i have to go off of my pain meds because my liver and kidneys are in bad shape from years of chronic illnesses and medication. I decided to go off of my pain meds and I wanted to know if anyone had suggestions for how to deal with withdrawl syndromes
Have read that Benadryl does help with withdrawal symptoms, I had been on Tramadol for a few years, had to stop taking them I just cut down on the amount per day and after a couple of weeks off them all together,without any withdrawal symptons.
Hey all. Just wanted to mention some points that I think will help each of you. 1) taper off pain meds by halfing the dose every few days - it will keep withdrawal symptoms to a bare minimum. 2) meditation does work on pain management. Definitely google it and try it out - lots of free resources online today. One form of meditation involves creating tension in the painful area (ex. Contracting the muscle) for a dozen seconds and then relaxing it while maintain all your focus on the area. Usually will relieve some of the pain, if not most of it temporarily.
Hope this helps you! Rememeber that you are a strong survivor of your pain. :)
Re meditation, Google Bio-Feedback. You will be hooked up to a unit that measures body electric field and temperature. The goal is to raise the temperature of your hands which is a means of verifying increased blood flow. Remember Mood Rings - they record temperature. There are also Bio-Dots which are very accurate, like smart idiot lights for the body.