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@peaceandlove Glad that you reached out!! I have found positivity is the only way to get through this process!! Being negative doesn't do a bit of good and just makes the process more painful. A positive mindset can truly turn things around!! I did have a lot of digestive issues for quite a while. Nausea, stomach cramps, intestinal cramps, constipation, loose stools, heartburn, you name it, I had it. I would chew on tums for the heart burn and take a probiotic to help with the intestinal stuff. But other than that, it just took lots of time for everything to get back to normal. I can remember going to my doctor so many times and they could never find anything wrong with me. I thought I had appendecitis, colitis, auto-immune disease, you name it. I made the mistake of googling and that will scare the crap out of you. In the end, it all came down to just being symptoms of WD. Everything has resolved and I'm able to eat what I want, when I want, and I have no issues what-so-ever :) You will get there, just remember to take it as easy as you can. If you have something that truly scares you, it's ok to get it checked out at the dr, but don't be suprised if they can't find anything wrong. And for sure, don't let them try and just guess and throw random pills your way. My Dr tried to prescribe so many things and I would not take any of them. Just time time and more time!

 

Ken

2010-2011 - Tramadol - Can't remember dosage

2011 - CT Quit Tramadol

2011-2019 - St Johns Wart - Started out at 3 Pills a day (300 MG) and increased to 6 per day over the years

August 2019 - CT Quit St Johns (Told by Hospital Dr to Stop Taking due to increased BP)

September 2019 - Citalopram 10mg - Approx 2 weeks - CT Quit

September 2019 - October 2019 - Clonazepam .5mg - Approx 3 weeks - CT Quit

Drug Free Since October 5th 2019

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11 minutes ago, KenA said:

@peaceandlove Glad that you reached out!! I have found positivity is the only way to get through this process!! Being negative doesn't do a bit of good and just makes the process more painful. A positive mindset can truly turn things around!! I did have a lot of digestive issues for quite a while. Nausea, stomach cramps, intestinal cramps, constipation, loose stools, heartburn, you name it, I had it. I would chew on tums for the heart burn and take a probiotic to help with the intestinal stuff. But other than that, it just took lots of time for everything to get back to normal. I can remember going to my doctor so many times and they could never find anything wrong with me. I thought I had appendecitis, colitis, auto-immune disease, you name it. I made the mistake of googling and that will scare the crap out of you. In the end, it all came down to just being symptoms of WD. Everything has resolved and I'm able to eat what I want, when I want, and I have no issues what-so-ever :) You will get there, just remember to take it as easy as you can. If you have something that truly scares you, it's ok to get it checked out at the dr, but don't be suprised if they can't find anything wrong. And for sure, don't let them try and just guess and throw random pills your way. My Dr tried to prescribe so many things and I would not take any of them. Just time time and more time!

 

Ken


Yes it’s crazy all these symptoms resemble so many other conditions you’ll think so much is wrong with you when really nothing is. Thanks so much for the advice & the reply! Have a wonderful day 

April 2022- Only 1 celxa pill 10mg

had an adverse reaction & never took anymore again 

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On 6/28/2022 at 3:38 PM, KenA said:

@jonah2001Hey there.

Yep, it truly is an extremely non-linear process my friend! The only thing you can be sure of is to expect the unexpected. That way you are never disappointed. Waves honestly my friend can keep hitting you until the healing is done. And there is no telling how long that it will take. But you just have to keep focusing on the good days and accept the bad ones. When you have the waves, that is just your brain doing some more healing! As long as there is healing that still needs to be done, then the waves will come. But welcome them in my friend! It's a good thing! You are healing more and more each and every time!! I honestly had waves for a really really long time. I don't know honestly how long they happend, but it was at least a year and a half or even more. I just got to the point where I didn't let the waves bother me any more. I turned them from negative to positive! I would welcome them because it meant I was gonna be even better after they would be done! I'll be honest with you, even today at almost 3 years I can still feel a bit off here and there. Nothing that I would even consider a wave any more, but maybe just a ripple or so. Just more adjustments and balances that are getting made. My mentor taught me that this process can take years, but it's ok. The further and further along we get the better and better we will be. So now when I feel a bit off like some anxiety or maybe a ringing in my ears, I just acknowledge it and move on. It always stops at some point. It's all good healing my friend!! It's all good healing!! Hang in there!! You've got this!! Just keep giving it more and more time and accept the process!!

 

Ken

 

Paxil 2008 20mg 2016 40mg feb 21 2022  20mg, feb 28 0mg April 23 20mg April 24 40mg April 26 20mg April 27 10mg April 28 0mg May 7 10mg May 17 0mg

Duloxitine Feb. 21, ‘22-30mg feb 28 60mg March 14 0mg April 21. 30mg April 26 60mg April 28 30mg am/60mg pm May 7 60mg am currently still on

Lexapro 2022 April 14 5 mg April 18 10m

April 21 0mg

Trazodone April 24 50mg 

Currently on 60mg dulox and 50mg Trazadone 

taking hydroxyzine and xanax as needed

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Thanks for sharing Ken! I will try to see the waves as a time of healing. Hard to do sometimes when they are so debilitating. Do they ease up in intensity over time?

Paxil 2008 20mg 2016 40mg feb 21 2022  20mg, feb 28 0mg April 23 20mg April 24 40mg April 26 20mg April 27 10mg April 28 0mg May 7 10mg May 17 0mg

Duloxitine Feb. 21, ‘22-30mg feb 28 60mg March 14 0mg April 21. 30mg April 26 60mg April 28 30mg am/60mg pm May 7 60mg am currently still on

Lexapro 2022 April 14 5 mg April 18 10m

April 21 0mg

Trazodone April 24 50mg 

Currently on 60mg dulox and 50mg Trazadone 

taking hydroxyzine and xanax as needed

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@Jilla You are most welcome :) Just remember that anytime our bodies are having to heal there will be side effects. But It's honestly a good thing. It means you are getting better. They are hard to go through, not gonna lie, but they always stop at some point. Every wave I ever had was always followed by a beautiful window of peace. 100 percent never failed. They will ease up in intensity over time. When I first started out, it always felt like a 10 out of 10 in intensity. Then they would be like a 9 or 8. Then 7 and so on and so on till toward the end, they didn't even feel like waves any more, just ripples. But that's how it worked for me. It's different for everyone because we are all unique individuals. But you are gonna heal for sure. Just keep giving it time, time and more time. It's worth it I promise!! Keep going till you cross that finish line and be healed and feeling amazing again!! It will happen :)

 

Ken

2010-2011 - Tramadol - Can't remember dosage

2011 - CT Quit Tramadol

2011-2019 - St Johns Wart - Started out at 3 Pills a day (300 MG) and increased to 6 per day over the years

August 2019 - CT Quit St Johns (Told by Hospital Dr to Stop Taking due to increased BP)

September 2019 - Citalopram 10mg - Approx 2 weeks - CT Quit

September 2019 - October 2019 - Clonazepam .5mg - Approx 3 weeks - CT Quit

Drug Free Since October 5th 2019

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You are such an encourager! Thank you. 

Paxil 2008 20mg 2016 40mg feb 21 2022  20mg, feb 28 0mg April 23 20mg April 24 40mg April 26 20mg April 27 10mg April 28 0mg May 7 10mg May 17 0mg

Duloxitine Feb. 21, ‘22-30mg feb 28 60mg March 14 0mg April 21. 30mg April 26 60mg April 28 30mg am/60mg pm May 7 60mg am currently still on

Lexapro 2022 April 14 5 mg April 18 10m

April 21 0mg

Trazodone April 24 50mg 

Currently on 60mg dulox and 50mg Trazadone 

taking hydroxyzine and xanax as needed

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Hey @KenA, Jonah here.. 

 

To be honest, I definitely was improving over the last 8 week's.. and now on Sunday an absolute monster wave hitted me. Very very strong! 

I am feeling like a view month ago. did you also experienced those waves, even at year out? 

 

it's like all improvements vanishes and you feel terrible again.. and before this, I had many many okay day's. Where I wasn't suffering that much, but still not great.. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23.11.2020 - 06.07.2021 Duloxetin

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@jonah2001 Yep, it's all normal my friend. Non-linear healing at it's finest. You have to accept anything and everything that comes your way. The sooner you stop fighting against it and just accept what's happening, the easier it will get. Not better, but easier. Let it ride my friend. I experienced waves for a very very long time. I just got used to them and accepted them as a part of my healing. It truly made a difference when I learned acceptance. I had a wave once that lasted for 17 days and it was well after the one year mark. I sent you a message. Keep hanging in there. Just remember this too shall pass.

2010-2011 - Tramadol - Can't remember dosage

2011 - CT Quit Tramadol

2011-2019 - St Johns Wart - Started out at 3 Pills a day (300 MG) and increased to 6 per day over the years

August 2019 - CT Quit St Johns (Told by Hospital Dr to Stop Taking due to increased BP)

September 2019 - Citalopram 10mg - Approx 2 weeks - CT Quit

September 2019 - October 2019 - Clonazepam .5mg - Approx 3 weeks - CT Quit

Drug Free Since October 5th 2019

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On 7/1/2022 at 2:27 PM, KenA said:

@peaceandlove Glad that you reached out!! I have found positivity is the only way to get through this process!! Being negative doesn't do a bit of good and just makes the process more painful. A positive mindset can truly turn things around!! I did have a lot of digestive issues for quite a while. Nausea, stomach cramps, intestinal cramps, constipation, loose stools, heartburn, you name it, I had it. I would chew on tums for the heart burn and take a probiotic to help with the intestinal stuff. But other than that, it just took lots of time for everything to get back to normal. I can remember going to my doctor so many times and they could never find anything wrong with me. I thought I had appendecitis, colitis, auto-immune disease, you name it. I made the mistake of googling and that will scare the crap out of you. In the end, it all came down to just being symptoms of WD. Everything has resolved and I'm able to eat what I want, when I want, and I have no issues what-so-ever :) You will get there, just remember to take it as easy as you can. If you have something that truly scares you, it's ok to get it checked out at the dr, but don't be suprised if they can't find anything wrong. And for sure, don't let them try and just guess and throw random pills your way. My Dr tried to prescribe so many things and I would not take any of them. Just time time and more time!

 

Ken


were your stomach issues like heartburn, constapation etc constant or come & go?? Iike did you have it for 3 months straight then it never came back again or did it come for a week, go away, then come back again for a month go away type of pattern??

April 2022- Only 1 celxa pill 10mg

had an adverse reaction & never took anymore again 

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