Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:27 pm
Hey again, Ladder. I’m really glad it’s not all that bad for you.
I was trying to find some "natural" things that also might help PAWS symptoms and I came across this page – http://whatmesober.com/personal-writing-about-addiction-and-recovery/early-recovery/paws/ .
You might have read this or something quite similar, but I thought I’d pass it on anyway (for others that may not have read it). It also mentions diet including what you said about the sugar and other things such as meditation and exercise, to name just a couple.
It’s not a site I frequent (in fact it seems to be 12-step based and you know how I feel about most of their ideas), but I believe what they are offering has value. Our bodies were being fed powerful opiates for in some cases over dozens of years. Now they are on their own, so it’s the perfect time to get serious about giving our bodies exactly what they need to be running at maximum efficiency. This is why it’s so important during this time to take the best care of oneself as possible – physically, emotionally, and mentally (and for some, perhaps spiritually as well).
I know you know all this, Ladder, but again, this is mostly for the benefit of others who might be reading this who haven’t yet tapered off suboxone.
Maybe there’s something on that site that can help you as well, ladder. I hope so. Keep your chin up – which it sounds like you’re already doing.
Honestly, woman, I think you’re doing really well. Keep up the good work. The work you’ve done on your taper has been very helpful to many people around here. I’m glad you’ve shared it all with us.