I am detoxing off morphine after many years, tolerance was my culprit. I have been detoxing over eight months;( I want my life back to a tolerable existence;) I am one month free and still I am having symptoms of withdrawals , sleep is only four hours a night , GI tract is trying, almost to 50% there;) when will this end for me? Idk what to do I feel horrible about 50-60% of my day;( Doctor says at one month i should not be where I am , I should be finished? I know myself and I am still detoxing ? I am so proud of myself but still waiting to celebrate because I am still having bouts of cravings? Also my doctors pa says I should not have issue's with narcotics given at this point as well for my steroid injects but I say what so soon? May I please have some varied responses for encouragement I really feel hopeless now:( I just want to feel better Thank u so much;)
When the brain has been exposed (dependent) for such a long period, it doesn't go back to 'normal' just because you are weaned off. The fact that you are experiencing and recognizing craving demonstrates that fact; there is no 'timetable,' and symptoms (sleep, GI, etc.) may last many months, hopefully tapering down and possibly being treated with medications that help but do not cause dependence. A good group (12 Step support, etc.) with people who have had similar experiences can be very helpful.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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