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Nov 08, 2014 1:13 PM

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

Nov 08, 2014 2:32 PM

dont just stop takdeing your meds all at once you got to taper off them like five a day down to 4 3 2 1 over a set time then you can stop and good luck im here if you need to talk to someone

Nov 08, 2014 7:27 PM

eddie.. do,you think that Benadryl helps with withdrawal symptoms

Nov 09, 2014 12:29 AM

thats one i do not know if it does or not

Nov 09, 2014 7:33 AM

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.

Nov 09, 2014 10:02 AM

I know that when I worked with people that were addicted to opiates and they would go into the hospital they used to give them Benadryl to help with the withdrawal symptoms.

Nov 23, 2014 4:45 AM

Imodium for the diarrhea and cramping!!!!!!! most useful thing I can say.

Nov 23, 2014 5:47 AM

Meditation may help.

Nov 23, 2014 7:13 AM

I must say that I just had a long conversation around meditation for pain relief. I want to incorporate this in my life and am interested in how people meditate if they do. Is it helpful?

Nov 23, 2014 1:13 PM

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. :)

Nov 23, 2014 3:02 PM

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.

Good luck
Rick

Nov 24, 2014 11:30 AM

Lots of arnica cream where ever it hurts! Walmart sells it!

Nov 24, 2014 3:59 PM

What class(es) of meds are you stopping? Are you worried about pain, withdrawal symptoms, and/or other things? Asking because things have worked for me in different situations.

Nov 27, 2014 11:49 PM

Malic acid helps. You can usually find it in natural foods stores. The electric shocks are the worst for me, but the malic acid helps take the edge off.

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