detox - preparation for

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

cynja
New Member


Date Joined Dec 2004
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 12/17/2004 1:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I have suffered chronic headaches for 23 years, resulting from a car accident which triggered migraines (family trait).  Until now I was told that I would have to live with the pain.  I found a specialist that is willing to work with me and to try and find a solution to my problem.
 
However, I must detox from the pain relievers I take on a daily basis.  I was taking 10 - 20 OTC's of every kind / a day.  Ten years ago when I tried cold turkey detox I lasted 4 days before I thought I was going to die and went back on meds.  This time I knew I had to complete the detox as I am in more pain as the years progress and am starting to take more than 20 meds more than I care to.  I have irreversable stomach problems and have to get my liver checked every so often.
 
This system may not work for everyone, but it worked for me.  I hope I can help someone else who is about to go through this, lessen the impact. 
 
5 weeks before: I started taking 100 mg of CoQ10 and Feverfrew
4 weeks before: cut back to 8 pain tablets max (tough but I had to cut back)
2 weeks before: cut back to 6 pain tablets max (some days not possible)
Day 1: cut out pain meds all together
Week 1: I slept most of the day to ignore the pain (totally daily average 15 hrs) 
2 weeks into the process: I only sleep in the afternoon and I only need max 2 hour nap and can stay awake past 9 pm. 
 
My Dr is shocked that I am doing so well.  She was expecting that after 23 years it would take me a long time to be where I am now.  I have headaches 24 hours a day and it's not like before where I can pop something and have a couple hours of reprieve.  It is a constant pain.  But, it's to a lesser degree (I monitor my pain from 1-3 <workable - debilitating>.   Pre detox levels were 2-3 daily but after 2 weeks I'm now at 1-2.  I have had a couple of 3's when I have had triggers such as certain smells, loud noises and long exposure to florecent lights.)
 
I now know where the pain originates from which is interesting as before it travelled and now it's consistent.
 
For anyone going to detox, it's a big step and it's not easy.  Good luck and all the best.
 
 

tysmyboo
Veteran Member


Date Joined Dec 2004
Total Posts : 921
   Posted 1/18/2005 1:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Cynja~

That was about a month ago when you posted....How are things going for you now? Please keep in touch and let us know!

Sara


Visit my website and sign the guest book.
 

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Monday, September 25, 2017 12:28 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,872,888 posts in 315,285 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 156768 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, mangoicea.
246 Guest(s), 2 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Meowalons, cilly


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2017 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer