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Board: Addiction & Recovery 11-15-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,260
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Oxycodone addiction help!

Hi normalife, I had a doctor prescribed addiction to oxycodone and after 15 months was taken off of it cold turkey. It has now been 4 months and 20 days and I can finally say I feel normal again. It...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 10-04-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Feeling weird after cold turkey

Wendy, I only took it for 6 days, so I don't think there was much of a taper needed. Doc says I might have a few minor symptoms, but it has been a week now, and I doubt I have any now.


And I...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 10-01-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,083
Posted By Arianna2
Feeling weird after cold turkey

Hi all, I am back. My days seem to melt into another. The acute phase of my cold turkey off of oxycodone is over. My doc had also taken me off valium cold turkey as well, and I had to reinstate it...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-10-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By Arianna2
Re: I thought it was over

Thanks for the reply Wendy. It has been 2 full weeks of pain. I have literally forced myself to do things. And OTC pain killers just dont help. I cant even lift my grand baby, my arms hurt so badly. ...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 09-10-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By Arianna2
I thought it was over

It has been about 8 weeks since I posted. I finally made it through the cold turkey from Oxy. But now when I thought all was fine, I am having all kinds of symptoms. I have all over pain, lethargy,...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-17-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,517
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Back Again

I seem to be turning a corner. I feel as though I am returning to my normal life of being the same ol hyper vigilant self. Except this time I am taking more Valium than I was than before. Because my...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 08-12-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,517
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Back Again

Dear Wendy, Your post is just a tad late because everything has changed once again. I did get back on the sub, but once again it made me sick and I stopped it. The doctor who put me on it, knew this....
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-16-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,517
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Back Again

Ended up in the ER this morning and my BP was off the charts and so was I. I had no contol of anything and was scared to tears.

Most of this might be my own fault. I was detoxed off the Oxy using...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-11-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,517
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Back Again

Another thing... I detoxed off of Valium before, doing it the slow slow slow way and relapsed back into taking it again. This doctor told me my symptoms would not be so bad using Phenobarbitol, or I...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 07-11-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,517
Posted By Arianna2
Back Again

Hi all, Been awhile since I posted anything. I went to a doctor and he detoxed me from the Oxy and 10mg of Valium that I had been taking for 13 yrs. It has been 15 days, and I am in the thick of...
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 05-27-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,714
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Flaring

Hi Phoenix, I think I am on my third therapist since that post. I think this third one will work. I have never had a female therapist, but it seems we *click*, so I will give her a try. It is hard...
Board: Abuse Support 05-26-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Past and Present Meet

Oh Phoenix, You didnt make the post about you. You know we share so many commonalities that when you say something about you, I usually always relate. So no apologies needed here, my friend.

I am...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-13-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,003
Posted By Arianna2
Re: One Extra Pill?

Wow Kat, all I can say is wow. You sure have had your share of it. I do believe all you say and will do as my doctor suggests. I am going there because I am in pain, and together we are going to...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-13-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,003
Posted By Arianna2
Re: One Extra Pill?

readerroz, Thanks for your post. Because this is the first time seeing this doctor, there is no possible way to get in any sooner. I am fine with that. This is not a new thing with me. I was just in...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-13-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,003
Posted By Arianna2
Re: One Extra Pill?

Hello Jack,
I understand everything you are saying, and most of all what pain does to the mind. You feel like a trapped animal with no way out. I hope to soon find out what is what and find some...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-13-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,003
Posted By Arianna2
Re: One Extra Pill?

Tysmom1, I didnt read your post till I responded to the other 2 and what you said is exactly what I was thinking. I am in legit pain. I hate taking meds. And I have never once felt any *high* or...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-13-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,003
Posted By Arianna2
Re: One Extra Pill?

Phoenix, I began to detox because the dose I was on wasnt working anymore and I refused to go to a higher dose. I could see where that was headed. The doctor and I didnt discuss anything after that...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-13-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,003
Posted By Arianna2
Re: One Extra Pill?

readerroz, My doctor said something about a condition called (opiate induced pain?) or something like that. She said that people on long term opiate use, then detoxing do have something wrong with...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-12-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,003
Posted By Arianna2
One Extra Pill?

Hi all, been detoxing off of Percocet and I just want to know. Would it really really screw up my detox if I take a stronger pill? I am in pain, and the amount I am on does nothing for it. I see a...
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 05-06-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,345
Posted By Arianna2
Re: I need help! I am emotionally numb!

Silivasix, I could have written your post myself. I also have no emotion where it should be. I also don't cry when I should and fake feelings with my kids and grandkids. I do everything to get out...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-02-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Could I really feel such small changes in Oxy

Hi Katlin,

I am really beginning to think that it is the Cymbalta that is causing these crazy feelings. I see a diff doctor on Monday about the Cymbalta, and am hoping she can shed some light on...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-02-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By Arianna2
Could I really feel such small changes in Oxy

HI all, Those who have read my posts know my doctor died on April 6th. Since that time I've been trying to find a doctor to replace him, as he was detoxing me from Oxy. I am down to taking 5mg-3...
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 04-23-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,714
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Flaring

Goodness, I am so tired of my PTSD being my adversary. Today I had my final court date. It ended up being no big deal, but the couple of days before it, my PTSD came at me with full force. I couldnt...
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 04-23-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,280
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Please help - 13 yr old with possible PTSD

confused person, I understand your confusion. It took many years to diagnose my PTSD, because I would never talk about things. So many sad things have happened in your son's life, but it could be...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-22-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Another bump in the road

Amiisane,
I got hurt at work last year, and have been taking pain meds ever since. They stopped working, and I refused to increase my dose, so my Pdoc said he wanted to try something different. I am...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-22-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Another bump in the road

Thanks SEOguy for your post, I know all about what your wife went through with xanax. I went off libruim cold turkey and went into convulsions many many years ago. It took me almost 4 years, 5...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-21-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Another bump in the road

HI Kat, Thanks for the post. The oddest thing about this all is; my Internist, who is my PCP is the wife of my Pdoc. So they would talk to each other about all this. I had only been going to her...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-17-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Another bump in the road

I just wrote a long response and my hand hit a button and all is gone :(

I had hand surgery this morning and my right hand is one big mass of gauze bandage, and my thumb is completely numb. I will...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-16-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,518
Posted By Arianna2
Another bump in the road

Hi all, took a small break to get my head together. It seems I've crossed a bridge and have begun to feel better. My body and mind seem to have accepted this lower dose of Oxy. Sure did take a very...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-11-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,797
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Does detox cause body pain

Goodness everyone, I can't believe the pain my body is in. It has been two weeks since my drop now and the pain is only getting worse. It is so discouraging, I hurt so much I can't stand at the sink...
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 04-10-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,714
Posted By Arianna2
Flaring

My PTSD is flaring up today. It is amazing how it can be something irrelevant that brings upon symptoms. You can never be prepared. Never know when the debilitating feelings will hit.

I got...
Board: Abuse Support 04-10-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Past and Present Meet

Phoenix, Your post made me take a look at myself and you are right. I am strong. I just refuse to accept that I can't improve my life. I want that person back that I used to be. I know that I will...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-09-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,742
Posted By Arianna2
Re: low dose vicodin addiction..help please

Alex 12, I was taking 30mgs a day of Oxy 6 weeks ago, and with a slow taper program am down to 15mgs a day. You can do it. You just need a plan. There are many posts on a slow taper in the forums.
...
Board: Abuse Support 04-08-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Past and Present Meet

Thanks dsmith30 for your encouragement. It is funny how others seem to think I am so strong and I feel like such a weenie about it all. With everything going on with me, I guess I am just not...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-07-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,727
Posted By Arianna2
Re: pain and full of stool

Hi Julie, I can certainly identify with you. I had the same problem as you, still do but not as bad. Finally after seeing my dr a couple of times, he also sent me to the hospital, and after they...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-07-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,797
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Does detox cause body pain

Hi JB, I am detoxing from the Oxy, only I am doing it slowly instead of cold turkey. It sure isn't any fun, that if for sure.
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-06-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,797
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Does detox cause body pain

I dont get it. The withdrawal hasn't given me diarrhea at all. Quite the opposite. It could be the other meds I am taking along with the Oxy that has stopped me up.

Talk about fog. I cant...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-06-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,797
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Does detox cause body pain

Mcleod9,

I am at day 10, and to me in the worst of it. I am glad (well not glad you had them) but glad that you mentioned your legs hurt for so long. My legs seem to cause me the most pain.

I...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-05-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,797
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Does detox cause body pain

Mcleod9,

Thanks for your response. I am detoxing slowly, and I bought the L-Tyrosine before, but think I read that it might interact with medications I am taking, so I stopped it. I am doing just...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-05-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,797
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Does detox cause body pain

Ice, So you are saying the body pain lasted awhile. I didnt see your post till after I answered reach's. I cant take NSAIDS, so Tylenol is the only option, and with me that is like taking a placebo....
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-05-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,797
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Does detox cause body pain

Reach, You are such a good writer. I guess I am just so scared that my docs are going to get me deeper into trouble. I was put on Cymbalta for the depression and extreme body aches. The body pain...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-04-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,819
Posted By Arianna2
Re: live free or die

Ice, I cant wait to be where you are. I took Oxy because of an injury and dont abuse it, but that really doesnt matter. I am still in the same place as everyone else. And I am struggling to get out...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-04-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
Posted By Arianna2
Re: tryin to go from using to sober

Lillady84, I am certainly no expert on this, I am going through detox from Oxy right now. But one thing I think I know, if you try to do it cold turkey and think that the worst will be over in 3...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-04-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,797
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Does detox cause body pain

Mcleod9, Ive heard others say they used the Thomas Recipe. What parts did you use? Were there certain parts that helped more than others. I eat alot of bananas, take magnesium and B12. I take extra...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-04-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,797
Posted By Arianna2
Does detox cause body pain

Hi all, I am just wondering. Is the pain I am experiencing real joint pains or body pains, or is it all in my head. I am now a week on the new lower dose, and I hurt all over. I cant figure out what...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-03-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,354
Posted By Arianna2
Re: more of my detox

Kat, I guess that is the big issue. What on earth will I do when I am completely off the Oxy.

I am repeating myself here, but since you asked I will say it again.

I got hurt at work, as a...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-02-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,354
Posted By Arianna2
Re: more of my detox

Kat, that has been my fear from the get go. I am in pain from my injury and am going to my first neurologist appt. on the 12th. I am hoping that he wont want to do any surgery, because that is...
Board: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 04-01-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By Arianna2
Re: PTSD dealing with day to day

Afriend, If anything, you are not alone. Those that have PTSD all have similar yet different symptoms. The main thing is that something traumatic created it. I know the reason for my PTSD, and yet it...
Board: Fibromyalgia 03-31-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,641
Posted By Arianna2
Re: Savella and Insomnia

I am taking 20mg in the morning and 20mg at night. That is the lowest dose of the Cymbalta, so I am wondering how I can go slow. Taking one pill away at a time doesnt seem like that is going slow....
Board: Addiction & Recovery 03-31-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,354
Posted By Arianna2
Re: more of my detox

Phoenix,

I am still posting because in this mess I *have* to try to keep busy any way I can. I am not doing much right now, mostly lying down or sitting on the couch. My laptop is here, so I force...
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