Just checking in…it’s been 15 days since I did a procedure known as accelerated neuroregulation to get off the opiates. Put my body through pure hell but starting to feel better. Went back to work part time today and am working out everyday to try to get these natural endorphins kicking. I was using too hard for too long and was sick and tired of being sick and tired…
I pray I have the strength to continue to build myself into the best version of me I can be.
Thanks for listening.
Welcome to the community! Stay connected, it helps. Opiates was my DOC as well and I know the nightmare you are going through. It’s worth it, what we go through to get back to the light, to get back to being us again, feeling human. I try to remind myself at the low points, at least I can feel again, it reminds me I’m alive and I’m grateful for that. Best of luck to you, I am always here if you need someone through these ups and downs.
Sounds like a great start and good place to be.
Welcome to the forum!!! Great progress on ur recovery so far!!! Keep at it 24 hours at a time and those days will add up!
Just wondering what ur procedure is about? I’ve never heard of it. I’m just curious. I love to learn about new things. When I got off opiates many years ago I wasn’t offered much but the methadone program (which I declined). But im curious to know what u went thru and how it works. That is if u don’t mind talking about it.
Well done Wex, one day at a time. You got this!
Basically for 20k they put you under anesthesia for 7 hours and pump you full of naltrexone. Hellacious on the body but pretty much skip the withdrawal. I couldn’t have done it any other way without a replacement. I was in deep.
Wow I have never heard of this!!! Expensive procedure but I’m glad u did it!!
Does it work? Do you feel like you did before you started using? I just did some internet searching on it, very interested to know if it works. Does it just get through the withdrawals or does it really reset your brain?
It worked better than expected. No cravings and virtually no withdrawal. It was a long recovery though. Worth it in my opinion.
If you can, if comfortable, can you share what the recovery was like?
Sure. The anesthesia left me very weak…apparently i convulsed and every bodily fluid vomiting etc was triggered while I was under anesthesia. I’m on a daily dose of naltrexone 50mg so I’m effectively blocked. I was weak for a while…the trip back home was rough and I needed a wheelchair in the airport. I had double vision for a while, sleepless nights, and was an emotional basketcase. But since then, and its now day 15 since the day after the procedure I’ve regained my strength, been going to the gym every day and have returned to work today. It just takes time. And that is the hardest part. But I couldn’t have done it any other way. I follow up regularly with the doctors at ANR to make sure everything is going in the right direction. Absolutely no cravings or desire to go back and I’m essentially blocked anyway.
Hope this helps.
This sounds like a miracle
It is certainly something that could curb the opioid crisis for sure…
I would be very wary of this thought process, as it may lead to a sense of false security i.e. “I’m blocked so what the hell I’ll try anyway”
This, rather, will help you recover more fully.
I am just speaking from experience, I had some naltrexone when I first got off opioids and it was an excuse for me to use - I just felt good shooting up. Next thing I know I had skipped a dose and found myself in a hospital.
Glad to hear you’re on a good road! I wish you the best
I understand what you mean. I really have no thoughts or plans of ever looking back. I know that may sound like just positive thinking…but each day I take my 50mg of naltrexone and pray. I’m on such a high dose that if I touched the stuff I was messing with I would be in precipitated w/d.
One day at a time.