Posted by jay on October 21, 2001, at 4:05:18
In reply to Relapse - looking for book, posted by Gracie2 on October 20, 2001, at 22:45:02
What meds are you on? I take Tylenol #3 regularly for not only sinusitis pain, but it also helps my mood once in awhile. I take Effexor every day as well as Clonazepam, as I have for 5 years. I am dependent, but not addicted in the true defenition of the word.
I don't know about vitamins and herbs for detox. Vitamin B2 and Milk Thistle are of (little) use in this area, but little science exists to back it up. (Vit B2 in alcoholics helps with their depletion, not that it helps detox.)
That's all I can really say.
> I have been sober for nearly 2 years and pretty responsible with the pills, but I blew all that last night. I feel like a total failure. Went to a friend of mine (also in the med field) and asked if she had anything for a terrible hangover. She gave me a handful of new pills called Ultracet, and I almost began to weep. Ultracet is acetaminophen and tramadol,
> (Ultram), a drug that I've been abusing on and off for years, (my friend doesn't know this) and although I've been clean for a couple of months now, I could not make myself return the pills to her because I just felt so awful. Now I just feel guilty and angry for being so weak.
> Hangover or not, I usually feel less than wonderful most of the time. It's no wonder - I'm sure my poor body is saturated with toxins.
> A couple of weeks ago I was at the bookstore and found a book with a regimen of food, vitamins and herbs designed exclusively for the detoxification of alcoholics and addicts. I didn't have enough money to buy the book and couldn't find it when I returned to the bookstore later. I know I should have asked a salesperson, but I couldn't bring myself to approach her and say, "I need that book for junkies and drunks!"
> And of course, I don't remember the name of the author or title of the book. Sometimes I'm in a complete fog.
> If someone should run into said book, I would be ever so greatful if you wrote down the name for me. I feel a real need to do penance for my latest relapse.
> Thanks again-