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Hi!  I'm John  and 67 yr. old. I've been on Fentanyl 100 at 1 pr. 48 Hr. for 10 Yr. The Patch doesn't  have any side effects on me. I go on 75s in two days as an at home Detox program. Is there anything that I should be taking or doing to help me get thought the withdrawals. As far as I know I just have a physical Addiction to the Fentanyl. Can you please help me.  I was put on Fentanyl after averting else stop working. I've been in Pain for over 25 yr. Anything will be a big Help. sincerely John.

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Hi John,

There are several ways of withdrawing from drugs. But the first thing is to understand why you are taking drugs. I believe it is as a pain relief. Then the question is what causes you to have pain. I know when people are on a hypoglycemic diet (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-hypoglycemic-diet/) they are better able to withstand the pain.  In other words, when you are hypoglycemic (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/) you are more sensitive to pain.

When you withdraw from addictive drugs, then I advise people as explaied at: http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/drug-addiction-is-a-nutritional-disorder/#Th

I have an article called Management of Chronic Pain. You can find it at https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1M3x0ciu21Q8-KJO3tcIuxE-Mn97OIxCKzuhHDY8umrU#id.m9k24s-yjf9sc

As an alternative, I suggest that you get a referral to a nutritional doctor as it is difficult to give advice when you don’t know the person.

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Jurriaan Plesman BA (Psych) Post Grad Dip Clin Nutrition
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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist

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I have a degree in Psychology from the Sydney University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I am also the author of “GETTING OFF THE HOOK” which deals with the nutritional and psychological treatment of personality disorders. It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. I am interested in the relationship between nutrition and behaviour, and as a Probation ans Parole Officer facilitated groups for offenders, many of whom were alcoholics and drug addicts, sex offenders or compulsive gamblers, as well as the whole gamut of “personality disorders”. I am also the ex-editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia Newsletter, a quarterly publication dealing with hypoglycemia and related health problems. Its web site, together with a shortened course of PSYCHOTHERAPY can be visited at: http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au

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Nutritional Psychotherapist

Organizations
The Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia
http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au

Publications
GETTING OFF THE HOOK
which is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. My articles can be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1M3x0ciu21Q8-KJO3tcIuxE-Mn97OIxCKzuhHDY8umrU#id.m9k24s-yjf9sc

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BA(Psych) (Sydney University) Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr (International Academy of Nutrition)

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