Friday, February 18, 2005

Well, today is day 4 and it's looking pretty good. I still have head zaps, and dizzyness, but overall, I am feeling quite spritely today. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that it's friday??
yay for Friday!!!
On the withdrawal side of things, I don't really have alot to report. On a personal note, am still feeling a little fuzzy, am starting to wonder if I am just a fuzzy kinda person?
I have decided that I am not all that interesting. Basically, I don't do much more than go to and from work, drink and smoke. I don't seem to have any passion anymore. I want to be albe to enjoy my Aropax drug free life, but I don't seem to be motivated to do so.
If you have any suggestions out there about finding yourself or your passions, let me know.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jo
Very brave to do this so publicly. I came across your site when doing research into withdrawal symptoms. I am at day 4 and feel like a zombie, which I don't really have time for with two year old twins!
Good luck.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....hi, anonymous here again. I caved. The day was too tough. I had to take some - I can't keep feeling like this. I suppose I'll have another go at getting off them later. Thank you for this site. It was very reassuring that I'm not the only one who is struggling with this.

7:23 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

Thanks Anonymous. I had hoped someone would stumble upon my site who could take something away from it. I'm sorry to hear you caved, but the battle isn't over. It's ok to cave. Just make sure you do this at your own pace and remember you are the only person who knows how you feel.
You might need to taper off more slowly. Good luck. Let me know how your doing.

9:48 AM  
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9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Instead of immediately forking over large amounts of money for over-the-counter drugs, go to the kitchen cupboard and see what you can find to relieve your symptoms including shear stress.

Here are some helpful hints for shear stress …

A simple hot compress applied to the face is very soothing to those throbbing aches and pains of a blocked sinus, while a few drops of eucalyptus oil on a handkerchief can provide welcome relief for similar conditions. While supplements of vitamin C, D and zinc will shorten the lifespan of a common cold, a hot lemon drink is also extremely good. And be sure to cuddle-up in bed when you have a cold, as it will make the body sweat out the germs.

Cool lemon juice and honey are a great soother for a sore throat and gives the body much-needed vitamin C at the same time The juice of one lemon in a glass of water is sufficient. Melt the honey in a little hot water for ease of mixing.

A smear of Vaseline or petroleum jelly will do wonders for those sore lips and nose that often accompany a cold.

A 'streaming cold' where the nose and eyes water profusely, can respond to drinking onion water. Simply dip a slice of onion into a glass of hot water for two seconds, then sip the cooled water throughout the day. Half an onion on the bedside table also alleviates cold symptoms because its odor is inhaled while you sleep.

People prone to catarrh may find that chewing the buds from a pine or larch throughout the day will clear up their condition in just a few days.

Do you suffer from sore eyes? If your eyes are sore from lengthy exposure to the sun, try beating the white of an egg and then spread it over a cloth and bandage the eyes with it. Leave the preparation on overnight. Soft cheese (quark) is also a good remedy for this condition.

For those unpleasant times when you suffer from diarrhea, two tablespoons of brown vinegar will usually fix the problem. Vinegar can be rather horrible to take, but who cares! The problem is more horrible. Vinegar can usually be found in most people's cupboards, so you don't need to worry about finding someone to run to the shop for you in an emergency.

Sleepless? Instead of reaching for sleeping pills, which can quickly become addictive, try this: Drink only caffeine free tea or coffee starting late in the afternoon.. Go to bed earlier rather than later, as being overtired tends to keep people awake. Make sure the bedroom is dark and quiet. Use only pure wool or cotton sheets and blankets. Polyester materials can cause sweat and make you thirsty (if your child constantly asks for water throughout the night, this could be the reason).

And don't watch those scary movies just before retiring! If you still can't sleep, make a tea of lemongrass or drink a nightcap of herbal tea containing chamomile. It's easy to grow lemongrass in your garden or start a flower pot on the balcony for ease of picking. Simply steep a handful in boiling water for five minutes. Honey may be added for a sweetener.

Of course there will be times when you do need modern drugs, so if these simple remedies don't have the required affect, be sure to see a health care professional.

shear stress

5:45 PM  

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