Hey there! YES< YOU SHOULD STOP NOW! Everyone is different, and some people can have a really tough time with only a small amount, but I betcha for you the first 4 days will be the worst of it, then you will get back to normal pretty darn quickly. Most of us on here were taking a heck of alot more than that. I was taking 15-25 10mg norcos daily for over 2yrs. And I am a very small person, so that is WAYYYYY too much for my body size, heck too much for any body size I think.
Learn from us, run like hell.
And you could always go to the doctor and tell them what is going on, they will be cool with it, I;m sure, and maybe they can give you something to help with all of those problems you are having when not taking them.
Search for the "Thomas Recipe" here on this site, in the top right hand corner. It will give you alot of good ideas.
Good luck to ya buddy! We will be here if you need anythin g at all, just ask.
GCR, you saved me the typing, thank you, thank you, thank you! And like TX Rebecca, I was taking about what she had been taking for the last 2-3 years. Mixing in some Tramadol when I couldn't get the norco. And NOW I'm more hooked on the norco. I'm just doing peachy. (I wish...)
Here's my question...I'm on Day 1 of detox, (and here I am at work. Am I nuts working this week? It will be VERY hard to not work this week.) Here's my real question, is there any natural substance that will help with ANY of the w/d symptoms? Mainly for me the worst are "the waves of sharp restless 'energy" through my body.." as GCR22 wrote so eloquently. I want out of this hell already, I am serious! BUT I don't want to torture those around me either while I'm trying to deal with the waves of awful.I keep saying, if I can quit smoking, I can quit anything!
Side subject: Has anyone read Carrie Fisher's "The Best Awful"?
I won't be able to check back on the site again tonight but I hope and pray someone will have some help for me and GCR. I think we could use some encouraging words too, if anyone has any. Thanks!
Well, I don't know how you are going to manage to work through that. You will need to have some space and peace sometimes, and maybe a punching bag if avaliable. I would go buy at least 3 bottles of liquid Immodium, and take it all the time. I read somewhere (so you should google it first!) that taking Immodium in high amounts would help the w/d's. I don't know what that would be, but thats what I read. Immodium is made from a narcotic, but it won't get ya high (so I read again) I would drink lots, and get a good multi-vitamin. Go to the pharmacy and get the Hylands Restless Legs tablets. Ask them to find it for you if you can't find it yourself.
Good luck sweetie & I will save your email addy in mine, so I can keep in touch!
I'm so sorry to be a pest, so soon!. but I wanted to clarify one thing....you guys are all SO encouraging. I read through a few posts this morning and I was truly touched and moved.I guess what I am hoping for is something a bit more solid...for example maybe if someone could help us with what you would tell yourself to get through the awful? Yes, this will be worth it, yes I want to feel like my old self again, and while that is encouraging to hear from ppl who have made it over the detox hump, I wonder if anyone can give me some words, an image, a mantra, something that I can repeat to myself while I am shaking and anxious and freezing cold in 74 degree weather.
Thanks all! You guys are ao awesome and I only just discovered you!
I was on methadone for 8 years 65 mg and if your drug is anything like that your in for a rude awakening. you will experiance not days but week of no sleep diareha and vomiting and the end of 15 days I was averaging 15 minutes of sleep a night in 3 minute intervals. what a night mare just lucky I had no loaded guns near me. but I wouldn't have had the streangth to pull the trigger.
I am a recovering heroin addict. I first started out taking oxycontin. My ex-husband gave it to me to make me come around him more. I loved them. A pill u can take and make everything seem perfect! Great! Then, he stopped giving them to me. Just out of the blue, no warning. Ok, who cares you jerk...well, I cared. I had NO IDEA about withdrawals from oxycontin. Never experienced any type of drug withdrawal, although I used to drink a bit but never to the point of absolute craziness.
My "friend" decided to give me some heroin. I snorted the first line, saw everyone else shooting up and falling all over themselves and decided that was for me.
No one taught me how to shoot up. It took a minute but that's all. I fell in love. That definitely was the hardest breakup I ever had. I went to a methadone clinic and after 5 weeks decided to stop going as I wanted to be clean, not messed up on another medication.
I ended up having a baby and was drug free. I was happy and energetic and loving life. I woke up one morning with a horrible back ache. No big deal. Didn't even think of pain killers. The pain got worse and worse and I finally went to the doctor where they found that i have scoliosis and that the spinal fluid has built up in these pockets in my back which have grown HUGE over the past 31 years. They say I was born with this. So, I started out on 10/325's. 180 of them. I quickly moved to dilaudid, fentalyn patch and now to where I am today. 180 20mg oxycontin's, 120 5mg oxycontin immediate releases and 90 Soma. They are gone within days. DAYS????? You must be out of your ******* mind, Siobhan. I have a fiance and a child. I am prescribed these medications, for a good reason BUT I can't balance take this many a day and make sure you don't run out. I have tried giving to friends and family and find myself begging them to give them to me early. They didn't the first time so I never went back to do that again.
I have tapered down to 4 hydro 5/500's now. I am not happy but i am not laying on the couch bedridden and not eating and crapping every hours, so I guess I can manage this. I have 4 vicodin left, then no more. I have some darvocet and tramadol. Does anyone think tis will help with the ending of the withdrawls? I am scared because I have been addicted to opiates for a while now. Since 2002 taking off a total of a year and a half between that time. I know I can do it, I came off of methadone 90mg without even thinking about it, but I also didn't have a child and a home to tend to, now I do. I am scared about facing life with a clear, unpilled up mind. Will I ever enjoy anything again, will life resume and I can not pick up something else so frigging damaging to me? I have told my fiance for years that this is it, I am done this month, done next month, but then I have this horrible pain I can't control without medication and back I am, calling the doc (who knows I am addicted by the way, just doesn't care, I have told them don't give it to me next month and I call and they fill - how can I stop myself from calling when they are giving me hundreds of yummy pills a month?????
Please someone write back. Or email me at ***@****, I would love to speak with you about your experience also.
Really this all kind of snuck up on me... obviously I "knew" I was heading down the wrong road... Lying to my wife about taking them, hiding them, lying to myself... but frankly, I'm glad I'm being honest w/ myself now before this turned into a 20+ pill/2 yr. Habit.... But still not an excuse... I'm just lucky I'm catching it early. First I'll deal w/ the physical part, then I'm going to have to deal w/ the emotional part as to why I got to this point to start with...
I've taken some today... and I'm still having a rough day.. crawling out of my skin really... I told my wife tonight what I've been doing and that I wanted and needed help... Step One
I want to talk to my Dr. First, then I'll take his advice on how to quit...
I feel like **** right now though.. physically and emotionally.
Haven't slept well in weeks... just run down. Anxious. Can't focus.
I don't know how the heck you can deal w/ this at work... I just want quite.
All I can say is don't judge others, as It can happen to anybody.. whether you fit a "profile" or not... "
I doubt I'll have a sever symptoms as some of the more 'advanced' users, but this still sucks none the less...
I agree with a previous poster---run like hell! I started out much the same way as you did, just a pill every now and then. Now, I'm taking at least 20- 325/10mg hydros a day and will go into full withdrawal symptoms in about 4 hours if I don't continue taking them. If I could only turn back the hands of time. I would have never taken the first pill. I ended up in the emergency room yesterday morning at about 5:30 a.m. because I thought I was literally having a heart attack. It is the most horrible feeling in the world. I am currently working with my doctor to try and get me through the detox period to get away from these stupid things. Please, trust me and thousands of others, stop now!! You will never regret it. Up until about a year ago, I hardly took even an aspirin. But, after a fall and 4 shoulder surgeries later, I am practically a junky. I will pray for you. This is very serious. I know I will make it, but it is going to be miserable for a while. Take care and good luck.
Thank you! Yeah I heard about Imodium but I thought it was so higly suggested because of the very awful and inevitable runs. Since opiates tend to bind you, the opposite will occur (for only a while, I hear) when you stop taking them. And a vitamin, good I can do that.Oy, sometimes I wonder how the hell I got here...and then I get honest and I know exactly how...I got me here. So I can treat myself to some imodium as a thank you. ; )
I noticed your e-mail address posted somewhere in here, but I didn't want to write to you directly unless I had permission to do so. And you most certainly do! I listed my address so that ppl could reach me more easily because I need all the help I can get!!
Ok, looks like I made it through one day. Day 1. At work anyway.
I can't keep track very well so I have to thank everyone on these boards! I'm sorry for not remembering everyone's nickname, truly. : (
I'm on Day 2(and a half to be technical), and I feel surprisingly ok. But I don't trust it. I'm exhausted as all hell from a total of 3 non-consecutive hours of sleep, the jimmy legs were the absolutely worst, the sweating. My stomach seems ok, but I don't trust that either.
Here is a new problem...I'm going at this alone. Would everyone agree or disagree that I need to tell my husband? I'm 36, married at 28, my husband is a doll, truly...in my head I'm thinking that I can kick this without having to sit him down. I'm sure he suspectes. I know he does. But I pay the bills and go to work and seem to function. I'm so torn on this issue.
My name is Tim and I am 20 years old soon to be 21... I have been taking pain pills (all different kinds) for the past 4 years .. It started off as a weekend sort of a deal, just to get a buzz going on when I was a kid in Highschool. However, recently for the past 8-9 months, I have began taking them regularly.. as some sort of a pick up , with college then work.. I started taking 3-4 * 10/325mg watson .. but found myself quickly taking 5-6, now. I am taking almost 6 at a time , then up to 4-6 more that same day to spread out.. I'm finding myself being completely dependant on these things.. and am abesolutely miserable when I do not have them... Not to mention, I have to buy them threw many people I have met along my way... because I am not even prescribed.. I know I need help.. I have 20 , Loracet 10s at the moment, and need the best advice to spread these out , so I can call it quits..and get back on the right track...
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