About Me: Male, 29, Ajax, ON, member since Nov 2008
My name is Jared Kay, I'm 24 years old, i've been married to the most beautiful woman in the whole of my known world for just over 6 weeks, and i've al
[More]so been struggling with being addicted to drugs for more than 8 years of my life. My drug of choice - as prescribed by my doctor - would be Hydromorphone. I had a hip replacement 5 years ago at the age of 19 due to a rare blood infection which destroyed the Socket where my femur meets the hip socket, and since then have been going through daily rehab, along with managing my pain. Along with the Hydro', I will and have abused anything and everything including, DXM ( cough medicine ), Uppers, downers, Ecstacy, Cocaine, Mushrooms, Salvia, Marijuana, Ativan, Nitrazepam, Clonodine, Morphine, Percoset ( spelling? ) and LSD. Along with the previous list of pharmaceuticals, i have been taking Dextromethamphetamine for as long as i can remember. I am finally getting to the point where i realize no amount of pain killers or "masks" as i like to call them, will ever take the pain fully away. This being determined, i have gone about asking my doctor to ween me off of the drugs once and for good. He suggested i half my dose for all medications that i'm currently on, after another week do the same, and so on until i have been weened off of the med's. I have experienced withdrawl many times from the drugs (mainly the 'OPIATES' ), finding it extremely difiicult to deal with life during these times, so i am thankful for this whole weening process.
I don't want you all to think of me as a drug user - because i am not - I am a chronically ill adult who has to take pain medication in order to properly function in this world, while at the same time having to take care of my family.
If any of you have advice on what to expect while coming down in the next days, weeks, months - heck, my whole life as i will know it, please help me out. if there are hints, or tips on how to manage, what to expect, how i will feel, it would be extremely helpful. I want you all to know i am here for help. that being said, it doesn't mean that i can't help in return. you might find me a good listener, or a very sympathetic/empathetic person. We all have something to offer this world. What is yours?
I am AD/HD and detoxing off of twenty year methadone addiction. I've only recently been diagnosed with the AD/HD and that explained a lot of my drug seeking. I am taking Adderall XR and suboxone, I cut back on the adderall a bit. You can post a message on my board and I can explain more.
Just a quick note to say hi! I put hydromorphone in search and saw your posts.my drug of choice Lortab 10,was looking for an er med to get away from the lortab.anyway,good luck.you sound like you are determined,I respect that.
Dear Moderately Medicated, here's a video link that will help you in many ways. Actually two of them for detox info too.
Michelle, here is a video that will help you. Please pass on the link to others if you feel it will help them too. http://www.cchr.org/#/videos/making-a-killing-introduction
Please save these links and spread them if you find them valuable. I did.
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