my journey, but none greater than God. :-)
...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-21-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By reachout
Re: benzo tappering withdrawal help

Hey There ajota

So happy to read your post and see how wonderful you are doing. Kudos to you!

Keep it slow as you continue... don't get antsy. :-)As you get down to smaller and smaller...
Board: Drug Interactions / Side Effects 02-10-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By reachout
Re: Adderall XR and Vyvanse

Hi

Sorry to read of your hair loss. That certainly is a cause of distress. Having spent some time bald as a result of chemo, I can certainly relate.

I don't have experience with Adderall XR...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-08-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,764
Posted By reachout
Re: Back on the board

Hey Wendy!

Things are looking up here for you, aren't they? So glad to hear about a successful surgery AND a new job. You are back in the saddle again. :-)

DO try Flintrock's suggestion and...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-06-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,764
Posted By reachout
Re: Back on the board

Heya Wendy

Just stopping in wondering how things are going for you. Hope you have recovered from the surgery.

Anyway: "I think you can, I think you can, I think you can, I know you can, I...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-06-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By reachout
Re: I am an addict

Hi MsArk

Thought I would jump in here and tell you that I have been reading your posts and am rooting for you. :-)

The road right now is a rough one, but you can move along it and get to the...
Board: Dental Health 01-30-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 867
Posted By reachout
Re: cervical lymphadenopathy

Hi orp

Just thought I would share something with you that happened to a friend that might be appropo.

My friend had had a lump on her neck for a couple of years. The doctors checked it and...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 01-28-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By reachout
Re: I have filled for SSDI!

Thought for the Day:

Disability is merely a term used for insurance.... don't let it define you.

You are much more than your disability and always will be.

Hugs
reach
Board: Anxiety 01-26-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By reachout
Re: Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Hi Linda

Nice to meet you. :-)

Linda, 2 1nd 1/2 mg of Xanax per day is a strong amount of Xanax. It is not anything you can just stop taking at all. I came off Xanax and, as with any benzo,...
Board: Health Insurance SSDI Issues 01-26-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By reachout
Re: I have filled for SSDI!

Hello cspineguy

Nice to meet you. :-)

I think there are many of us who never foresaw a disability coming between us and the work we did. Life is full of surprises, twists and turns, isn't it? ...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 01-21-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,764
Posted By reachout
Re: Back on the board

Although I have failed at that in the past, I will keep trying.

Wendy dear, we can only start each day from where we are. You just keep on trying and you will get to where you want to be. Look...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 01-21-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By reachout
Re: Tapering Xanax

Hi There

Glad you are feeling a bit better. :-)

As I tapered off myself, along with cutting the doses bit by bit, I also started stretching out the time. I would push 15-20 minutes watch...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 01-20-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By reachout
Re: Suboxone not a Wonder drug

Hi Robert

Glad to meet you, although sorry about the circumstances.

I have never used Sub myself, but have read many stories of the difficulty of coming off of it. I think that in some...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 01-20-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By reachout
Re: About to start tapering off of Oxycodone...

Hi Lynn

Just stopping by because I was thinking about you. Hope you are still with us and able to shoot off a post so we know how you are.

:-)
reach
Board: Addiction & Recovery 01-20-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,764
Posted By reachout
Re: Back on the board

Hello Wendy!!

So nice to have news from you.

Wendy, I remember when you were getting 180 pill scripts. Look where you are now! At 90. Good for you. :-) And you have followed through with...
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