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Getting Off An Opioid Without Severe Withdrawals



Getting Off An Opioid Without Severe Withdrawals


At this time I am trying to get off an opioid after being on it for two years and opioids in total for twenty-eight (28) years. In April 1990, my physician put me on a cocktail of drugs to meet my need for assorted diseases, disorders, and injuries. During this period of time, I was recovering from an automobile accident and several years of wrongful diagnoses. I had a new Primary Physician, and a new Psychiatrist and new diagnoses. To say the least, I only did what I was told, I was so relieved to have a clear diagnosis of my problems.


When the dust cleared I was on nineteen (19) medications, I also had two more specialists, a Neurologist, and an Orthopedist. One of the medications was Diazepam (Valium) for anxiety, and another was Hydrocodone 7.5 for pain. I was very grateful to get both of them for I had long suffered from crippling Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), but had never been diagnosed or treated for same. I was also given two non-addicting medications for anxiety. Again, I was grateful for the diagnosis and the medication. I had lived for thirty-nine years unmedicated and undiagnosed, and it was not pleasant.



For twenty-eight (28) years I lived under the premise it is better to be diagnosed and on treatment, than not, for I had thirty-nine (39) years, of torment undiagnosed and untreated! Living in my own hazy fog of Diazepam and Hydrocodone and then the fogs caused by my diseases, Myasthenia Gravis, and Fibromyalgia, I made it through those years.


When I started researching the severe withdrawal symptoms of opioids, I was surprised to learn severe anxiety is a symptom of long-term opioid abuse. So the narcotic Diazepam (Valium) was barely taking care of the severe anxiety caused by the opioid use. I was given Hydrocodone 7.5 for twenty-four (24) years, and then it was Hydrocodone 10 for two (2) years, and now it is Oxycodone 10, which is Percoset 10. So the anxiety which is so very painful for me is made worse by the opioid!



I didn’t know that in January when I started taking myself off mind-clouding drugs. So on February 25, 2018, when I took my last Diazepam, I was ready to go off the narcotic, but I had nothing to help with the anxiety except the basic medication. So when I received the money, I ordered two herbal supplements to help me. They were Holy Basil Root, and I got the kind for about $15.99, but if you can afford the better kind, get it. The other herbal supplement was Redicalm by Nutreance and it is made of five herbal supplements, all of which I have used in the past and are very good for anxiety and with Redicalm you get them in one herbal supplement.


  CBD BioCare Oil


CBD Oil For Withdrawal Relief

Nothing calms anxiety like CBD oil! I didn’t find CBD oil until June then I got relief for my anxiety for real. The knot in my stomach that had been there so long I don’t know when it came, was gone in an instant! It came back five (5) hours later, but it left. When it hit my stomach I knew it, so I scheduled the CBD oil 1000mg. 4 drops every six hours and that is my serving size for now. The time between when my stomach tightens has lengthened as I have built the CBD up in my system. Now I am getting the anxiety under control.


I have a general uneasiness as I go forward with my plan to get off opioids. Anyone who has anxiety can tell you uneasiness is unsettling and uncomfortable, but it is not anxiety. If you are getting off of opioids and you are not uneasy you would have to be ‘crazy’. I am not looking forward to getting past the withdrawals symptoms. So far I have been on 1/2 a pain pill for four (4) days and a serving size of 4 drops of CBD oil 1000mg. every 6 hours.



There has been a decided change for the better in my Ulcerative Colitis, the symptoms are better for me. Withdrawals may interfere with this for I have been warned about nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and severe abdominal and stomach cramping which are all Ulcerative Colitis symptoms too. Emotion causes upset in my gastric system so I am trying to keep things on an even keel. Which isn’t easy, life moves on, doesn’t matter what you’re trying to do.


Thank you for reading. Please leave me a comment if you have one. I will write more tomorrow. Be well.


This website is where I am writing my own story, it is not yours and your system is probably different from mine so what is good for me may not be good for you. Anything written here is for informational purposes only. I am not a medical professional and this is not professional advice.

Here are illnesses and diseases I have to deal with and how I cope with them. The words on this website are for informational purposes only and are not meant for any professional advice as I am not a medical professional. This is just my personal story and what is good for me may not be good for you.


I will be Blogging here while I change the type of pain medication that I use. With the basic pain medication being Lyrica, the one I take for my Fibromyalgia, as it is not an opioid!



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.




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2 Replies to “Getting Off An Opioid Without Severe Withdrawals”

  1. I had fibromyalgia, and it was painful on some days. I took methocarbamol to relieve the pain. Sometimes it helps and other days it doesn’t. I had it for almost 16 years, there was no cure. So I had to live with it the best that I could. The symptoms I had were Muscle Pains, mood swings, and difficulty falling asleep.There has been little if any progress in finding a cure or reliable treatment. April this year my brother In law who’s an M.D suggested I started on Natural Herbal Gardens Fibromyalgia Herbal formula which eased my anxiety a bit,We ordered their Fibro herbal treatment after reading alot of positive reviews, i started on natural alternative Fibromyalgia DISEASE treatment from ( www. naturalherbalgardens .com ) the treatment worked very effectively, i am happy to report with the help of Natural Herbal Garden natural herbs my severe symptoms simply vanished, i feel better now, this alternative fibromyalgia disease treatment is a breakthrough.Visit Natural Herbal Gardens official website This Herbal Protocol is Incredible, I have never been this Healthier!!

    1. Gene, welcome, I am thrilled for your comment, for your interest in my health, and especially for your own fantastic success with Natural Herbal Garden. I am very happy for you! I am hearing from many people these days that are wanting to get away from drugs and onto herbal supplements. Since I have Myasthenia Gravis, I cannot take methocarbamol, Robaxin, for Fibromyalgia, or any other muscle relaxer. I am not limited on the herbal supplements I can add to my regimen except by my lack of funds. Right now I choose to spend my available money on CBD oil for my herbal supplement for my anxiety and pain. I am happy you found a solution for your Fibromyalgia. I appreciate your reading along with me, And Thank You for your thoughts! Janice

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