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First of all, how long have you been clean and sober from EVERYthing? If you are still using something then all bets are off and you will prolong the bad feeling indefinitely.

Secondly, as I have posted elsewhere,
even after the W/D itself is up (5 - 10 days maximum), there is a rebound effect for up to thirty days.

These are the basics:
The withdrawal/detox itself will be over in 5 - 10 days from the last date
you take an opiate * suboxone is an opiate. Those symptoms you described to us * restlessness, hot and cold flashes, sweating, diarrhea, muscle cramps, flu like symptoms, etc. - are all typical and there is no shortcut to
getting through them. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

However, after the withdrawal itself, a person still undergoes a sort of
"rebound effect" due to deprivation of narcotics which makes one quite weak and restless and susceptible to chills, night sweats and insomnia for some time (up to 30 days) even after detox. The rebound effects can be marked enough to seem like continued withdrawal and can lead to relapse, so you have to be extra vigilant during this time.

The worst rebound effect following narcotic withdrawal is INSOMNIA. Not
being able to sleep a full night for a month is no picnic, and many people
crave some sort of relief during this period, including going back to the
opiates.

SOME TIPS TO DEAL WITH post detox WITHDRAWAL AND REBOUND EFFECT:
-Avoid any drugs whatsoever. Sleeping pills, benzodiazepines like Ativan and
Valium, muscle relaxants like carisoprodol (Soma), etc.; these do not really
help as much as you might think and simply prolong the recovery period. The sooner you allow your body and brain (neurotransmitters) to adjust to
functioning without any drugs the sooner you will feel better.
-Try herbal remedies for the rebound effects such as weakness and
restlessness, chills, night sweats and insomnia. Do not discount the
proverbial warm glass of milk at bedtime.
-Proper diet -- essential. LOTS OF FLUIDS -- flush your system out and
hydrate your dehydrated body recovering from detox. Vitamins and other
supplements may help your body recover sooner as well.
-Exercise as soon as possible, even if this means just taking walks or
getting out of bed to walk around. The sooner you get back into some form of real exercise, the sooner your body will recover.
-Try sauna and steam rooms if available and repeated hot showers to "sweat it out" and ease the chills. Hot showers will also help you sleep.
-Try not to focus on the rebound effects and instead focus on recovery and
the fact that as long as you stay drug free you will be FEELING BETTER EACH DAY. Attend as many recovery oriented group or therapy meetings as possible.

The key of course to staying clean and sober after any withdrawal is a
program of recovery, such as 12 step oriented like Narcotics Anonymous.