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How can you tell if someone is using meth if they deny it? I'm suspicious because they've had previous problems with meth but got clean. Now it seems like there are things going on such as missing at least 2 days of work a week and sleep...
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I had a horrible experience with hydro....had to go cold turkey by myself in the midst of losing my longterm job my home everything. I was clean for along time and then well I lost control. My dr is happy to fill my script every month fo...
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Hi everyone. I come on here and read everyone's posts all the time, figured it was time to join. I'm 34 and have been on and off painkillers for the last 5 years. It started when I had knee surgery, I would get 35 7.5 Vic's at a time and...
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I have been on methadone for 3 years. I had to get on it to transition off of oxy's, fentanyl, & hydros that I had been addicted to for 5 years. (If I had known what I know now about methadone, I would have never started taking it). I ...
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I'm 31 and have been where you are. Abused any way you can imagine by a drug addicted father. I hated life and wanted to die in my early teens through adult years. That's when I tried drugs and loved how it gave me an escape. I didn't ha...
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I have taken ambien 5-10 a night for insomnia related to menopause for the past two years. For two nights in a row I did not take any and had a grand mal seizure in the morning. Has anyone else had a seizure when not taking ambien as t...
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I have been taking oxycodone for a little over a year now, and I started out where 60 MGs was plenty, however now I am up to 160 and that's not enough, and I want to stop. They control everything I do, until I take them. What will cold ...
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My family member said she has a drug called gabapentin and said maybe it would help me thru the tough part of my wd. As its a med for nerve pain. The worst is the crawly skin for me..anyone had any experience. I don't want to take someth...
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I've been lurking around there pages for a few weeks trying to get the courage to get off these demon pills. My story is like most...have legit pain and went from three 10/325 Norcos up to 80mg daily of Oxy and 40mgs of MS Contin. The go...
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I heard in a meeting "Don't mourn your addiction; you just can't do it anymore". In times of struggling with glamorizing or forgetting what that hell was like, this has really helped me. Just passing it along. Maybe it'll help someone el...
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I am on my 8th day of self detox at home from 9 years of heavy opiate use. My mother passed away two weeks ago, and I took that as a sign to finely get the courage to get off these damn pills once and for all. I'm also a single mother of...
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Ive heard long term use of methadone can cause gastroparesis (partially paralyzed stomach), something like the nerves dont get the signal to empty your stomach, ive been sick every morning for weeks and like every other day for years, ha...
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This is my 2nd day with no hydrocodone. I am taking low doses of xanax to help with withdrawals. I've been on hyseo. For 2 or 3 years used then to sell medicate after a mental breakdown. Any advice or can someone tell me when the worse ...
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Hello all, I'm in trouble and in a lot of need for help, advice and hopefull words. I'm addicted to Fentanyl for 6 months now. Before that I took temgesic 0.2 (= same as subutex/suboxone). I didn't use those meds with 'the help' of a ...
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Is it legally possible to purchase suboxone online if you have a consultation with a doctor? If so, where could I find a site Please? I'm a mother of three without a car and the closest clinic is an hour and a half away... My mother-in-l...
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will some of you share experience if prescribed suboxone, physical & mental. see, i been prescribed them but have only taken two only the one day i didn't have hydro. it got me through that day, but i don't know about day two, three, f...
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Cutting the fentynyl patch to taper off. (50 every three days) Am under doctor care, making game plan for him to consider.
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So, I have a girlfriend who I have been with for around 3 months. We've known each other for over two years, mostly as sober people. Well, I've been sober for 31 months, so I haven't had a drink or toke since the day I met her. Under ...
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I have a 17 year old daughter who suffers from Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome and severe anxiety and panic attacks. She takes 1 mg of Ativan twice a day if needed when she feels an episode coming on or if an episode has started. In the pas...
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Hey, all... just stopping by and noticed there isn't any brag-time posts recently...so anyone care to brag??? an hour? a day? a year? a decade? GO! 2 years, 4 months here :) MM
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