Congratulations JT Duffet!
Congratulations JT Duffet!
good shit, i love hearing about people who truly want to quit succeed.
blessings and good vibes from across the pond mate, maybe one day ill be in that position myself.....
Hey guys and gals... when i saw that this thread started on May 7, 2010, and it's May 7, 2011 I had an urge to post... hope you are all doing well these days... things have been continueing to go well for me... I have already passed the 6 month mark now of being off opiates and slowly things are progressing.. i can't say i feel any ill affects at this point... just once in a while i feel a little like the endorphins are on the low side... but its not every day, its once in a while.. it might not be anything, but i guess i want to feel like i never used any opiates after using excessively for 2-3 years, so i know its going to take time... (only 6 months opiate free currently)...
the weed situation is going great.. i just completed another full round and am starting to prep the next...
the job is going great. those of you who followed the thread know the saga of the job searching.. having to pass a drug test at a local facility (same one that the meth clinic was using in fact) and then kicking done while starting a new job with a good company and all that that entailed... the worst was the constant daily diharia as the done wore off.. and the slow lingering w/d's that lasted for a solid month or 2.. but the details are in this thread...
As for the good changes that have occurred.. i think we forget about the little things... like sleeping in and not gradually feeling shittier as our dose wears off.. and having to get up in general and run to the clinic just sucked. potential business trips and guest dosing Bullshit.. nice to be able to chill out in the mornings, smoke some nice bowls, play music or movies and just relax... and having the extra money around is nice too..
I guess thats it for now... take care of yourselves people.. you deserve it..
In for a penny in for a pound...
that sounds great! i have to admit i haven't followed the whole thread.......just read the last post now and wanted to say how good that sounds! congrats JtD....your post made me smile and although we dont know each other i'm honestly happy right now that everything seems to be so good at this point in your life
take care and keep up the good work!
ps. will def read the whole thread
Are things still going well, JTDufett? I look for inspiration....I think I'm about to get off all opiates as well!
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great thread. really helping me get back on track with my taper going through the same situations as you were at the start. thanks
If I send you postcards from the side of the road
Photographs of moving parts about to implode
If I crawl to keep it together like you say you know I can do
To transmit the moment from me to you
Wouldn't mama be proud?
Unfortunately, I'm one of them who felt like they grabbed by the feet of God, using the first time.
Actually, I could say I have had a pretty strong developed 'habit' long before I've even reached/touched the pill/needle,
if you know what I mean.
The first shot only put a dot above 'i', so to said.
If I didn't hit the dope on my lifepath, I'd probably end up as a gambler, an alco-/sex-/shop-/(----------please fullfil the form according to your own wish)/-aholic, confirmed/obstinate/relapsed resident of differents Psychiatric Wards,
or in the best case wealthy and apparently well adaptabilied, while in fact deeply diseased individual, who has an appointment with his/her psychoanalytyst every week.
What I want to tell you is that old, commonplace/unoriginal truth it all depends...
I highly recommend you stare/follow attentively "the course" of your addiction-no matter how ridiculous does it sound.
The way you reacted in different situations might be pretty useful, 'cos it could provide you a decent "insight" in how your "personal habit" works, the knowlegde about its "rules and regularities" and your "sore points", so to say.
What in turn leads to what's the optimal option for you, if you get me.
I.e., while my Ex striving whole the time to get rid of that shit, perceiving the habit as kinda unbearable burden, I'm with those who fucks up/waste every littlest chance/trial to get clean.
I mean our extremely different approaches are confirmed by the way we deal with our addiction, as well the maintenance individual "course", etc., etc...
While my Ex "switches and jumps" fairy easy there and back, so to said, from the 'done to the bupe, from bupe to Tramadol, then back to the trace amounts of the 'done (like 5-7mgs/day)
without experience any cravings and other seriously psychological inconveniences (so it looks at least),
I stuck on 20-30mgs/day since over 6 years(one year "break" for a bupe-about 2mgs/day-including),
sufferring from permanently, pretty burdensome, annoying anxiety/fear attacks, which ruins my life completely-methadone/opiates is the only medicine I get some little relief from,
however I don't want to increase my dose because of ridiculous, opressive policy our fucked up clinic
(I have to be ready to "escape"/switching every fucking day).
Well, everything is different, what's nothing special "visionary" conclusion.... Just suggest you stare your habit attentively.
Take care&stay safe, you're in charge, but in the same time you're not.
Hey all, it's really been a LONG time since i replied back here, and i appreciate all the kind words. Time has a way of really speeding up when your not paying attention to it.. First off, it's been nearly 2.5 years off opiates, and this october will be a full 3 years... 3 Great years, BTW.
Things started coming together for me as i was tapering off the done... from the new job while around 15-20mgs/day to finally walking from the clinic and having to still deal with the feelings and the initial struggles... the experience itself reinforced my resolve to get this behind me.
Anyway, just wanted to say hello to the forum, and let you know that I am still plugging away without regrets and without the constant thought of using opiates.. Been opiate free now since October 2010..!!!!
Note: I would have posted a little sooner, but i forgot my password... i just happened to guess it this morning. Happy Mothers Day all you mom's out there!!!!
In for a penny in for a pound...
That is awesome man. A real inspiration to a lot of us. Glad to see you doing so well and thanks for stopping in.
Im also coming up on a MD taper,so this is very encouraging. I also find it pretty awesome that you only used opiates for a pretty short time and have the sexiest 'pics of doap' on that thread. Not to mention the cola...fuck.
You should post in the grow threads so we can see some progress
Great to hear from you man. as ive said before....JTD for president.
This is a great done taper thread and it's great you came back to update it. It's good to hear things are going well.
I think this is the thread that turned me from google warrior to checking opio as a guest on the regular. You're inspirational JT, and have helped me a lot without even knowing it. Thanks for doing what you do.
I used to check back just to see how your taper was going.
try to taper a little slower, not so fast. I came down 10 mgs a week and it was going good because there are reserves in your body and built up, but your gonna get to a point to where its gonna hit you like a ton of bricks and its not gonna last anything close to 24hrs.
Remember, The awesome thing is that you are tapering, but take your time bro. just from experience. No shame in tapering slow bro, your already on the path of no opiates at all so just remember that! Thanks for the documentation also brotha! appreciate this!