How long before I feel normal once I stop using heroin?

How long before I feel normal once I stop using heroin?

How long does it take for you body to start to feel normal after stopping heroin?

I was addicted to heroin; I stopped not even 2 weeks ago; took pieces of Suboxone for about a week.

Now I’m out of Suboxone, can’t sleep, eat, feel run down, and I’ve got the sweats?

What can I do to gain energy and be able to eat?

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Never self-medicate Suboxone

by: Debbie Wicker

Glad to hear that you’re trying to stop using heroin. Opiate withdrawal can be difficult and frustrating, but must be endured as part of your recovery from heroin addiction.

It is a VERY bad idea to self-medicate with Suboxone from the street. Suboxone has very different withdrawal issues than heroin and does cause the symptoms you’re describing.

Many people who self-medicate with Suboxone end up addicted to Suboxone rather than heroin because they can’t get over the withdrawal symptoms.

If the symptoms you’re describing are being caused by Suboxone, they can last for months.

I recommend that you go to an addiction counselor and have them help you to detox from the Suboxone. They may give you the correct dose and then SLOWLY ween you off of it so that you avoid the nasty withdrawal symptoms you’re experiencing.

I also recommend you begin attending NA or AA meetings daily at different times and locations so that you can get information to help you continue your heroin/Suboxone addiction recovery. Find meetings that you like and that are working the 12 steps.

Also, find a sponsor who has been through opiate withdrawal and addiction recovery so that they can get you the information you need to stay clean.

Good Luck!

In the early days

by: Anonymous

I have been off heroin now for 50 days (yay)! Things that helped me are a lot of multivitamins, minerals, Valerian root for sleep, forcing yourself to get up everyday, even if it’s just to take a shower.

Sit in the sun for 30 min everyday and you CAN do this!!! Make sure you aren’t doing it alone. As shameful as the big secret is, people who love you WILL stick by you and offer support.

Good luck, you can do it 🙂

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