As you mentioned already, Loperamide
is a good one in high doses
and apparently gets rid of 90 - 95% of all symptoms (espesially helping with the constant runs associated with heavy withdrawal
has also been a big help to others.
is also another good remedy you already mentioned, however it causes its own withdrawals in itself because of the fact that it uses the same Opiate
receptors, but isn't actually an Opiate/Opioid itself.
Switching to a good brand of Kratom from a heavier Opiate addiction, and than eventually slowly weaning off of the Kratom itself to make the withdrawals a lot more bearable could be pretty helpful though, but I would only recommend this for people who have extreme self-restraint and can actually do this with messing things up.
One that wasn't mentioned here already that I think you should look into is something called D-Phenylalanine
. NOT L
is a non-protein amino acid related to the essential amino acid L-Phanylalanine. D- and L-Phenylalanine are structural mirror images of each other, however they both do completely different things.
itself is reported to inhibit an enzyme that degrades enkephalins, which are naturally occuring substances in the body that belong to the class of compounds known as "endorphins
". What this means is that the supplement can actually slow down the break-down of endorphins themselves, giving you more in the end than you would usually have.
I would assume that this would be helpful when recovering because a newly recovering Opiate addict has no endorphins himself, so I think this supplement could possible help speed up the recovery time.
And than once the body has actually started to produce its own endorphins again, taking this supplement will most likely increase the amount of endorphins in the person taking it, aiding in recovery and helping things be less painful and more manageable.
I also think that D-Phanylalanine
can be very helpful to people with endorphin deficiencies as well, which very well is a lot of us recovering addicts.
itself is known to help with pain as well, probably because of the increase in endorphins when using the synthetic amino acid.
It may not make a HUGE difference in the acute phase of withdrawals like say taking an Opiate would, but it would most certainly help at least, and I can definetely see it being very beneficial during PAWS
Note that D-Phanylalanine
cannot be found in local stores whatsoever from what I know and has to be purchased online from a reliable vendor.
Do not confuse D-Phenylalanine
from L-Phenylalanine either, because the difference is durastic and crucial.
L-Phenylalanine itself does nothing for the endorphin system and rather focuses on Dopamine
and other neurotransmitters. L-Phenylalanine itself can easily be found at local stores, while D-Phenylalanine
is very hard to come by and will most likely have to be purchased online like I said above.
I believe that that D-Phenylalanine
in combination with Loperamide and possibly some other remidies of your choice can be pretty helpful during both the acute and the post-acute withdrawals (PAWS).
use works very well for many people out there as well when it comes to getting over the acute-withdrawals. But it's important that they're used for only a short enough period of time so that you don't develop an addiction
to them instead, unless one is actually choosing to go the maintenance route. It would be best to do either of theses under a Doctors supervision though, rather than trying to do it all on your own.
Benzodiazepines are also a good one that you mentioned already for anxiety, but they shouldn't be used for too long to avoid addiction*
(don't switch one addiction for another
has also been very helpful to many during Opiate withdrawals.
However, tolerance and addiction to Phenibut does occur extremey
fast, so one has to be very careful when using Phenibut.
I would recommend using no more than 1.75 grams, once every 3 days
to avoid any rebound effects/withdrawals. This schedule has aways worked for my dog perfectly
Using any more Phenibut than that or using any more often than that, has always lead to days of trouble for my dog,which was never fun at all.
Don't be tricked by Phenibut's legality, its withdrawals can be very brutal and has sent many people into rehabs just like any other addictive substances out there, so using it responsibly is VERY important.
Kava is also another thing you could look into when it comes to anxiety relief. Kava Kava works pretty well for some people at alleviating their anxiety, and is completely non-addictive. The only danger when using Kava (especially often) is the possible negative effects that it can have on the liver. Certain forms like Kava Pastes though, have been gauranteed against any liver damage whatsoever, or so they say.
Some people have also found DXM
to be very
helpful at curing Opiate withdrawals, including my dog. However, daily use can become dangerous and can cause it's own set of problems, so it's important to be very careful if ever going the DXM route. It is also important to get the kind that only
contains DXM and nothing else,
for obvious safety reasons.
I should also mention that you should absolutely never mix DXM with anything that effects Serotonin
(5HTP, L-Tryptophan, SAM-e, St.Johns Wort, MDMA
, etc.), as this can lead to Serotonin Syndrome
and can be very dangerous and even fatal
in some cases.
Here is one man's experience with using DXM as a cure for his Opiate withdrawals:
"Typical withdrawal day begans with awakening to nightmare. Pain in muscles and joints, cold, shaking, sweat and extreme yawning not to mention craving for anything that helps. Then I gulp down 100 ml 3 mg/ml cough syrup. It tastes absolutely awful but is worth suffering. I lay back trying not to throw up and start moving my legs to find less painfull position for them. After half an hour it is possible to keep them still and on one hour mark it is possible to lit cigarette, smoke some hashish and eat. No much pain left, only some yawning. And most amazingly I can feel almost warm. Effect lasts from few hours to over 12 hours depending on opiate and dxm tolerance
The rest of the above experience can be found here
You can also check out something called "The Thomas Recipe"
for a recipe on withdrawal remedies, as I have heard that it works quit well when it is used right.
This is just my two cents
Good luck to ya mate. And stay strong.