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Welcome. You say you've been taking the pills for two years. How much have you been taking per day on average? Before starting with the pills a couple of years ago, had you ever been addicted to anything? Did you do any drugs before getting addicted to the pills? If so, how often? Have you ever tried to stop taking the pills before and been unable to do it?

Let us know the answers to these questions. At the very least, you are going to need to stay well hydrated (drink water even when you don't want to -- setup a drinking schedule you and your fiance can follow and stick to it); definitely get the immodium and double the dosage recommendation when you first see signs of the runs.

Although it's going to be nice in some ways to have someone close to you go thru the experience of withdrawals, you also have to be conscious of the fact that you both are going to be very moody and reactive for a couple of days so please try not to get too irritated with one another the first few days and try to remember that, when you feel angry, it's the withdrawals and not your fiance.

Exercise as much as you can (you aren't going to do this but I always tell people to anyway); have something on hand to help you sleep like melatonin, chamomile, etc. Those are actually kind of weak so if you don't get any sleep for a couple of days, you will need to find some valium or soma, something to make your muscles relax.

Take lots of hot baths (to help with the restless legs) and pray.

Take care and post frequently to let us know your progress,