After First Month of Withdrawals
After your first month of opioid withdrawals, you begin to believe in yourself. You have been thru something very few people have attempted successfully.
Withdrawals are not over, and I know it, but the flu-like symptoms, cold chills, nausea, and diarrhea are over.
The emotions that stopped maturing when I got addicted to the first opioid in 1990, started breaking free on me last week in anger. I had been warned I might have to deal with anger and depression at some point during withdrawals.
I began to have constant anger, a quick temper, and no patience with anyone around me.
Bipolar 1 – Manic-Depressive Episodes
Not only was there and still are false emotions to cope with, but I have Bipolar 1. This causes manic-depressive episodes which includes great fluctuations in mood and emotions.
Having coped with depression all of my life, I am ready to deal with it when it rears its ugly head.
I take medications for the Bipolar 1 and Anxiety that are mood control and anti-psychotic drugs. The Risperidone built up in my body, I think the best way to explain it is the way grapefruit causes a reduction in the release of substances from the kidneys and liver.
The CBD has the same effect on medications for me as a grapefruit and its juice.
I had to take less Risperidone to lessen the anger for it was a side-effect of the CBD and the Risperidone being contraindicated for it was building up in me and reacting due to the unmeasured anti-psychotic effect of the CBD.
A couple of weeks battling intense anger due to the medication confusion wore me out almost thoroughly.
Myasthenia Gravis and Life
No matter what else one is doing, if you have Myasthenia Gravis, you will not be allowed to forget that fact. If you do, you will surely be reminded when you get up and try to go to the bathroom or kitchen!
I can’t use large muscles very much; like walking, standing, or sitting straight up and riding in a vehicle.
Pretty much being anywhere besides my favorite recliner or bed just does not work for me. With the weakened muscles from the MG, I get so very tired going just one room away from my chair.
Although I don’t know when it started, I was diagnosed in 2008 when I developed double-vision. It has been a fast-moving ten years, I guess I was partly in a drug fog.
Fibromyalgia Fog and Drug Fog
If you have Fibromyalgia, then you have Fibro Fog where you have periods of time where, (and it is different with everyone), you are confused, can’t remember things, your thoughts are cloudy, and I guess that’s why they call it a Fibro Fog.
My doctor told me in 2002 that he had watched me for twelve years and I had Fibromyalgia, so by now; I have severe Fibromyalgia and some nerve and neuropathy pain.
Lyrica, Fibromyalgia, and Nerve Pain
I found Lyrica is an awesome medication for nerve pain for Fibromyalgia! I ran out of it once. I thought I couldn’t afford to get it refilled. So I went for sixteen days without it. When it got all the way out of my system, I ached all over, deep down, in my joints, and in my bones themselves!
My muscles jerked and hurt, I couldn’t sleep, so I lay there, and just gritted my teeth until I wept.
And that is while I was taking Oxycodone every 6 hours, so I genuinely don’t want to have to give up on Lyrica as my main pain medication. But, I might have to if it is causing me such harmful side effects!
I have reason to believe Lyrica is not reacting well to the CBD oil in my Endo-Cannabinoid System.
Endo-Cannabinoid System and CBD
The CBD is causing such amazing changes for me day by day that I can’t give it up! I need to find medications that will work well with it, or I don’t need them.
For one thing, CBD has taken me through thirty-one days of opioid withdrawals, from July 24th til now, August 25, 2018.
I found one of my Ulcerative Colitis medications was a benzo. The Librax I was taking as a medication for gastric problems was a Fall Hazard, and my insurance wouldn’t pay for it. I had to get it on a discount card, which I was very thankful for, believe me!
It reacted against my Lyrica, and it was the Librax that had to go and not the Lyrica! Thank God.
Lyrica is an anti-inflammatory which goes a long way with arthritis and Fibromyalgia nerve pain and neuropathy. CBD is an anti-inflammatory that acts well with the endocannabinoid system in the human and animal body.
If you have problems such as IBS or Colitis as I do, CBD serves well in the gastric system.
CBD Oil and One Month of Withdrawals
This post started with “one month after the beginning of opioid withdrawals is here and I feel like something has been
Barry McDonagh is an internationally known Anxiety Coach and I want to Introduce him to my Readers! I will be Posting some of his Posts from his about Blog about Anxiety and PanicAway, and they are full of good advice! You will be surprised!
Thank you for reading along with me! Please Leave me a Comment!
Here is where I tell you that I am not a medical professional and am not advising you where your health is concerned. What I have to write is for informational purposes only. As I live my life, I am Blogging my story.
My system is different from yours, and you should check with your chosen healthcare provider before you start or stop any medication.
Email me: Janice@CopingWithAnxieties.com