Sunday, 29 March 2015

Medication Withdrawal Symptoms Bingo

I've come off of drugs three times now (once for illegal drugs and twice for prescription medication) but the playbook always remains the same when it comes to the symptoms. You can pretty much predict what's going to happen, and when. Here's a list of what's been happening this time around:

  • Can't decide if hangry or sleepy.
  • Listening to talk radio at 2am (thanks, Coast to Coast!).
  • One song going around your head all freaking night (In my case, it was Eiffel 65's “Blue”)
  • Three hours of cat videos when you should have been doing something else.
  • Muscle spasms.
  • Itching.
  • Aching where you definitely shouldn't have aches.
  • Skull splitting migraines
  • Nope, definitely hangry.
  • Trying to resist the urge to eat at 3am.
  • No sleep 'til the alarm clock goes off!
  • Finding the wallpaper really, really interesting.
  • Twelve hours sleep and still can't move.
  • Bouts of amnesia.
  • Wondering if starting drinking again would be a clever idea.
  • Eating twelve Cadbury's Creme Eggs in 24 hours. Not sorry.
  • Rearranging the bookshelves at midnight.
  • Vacuuming at 3am.
  • Hot
  • Cold
  • Hot
  • Cold
  • Oh, just make your mind up, body!
  • Ebay, Amazon, and the online food delivery place all becoming your best friends.
  • Finding out your favourite pizza place is still delivering at 4am.
  • Complete and utter lack of concentration. Ooo! Look! A kitty!
  • Losing the ability to write. And read. And walk. And genuinely just do anything.
  • Wondering if the cat's humouring you or does genuinely hate you.

This is for all my friends who are recovering, been through the recovery, or are thinking about it. You can do it! And don't forget that there's always someone around for you to talk to. Just hit the “Contact” button if you'd like to chat.

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