How To Avoid Severe Opioid Withdrawal When Quitting Opioids
I have been on opioids by prescription for at least twenty-eight years, and I have learned so much about this fact of my life! First, I had to get off the narcotic, Diazepam (Valium), so I could think clearly about my medications. I want to know how to avoid severe opioid withdrawals when quitting opioids! I have talked to family and friends who have had a very, extremely hard time. I have read websites on the withdrawal symptoms. Listening to the videos on YouTube.com concerning the withdrawals from opioids almost talked me out of trying because they were so frightful.
But friends, if you are on prescription opioids, I think we should listen to the warnings that say the time for prescription opioids is almost over! Your physicians’ freedom to write prescriptions is coming under scrutiny like never before since the Federal Laws put into effect in January 2018. They cannot write opioids for any condition they want to do so, for they have to choose now and present a platform for why they are prescribed to those overlooking them.
Off Of Narcotic Diazepam (Valium)
On February 25, 2018, I took my last nerve pill for anxiety and I was on the beginning end to be off of the narcotic Diazepam (Valium). Truly I had started one month earlier when I knew I had my last prescription for the Diazepam (Valium). After being on the narcotic by prescription since April 1990 I was aware of my peace of mind as it stood depended on the whim of a doctor, and it suited him to stop my prescription. I looked at my store of home remedies and launched my best effort to get off Diazepam (Valium).
Being down to .5mg Diazepam (Valium) for the last month I had been taking three a day. For the very last month, I took two a day for two weeks and then one a day at noon for two weeks, and then one day, said, “No more!” And did not take another one and today is July 10, 2018, so we are really thankful to the Lord and my husband and family!
And not the least is my herbal supplements, Holy Basil Root is one. I bought the less expensive kind for about $15.99, but if you can get the more expensive kind get it for yourself. My main stress relief came from Redicalm and it is a mixture of five herbal supplements tested and proven to work for anxiety. Of course, the FDA does not approve of any herbal supplement for treatment of an illness.
Here is where I tell you that nothing on my website is there to diagnose or treat an illness as it is the story of my removal from narcotic and opioid substances that were prescribed for me. All are intended for informational purposes only.
CBD Oil Is New To Me But 5,000 Years Old
CBD Oil is new to me but it is 5,000 years old to the Old Wise Men of history and the gifted healers throughout the years. Reading up on it I find that cannabis is a very old drug used throughout history. The cannabis plant contains eighty cannabidiols, two of which are THC and CBD. THC is the part of the cannabis plant that gets you high and is medicinal, and CBD doesn’t get you high and is medicinal. CBD is the one I will be writing about now. You need to know that CBD Products are legal and available online and in some stores. The CBD BioCare Products that I use and sell are full spectrum plant oil products.
I found CBD oil the first of June 2018, but I didn’t get to take it on a regular basis until July 2, 2018. So today I have been taking it steady for one week and I am so pleased with it I am going to write about my changes with it! First of all, it continued the anxiety relief all week, and I could tell it was completing the work of my other herbal supplements. Ulcerative Colitis is a very difficult condition to live with on a daily basis and I was diagnosed with this after several years when I was in my late thirties. Having a decided difference in the way my stomach and abdomen feel, I am amazed. There are personal aspects to this I won’t go into here, but the lack of bad symptoms is remarkable and quickly known!
A Pain Medication That Is Not An Opioid
I have some serious diseases and I don’t expect to be ‘healed’, but the alleviation of symptoms is something I am extremely happy to experience! The most serious of my ailments is Myasthenia Gravis, and the first thing I did was start seeing double. I have lost most of my strength as the disease has progressed over the last ten years since the diagnosis in 2008. I know of one woman who has Myasthenia Gravis and she got her double-vision stopped on CBD oil and I am hoping for that.
I take a general body pain medication for Fibromyalgia and it is not an opioid, thank goodness! It is not addictive. I have several reasons for needing a pain medication and I would love to need nothing, but I would be very surprised. I am now with CBD oil, and it is giving me the ability to take half an Oxycodone instead of a whole one. I have a chance to lessen my opioid intake and I am very pleased! By the way, I checked with my pharmacist to make sure I could break the Oxycodone in half for I am very careful with my medications.
Diazepam (Valium) and Withdrawal
Losing forty-five pounds since November 2017, I am sure most since February of this year. Removing myself from Diazepam (Valium) after all of those years depending on it, was a set-up for a true battle. The first month with nothing to help was really not funny. It took a strength of will I had to prove to myself I had, and I did. I tried to smoke another cigarette a few days after I quit, I never took another Diazepam (Valium), because I knew it would have been all over and I would be back under that fog. Myasthenia Gravis and Fibromyalgia both have their own fogs so I had enough problems clouding my thinking I could do nothing about! I had to make a decided move where I could.
I have been taught the narcotics and opioids stop your emotional development right where you started taking them. I was thirty-nine in 1990 when I started taking Diazepam 10mg and Hydrocodone 7.5 for severe anxiety and ruptured discs in lower back. So I definitely was better off than some who are stopped emotionally before they mature into adults.
Symptoms Of Opioid Withdrawal
Symptoms of opioid withdrawal are nausea, vomiting, fainting, hot and cold flashes, and flu-like symptoms. More possible symptoms of severe withdrawal are severe anxiety, cramping, high and low blood pressure, diarrhea, and fever. Narcotics and opioids are very much alike in withdrawal. Having survived one I am wanting the best help I can get for the other, but I don’t want to get on one of the substitute drugs and then have to withdraw off it. I am sure, from everything I am finding from my illnesses responses to the CBD oil, and my pain lessened, and what I have learned from study, CBD oil is what I want to use as my primary help to withdraw from Oxycodone. I have waited eight years for something like CBD oil.
Thank you for reading along with me! More another day! Please Leave me a comment or a question?
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.