Every day thousands of people go on the internet to get information on how they can lessen the symptoms of opiate withdrawal with home remedies. There are tons of articles and videos on the topic. Many of these videos and articles are very dark and depressing. Many were created by people who have very little time clean or who have never lived through the process personally. I never try to deter people from good information but if you are like me, I like to hear it from someone who has lived through it. Someone who has suffered through the withdrawals and came out clean on the other side successfully are the people I want to hear from.
I have many videos on Youtube about CalmSupport and FreeFromHell. I am told by thousands of people a year how the videos helped them through very dark times in their early recovery. So where do we begin? Let's look at why you are going through withdrawal in the first place. When you take opioids, you damage the natural chemistry of your brain. This does not happen from short term use, but if you are taking opioids on a regular basis for over 40 days, chances are your brain chemicals are not at their natural levels. When you stop taking opiates abruptly, your brain sends signals to your body to make you feel the way you do. The anxiety and restlessness is caused by an overabundance of noradrenaline. This noradrenaline has been rising in your brain to keep up with the higher levels of opioid molecules such as (heroin or painkillers). Anxiety, restlessness and that overall shaky and extremely uncomfortable feeling will go away over time. (CalmSupport was created with the help of Herbalists and Doctors to help lessen the side effects of withdrawal.)
People going through withdrawal will experience hot and cold sweats that fluctuate throughout the day. One minute you feel like you are freezing to death and the next minute feel like your sitting on the sun. This is completely normal. Opiate withdrawal directly effects the hypothalamus gland in the brain. The hypothalamus gland regulates body temperature and hunger. This is why you may have no appetite as well. Taking hot showers and if possible find access to a sauna will help relax your muscles as well as help remove some of the toxins from your body. (Whenever you use a sauna, make sure you remain hydrated as well as have someone to check on you.) With no appetite you need to make yourself eat healthy light meals. Meals high in vitamins like leafy greens and good balance of protein and carbohydrates is essential to helping your body recover. If you have anyone supporting you through the process, ask for massages. Yes, this is the time to ask for them and if your support doesn't believe it, show them this article. Massages will help ease tense and sore muscles.
The most important part about going through withdrawal at home is your mind-set. You have to go into this like it is war, because it is. You are fighting an addiction that is deadly. You and I both know you have people all around you doubting your ability to get clean. Show yourself what you are made of, show them who you really are. Don't let these drugs hold you down any longer. Suck it up and fight for your life! You are worth it. Do not let the drugs trick your brain into thinking you need them. I promise you, you can be happy again, you can live a wonderful and awesome life without opiates. You only get one life, don't waste any more of yours being a prisoner to opiates. It's time for you to take your life back and live your life the way you know you were meant to.