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Addicted to percocet 10..best ways to stop??

so this is my first post, and im not even sure if im posting in the right spot.bare with me.
I have been taking percocet 10 for a little over a year now. It IS prescribed to me, but I no longer need it.I feel like its taking over my life. I live with my boyfriend who has no idea i even take it, he is against any drugs in general.. i am prescribed 120 a month, and find myself running out a week sometimes two before my next prescription. i go into panic mode and begin to look for them every and anywhere. My boyfriend noticed a drastic change in my mood. I use to like the feeling i got from them but its just not the same anymore. Sometimes im very irritable and moody. I dont like who i have become, let alone the money i am spending on this addiction. i feel like i am lying to the closest people to me. Except my best friend is in the same position as me, but shes not ready to stop taking them. is it better to quit alltogether or just cut back as much as possible first? i  was taking about 8 or 9 a day. The past couple days i have taken about 5. I am also worried that if im just laying around the house "sweating it out" and something goes wrong, whether its blood pressure or any other serious withdrawal symptoms...and i'm claiming "its the flu"..my boyfriend will just tell me to suck it up, everyone gets it. Is it common for serious health problems during withdrawal?
Any suggestions would help out so much...and anything to take away from w/d symptoms
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the good news is you wont die but u will feel like u wanna. follow the thomas recipe. that will help also take plenty of baths. hot water works wonders. i am 4 days clean from 10-12 10/500 lortabs and as many oxys and opanas as i could get. even though i hurt like hell now, i know ill feel better soon. multivitamins will take some of the fatigue away. add a vitamin c pill to that to. tylonol pm at nite kinda helps. read everything on this site that you can. i dont care if it takes u all day. it is worth it. remember u r not alone. we r all goin through this.

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Your entire post is deja vu (sp?) for me.  The boyfriend w/no idea, running out of pills early, looking on the streets to get more.....pills not making me feel the same anymore....just a never ending cycle.

If you've run out of pills for a couple of days before finding more, then you know what the beginning of detox feels like....yuk!  And it only gets worse.

I suggest that if you're really serious about this, the first thing to do is explain to the friend that you need your space to clean yourself up.  Nothing against her, but it'll be really hard for you not to call on her during the worst time of your detox.

Make a plan.  Get all of the ingredients that the Thomas Recipe calls for and live on this forum for the next few months.

It's almost impossible w/o a good plan.  

I didn't tell the boyfirend, but he was away a lot.  

Can I tell you how he and so many others noticed a drastic change in me once the worst was over and I was able to get out in public again?

It's no picnic....but worth your life.

Best Wishes.
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thank you both..im reading and trying to get as much info as i can.... i have had people tell me methodone helps to get you through withdrawals, and is not addictive. i have never taken and am not really sure about it??... i also heard xanax?? i have taken xanax before and it just makes me drained and i sleep foreverrr!!...is that suggested  to take to help sleep through while getting the percocet out of my system? the thomas recipe just seems so confusing, and so much to take and kinda confusing with all the different things..i would be afraid i would take something wrong or not take something...etc...
i have heard the saying..."dont try to quit drugs WITH drugs..."....but if it does the job.and isnt my d.o.c..?? why not?
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yes...the more i read, the more i realize... everyones stories are so much alike..
and yes...fortunately the best friend isnt living with me anymore...and i dont see her barely..and as bad as it sounds...shes kinda greedy with them anyways..shes in the same boat...and worries to run out...and i know shes a great person , but they have definately changed her too. while us sharing this addiction kept us close, it was tearing us apart as well. ive caught her telling me she was out when i know she had them, and vice versa..so no worries about that one...ive explained to her the situation, and she wished me luck, hopefully when i have gotten back to my normal   self i can help her as well.
. but thank you so much , its nice to hear others can relate.
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My husband has been taking percocet for almost a year now, He started taking them for back aches and when the back aches stop, he still continued to take the percocet. He now takes almost 10 a day and the bad part about it is that he has no prescription for it. I have arthritis and get them from my doctor every now and then, But when I get them i'm left feeling pressured because he begs for some and I end up sharing them with him. And when I run out he goes out and buys more, with money he borrows from me. His habit is getting out of control and its causing our marriage to go down hill, I have to find a way to get him to stop.
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I also shared my addiction with someone, my sister.  We would share pills back and forth talk about our troubles.  I decided I needed to get clean and had to stop being around her for a while.  It would of been so easy to use when she is around, addicts like company.  She understood and has now seen the benefits of getting clean.  She is talking about taking her own steps now and I am so happy.  I never tried to convince her, just kept telling her about the various benefits I was experiencing. She needed to come to her own conclusions.
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my boyfriend got me started on perc 30's and well...i get addicted to things VERY easily. i was addicted after only a few weeks. my boyfriend is addicted after doing them for over a year now. 3-4 a day or however many he can get his hands on. i started to notice DRASTIC changes in both his and my moods. i lost friendships with people i have been friends with for 14+ years...and i'm not even 18 yet! my boyfriend is 21. my parents and family love him...but they have no idea about his addiction. he continuously promised me at the beginning of our relationship that he would stop for me and that he didnt want me to do one again with him. ( i only even did one with him because he wanted me to know what it was like for him and why he liked it so much but it ended up with me liking it a little *too* much ). his best friend, my best friends brother and a very close friend of mine, started noticing drastic changes in both of us.  he knew that my boyfriend did them, but never knew i did.  he came to me and told me that he thinks my boyfriend has a problem and that he feels like my boyfriend will only hang out with him if hes high on some type of pill.  and then i started to notice how bad things have gotten...my boyfriend was borrowing money from people...people he wasnt even close friends with...he was having ME borrow money from people...and i stupidly agreed to it because he said he would split the pill with me. and let me tell you...it wasnt even worth it most  of the time.  he stole $30 from his best friend for ONE PILL. each one is $30 a pop...we spent over $150 out of other peoples pockets in one night. a few nights ago i found myself with him and a mutual friend of ours who had gone to rehab already but clearly has relapsed, and we were just trying to think of ways to get one...and we were thinking of crazy things. i asked to be taken home and i went crying...legitimately crying on the phone to his best friend who was at work at the time. he said hes never heard me cry like that before...or at all for that matter. and thats because i rarely...if ever...cry... he knew it had gotten out of control from one phone call. he told me to change my relationship status on facebook to get a message across to him because threatening to leave him wasnt enough anymore...then he told me to go over to his house and call his sister first and go over there until he got out of work. i ended up talking to my best friends mother about her recent addiction that i had no idea about...shes been clean for six months. i told her how he had been borrowing money and owes over $70 to people, that I owe over $50 to people because of him, and that he has been stealing pills (diloteds) from his stepfather who is already kicking him our in two days for not having found a job yet. she told me that she was taking pills from her husband, spending over $500 a month to keep up with her addiction to prescription drugs...the only difference is that she was prescribed the drugs...my boyfriend gets them from a dealer right down the street. she told me about therapy groups he could go to, places he could go for detox, and told me that eventually everything would be okay. i know this story is confusing to you probably...but this is what my life has become...my life is now a struggle to try and keep my boyfriend clean, my money in my pockets, and myself sane. so far it hasnt been going so well. my boyfriend just two days ago he stole two more pills from his stepfather - one for each of us. i told him to never do it again or i would leave him. he promised me he wouldnt. he said that would be the last night for good and promised that. so much for promises...he split one with a friend of ours yesterday. his girlfriend noticed they were both on something right away. i asked her if they had gotten one and she said she didnt know...she told me they had stopped at someones house off of one of the main streets on the way to dropping her off at work. when i asked where and to describe the surroundings...i immediately knew it was his dealers house. i was so angry with him because not only did he do another one...but lied to me about it and then flipped out on me for even thinking that he did one. the thing is...im not stupid. i know when he does them. it gives you a certain look. ive seen it on myself. and not only that...the way he acts changes, his pupils are dilated, and hes not his usual upbeat, somewhat hyper self. his best friend wanted to fight him the night i came crying to him because he knows that my boyfriend  hurt me emotionally so bad to the point that i had no choice but to go to him...his best friend...hugged me for the first time out of the 16 1/2 years ive known him...he told me that i didnt deserve this and that it would all be okay soon. its been anything but okay so far. i just hope that it will be okay soon...because if i wasnt completely in love with my boyfriend...i wouldnt still be in this relationship. i know that its a longggg story...but i just figured i would share it because theres a lot of people going through very similar struggles and that theres always someone there for you to help. i PERSONALLY think that you should talk to your boyfriend about it...tell him whats going on. its not something you should hide from him...if he really truly loves you...he will be there for you to help you get through this. i know that this isnt exactly going to be easy for you...nothing in life is ever easy. i have 3 friends in rehab. 2 are there for the second time and one is a distant relative of mine. im only 17 and im dealing with problems that, in the words of my friends mother, are "not even close to being in my age range for problems i should be worrying about or having to deal with". theres plenty of people out there dealing with either the same or similar problems as you are...but theres always plenty of people who will be there for you to help you get through it.
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Im not an addict i had mutiple kidney stones surgery and wrist surgery i started taking vicodin & perks 2 yrs ago ive benn hook i take 3 to 4 pills daily i try quitting its 2 pain ful i try detox but they kicked me out due 2 not having enough on my system right now is Mon and 2day is my last supply of vicondin soo im going 2 have 2 quit cold turkey again starting 2morrow these narcodics has detroy my life cant consentrate right at my job or schook i freak out when i run out & i know my doc aint going 2 give n more refill i had 2 open up 2 my boyfriend and family & i feel soo ashaimed of myself i just i dont know what 2 do no MORE???
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All your guys's stories sound pitty compared to me I been on percs 30s for about a year now, and the lsat 6 months my habit bumped up to 10, 13 even 15 pills in one day /= I don't even get high no more, I jus do it to not  sick, btw I  smoke them.. My life is so ****** because of these /= someone please help with some serious withdrawal methods. If I go couple hours without I'm laying in bed dying wanting to kill my self please help some quick soberin up ideals
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I HAVE BEEN ADDICTED TO MANY DRUGS IN MY LIFE AN QUIT ON MY OWN WITH SIMPLE WILL POWER. THIS LITTLE WHITE DEVIL OR AS THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY CALLS IT PERCOCET HAS ME SO TWISTED I HAVE TRIED TWICE NOW TO GET OFF OF THEM AN BOTH TIMES AT THE DAY THREE START OF DAY FOUR AFTER ALL THE PERKOSWEATS AN ACHES AN UPSET STOMACH GAVE IN I EAT ORALLY 20 TO 30 5/325 A DAY AND WOULD REALLY LIKE SOMEONE TO PLS GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE INFO ON HOW MUCH LONGER WILL IT TAKE PAST THE THREE FOUR DAY MARK AS EVERY TIME I HAVE REACHED THIS STATE I CRACK GIVE IN AN RELIEF MY SYMPTOMS BUT I HAVE HAD ENOUGH AND WILL MAKE IT THREW JUS WOULD LIKE A BIT OF REASSURANCE FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS RODE THIS RIDE AN GOTTEN OFF FOR GOOD ABOUT THE FULL TERM OF THE DOWN TIME OR WITHDRAWL (withdrawal) EFFECT TO ALL POSTS I HAVE READ GOOD LUCK STAY STRONG AND REMEMBER YOU CAN AND WILL GET THREW IT AS TO THOSE WHO WILL REPLY TO ME CONGRATS ON WINNING AND WITH THE WISDOM YOU SHARE I WILL SEE YOU AT THE END OFF THIS RIDE AND NOT BE COMING BACK TO  RIDE IT AGAIN ...
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What is the tomas receipe and where do i find it
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Go back out on the main addiction page, scroll down to the bottom and it is listed under medical pages.
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I take 3 to 4 pills a day for about the last 6 months. I have had 2 surgerys on my hand. When I wake up I feel like **** until I take a pill. Mind you its only 5mg pill but, I am on my last refill so need to ween off. As most off you these were for pain I have no more pain until I wake up. My hand is getting better but my mind tells me its pill time.
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I started taking percocets when I was 20 years old. I am now 26. I have taken probably up to 10 a day of the 10/325. There have been times when I have stopped (unwillingly) but it starts up again as soon as I get more. My mom takes them legally with a prescription because she had a knee replacement and a bad back. The doctor said she will always be on them. She's not addicted though. I take hers (I guilt her into it) and end up taking more than she does, and it's her prescription. When I'm off them I feel like I'm dying and become hostile. I get awful insomnia and the creepies and crawlies. My sister also takes them and even got fired for calling in a Vicodin script under her own name when she was a manager at a doctor's office. My dad was an addict when I was a kid and used to take my brother's Ritalin or whatever he could get his hand's on. I am a different person. I have stolen pills off other's. I just want to go back to how I was. Thanks for listening.
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My sister and her husband both get percocet from the pain center. They are snorting them. Should I report them to the pain center?
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