Hi everyone. I just want to share some things that I do believe have helped ease some of this wretched withdrawal. Not all things will help everyone and if you try something please be willing to give it some time.
Activated charcoal capsules- (Solaray brand name 280 mg I take 3 capsules twice a day. Lots of water or fluids, it is highly absorbable so it needs to be taken 2 hrs b4 or after other meds, vits etc. It helps to pull the poison from yours system. It may cause diarrhea or constipation hence another reason to boost fluids. Even though diarrhea is uncomfortable, do not take something to stop it as it is necessary to flush this poison out of your system. You can adjust amount based on how you feel.
I use flaxseed for omegas (Bob's Red Mill). Fish oil has also been recommended but I cannot use oils. The flaxseed fills your gut so the nausea seems to decrease and it can help regulate diarrhea/ constipation associated with withdrawal. I use 2 tablespoons per day added to a smoothie or anything that you can tolerate orally. I am slowly taking in solids but the smoothies are still my mainstay. Flaxseed has protein too.
Increase protein intake to help body to heal. Protein is very big in helping to overcome any illness. Can be added as a powder to a smoothie or other liquid.
L-theanine: (puritan's pride) 200 mg capsules 2- 3/ day. I have been taking this prior to cymbalta detox. It helped me reduce my dosage of clonazepam. Within 20-30 mins I feel more calm. I do believe it is helping keep the anxiety in check.
L- tyrosine ( NOW brand) a neurostransmitter to help mental alertness and helps support glands especially the thyroid. I take 750 mg capsule 2x's/day
I also use valerian root (from puritan's pride) 450 mg capsules 1 capsule late afternoon and 1 before bed. This is considered nature's valium and though it does not make me drowsy I do feel it is helping with anxiety. I missed the late afternoon dose yesterday and had one hell of a panic attack. I won't do that again.
If you have ANY questions please reach out to me. I want to help. Thanks