Hi laura hope your well I'm john, first off a Huge congrats to you for getting clean, Now to start thinking long term clean are you going to any meetings? Getting support? Council ling, These are very important things that can keep you from going back to that hell again!! Also get rid of friends that use or dealers numbers, Also have you visited
Addiction: Substance Abuse form? You will get plenty of advice support & friends who are in the same boat as you welcome to the MH glad you found your way here
God bless stay strong. Jon x
No, no meetings or anything like that. I am a pretty strong willed person, and I might just be a very lucky, rare person...but after day 8, all of my mental troubles had gone away, I feel today the same way I did when wasn't using.
I find joy in small things, or big things. I find myself talking peoples head off because I still get excited about subjects, I still look forward to new movies, going out to eat etc.
My only issue is the back pain, besides that I feel perfectly healthy. I understand that this is very uncommon, so I just consider myself lucky...oh and I was never a great sleeper before, and I find myself sleeping 1-2 hours less than normal..but if that's my worst, I can't really complain.
Are you willing to take the risk again? They say the brain forgets all the pain we suffer after about 90 days & that's when most of us think "just one I can handle that" yea we know that's not the case Get yourself over to substance abuse you will get a lot of advice there' I truly think meetings will help u & getting off is easy the hard part is staying off, That feeling great will ware off one day & are u willing to gamble that u won't use again? Good luck god bless & well done!!
Hi, I'm new at this too. Anyway, I'm sooo happy for you because I too was stuggling w/addiction from hydrocodone 10/325's and oxycodone 10/325's. I had a pain dr. because of my back pain etc. He would prescribe me 180 at a time and the directions wld say take 2 10/325's three times a day as needed for pain. Well, stupid me took that all the time and then some...I wld automatically wake up in the morning and get my pills out of my purse and bam! then when I'd begin to feel achy,figity or irritable, I'd take more... It went on girl for 6 years like this. Yep, I would always get refills when needed and also I'd say my pain was worse or I tld them I was taking more as I was hurting more so he'd prescribe me oxycodone so I'd have both. I was only supposed to take the oxycodone's until I felt better then switch but I took both. My liver is probably shot. I don't take anything anymore. I've been clean for 3 months now. It was the hardest thing I've ever done. I did it on my own too. At first I couldn't sleep at night because I was sweating, irritable, moody, my entire body hurt, achyness. I was figity. It was terrible. I couldn't sit still. I kept saying in my head, "stop for your kids, stop for yourself!" Day one I tried cold turkey w/nothing.. I couldn't do it! I cut down gradually The first 3 to 4 days were dreadful and then I gradually started feeling better. Every now and then I feel like I need some but I just go for a jog or do something to get it off my mind. I feel so much better now. I don't drink, take any pills, no drugs, nothing!! I feel so awesome now! I haven't gone back to that pain dr. nor did I refill any of my pain meds.. It was hard but I had to do it!!
I'm so glad you did the same. Have you met or made any friends lately? Well, give it time. I'm sure ppl will eventually come around. Just don't look for it. It'll happen for ya. I know, you're lonely. I don't go out or have close friends. PPl talk to me at work but it stops there. Nobody calls me..but I just think to myself, I may not have ppl to talk to right now but for myself and for my kids, I am free of this. I'm free!! I feel so good about that. So just think about that for now. Don't stress too much over it right now. You will be fine. I just know it! :) Good luck!
I wish all of you an easy transition to reality. I'm a 70 year old addict, currently clean for almost a week after 14 years of painkillers. Oxy and hydrocodone, even methadone.Thanks for the forum and remember how much life you guys have left. I'm looking forward to a few years of reality after 53 years of drug and alchohol abuse. I quit alchohol for 20 years, but there was always something. Keep on keepin' on......
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