Going Off Opioids With CBD Oil
This is going to be an interesting post and one many are waiting to read! For it is the story of my life on medications and now going off opioids and narcotics! Here is going to be the story of me going off of Oxycodone with CBD oil onboard to minimize withdrawals! Well, here is where it begins! I have been on opioids for twenty-eight years!
I put an exclamation mark there because most people would be dead by now! You take someone who is decidedly suicidal and in pain both physically, emotionally, and mentally.
And then, you give them narcotics and opioids, and send them home to be alone for ten hours a day, and that is just asking for trouble.
But no, I am a strong-minded woman and I had given my word and signed a No-suicide contract with my doctor.
Now, he was the kind of doctor that you kept your word to because you were the type of person who kept your word! And he was the kind of person who kept his word! Anyway, what I am telling you is that I have been on hydrocodone since April 1990.
For those of you that know anything about it, I was placed on Vicodin and Valium for pain and anxiety in 1990! I am still on the opioids except now the opioid is Oxycodone.
OXYCODONE 10 MG.
Off Of Diazepam (Valium)
February 25, 2018, I changed my life for the better when I stopped taking Diazepam (Valium). I, of course, after all of those years was addicted to it, and it was a slow process getting off of it. From my hazy thinking, I realized I needed to get out from under the control of the drugs, so I started with the Diazepam (Valium).
For the last month I took my regular three a day, I thought about the best way I could do it with what control I had over my medications which was not much control at all!
For the following two weeks, I took two pills a day, morning and evening. By this time, even though my anxiety was severe I was on .5mg diazepam. By now the doctors coming out of med school were being taught how addictive this drug was and to not prescribe it but for short periods of time and to the terminal.
My daughter reminded me that several times during the twenty-eight years I had been terminal they had thought!
So, I went from a schedule of three a day, to my choice of two a day for two weeks to one a day at noon for two weeks to the day in the last week of the month when I said, “No more!” And meant it. And haven’t taken another til this day! July 9, 2018, So far almost six months!
[UPDATE BY THE AUTHOR: Today is March 31, 2019, and I have not taken one Diazepam (Valium) since I quit them in February 2018.]
Thank you, Lord! And I also thank my supportive husband and family for being there through all the years!
Being fresh off of Diazepam (Valium) is no picnic for a few months. I didn’t know about CBD oil, and I will talk more in the next post!
Begin the Story – Going On Opioids in 1990
Now for what is going on now that I think everyone will find so interesting! Most people have an idea of the pain relief from opioids from an accident for some time or another. Many people understand the fact that if you truly take the opioid for pain relief, you very seldom reach the high that one that takes the drug seeking a high get from an overdose of opioids.
For if we take a scheduled amount, I often found before I got a buzz I gratefully was out of pain and asleep!
CBD BioCare Oil – The Very Best
Anyway, it is hard to know you are addicted to something, so I am doing something about it. Now that I can. If .you ask, what has changed, then well you asked! I just recently discovered CBD oil, and if you don’t know, that is cannabis oil from the cannabis plant (the Hemp side) for the cannabidiol in our bodies being studied closely since 2004. If you want to study this start your research on YouTube.com for CBD oil and if you want a company to buy from, I am not only taking the product, I am an affiliate for CBDBioCare.com I am not trying to put anything over on anyone, I am proud of who I am, Thank You!
Full Spectrum Plant Oil – Relief From Anxiety
This Oil from the plant does not get you high, sorry fellas, it does a lot of things but it does not cause a high! Within minutes of taking a serving of four drops of 1000mg. CBD oil, my anxiety eased off and the knot in the pit of my stomach let go. And I gently relaxed. To me, that was a lot! I don’t really know how long that knot had been there? But it was a long, long time for I am sixty-seven years old. Now I will be sixty-eight in the Autumn, but I hope to be off opioids by then! By the end of summer, I am working on with the help of the Lord and CBD oil!
Half A Pain Pill Every Six Hours
Already I am taking half a pain pill every six hours, instead of an entire pain pill every six hours! The CBD Oil is so eliminating my bone-burning pain from the diseases and scar tissue, that I am able to do this! I am still taking the pain and inflammation medicine for my Fibromyalgia but I am wondering for how long?
Lyrica is the basis for my medications plan. I was out of it for sixteen days once and I was in a general state of all over pain that ran through every part of my body and felt like a fishing net twisting up my insides! Two doses of medication and I was back to normal, so I make sure I don’t run out!
The medication for my stomach that my insurance will not pay for because it causes a fall hazard situation, I am still taking. I have Ulcerative Colitis, and I take Protonix also for my stomach, and Hyoscyamine under my tongue after every meal!
I do have a restrictive diet. I have found the last two days I have a better appetite and may try some more interesting food, we’ll see! Without that anxiety knot in my stomach, I may be able to tolerate different foods.
Rachel Bradley – A Special Person
I took great heart listening to Rachel Bradley this morning for she has several diseases, disorders, and ailments like me, and she is coming through like a trooper on all four gears!
It made me feel better just listening to her. Right then, I knew I was taking too much! I cut back on my next serving to my original four drops and I am doing great!
Myasthenia Gravis is my gravest problem for I have been told I can’t have surgery, even to have a port-a-cath put in for my IVIG’s which are only every three weeks! They are not every week like Rachel’s!
She said her double-vision had cleared up, and I was hoping for that but had not said it out loud! I don’t have it cleared yet but it has only been one-week tomorrow since I started the CBD oil.
CBD Oil And No Bad Effects So Far
CBD oil has done so much for me it is hard to believe it has only been one week! I am on twenty-six medications and some of those are because of the side-effects of the other ones! So when I can eliminate some I have been advised to do so.
I wish I knew when, and what physicians I can tell about the CBD oil, and what I am sure it is doing?
I learned one of the side effects of addiction to opioids is severe anxiety! So the Diazepam (Valium) I recently stopped was a narcotic working on the anxiety worsened by the opioids! What a mess!
Those months were a battle without CBD, and if I would have had CBD it would have been a whole lot simpler, and I would have been a lot more comfortable!
CBD Oil – A Plan To Avoid Withdrawal
Now with CBD oil, I can plan how much I want my serving size to be and avoid withdrawal symptoms which can be devastating for any of us! Right now I truly believe 4 drops of the 1000mg. every 6 hours, and half a pain pill to keep a blood level in my system to avoid withdrawal symptoms will work!
I plan to stay at this serving size on the CBD oil unending, I think this may be my maintenance size, not so often though. Then again, due to the double-vision from the Myasthenia Gravis, I may stay at this serving plan. Yes, it may have to be that often, so we will see.
Blogging About Pain Meds – Withdrawal Effects
I will be Blogging here while I change the type of pain medication that I use. With the basic pain medication being the one I take for my Fibromyalgia, as it is not an opioid!
Going Off Opioids with CBD
On July 17, I changed the serving size to 5 drops of 1000mg CBD oil at 6am and 6pm daily.
Keeping the pain pill at 1/2 every 6 hours for another week.
[NOTE FROM AUTHOR: March 31, 2019, I went back to the serving size CBD every 6 hours during withdrawals when I realized it was necessary.]
Here is where I tell you that any advice implied on this website is only for informational purposes. What I tell you about my health applies only to me. Your body and system are different and you need to see your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Thank you for reading along with me! I want all of you to know I both use and am an affiliate for Biocare CBD oil!
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