On my fourth day now, yesterday was a very dramatic day. Got into a large family argument over my little brother who is an immature ****. Anyway, it didn't end well. And before that I hadn't heard from my friend all day he's married but was seeing somebody else on the side and had asked me to cover for him the night before. Since he didn't respond to any of my calls and his wife thought he was missing, I told her what was going on. I have no idea how he'll take it. On top of that, I wake up this morning to find out my aunt is in the hospital. I'm not going to go into much deal about it, but she has a couple of broken ribs and a punctured lung. This is life's sick way of testing me, and I'll play that ******* game with it if I have to, but I AM not going back to pain pills, ever. No matter what life throws at me. I've come too far to give up now. The w/d is getting slightly better day by day, and I'm sure that they will be over and done with in three days tops.
Just to quickly recap what I'm w/ding from I'm quitting cold turkey from a couple weeks for taking 120-200mg hydrocodone daily preceded by 20-40mg daily for the last couple of months before that, and in that entire period have taken roughly two three day breaks from it.
That's awesome. Congratulations on day 4. Every day we don't pick up is another day we chose life and ourselves. Addiction ruins lives. We must learn to live life on Life's terms.
Your doing great and I'm sooooo proud of you!
About how long does the withdrawals last? I was taking 3- 5 hydro 10's or 3-5 perc 10/325's a day. I began weening myself last week. I started with two or three 10's a day then 1-2 10's a day to 2 5's a day for the past two days then Sunday none and today Monday none. Started withdraws on Saturday night. Please let me know! Thanks so much for this site! I believe with God and friends we can all get clean and stay that way!!! : )
ggjenjen - Yeah life seems to like to kick us when we're down, and by not giving in and putting that protective pain barrier back up and facing our problems head-on, we show life that we can handle whatever it can dish out at us!
Innerstrength67 - Thank you it's gone by really fast and the worst is coming to an end! Addiction is a terrible vice I've seen too many people become permanent slaves to the opiates, in fact I know know only one other person who successfully came off them he was addicted to H and living in an H house, and one night he got fed up living his life like that, so he ran away in the middle of the night and spent a week d/ting in several different public parks. Just sat on a bench and read the whole time, if you can believe it! This was several years ago, and he's still clean to this day!
littlebit667 - Yeah life is definitely throwing a lot at me right now, funny thing I haven't had this much to deal with in a long time, at least 6 months ago. And thank you I will stay strong and I'll beat this thing once and for all!
Day 3-4 I personally started feeling much better. I am on day 9, starting anyway. WD were bad from days 1 thru 3, but rebounded late day 3 to day 4. Today I am feeling anxiety but confident in my sobriety. Make no mistake its a mission to get there, but can be done. You have to try and trick your mind that you are just sick and will pass like flu or bad cold does. It does pass, most within a few days 3-4 . I pray for strength for you all the way ! Hang in there and post often, most of us new here do to help get through with a friend and someone who understands what we ARE going though. It's hard, but a few days may seem like a year, but its only a few days and waiting and doing WD again, just delays the inevitable. Can't tell you how many times I had ran out of pills just to be sick. Last time for me, last time!
Hang in there......Truly, the time for recovery will be short due to the amount you were using and the time. You should start feeling better any day now! The worst part of withdrawal in my mind is the lack of sleep and mental anguish. It makes for some long days when you are up at the crack of dawn every day and the symptoms are relentless! Many people relapse in the first day or two and or a few weeks after feeling better so if you can get into some AA or NA meetings, will help dramatically.
Try and get some exercise the minute you can scrape yourself up off the couch and try to stick to your supplement regiment! You can do this, you just have to keep going forward!!!!
Good job staying clean for 9 days!! The symptoms are getting better just woke up with a bad case of the runs but that's gone down and I'm having some hot flashes here and there but not as much as I was the last few days. And thank you I will definitely keep in touch this forum has helped me tremendously it's shown me that I'm not the only person going through this and that there are many others out there living with the same problem who want to turn their lives around!
Thank you I will I'm gonna make it through this I haven't thought about taking pills once despite all the stress that's been going on since yesterday. I really want to let go of them forever and have my old life back. I've been able to sleep ok just those first 10 minutes of waking up and having life and all the symptoms hit you like a truck can be really gruesome. The worst for me has been the lack of energy and on-and-off depression, and that's getting slightly better each passing day.
I've been walking my dog and even went downtown yesterday and walked around with one of my friends for a couple of hours and that helped a lot. I would really like to go for a good long bike ride before it starts getting too cold out, though.
And thank you I'm going to keep moving forward and never look back! =]
I have been on pain killers for 3 years. Started off as recreational then when I needed extra energy, to can't make it to work or function without at least one. Last week they got sorta scarce and luckily I tapered down from 5-6 10's a day two weeks ago to 2-3 of the 10's last to Monday & Tuesday to 1-2 of the 10's a day Wednesday & Thursday, then Friday 2- 5's then again on Saturday 2- 5's then Sunday none & Monday none! I have made up my mind tired of depending on something to just function or complete simple chores. Today making it to work without anything has motivated me, I can do it! Even though I'm teary eyed right now Damn withdraws, lol... I will over come this and be back to sweet little me and drug free with this community and God. If God is for us who can be against us!!!! We can all do it!!
Good job sounds like you're going strong!! Keep at it you're doing good you should start feeling better in a few days but you should notice the symptoms will start to diminish around day 3-4. I'm rooting for you you can do this!
Great news my symptoms are subsiding! No hot or cold flashes, very rare case of runs, and nothing else that I can actually notice! This should all be said and done by tomorrow! =] Just gotta focus on staying this way I'm already happier and feel more clear-headed than I did when I was on pills. Again you're support has been invaluable to me, I really appreciate it guys.
I am on day 16 and I am feeling normal again u can do it life does throw u blows u know when I decided to quit I prayed that my dealers would run out and that's what happen I got a call today from both of them they have a full stock which they never do when I need them
Thank you tramahater that means a lot to me! =] I'm glad I can be somewhat inspiring through all of this. I will me and my friend were having a long talk about drug addiction he was addicted to vicodin and smoked weed everyday for a couple years and he quit both and since he's come to the same conclusion that I recently have. That life was a lot better off without drugs, and that while we were doing them we didn't even see how it had changed us. I am so happy to be clean!
fedup38, they are doing that deliberately b/c they've lost one of their good customers they will do anything to get you re hooked just tell them you don't do that **** anymore believe me I've gotten a couple offers like that myself and that's exactly what I tell them. After that they will most likely never bother you with it again.
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