Q&A: meds keep me like a zombie?

Question by dressage: meds keep me like a zombie?
I use to be a normal person so to speak until I kicked my ex husband out.( he was mentally and physically abusive and a alcoholic ).he put me in hell drug me in and out of court for custody and saying I abused drugs..he abused alcohol but joined aa to look better in the courts eyes..I dabbled with drugs.pot,coke,sniffing Vicodin but it never became a real problem until all this occurred. I didn’t know how to deal so I started sniffing coke more but stopped and turned to sniffing vicoden..I finally overdosed and ended up in the hospital for detox..while there I was put on trazadone for sleep(cause of withdrawals it was hard) also Xanax and kolopin to keep me calm from my mind and ablify Wellbutrin …I felt like a zombie and couldn’t express my self..so I dropped the ablify and Wellbutrin. The other meds keep my thoughts clear but I’ve been on them for over a year now. I don’t want to rely on them but I know its gonna be a ***** coming off and afraid ill turn to sniffing again
. I admit I do from time to time still but not often…has anyone eles been through this and how did you overcome?
ps. I was ordered to see a therapist during my recovering time but the problem I have with that is “schooled” people have no idea the pain that comes after the fact…part of my problem now is I can go with out it but if it appears I fall..ts such a cycle and I wanna stay away and trying to stay away but its hard once you are a addict and no matter how many na meeting I attend it doesn’t help,everyone just talks about how their addiction started(and most are liars cause thats the first thing they do when they leave the meeting) so its hard to stay on track,just really need to dig deep and over come this,

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Answer by Neil
Problem is, after that kind of drug-abuse, it’s either Zombie, or very Raw for a while. Because you burned-out some parts of your brain.

So it kinda depends on what your personality is, on what would work best for you, but those are your options.

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2 Comments on "Q&A: meds keep me like a zombie?"

  1. Ed
    03/03/2014 at 6:48 am Permalink

    I’ve only been through it as a support person and spent hours on the phone and visiting trying to give them comfort and not use anything. But if you ever really get clean, you are a fool if you restart because you already know what is going to happen.

  2. Zootal
    03/03/2014 at 7:12 am Permalink

    The key to getting over this is understanding that in the end you have to stop taking ALL drugs, and that you will never heal until you do this.

    The second key is understanding that it will take a year, maybe two, for your brain to heal and recover from these drugs, and there are going to be some tough times. You need to understand that your brain will eventually recover, but it won’t be next month. Some of these drugs take a very long time to physically recover from, the benzos in particular (xanax, klonopin). These cause changes to your brain chemistry that can take up to two years to fully recover from.

    You have to find the inner strength and grit your teeth and endure. You have to give you brain time to heal, even if that takes a year or two, and you absolutely have to stay 100% drug free during this time. That means no prescription drugs, either, except maybe trazadone and hydroxyzine. Nothing stronger than ibuprofen or benedryl. Absolutely no benzos, no sleeping pills, no other anti-depressants, no anti-psychotics, no anti-depressants.

    Find a good na or aa group, not all of them are bad. Some have some truly special people that can help you through these times. Contact http://www.providentliving.org/content/display/0,11666,6629-1-3414-1,00.html and see if you might be interested in their addiction recovery program. If you don’t like theirs, find another, but don’t do this alone.

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