Hello Matt, and congratulations !!! you have just taken the first step to the rest of your life, I know how hard it is I have kicked cold turkey
more times than I care to remember, usually in a holding cell
but I also done it at home/hospitals/ rehabs/ detox centers, you name it, I tried it, done it with meds, and without meds, and the number one thing I can recommend to you is, to be honest with yourself and with your doctor, communicate even when you don't feel like it. My main reason for always relapsing, was because I was never ready to quit, I was always forced into it, by society, job, judge etc.
The fact that you willingly decided to quit is great, that was the only way I finally managed to quit, I am not going to hit you up with all kinds of clichés like " one day at a time" or anything like that, because I remember how hot that used to run me! lol but I will tell you this: It gets easier! I remember thinking how can I live without H for the rest of my life? It's not like that anymore, btw while I was incarcerated there was H in there and I had access to new works from infirmary, and I chose not to use, not because I was forced to, but because I didn't want to continue living like that anymore. I read your posts and congrats on canceling your social media accts, erasing #s etc, its a good first step. Just remember this, it took me years to believe, but when I finally did it made all the difference for me.......the opiates
weren't the problem, I was! Well that's enough of my crap, good luck and stay strong.
mayhem2019 added 7 Minutes and 9 Seconds later...
I almost forgot, in one of the detox centers that I was I told my dr about the off-label use of Neurontin for wds I know a lot of friends that have used it when kicking, it sure helped me, she was cool about it and prescribed it, it helps with the restless legs, chills, anxiety, it is normally prescribed for nerve ending pain, but it really helped my friends with wd, you might want to read up on it, heres a lil info on it.
WHY is this medicine prescribed?
capsules, tablets, and oral solution are used to help control certain types of seizures in people who have epilepsy. Gabapentin capsules, tablets, and oral solution are also used to relieve the pain of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN; the burning, stabbing pain or aches that may last for months or years after an attack of shingles). Gabapentin extended-release tablets (Horizant) are used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS; a condition that causes discomfort in the legs and a strong urge to move the legs, especially at night and when sitting or lying down). Gabapentin is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants. Gabapentin treats seizures by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain. Gabapentin relieves the pain of PHN by changing the way the body senses pain. It is not known exactly how gabapentin works to treat restless legs syndrome.