it takes a good while once the abstinence syndrome is over (first 3 weeks),to "normalize". your brain and CNS, in particular the opioid receptors have "up-regulated" or got "wind-up"syndrome. that is new findings so the treatments are only so good. if you stopped cold-turkey it will probably take a year to get normal, you are not far off.
some amino-acids that are help balance out are D-phenylalanine, which inhibits the enzyme; endorphinase and enkephlinase, these are responsible for endorphin/enkephalins/opioids degradation. L-Tyrosine will bump norepinephrine up, it is a feel good neurotransmitter, L-glutamine is the precursor for GABA a calming neurotransmitter and can breach the blood-brain barrier easily.
you can take GABA, 1-2grams 1 or 2 times per day. L-tryptophan or 5-HTP (be careful with the anti-depressant and this, it can be done but you should be monitored by someone qualified, serotonin-syndrome is probably the risk) 1-2 grams 1-2 times per day or 50-200 mg of 5-HTP 1 or 2 times, last dose a bedtime.
an amino-acid complex should be used with individual amino acid therapy and to give you a protein source for the functioning of the CNS. a multi-vitamin and mineral and B-complex is needed for cofactors. extra B-5 is good for a stressed system.
an amino-acid found in green-tea called L-Theanine induces a calm state. "SOURCE NATURALS" has a product called THEANINE SERENE that has many good things. if there is a good addictionologist in your area i would get a consultation about detoxing again with Buprenorphine slowly with a constant Clonodine patch to stop sympathetic kickback. best of luck to you, it will end. NICK
(edited for eaiser reading) Please split up your paragraphs, so that those with tracking, and poor eyesight can get the full benefit of the information you are posting. It will help us greatly. Thanks! SE
Post Edited By Moderator (Screaming Eagle) : 8/11/2011 8:14:07 AM (GMT-6)