I have been taking vicodin for two years. I was taking up to 10-15 a day, I have cut down considerably And have only taken 12 in the last five days. I took my last one this morning and I am scared to death of getting really sick. I Have adderall but I am also afraid that when I have to go back to work in three days I will need the adderall just like I needed the vicodin which will lead me to relapse. I have a very busy life and the reason I have not quit before is that I never have time to be sick. I know it is a dumb excuse but it is the truth. If anyone has any advise I would really appreciate it.
I do not know how many pills aday you got down to. But I would not be taking adderall while you are in w/d's. I am no Dr, but it seem to me that it might be dangrous. Think about it. Your B/P will be high while you are in w/d's. and if you take the adderall I would thing it would speed up your heart. and maybe up your b/p as well. Why don't you follow the Thomas recipe.(bottom right of this page) That I think would be a hole lot better...
I really think the Adderall will add to the anxiosness you get while withdrawing from the vicodin. Look in the lower right of the page at the Thomas recipe and the amino acid protocol everyone says they help.
I have added a little info on adderall.
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Thank you for fast reply! I was taking 10/650 lorcet 10-15 a day. Last Monday I got 12 and took them sparingly this week yesterday I had two and had my last one this morning. I have read the Thomas Recipe and I cannot get Valium or xanax and cannot sleep for the next three days. But I can't keep making excuses anymore why I can't quit. I used the pills to work full-time, go to school full-time and take care of my son by myself. I just finished school and I need my life back. I know the adderall is the opposite of what I need but don't know what else to do. Maybe I should flush them (adderall) down the toilet and just be sick I am just scared Last time I tried to quit I got so sick I went to ER saying I had a tooth infection. But I didn't wing myself off like I did this last week. Anyway thank everyone for your comments and will write back.
If ou tapered down with the 12pills over this week and felt pretty good. you should be okay. What were you taking like 2 pills a day? Were you having w/d's? What ever w/d's you have it will only be for 4 or 5 days.
i am not sure if I read your post right, I thought you said you can not sleep for the next 3 days. Well one of the beautiful things about coming off these pills is, you do not sleep!
you can do it, i'm just like you and was taking the same amount or more of the loracets/lortabs for a long time.. i went c/t last Sunday, and went out and bought several of the amino acids listed on the "Amino Acid Protocol" on the lower right of this page. It helped VERY MUCH compared to previous attempts at quitting and suffering through w/d. I bought a multi-vitamin, L-Theanine, and SAMe that i take first thing in the morning. Then at night, to help sleep - it take 2 Melatonin and 1 5-htp (all of which i bought at a HEB down the street from my house in vitamin section). It works, i PROMISE. I was not nearly as sick as i thought i would be, i actually slept most nights without tossing and turning, and i'm on day 6 and feeling really not bad at all.
for the record, i'm like you - work a lot, have a 2 yo daughter, etc.. but you CAN do it. You have already weaned yourself off, so just take this holiday to do it - its the first 3-4 days, then it gets better. Really.
you can do it - i took 18 lortabs the day before i went c/t and i was a little worried, but it has not been as bad as i thought, but then again - i was SICK of taking pills to "live" - so you have to really want it bad enough.
oh, and i cut off my supply too - i'm from Houston also, so i called my pain clinics and told them to take me off their list so i can't go back. I know there are a million of them, but i had it working so smoothly before, it would be a major hassle to go through all that again - just one more thing to help quit.
You can do this..What is being sick for 3 days for you life back?? You can say you have a very bad virus....
Read alot on here, and u can see how many people have done this.. We will support u all the way...I really think you will have it easier since u only took 12 in one week..
I am OK right now just hurting all over I did go get the vitamins you suggested and just took them. To ladyboop meant to state that I don't have the opportunity to sleep all day that is what I hear you have to do to get over them. But I have been also taking adderall and I know I am defeating the purpose and I am tempted to throw them away I have only taken an half today And it does help me have some energy. I don't know who else to talk to about all this everybody I know takes pills, my mom, sister, best friend ( or all my friends) etc.. I tell them how bad I feel or how I don't even know who I am off pills and all they say is I will get over it I guess they are just scared I will ask them for some. This pills are the devil and I am tired of my life revolving around them. I guess after the physical part I am going to have to deal with the psych. part also. I guess we will see thanks again to everybody!!!
its not as easy as just 3 days and bam your lifes normal, i sniffed oc 80s for a couple years i kno thats more severe then wut u were doin and all but its still opiates and it can be weeks, you can goto a suboxone doctor and get them and you will not be sick, or if you kno the right people you can just buy a few from the street and just do a fast like 7day taper and u will feel better and juss have 1 or 2 for the day that you r craving to get high, and it will take that away, you wont get depended on them unles it over a long period of tikme everyday like any pill in the world, but if you gotta go to work n have a kid like me, you cant just suffer or miss work, adderal if you have absolutly nuttin else can help with the sluggishness if you have 2 be at work, if you dont have work dont take it, only simply if u have 2 work it will give u a boost to get thru the day without wanting to die, your heart rate will be fine especially if you are already prescribed to addarall then ur bodys already used 2 it, juss do wut u gotta do n dont listen to ppl on the street who never been thru it tell u its cake cause im sure u kno its not, do wut u feels neccarsy untill you can goto a suboxne doc, they dont take insurance my doc is 75 a week but its alot chaper then a 50 dollar bill a few times a day, (oc 80s) good luck
I feel that adderall 30mg helped me with wd off of vicodin. Gives me a boost of energy after a restless night and helps me focus. Also Valium at 10-20mg night to sleep. Clonodin to sleep too knocks you out .3mg or .2mg is enough, lowers blood pressure and helps with the shakes/cold sweats. But the clonodine can make you feel zombied out. I took .5mg clonodines, slept for 3 hours and was a wet noodle, couldn't stand walk or even fumble about.
PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THE VALIUM or any other Benzo (Xanax, etc...) for longer than the duration of your withdrawal, 1 week tops. You DO NOT WANT benzodiazepine withdrawals, I've been through them and had to taper down for months & months.
Xanax has a real short half, I was taking 2mg pills at east 2 at night and mayb
maybe 2 more 2mg during the day. Did this for months and trust me, my vocodin withdrawals were a walk in the park compared to benzodiazepine withdrawal. I wen to a detox facility and I told them I was taking benzos and I had just kicked the vicodins CT. The detox facility would only take me if I had a script for benzodiazepines.
I went from 2mg Xanax up of 3 times a day to 2mg Lorazepam once a day, considering these arent equivalent doses I was having benzodiazepine wd hell. I had to leave the detox and found a dr. That understood benzodiazepine wd and knew about the Ashton manual. I went from 6mg Xanax to Lorazepam... Then gradually reduced for lorazepam replacing it with diazepam (Valium). The Valium has a much longer half life so you don't go through interdose withdrawal... Eventually you chip down the Valium and it's not that hard...
2mg Xanax is a lot, considering the starting dose is usually .25mg.
Anyways Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Hell. Don't start it and of you do, dont go longer than a week, if that. And go with a long acting benzodiazepine like Valium, Xanax will knock you out fast but the tolerance builds up so quick and last for such a short time on your body you wanna just keep popping em like candy.
I would like to say as of monday going from 10-12 lortab 10/325 i will no longer be taking them.... but i do have have verrryyy high anxiety as it is... so i also get prescribed 2mg xanax that i quarter to help me sleep and stop my panic attacks being as I have three children to care for....
my question is should i up my dose of xanax to get over the the w/d of the lortabs or just take the xanax at night... also im worried about my energy level... i take b12 among many other vits a day so i am need less to say "scared" to longer take the tabs and i dont know if i can even go on with out them being as ive been taking them for 5 yrs?!?!?!? what to do.... what to do :/
Don't up the xanax, that is a whole new can of worms. W/d is not pleasant and you will feel some discomfort. I too made the mistake of thinking I could pill my way thru w/d by different substance's and it backfired. It's kinda a pay now or pay later deal. You can do this with many warm baths, hot teas, walks, vitiams, protein shakes and support. Here for you. Sending support your way! xx
Don't take sonboxone or methadone or adderall just give your body 10 to 14 days to recooperate trust me I beg of you all to listen to this , go through the withdrawal and as soon as you have a Lil energy start excercising daily you will always feel great eat a healthy diet and excercising you will feel the high of opiods everyday of your life please just quit everything and do this, I care about everyone on here posting that's why I'm begging you !! I got addicted to Lora tab 10 four years ago I was takin twenty to thirty a day just to be normal not high just normal then I decided to quit c/t the withdrawal was horrible or so I thought after five days a friend gave me suboxone wow I felt great I took suboxone for six weeks then realized it was way way stronger than pain pills so I quit that c/t oh my god if you think opiods are hard to quit then you surely don't want wd off subs any way it took me 3 weeks to feel normal and I started excercising as soon as I felt better and it's been 14 months I been clean and I will never take opiods again, I feel great better than ever and lookin back on it the wd was a very small price to pay to have my life back, I care about everyone on here because I know exactly what your goin through, get off opiods for good go through the wd don't let your mind make them worse than they are fight hard dig deep find your inner strength think positive, think about the positive things in your life, fight my brothers and sisters you can beat this and you will beat this your not alone please fight to live an opiod free life you will thank yourself for it in the long run, fight hard don't give in you can do it everyday gets better please fight
I actually tried that in my early quitting trials. BAD IDEA! Anxiety was nuts plus I couldnt sleep. That medicine is not used for that so I would not try it. But addicts try to do anything when quitting. I was desperate to try and have anything I could to take the withdrawal edge off. So yeam I wouldnt mess with addys they are not good for that use.
Great advice people like you can help so many i know you have helped me and i want to thank you for that. I hope when i get clean i can help people also this is a awesome site with lot's of great people a great big thanks to everyone on this site for taking the time to help others Thanks.
I to have a really busy life and I don't have time to detox as well. I stopped taking roxys 3 days ago from taking two a day and I am taking my addiral. It is helping I don't feel like the Rs made me feel but I can go to work and get threw my day without getting fired or judged because I used to be this super worker and now I'm not. I'm not jumping threw hoops anymore but I get things done that have to be done like taking care of my kids and making money sick or not. So I say the addiral does help and I've taking addiral befor years ago for years and dropped it all at once. Quitting them was nothing even close to quitting these but I think I'm making progress. Like you said it's time to start living life again. Good luck to you and anyone else that could use a little luck so to speak.
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