Hi All, I just wanted to point out an interesting observation. The closer I am to healing, the more the symptom imperative ramps up and I end up with all kinds of symptoms (that, thankfully, don't make afraid). I am now going through severe nocturnal panic attacks, frequent urination, headaches, shifting pain in my mouth, teeth and throat, shoulder pain and cold symptoms. One would go crazy from this if they wouldn't know what they are dealing with. One of the threads on the forum made an interesting point about the body purging all the years of stress that has accumulated. I truly believe that. As you go through the process of healing, you are also downloading new programs into your subconscious - how to feel safe, how to be happy, how to live in the present moment, how to no put pressure on yourself, how to love yourself etc. In the meantime, the subconscious is getting rid of the old programming (heroine) and is detoxing from it. That's just my way of looking at the symptom imperative. Sure, it is uncomfortable but the only way out is through and the detox needs to take as much time as it demands.