Is this normal? What can I do?
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Posted: 05/08 10:59 AM
Jesus, these stories I hear about PAWS make me terrified to ever go off methadone and try to live life completely opiate free.
Posted: 05/08 01:00 PM
OK, you're not overtraining and you're eating pretty decent, that's good. You may just be suffering from the good ole PAWS. *sigh*, unfortunately, there really is no cure for PAWS. Over time, it most certainly gets better, but I have not found a way to short cut PAWS. Exercise usually helps, but as you found out, it can also rebound on ya too.
To answer the question about the stomach issues, let's make sure we're talking about the same "stomach issues." I usually referred to the fact that I didn't crap right as a stomach issue. If that's what's happening to you, then again, it really just took a matter of time before my crap making machine remembered how to do it's dang job.
Once in a while, I would take imodium AD to "slow things down" down below, but you don't wanna become dependent on it either.
Sorry man, about the best advice I have for you is that it will get better, it's just gonna take time.
Now, your stomach issues may be related to a lactose intolerance. Quick way to figure this out is to go get some Lactaid and take it when you eat. Lactaid is NOT a drug, it's an enzyme that helps you digest dairy products.
Posted: 05/08 04:35 PM
yes for sure the big ol PAWS". i can remember when i quit drinking for 14 months and the harder i work the more less tired i get " shit" for normal people, it's the other way around.
well' after about 11 months the effect went back to normal, and that was very nice until i got very bored with that " and then began to drink again. i guess i did not like being relaxed.
Author: eric is
Posted: 05/08 08:11 PM
i guess "stomach issues" to me is just having a general sense that its not working 100 percent normally. I dont know if it's my stomach causing the problems or my overall energy level and mood effecting my stomach, perhaps impossible to tell. i think I get overly stressed or exhausted (like when i work out too much) and the restlessness causes my stomach to feel "off". I dont really know though, I'm guessing its PAWS.
Author: eric is
Posted: 05/09 11:51 AM
I should mention that I only posted long drawn out stuff like in this thread on my bad days. I have a lot of good days at this point but I havnt gotten on the computer and described them on this message board. Suboxone withdrawal and post withdrawal are definitely difficult, but i think they tend to get exagerated by the fact that people are more likely to seek advice from others during difficult times, and you dont really hear about the good times. Just trying to keep it in perspective.... From suboxforum.com