I have been a silent observer to this forum for a while now and am amazed at the support everyone receives. It's reassuring to know that other "normal" people have let their life be consumed by opiates as I have. I have been taking 6-10 norco 10 a day or the past 19 months. I know exactly how long only because it started after my c section, awful I know. I now have a baby girl who hasn't ever known her real sober mom, hell I don't remember her either. For the past month or so I have been desperate to quit after realizing it wasn't fun anymore and pills are all I cared about anymore. Due to recent circumstances I need to be clean as soon as possible. I have small children and have recently told my husband about my addiction, but not the extent of it. I have taken 60mg/day for the last 3 days and plan on taking 50mg today. I definitely became uncomfortable the first 2 days but seem ok so far (I know it's early). I was wondering if it was possible to be norco free in 10-12 days using a rapid taper... found a guide here http://www.****.org/Events/documents/Sat1125CunninghamJulieOpioidDiscontinuation.pdf. I also have a friend that gave me one suboxone but am not sure if one would help at all and scared as **** to become dependent on something else. Any advice and support would be appreciated. Please help me. I want to be ok again. Thanks
Congratulations on your decision to taper & on posting!
Yeah, the support here is amazing. You can accomplish the taper in 10 days but the actual w/d's will take a little longer. You're not coming off a particularly high dose and your time in isn't that long compared to some. Planning ahead is key & so is aftercare. Glad you came clean to your husband. You'll need the support and it shows you're serious. Try to hydrate as much as you can to flush your system. One Suboxone won't help and could throw you into precipitated w/d's - which, by all accounts is a horrible experience. You have to wait 'til you're sick off the hydros before you take the Sub. Besides, the Sub is stronger and will take you in the wrong direction. Another option, if you really need to be clean in ten days is to bite the bullet now and just flush them. You're going to have to go through it anyway and it sounds like you'll bounce back pretty quickly. Why not use the 10 days to get through the worst of it? Hope this helps a little. Wishing you all the best! Keep posting.
Thank you so much for responding. I would just stop now cold turkey but I have to work the net 2 days and my husband works thru Friday so I have to be able to function and take care of the kids. I will have 2 free days on Friday and Saturday when I thought about staying with a friend while my husband watched the kids and just quit but not sure if I should do that or stick with the taper schedule because Sunday I have Easter with put of town family for at least a few hours. I guess my question is would I be better off with Thursday being my last day to take any or will I be in serious wd on Sunday still if I did? I know everyone is different and no one prob knows bc either way it will suck. Thanks so much
I'm sorry to report that you'll be going through the worst of it between 72 - 100 hrs. That said, if you stopped now you'd be done by Easter. Remember fear is your enemy! I totally hear you about family gatherings. I'm worried about showing up looking like the sorry haggard case I've become in the past several months. Yeah, you'll be going through the worst of it Sunday and Monday if you plan on doing what you suggested. It's a set-up for failure because you'll tell yourself that you've got to take a hydro to get through Sunday's outing and it'll be true. So, this calls for a different plan. What do you think?
I agree wit the other posts.
Could just CT and get it done bfore Easter.
I did a fast taper or at least it was fast to me.. LOL
I did it in about 15 days. Very little withdrawal.
And I live I. Live in a simi with my and always on the road no not easy if I would of had bathroom issue.
If you like you can check out my journal on my pave.
Thanks everyone. I kinda figured that would be the case and know there is no easy way. It's not imperative that I am clean that fast I guess. I do have a script to "cover" me if something happens. Seems like the best way would be to do a slower taper and maybe in 3 weeks or so I will be down to 10mg and have a "detox weekend" that won't be as bad. I have only taken 35 mg so far today, pretty happy about that. Definitely don't want to set myself up for failure. Hoping to get it right the first time. Don't know how I would get through the day without y'all (yes I'm southern :).
Hi that was some great info from above...BUT... I would suggest that you give the pills to someone that can dull them out to you..The lil ol tape in the brain will play back the "I feel good with, Just one more, Oh I have to do this or that" It is very hard to have them on us, the temptations are right in your hand...Do not beat your self up about the mom issue..I am sure you are a great mom...The disease likes to take us down..Back into the hole...A good taper will be alot easier to detox from...Slow and Easy as you have read on here..OK Let us know how you are doing OK..Then you can jump in and help support other addicts...
That's a good idea. So far I'm doing ok but I know as I taper down it will get harder and that day will come when I need just one more. I can't wait for the day that I am actually the one that can give advice to other addicts, how empowering. Thanks so much I will keep y'all posted.
Also, thanks for the mother thing. It's the worst part and my kids are my biggest motivators.
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