Addiction: Substance Abuse Community
Scared
About This Community:

This community is a place to share information and support with others who are trying to stop using drugs, prescription drugs, alcohol, tobacco or other addictive substances. Discuss with others, the symptoms of addiction, addiction recovery, ways to quit like tapering and cold turkey, and withdrawal symptoms. If you are interested in general "chat", please visit our Addiction Social Community.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Scared

I have been taking Darvocet for about two years, I think. For the first year and 1/2 I was only taking one or two a week. I would take them at night if I had a bad day. Then it increased to one a day at night, every day. Now for the past month I have been taking 2 - 4 per day everyday, just depending on how my day is going. I am so scared that I will have withdrawls if I quit. Can anyone tell me if they think I will and how bad it might be. I was thinking it wouldn't be bad at all b/c I wasn't taking more than the prescribed dose. I've heard of people taking 10 - 20 per day and I am no where near that. Is it safe to take only 1 or 2 a day indefinately? I would really really appreciate some answers and opinons!
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
390848_tn?1215807661
because you have been taking them so long yes you will have some type off withdrwals from them if you stop taking them..but you need to make an effort to stop.
Blank
352798_tn?1399301754
   If I was you. I would be more scared of where your heading. 1 is 2, 2is 4 etc. They will ruin your whole life. Not in one day, but it will progressively get worse and worse. That is something that should scare you more than 4-5 bad days, and several more weeks of getting clean! You ask if it is safe to take 1 or 2/day. Haven't you just shown that you are not able to do this?
   When you are ready to get off of them and your mind is made up. You can do this. This forum has helped hundreds if not thousands to get and stay clean. You have to be the one to decide. We are here to help,support and get you through this.
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Darvocet was the first Rx painkiller I had much experience with. Prior to my back surgery, back when I was in high school, I was on Darvocet (and then Darvon), and was prescribed a total of about 800mg per day. Since those days, I've been variously addicted to oxycodone, heroin, and methadone. Of all of these, Darvocet is by far the mildest in terms of withdrawal symptoms, particularly at the dosage you're talking about. You may feel a little uncomfortable if you try to stop, but it is highly unlikely that you'll experience anything beyond slight irritability, some rebound pain, and minor drug craving.

What is your pain situation? If you have some chronic pain issues, then a few hundred milligrams of Darvocet per day is probably reasonable.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Addiction: Substance Abuse Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank