#JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt – Jan. 27th

Our prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 27th is brought to you by Enthralling Journey! Click here to find her last postand say hi while you’re there! Enthralling Journey’s word for our prompt today is “cathartic.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

Cathartic

Last year those of you who know/ follow me helped me through the last withdrawal from all pain medication. A few years back I managed to get off of tramadol. That was a long and hard journey but I got there so when it came to getting off of Gabapentin.

I thought this can’t be so hard? It’s a neuropathic painkiller. I had been on it for over eight years I weaned myself down from four times, six hundred mgs a day to one hundred mgs twice a day then finally 100 mgs every other day. With no great help from the doctors who just want to hand them out like sweets to keep me quite.

I kept you informed up to a point until I was taking one 100 mgs morning and night one day and just one 100mgs in the evening on the alternate day. Then down to one pill every other evening. I have said nothing since but I am tablet free and have been over five months now but even more important I am no longer measuring the pill free time.

It is Cathartic ( yes finally I am using the prompt word) to be free of the ties that being addicted to painkillers bring.

Yes, I am free, the physiological freedom, the purging of needing is truly Cathartic. If anyone is going through the same journey I will say it is not easy. Emotions, physical pain and true fear are battles to fight but if I can do it anyone can. I am not pain free but I am drug free.

I have kept quiet about being free of all my medication because at first I was afraid to actually say it out loud, publicly. So please keep it up if you are going through withdrawal of any kind. Drugs, drink, gambling, being in an emotionally bullied situation. Do persevere, do ask for help do let friends and family in. The results are Cathartic.

Thank you all for listen and your support. 💜💜

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pensitivity101
    Jan 27, 2019 @ 09:03:08

    I remember your posts Willow. An amazing feat and as you say, under your own steam.
    Great to know you are off them altogether. ❤

    Reply

  2. Ritu
    Jan 27, 2019 @ 09:03:15

    You are a star sis. So Proud of you 💜

    Reply

  3. enthrallingjourney
    Jan 27, 2019 @ 09:42:09

    Super proud of you, Willow ♥️

    Reply

  4. robertawrites235681907
    Jan 27, 2019 @ 16:24:09

    You have done so well, Willow. You must be so proud.

    Reply

  5. Dale
    Jan 27, 2019 @ 16:28:31

    Bravo to you, Willow. A difficult journey you undertook and you succeeded. You should be more than proud.

    Reply

  6. Bee Halton
    Jan 27, 2019 @ 19:05:13

    Congratulations Willow, that is quite a feat!!!! ❤

    Reply

  7. J-Dub
    Jan 27, 2019 @ 23:42:02

    They do “give them out like sweets” don’t they?
    I know that wasn’t easy. Cheers to you.

    Reply

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