How to Restore your Energy
After an Opioid Withdrawal
Opiates belong to a group of drugs derived from the opium poppy. Most recreational opioid drugs like heroin, morphine, oxycodone and fentanyl are synthesized from opium.Overuse and abuse of these drugs can lead to a life of untold misery and even death.Now that you have decided to quit opiates and are ready to be rehabilitated to normal life ,here are few things you need to know.
A few things you should know
Because how you manage your withdrawal is directly related to how you react to being without a drug, it's important to take some time to get familiar with everything that is going on.
Some of the most important things to know include:
Any withdrawal process will involve changes in the body, and they take time. During withdrawal, the symptoms will be different from those of the drug, whether it be alcohol, medication or heroin.
What to do during withdrawal
Being able to manage withdrawal properly is very important, especially in the early stages.
One way to begin managing withdrawal is by avoiding stress as much as possible. The stress can interfere with your body's ability to clear itself of withdrawal toxins. Depression or prolonged stress is an illness, and no one is powerless over their illness. Keep in mind that a treatment plan and quitting methods are offered to help you through this experience.
To ease the withdrawal symptoms, some people may want to take an antihistamine or a sleeping pill, as well as take herbal supplements. If you're feeling too exhausted to go out, you may want to let your body return to its natural cycle of sleep and wakefulness.
Signs of opioid withdrawal
It's important to know how to recognize the opioid withdrawal symptoms, the risks and consequences, and how to work with your health care team to help you feel better. A few symptoms you should know include:
- Not eating is the most common sign of opioid withdrawal.Along with a small amount of fluid, hunger signals a lack of energy. Don't be surprised if you still experience signs of hunger, like binge eating or feeling empty.
- fear of withdrawal
- behavioral changes (e.g., pacing, delirium)
These signs and symptoms may be gradual or acute.
Restoring Energy After Withdrawal
You will need to manage energy deficiency during opioid withdrawal and harness your energy back over time by enhancing basic healthy habits. According to the FDA, exhaustion is the most common withdrawal symptom during this period of detox. Unhealthy habits and self neglect whilst abusing opioids mixed with other symptoms is likely the biggest contributor of low energies
Since many of these issues can be attributed to withdrawal, the combination of quitting opioids and returning to a healthy food-based, natural diet is a helpful technique for avoiding these problems. Even if you are taking medication, avoiding foods high in fat and sugar, sugar alcohols, sugar, white flour, and other carbs can minimize the negative effects of withdrawal.
A few final thoughts
Keep in mind that this involves a period of abstinence. You'll have to figure out what works for you when it comes to energy. Of course, more is not always better. As mentioned earlier, your doctor will be the one to recommend the right mix of drugs. If it's too much of a good thing, you might not be able to tolerate it.
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