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    WHEN WILL THE NARCOTIC PAIN MEDICATION DETOX END ALREADY;)
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    myheart5 posted:
    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;)
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    Anthony Tornay, MD responded:
    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.
     
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    myheart5 replied to Anthony Tornay, MD's response:
    Thank u so much doc ! Six week mark just passed;) I am very hopeful and honored u answered:)


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