Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Withdrawal & the emergency room

I have been going through a drug withdrawal for the last 5 days. I took three weeks of Fentanyl patches which were given to me by my pain doctor for my RSD. Three weeks. That is all.

I had my hubby rip off the last patch on Thursday and then realized late Friday what a trial this would be. I am so thankful that God has allowed me to be strong. Well, I guess I haven't been strong. It is truly His strength.

During the first 4 days of the withdrawal, I had been taking 1/2 Percocet to get me through the worst of the withdrawal symptoms. They didn't do much but they did help with the RSD pain and a bit of the sadness.

Yesterday I decided to stop the Percocet. Now, I didn't have to do that. I also had a script from my doctor for Percocet and could take up to 4 pills a day. I was only taking about 2 overall.

But I am ready to go back to feeling like myself. Even if that "self" is someone who has RSD pain, I don't want to be the person who has to take drugs their entire life.

Please know I appreciate each and every email from my readers. I have been praying for those who have asked for prayer. The Lord and I have had some major prayer time lately, especially around 4am.

I went to the emergency room this morning after I felt even worse. It turns out the doctor who treated me in the ER knew my family doctor. Let us call my family doctor Dr. Guy. Dr. Guy has a practice with another doctor. We will call her Dr. Gal. Well, my ER doctor was Dr. Gal's husband.

Thankfully he knew the sheer awfulness of withdrawal. He said I have another three to six days of feeling like I may die. But I won't. He said I will make it out of all of this fine. He took blood, gave me lots of fluids, something for the nausea and gave me a medicine to calm down the worst of the symptoms. Hopefully they will help.

When we got home, I was able to sleep for an hour. And then my awesome hubby made me a bit of chicken soup. I haven't been able to keep anything down so I have to go slow.

Please continue to pray for me. I have shut down my ebay store and am so glad I don't have to be concerned with that.


  1. Hope you feel better soon. You are so young to be going thorugh all this.

  2. Bless you! Hoping this will all be over soon. Stay strong ~ I will continue praying!

  3. Hi, I have been reading your blog for sometime now. Please let me know if there is any homeopathy or Ayurvedic (Indian) medication that you have heard of that can help relieve the pain. I can have them for you from India. I live in the us but do have a lot of family that can get it for you. I will continue praying for you.

  4. I'm so sorry that you are going through this. You've gone through so much these past few months. You are strong and so is your husband. But it's OK to have a good old fashioned break down - you are human. Then you will pick yourself up, dust yourself off, work with your doctors and find a path to ease your pain. My thoughts of healing are with you Mellissa Rose. Remember - you are a Nooo Yawker - you got 'tude!

  5. This sounds just awful what you have been going through. Stay strong you are almost through this. I will be praying for you.

  6. Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers. I really appreciate them. Today is day 7 and the symptoms are starting to dull. I am exhausted but it is getting better. I am able to keep food in my stomach and slept well last night. Thanks!


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