The funny thing (by which I mean interesting, not ha-ha) about withdrawal
waves is that, no matter how
mild or short-lived they might be, or how long
of a window you had before that, EVERY SINGLE TIME you're in the middle of a wave, you start to think, "This is me. This is me forever, I'll never get better," despite evidence to the contrary. This is the nature of protracted withdrawal...our brains seem to focus on the here and now, and we get sucked in.