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Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 07-18-2016, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By reachout
Re: New to boards

Hi There

Sorry I have taken so long to respond....

Gee, I can relate so much to things you have written about. Stabbing pain, doing the stairs, the depression.... I understand.

The pain...
Board: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 07-05-2016, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By reachout
Re: New to boards

Hello swimminmama

Welcome to the boards. :-)

I have not been diagnosed with CRPS, but am probably dealing with it. I also had a cancerous tumor in my mid-thigh. It was a large tumor and was...
Board: Asthma 06-12-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By reachout
Re: High Performance Athlete -- Seasonal Allergies

Hi Blueberry

Just happened by your post and thought I would share something. My ten year old grandson participates in swimming and other sports. When swimming, we noticed that after a very short...
Board: General Health 06-01-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By reachout
Re: Wristwatch

Hi AlmostAdonis

Concerning your wrist.... is it possible that there is some swelling in the wrist form maybe over-use or arthritis? That could certainly explain a bit of tightness and discomfort...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-01-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 957
Posted By reachout
Re: Pregnant tapering vs cold turkey

Hi Feelingsilly

Welcome to the board.

It's a tough position you are in for sure. I think the plan that Philster 2003 suggested is the path I would follow if I were in your shoes. It would...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-01-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 879
Posted By reachout
Re: I need advice dr had me on xanax 5 mg a day then cuts me off??!!

Hi Jenny

Sorry that it has taken so long for you to get a response here on the board. I am glad to see you posting, but sorry for the circumstances of your post.

I do not know the law...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 06-01-2016, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,031
Posted By reachout
Re: Need Help! - Stop Drinking

Hello David

Welcome to the board. :-)

David, quite honestly, I agree with stillpooh and absolutely feel you, without a doubt, need the services of a medical detox center. Tapering off is not a...
Board: General Health 06-01-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By reachout
Re: Why is nothing helping?

Hi Tatoomom

Sorry to hear that this miserable cough is getting to you. My husband, my mother and I have been suffering with the same gut wrenching type of cough. My husband first had it and...
Board: General Health 05-17-2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By reachout
Re: Lump under ear, below jawline

Hi Mama

Some years ago, a neighbor of mine went to the dentist to have a back tooth pulled as it was painful and infected. She was home about an hour when her little girl came running to my house...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 03-16-2016, 04:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 649
Posted By reachout
A Reminder to Keep Hope Alive Always

Hello All

I haven't been posting much these days, but I do read posts daily. Every once in a while, I repost this post of my own from some years back...it is me reflecting on my own recovery...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-08-2016, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By reachout
Re: Codeine addiction?

Hello freeo

Welcome to the board. :-)

As with all opiates, Codeine is a powerful drug.

Agreeing with Phoenix that dependence can certainly occur. Because you do not seem to have been...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-25-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By reachout
Re: Klonopin Withdrawl

Hi

Smart choice... this is not the time to consider another cut by any means.

I really, really feel you missed the mark on this last cut and made way too big a cut. A 50% cut would never be a...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 05-24-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By reachout
Re: Klonopin Withdrawl

Hi Gadguy

How are you doing at this point? As we know, benzos are brutal to come off of. Remember not to go fast... go super slow tapering down. Cut by percentage, not by halves. Measure in...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-27-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By reachout
Re: with draw

Hi there Joe

I am glad you are feeling a little more regulated now, more in balance.

I think for me, it came down to me fighting to keep the emotion out of it and getting it to a practical...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 04-27-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By reachout
Re: with draw

Hello Joe

Welcome to the board. :-)

Yes, you sure can be in withdrawal. After a year on opiates, our brains and bodies become dependent on them. As we come off of them, we can have many...
Board: Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 03-03-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
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: Family & Friends of Cancer Patients 03-02-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,636
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, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,860
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, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,175
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, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,909
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, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,741
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, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,379
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, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,521
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, 11:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
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, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,222
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, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
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, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
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, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 524
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, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,222
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, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,222
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, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
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, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,222
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, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
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, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,222
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, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,434
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, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,222
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, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
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, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
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, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
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, 03:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
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, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
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, 03:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,462
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, 09:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,462
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, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
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, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 543
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 03-14-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,290
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, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,462
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, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,462
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, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
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, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 897
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,...
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