I havnt been online or pretty much been engaged in life for the past 8 days.Why?...TRAMADOL. I was told I needed to get these pain killers out of my body before starting LDN. No problem I thought as my gp had reasurred me these were non toxic and were not addictive. I have taken them for last 15 years for fibro pain(never took it away just took edge off it) Last Saturday at around 4 am will stand out in my mind forever as I stood in the shower hugging myself as the water on lowest pressure felt like shots hitting my poor body,I actually thought if I did die now it would be preferable to continuing.words cannot convey the mental and physical experience I have gone through . Today is first day I can tolerate being around my family so I feel I have turned the corner. If you intend to ever go through this yourself please arm yourself with distractions (thank you Eddie Vedder; Pearl Jam on a constant loop) comfort food in fridge ,zero capsules which help with screaming muscle cramps due to fact they contain magnesium and belief that what doesn't kill you makes you stonger.I feel a fog has lifted from my body which was numbed down physically, silly me thinking that medication only hit my pain receptors.Today for first time in years I asked for a hug and I felt it.So yes pain relief is needed but not at expense of what I experienced. Hope I am making some sense..Linda
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