Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)


Postby weedbaddrug » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:04 pm

jaybravo wrote:Hi guys I've been lurking here for a while. This is the only place I've found where PAWS folks seem to hang out and know what they're talking about, and it's a relief to hear I'm not alone.

I developed PAWS after taking low dose naltrexone for CFS. It made me feel anxious and elated while on it, but was suddenly ten times worse when I quit the medication after 6 months of treatment. I've had many episodes of terrible anxiety and dread and nervous tension, waking up feeling upset for no reason and the slightest stressor seems almost unbearable, with PTSD symptoms.

I've just moved out of a shared house to get away from the triggers but I'm still having terrible anxiety living with someone and don't know how I'm going to get through the next 6 months tenancy contract, feeling like I desperately need to get away a lot of the time. It's been 18 months so far. I'm really hoping at 24 months this problem will magically vanish. Can anyone relate to this?

When you worry about your anxiety, you wont get better, as you will get more anxious, making you worry more.

The first part is knowing its ok to feel like this. Get distracted, excercise, sleep well, and know its ok to feel like this. If you worry, you wont come out easily. I am no medical expert, but to live with anxiety this is the way, eventually once you accept it, the work starts.
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