What is the Thomas Recipe for Roxy Withdrawal?

Thomas Recipe for Withdrawal
Thomas Recipe for Withdrawal

**This is only for informational purposes and should not be done without consulting with your primary physician. We are not physicians nor do we endorse this recipe or any at home withdrawal program. Withdrawing from certain drugs can cause extreme pain, seizures and even death. Do not start any withdrawal program without consulting your doctor or professional medical help.**

The Thomas Recipe for Roxy withdrawal is basically a do-it-yourself guide to detoxing from roxies (and other opiates) from home. Opiates are a class of drug that includes street drugs like heroin, as well as prescription painkillers such as roxies (oxycodone), oxycontin, fentanyl, vicodin, and lortab. Opiates are a highly addictive class of drugs. These drugs mimic natural painkilling neurotransmitters in the brain, which is what creates the high from opiates. However, in response to long term use of opiates, the brain produces less of these substances, which causes detox from opiates to be very painful.

Roxy withdrawal can cause a number of unpleasant symptoms. Common Roxy withdrawal symptoms include extreme pain, tremors, muscle cramps, sweating, chills, rapid heartbeat, itching, restless leg syndrome, runny nose, sneezing, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and weakness. Roxy withdrawal alone is not life-threatening, but it is extremely uncomfortable. Acute Roxy withdrawal can last ten to fourteen days (depending on level of use.) Post-acute Roxy withdrawal lasts an indefinite amount of time, usually proportional to how long you have been abusing roxies. However, post-acute Roxy withdrawal is much less severe and generally includes symptoms like insomnia, fatigue, and mild anxiety.

The Thomas Recipe for Roxy withdrawal is designed to relieve the acute symptoms of Roxy withdrawal. The Thomas recipe calls for use of the following drugs and supplements:

  1. Valium or any other type of benzodiazepine like Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, etc…
  2.  Immodium. (OTC anti-diarrheal)
  3. L-Tyrosine.
  4. Mineral supplement that contains at least 100% RDA of Zinc, Phosphorus, Copper, Magnesium and Potassium. You may not find a supplement that contains all of these together. If not, then buy separately.
  5. Vitamin B6.
  6. Access to hot showers or baths.

Here is the complete original Thomas Recipe for Roxy withdrawal according to: http://www.vicodinwithdrawal.org/alternative-medicine/thomas-recipe-opiate-detox/

**This is only for informational purposes and should not be done without consenting with your primary physician. We are not physicians nor do we endorse this recipe or any at home withdrawal. Withdrawing from certain drugs can cause extreme pain, seizures and even death. Do not start any withdrawal program without consulting your doctor or professional medical help.**

“Start the vitamin/mineral supplement right away (or the first day you can keep it down), preferably with food. Potassium early in the detox is important to help relieve RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome). Bananas are a good source of potassium if you can’t find a supplement for it.

Begin your detox with regular doses of Valium (or alternate benzo). Start with a dose high enough to produce sleep. Before you use any benzo, make sure you’re aware of how often it can be safely taken. Different benzos have different dosing schedules. Taper your Valium dosage down after each day. The goal is to get through day 4, after which the worst WD symptoms will subside. You shouldn’t need the Valium after day 4 or 5.

During detox, hit the hot bath or Jacuzzi as often as you need to for muscle aches. Don’t underestimate the effectiveness of hot soaks. Spend the entire time, if necessary, in a hot bath. This simple method will alleviate what is for many the worst opiate WD symptom.

Use the Imodium aggressively to stop the runs. Take as much as you need, as often as you need it. Don’t take it, however, if you don’t need it.

At the end of the fourth day, you should be waking up from the Valium and experiencing the beginnings of the opiate WD malaise. Upon rising (empty stomach), take the L-Tyrosine. Try 2000 mgs and scale up or down, depending on how you feel. You can take up to 4,000 mgs. Take the L-Tyrosine with B6 to help absorption. Wait about one hour before eating breakfast. The L-Tyrosine will give you a surge of physical and mental energy that will help counteract the malaise. You may continue to take it each morning for as long as it helps. If you find it gives you the “coffee jitters,” consider lowering the dosage or discontinuing it altogether. Occasionally, L-Tyrosine can cause the runs. Unlike the runs from opiate WD, however, this effect of L-Tyrosine is mild and normally does not return after the first hour. Lowering the dosage may help.

Continue to take the vitamin/mineral supplement with breakfast.

As soon as you can force yourself to, get some mild exercise such as walking, cycling, swimming, etc. This will be hard at first, but will make you feel considerably better.

– Thomas”

Once again, this is only for informational purposes and not a recommendation or suggestion to actually use. We don’t think it’s smart nor safe to do and believe that people should always consult their doctors first. We’re all different people with different addictions, level of us, weight, height, and pre-existing conditions. To think that there’s a ‘one-shoe-fits-all’ recipe for withdrawal is not only obsurd but reckless.

**This is only for informational purposes and should not be done without consenting with your primary physician. We are not physicians nor do we endorse this recipe or any at home withdrawal. Withdrawing from certain drugs can cause extreme pain, seizures and even death. Do not start any withdrawal program without consulting your doctor or professional medical help.**