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.