singlma wrote:Subs have nearly destroyed my family. My wife has been off them now for 30 plus days. She had been on suboxone for almost five years. She took 24 mg a day during this period and rapidly reduced to 0mg a month ago. I praise her and God for the battle, but the war is not over. She is strong and I do not fear a relapse, but we have lingering problems that have me on the edge of my seat. Her thinking is scrambled......she is paranoid.......she can't sleep......etc. Has anyone else had these symptoms? Poor thing goes from one thought to the next, pulled down every rabbit hole. She is paranoid about our electronics, thinking she is being tracked, thinking at times that I am doing it. She cries and I try to comfort her but then she accuses me of tracking her or others. Has anyone else had these experiences. Mark
Mark.....I wish I had the answer to your wife's rapid detox but time is the healer. All of her thoughts and emotions are Valid....so validate her. When she accuses you of something....speak to her....use validation to help her.
"Sweetie, I learned that what you are feeling is normal because of how fast you had to get off"
"You are going to get thru this, it sucks, you feel crazy, but you aren't, it's your brain trying very hard to re wire."
"I know you feel awful and you may think you are losing it, but this is the hardest part and you will continue to have these haywire emotion for a while longer. But you're going to feel better every week."
Mark, can she come here and read....it may be to hard....she's got to stay busy even though she's all over the place. Sitting around is the worst. Please please don't expect too much from her.....get her to run or walk or go to the gym....something to exercise....that is the fastest way to heal the brain.