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Trying to stop taking vicodin... how do I do that?
About 2 years ago I was in a car accident that led my doctor to prescribe vicodin for me. I feel I am addicted and after many attempts at not taking vicodin I do not know what to do. I am in pain but something tells me that it is my mind that is making me think I am to justify taking vicodin. What can I do to get off of this stuff that is making me depressed. I am too embarassed to tell my family for the fear of them looking at me as though I am a weak person, and I would like to go to counseling without them knowing! Throughout this time period I have remained very active, working out 5-7 times a week in an effort to get my mind off of it, but with no success! Your input is appreciated,thank you!
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Iv been taking vicodin/percs/oxys for about 2 years now. and I really never found a reason to stop. Everytime i tried to stop I had bad withdraws.


Morphine pills help for me.... ill take two. to help me get through the day. and the next morning i wont have to take anything to feel good enough. idk. maybe its an alternative to taking vicodin. just try it if you really want to stop taking vicodin and need something to just make you feel normal.

Good luck to everyone and godbless
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isnt that changing one for the other....
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for those 'addicted' to vicodin and wutever hydrocodone ect narco wutevers i would jus taper off. try get ahold of some valium or xanax itll help with the anxiety and the valium will help put u to sleep also. the valiums the best it almost releases an opiate feeling to take the w/ds away. ive been addicted to oxycontin for about a year about 320 to 400mgs of oc a day. trust me i know about withdrawals. b4 oc i was on other meds vics percs lortab ect for years until i was on the stronger **** which left me for dead lol. its an evil addiction but there are some things i would suggest for oxycontin addiction:

if i wanna stop asap u can try get ahold of some methadone. DO NOT LIKE IT!!!! DO NOT GET ADDICTED TO METHADONE!!! if u think oxy w/ds are bad try 6 months a that ****. not fun. but anyway. be strong about it if ur gonna get methadone. do not take more than 2 or 3 a day it is merely to get rid of the withdrawel symptoms. it is an opiate blocker so even if u take a methadone pill if u try to take any kind of opiate (heroin, pks...) then u wont be able to feel it. it stays in ur system for days. i wud suggest getting about a few methadone 10mg pills and start off taking 1 or 2 at a time wen u start having w/ds then ONLY  take 1 or 2 wen u are feeling ******. try not to take it more than 4 or 5 days. and dont over use it!!! AND DO NOT MIX IT WITH BENZOZ! (xanax ect..) it can be deadly...

*FOR OXY ADDICTION ONLY*another option is tapering off id say over a month. get like 100 vics n valium or xanax n start off taking enough to get rid of the w/ds.  lessen the amount everyday..then wen ur nearing the end of the month u shud be down to maybe one dose a day or so and after that the w/ds should be super minor. thennnn thats where the valium comes into play. take that **** wen ur feeling the w/ds toward the end and take hot baths and sleeeeeep!!! YOULL BE GOOD IN NO TIME!!! hope i could help some 1 out. take care peeps. one.
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and wut viking fan sed up there about taking morphine instead of vics...DO NOT DO THAT. THATS WORSE!!! hahah damn dood seriously...that is changing one for the other and once ur hookd on morphine the withdrawls are gonna be way shittier than vicodin w/ds trust me.
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What is your version of tapering off??
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How do you taper off.  how do you determine the amount??  how do you know it is working?? And how do you fix a marriage that you messed up b/c of theses stupid pills??
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Hello everyone, man I read everyones comments and don't feel bad. We are all in this world of screwed up doctors giving us dangerous medications we become highly addicted to in order to get some comfort in painful times.  I myself have lower back problems {bad discs} and take vicodin ES on the regular.. I usually run out before my next script and just deal with the w/d symptoms. It ain't too bad for me, just amplified pain, can't play the computer games like I can when i`m high. But my script always is filled , I get 100 every two weeks. Kinda sad how   I blow that many, some I give away to friends but I don`t lie to myself. I have a problem. If your a drinker/smoker thats my best recipe for you. Just chill out smoke a bowl eat alot of food and drink a little beer at night to fall alseep.  Im new to this board so ill be around :) Thanks for everyones info

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  I have bin takeing opoids for the past 3 yrs do to rsd reflex sympethitic distrafie srry cant spell  i have had all of the opoids evn phentynal  i started to self taper 6 months ago but the pain clinic told me it was a violation of the opoid contract i had with the office i have taperd from 125 micro grams an hour to no phentynal  he prscribed me kadin a morphine sulfate controlled release but my problem is the  mental damage that is being done by the docs yes there no cure there is no fixing it but i dnt need 8 milligram dalodin 4 times a day i dnt even want the  kadian  so i stoped pains the same as it was on the treat ment what was the point i have bin clean for 72 hrs and it is so hard not only from the rsd pain but the with drawls  are just makeing it worse ppl think there is nothing worse then pain nut there is its called addiction   it is so hard i riped up my scrips  and stoped going to suport groups  beacuse everyone there  shares there meds openly  its hard when ther is no help or the kind we want and realy need   rember the difrence between me and a addict is i have a pice of ppaper saying its ok
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I took 12 pills for a year and a half.  For the first 6 days took one and a half Vics and last 5 days a half darvo.  Today all clean and still feel like I could kill anyone and everyone.   It is not believable how my stomach feels and how angry I am.  Have been drinking and taking Xanex to keep withdrawal down.   Its hell I just wish it would stop.  Its been 12 days of hell and I feel like giving up because 2 weeks of this **** is worse than death
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I have been taking vicodin, percs, for about two and half years now, I know how everyone feels.  I have always done everything right, had a good job and the mother of four.  But, I know that If I don't quit taking these things, I am going to loose everything I have ever worked for.  I have always believed that anyone could do anything, but this is the toughest thing I have ever dealt with.  Myself, I am trying to come off of them too.  I always thought I could do it myself, but anymore I am questioning my strength.  I hope that I am strong enough to do this for myself and for my kids, my whole life depend on this.  So, thank you to everyone that posted, because for those who have never had an addiction like this don't understand it and the guilt alone kills you.  So be strong everyone and hopefully, we can all get through this together.  
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i think i need a sponsor, i know i can ween off of them but to talk with someone will help, is there anyone willing to be a sponsor for me?
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Welcome to the forum. You posted on an old post so it would be best to start your own. Go to top and hit 'Post a Question' button. As far as sponsors, we don't really do that here. Everyone pitches in and helps you, it works pretty well. If you need a sponsor too. NA or AA is a good place to start.
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I read what you had to say and I am basically in the same place.  It is an amazingly hopeless and overwhelming feeling.  I still don't know if I should just stop or pretend that it would not feel better to do it slowly.  I am so sad today!
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I have been on Vicodin for back pain (herniation,fusions,scoliosis,and arthritis) for 7 years. I just recently had to start uping the dose and last Tues.was my first day without any. I have gone cold turkey and the withdrawal is horrible.
My back is screaming at me, my head aches, the chills and sweats are driving me mad.
I have called my doctor and am waiting for a call back. They couldn't help me last week because no one was in the Office on New Years. They told me to go to the ER.
I was to ashamed. I never thought this could be me.
I have lived with all this pain since I was a child,also had bi-lateral amputations above the knees when I was 2 and never needed pain help until 2000.
I am 38 and scared of what will I do in the future to cope with pain when I can't use the stuff now.
The doc did give me hydros to see if they would work after the vicodin,but it didn't touch my pain,so back on vicodin I went.
I was given a low does fentynal patch for my back,but that does not help with the withdrawal.

All this to ask: how long does it take for all or most of the symptoms to go away?
Thank you so much in advance!
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Sorry!!!
I thought I had started a new thread and then realized I posted under your post. I would delete it if I could figure out how!
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does anyone know how long hydrocodone shows up in urine.  I'm in the process of tapering off, but I may need to take a drug test for a potential new job.
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I was in Iraq for 12 months and recently returned. I was experiencing anxiety like you wouldn't believe. so i went to my doctor and he gave me a script for xanax, which i hated. it made me feel like a zombie and i could not stand it. after a week i went back to the doc and told him that a had been taking vicodin instead of my xanax because it works so much better on anxiety.  he prescribed me 60 pills of vicodin es. i had four refills. well i went through the vicodin pretty fast and i loved them, loved the way they made me feel. i was addicted and i knew it, but i still jst shrugged it off and said F*ck it i still have refills left. by the end of my refills i was getting anxious because i knew i was gonna run out. THE ONLY THING I DONT UNDERSTAND IS WHY WOULD A DOCTOR PRESCRIBE A PAIN KILLER FOR ANXIETY AND THEN MAKE ME GET OFF OF IT COLD TURKEY!?!?!?!? Its like some sick joke or something. I went in there with anxiety and now instead of fixing my problems they made it worse i am going through withdrawals right now and it *****. i just want to feel normal. i started taking the recommended amount and i was fine. now i have to take 10-15 pills a day to feel normal and i hate myself for it. i am struggling with a relationship right now and its just a crazy situation. What can I do to just feel normal, how long do withdrawals last? what has helped other people?
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I also am addicted to Vicodin, I take 5 pills a day, 7.5, I cant understand how people can take from what I have read, 10 to 20, it contains that ingredient that your not suppose to take more than 4000 mgs a day, How are you able to stay alive?  I'm so afraid to take more than 5 a day.  I'm surprised these people taking 10 to 20 are not at the ER or worse than that.  
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hello been takeing 10 to 12 es"s 750's for 6 yrs and wanna stop taking them without getting sick any suggestions,thanks
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I am a mother of a 7,4,and 1 year old. I started taking vics about 1 and a half yrs ago. My life is falling apart and my marriage is in shambles. I've tried stopping a few times but couldn't but I have never wanted anything in my life more than this right now. My kids and husband deserve better. Today I took 1 and I'm used to about 7 I think I can wean myself off b/c I can't go through w/d with these babies they need me. Please pray for me it helps a WHOLE lot to read everyones stories and to know that I'm not alone.
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This post was started in 2003 so you won't get many replies on it.  Start a new post and you'll get answers and support much more quickly.

As far as stopping the vicodin you can do it.  The fear of the withdrawals is worse than the actually withdrawals.  When you stop you'll feel bad for a week or two with the first 3-4 days being the worst and then the physical parts will be over.  You can do it.  By the 5th or 6th day you're on the downhill side.
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For the people who want to quit without shame and full support from others I would suggest AA OR NA meetings . There you will learn about the addiction and SOLUTION to quitting pain killers.  My prayers go out to all.
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I have been taking 3  10mg Vicodin daily for 2 years. I am running out and have no refills. For some reason, my doctor is not returning my call or refilling the rx. She may be out of town. idk. I plan to cut to half the amount until I run out. Would it be safe to stop cold turkey then? What effects can I expect?
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I have been taking 20-30 10mg norcos for 5 years in July and never think i will see the day where i dont take any.  I am sure I will be dead before too long as my body is begining to shut down and react to the years of abuse.  If only someone would have told me how bad it would get when i began taking these at 16 I would not be in this situation now.  Too everyone who is thinking of stopping after 2 years or less please do so now.  Dont think of excuses to continue taking them just look at yourself in the mirrow and really examine your life and where it is.  Chances are you will either break down or the medicine has numbed you so much you will just feel nothing.  Goodluck to all you and I hope you do better then me.
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Please get into some type of in patient treatment.  Dont just throw in the towel and think this is the only way it will be.  There is hope and you can get off these pills.

Go to the top of the page and where it says Post a Question in that green box just click on that and make a thread of your own.  We will be here to support you.......sara
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my name is chip Ive been sober for 25 years. till about 8 years ago i own a a/c co for 20 years . I had 4 backs surgerys  in 4 years and then got cancer and had 3 more surgerys. so of they my dr gave vicdion dame its all mst cost my wife of 22 years and co the last i went for 12 to 20 pills to down to any were to 2 yo 6 a day in the last 5 weeks . Cutting has help i went cold about and almost die for the withdraws.i
I just had RFD done on my so i cvan stop but 7 days after the RFD had my lower back in bad in worest than just .Ihope its starting sone Iam so close to shopping i go 12 to 15 hrs the trick is to stay busy you must control your mind its not going to control me GOD BLESS STAY STRONG WELL GET YOUR LIFE BACK CHIP
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Sigh....I have been taking vicodin for almost a year...I take 2-4 10 mil. Every since my daughter was born I have horrible back pain. The dr keeps giving it and I keep taking it. I dont know if Im addicted but yes when I am about to be out...it makes me anxious. Its like when I first started taking them I had to take 2 to get moving in the moring and Id be wide awake and happy. Now I take the 2 and it makes me talkative but not as motivated. I dont know what Im looking for....so feel free to comment. Please.
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I am in the same situation as the rest of you. I take 5 7.5 vic's a day. I am a professional and work in a firm with high net worth clients. I do great at work when I'm taking the vic's. I ran out with three days before my refill. I instantly started scrambling calling ppl I knew had them. Everyone was out. I did manage to get 6 10mg valium which has helped but leaves me tired and un motivated. Last night was my first nite without the vic's and it was tough. I was up all nite with jumpy legs. I felt like screaming outload to release the feeling. This really sux. If I survive until I get my refill I am going to ween off, I have had it with these things.
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I'm also going through w/d to Hydros & I've got 3 lol ones. My oldest is also 9 (: They r the main reason I want to quit & my marriage. My husband also takes Hydros less than I do but he's pretty going through what I am right now. Today is really my 1st day w/o a lot...I've had 1 today broke in half. I'm trying so hard but my knees & head r killing me...the restless legs is enough to want to saw my own legs off. I've taken a tiny piece of a xanex & I'm praying that does some good. Any advice is def appreciated. Thanks good luck to everyone in this terrible fight.
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Well 2008 (I was 19)  my "friend" at work noticed I was taking some vicodin for some dental work I had recently had done. She literally begged me for some meds even told me she would pay me for them... I thought she was crazy I was so afraid to take those things- I had 0 clue of why she would want to buy them from well I took one with her, I don't recall how it all happened but I do know it escalated dramatically + fast. I took a half a day then 2 a day, 4 a day, 6 a day and before I knew it I was taking 20-22 a day... My life slow revolved around vicodin its all I would think about..... I ditched my friends so I would have money for vicodin I would lie and doctor shop, I would borrow money from my parents and lied to them, I hated what I had become and I never though addiction would be my problem. Keep in mind I am about 5'3 and weigh 115 I was taking dosages that could have nearly killed me!!! Yup 20-22  10/325Well bye 2010 I was broke jobless and isolated I was tired of it so dec 2010 I broke down prayed harder than I've ever ever prayed, I was ready I admitted I needed help and I committed to kicking the habit out of my life, I went cold turkey and on day 4  I told my parents they cried and cried but supported me all down the road, by day 5 I went and got some suboxone I am now 7 WEEEKKKSSS clean tomorrow!! We can do it guys, be strong mind over matter!!!  Get some meds if you need them (suboxone works miracles) for those of you who have money issues there's assistance so no excuses- I know this first hand!! To it for your families and loved ones' but more importantly do it for yourself!!! We all deserve out lives back!!!!  Well 2008 my "friend" at work noticed I was taking some vicodin for some dental work I had recently had done. She literally begged me for some meds even told me she would pay me for them..
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This is day two for me and cant sleep. I have been taking hydro for about two years 5 - 6 pills 10s. I had back surgery and thought I could stop at anytime and it has been hell.I am trying this Thomas recipe to see how it works. I am a strong person and think I can do it. I stopped smoking 15 years ago cold turkey. Thanks for the advice it has helped.
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Don't be embarrassed. Addiction is an illness. Anyone can become addicted to narcotics because of the pill's chemical make-up. They work by sending signals throughout your body to make it feel incredible. Who wouldn't want to feel this...

The best thing to do, and I know first hand trust me, is to bear down and take the pain of withdrawals. This isn't the best feeling in the world but it is the best remedy. Masking the pain with other drugs such as Xanax is the absolute WORST thing you can do. You risk the chance of becoming dependent on yet another prescription drug.

Stay physically active and your body will train itself to release these chemicals naturally. Find a hobby, and avoid your "triggers". Surround yourself with loved ones. Get over the initial pain of the 3-day withdrawal hump and its much easier from then on.

This is not an easy feat but it is definately possible to accomplish. I hope this helps you. Respond back if you have any questions/comments. I'm glad to give any advice for I have been there on numerous occasions. I'm not perfect, no one is.
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I have been Taking vicodin for about 8 months, i was 9 months pregnant and had plecenta abrubtion, i was rushed to the hospital where i had an emergency c section, and delivered a healthy baby boy:) about a week later i started having severe pain in my back in shoulder, i was rushed back to the hospital once again where they found i had 3 blood clots in my lung and a piece of my lung has died i am only 22 btw . i was then perscribed vic i started taking them and was like WOW this is a miracle drug.. "I FEEL NO PAIN" but i started taking more and more and then i was calling my doctor 2 or 3 times a month getting more vic or morphine. i started weining my self off about a month ago and went from 7 a day, to 2 to 3 a day. it was just yesterday i went to the doctor for my follow up cat scan results and they found something wrong with my liver:( they said pain medicen is the main cause so i decided to just stop. i felt GREAT untill the night when the withdraws hit, most horrible feeling ever! but i woke up this morning feeling good a little hot and cold sweats and restless legs but nothing i cant handle i have no one family or friend wise i can talk to because i never told them my addiction this site is amazing and everyone going threw it, it can be done keep your head up just remember your stronger than DRUGS! ..  
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I just found this site. I want to stop taking vicodin so bad. I want to be able to get up without the pain sickness and being so sweaty. I want to not have to worry about not having enough and omg how am I gonna get up tomorrow. I'm at the point of how?? Please some one give me hope.
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HI and welcome to the forum glad you found your way here ......we can help we do home detoxs every day there are 2 schools of thought out on how to do this if your in good health no heart problems or high B/P you can do it in about a week if you got strong will power and long perseverance you can us a slower aproch and try to taper you use till your no longer using .....this softens the withdrawals but spreads them out over a month or so ....hence you feel less sick but over a longer period ......spend some time reading the posts you will find people that have done it both ways you will need to pick witch way you think will work best for you as a general rule of thumb just jumping and getting it over with in a week seems to be the ezer of the 2 to do and gets it over with .......I would tell you to also go to the top of this page and start your own post go to the post a question (green box) click on it and start one you will get a lot more responses from a new post apposed to the old one your on read and then read some more look to the lower right ther are health pages loaded with good info ...look up the thomas recipe and pick up the stuff suggested it will soften the blow a bit we can talk some more I will look for your post give us an idea of how much your using for how long and mabe some thought on how you would like to go about doing this we will work with you from there.....congrats on wanting to take your life back this will be one of the best decisions of your life goood luck and God bless......Gnarly      
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Just looking for a little support, if anyone can offer some friendly advice it would be much appreciated.
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I Hope someone replys soon.  Im 19 years old and i was subscribed Vicodin after having my daughter 2 years ago. I was only a kid i was getting them in the hospital and when i left i got a script. I loved the way they made me feel and taking all the pain away. After all of my vics ran out my friend had some that they didnt take so i gave her a few dollars for her script. Im pretty sure i was hooked after that then from there life was hell. I had to worry about where i was going to get my next dose how i was going to. I have quit a few times when almost a month with out them and relapsed. this is my first day with out anything i had took my last one mid day yesturday. i didnt take much anyways up to 2 or 3 a day. So i know my withdraws wont be like others but i do have them and they suck. I dont kno what to do im freaking out. Someone told me Mini thins- energy pills work to help with withdraws. does anyone know if that really helpss?
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I have had an addiction to vicodin on and off for 3yrs now...my latest bout has lasted about 6months w me taking up to 7 vicodin es a day. I'm in my second day and feel so awful. Can't work cuz I'm in the bathroom either throwing up or having diarrhea...I have a 3yr old and 12yr old and am trying to stay strong but I feel so hopeless right now. I don't kno what to do, I didn't taper, just stopped cold turkey when my workmans comp doc decided not to call me in  another refill. Pls help...
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Don't give up because you aren't alone. I am going to try and quit after 3 years of taking Vicodin.  I have tried to stop many times but when I am having a bad day with the kids or my husband has hurt my feelings I run to take one or more to feel that high I have grown to love more then life itself.  It is going to take my life if I don't stop and I know you feel the same way.  We can do this!! I will pray for your strength.
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Don't give up because you aren't alone. I am going to try and quit after 3 years of taking Vicodin.  I have tried to stop many times but when I am having a bad day with the kids or my husband has hurt my feelings I run to take one or more to feel that high I have grown to love more then life itself.  It is going to take my life if I don't stop and I know you feel the same way.  We can do this!! I will pray for your strength.
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I would love to talk to u about getting off pills. This is weird but im stuck and need help.
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Im going through withdrawls and it sux i had a back fusion 6 months ago and now im cut off i dont know what to do viks are hard to *** off of dont kno what to do
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Im going through withdrawls and it sux i had a back fusion 6 months ago and now im cut off i dont know what to do viks are hard to *** off of dont kno what to do
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I am a mother of 6 kids, I started taking pain killers almost 2 years ago. I went from taking a half of one for bout a month then a whole one and so on now I'm up to bout 8 to 15 a day. I don't get a buzz anymore I just feel normal and I miss feeling normal without taking anything thing. I am spending about 300 to 400.00 every two weeks. I want to be me again and I hate the fact that I'm spending so much money. This isn't like me I've always been in control and now I'm not and I'm scared. I've tried for 1 day of not taking anything and I only made it til 5:00. Plz some one help me. What should I do?
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Ive been using vic's for over 2 years now The most I took in a day were up to 10 and I would mix them with oxy's.
I make attempts to quit and I do but the longest has only been for a week. I am currently on day 3 of quitting cold turkey and the way I look at it is you get flu like symtoms so I treat it as if I have the flu I take dayquil for the day and nyquil for the night thats the worst part the night. Which I know its not good but like I said I treat it like if i were sick the first day ***** but then the next day gets better. Everyones diffrent in their mind and how they accept quitting. I know for me I would get anxiety and drinking tea also helped melllow me out. Its a process and you will get through it if you really want help.
I worry for my health especially my liver I have kids and a wife. So I want to stop I dont want to die young because of my selfish addiction. I really hope the best for everyone who is trying to quit. I will keep you all in my prayers.
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I've been taking about 10 Vic's or norcos a day for 2 years. I want to stop so bad. I want my life back. I'm sick of being dependent on this horrible pill. I'm sick of lying to everyone to cover up my addiction. I' hate myself and think about suicide every day. Everything I read says "oh Vicodin w/d aren't so bad, just deal with it" but to me it is the absolute worst feeling I have ever experienced in my life. When I stop I just want to die. I get 150 5mgs/ month from my doc but they never last, I end up going to the ER or buying from drug dealers. What do I do??????
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First of all go back to the main forum page and click "post new question" and start an up-to-date thread. This is old and will fall away quickly.

YOU CAN DO THIS. I'm sorry the w/d is so hard for you but there are many ways to moderate the symptoms. Check out the Thomas recipe at the bottom right of this page, and post a new question and listen to the members.

No matter how bad the detox is, the worst is done in 5 days. I feel your pain. I could have written your post myself. I have cut back during the last week or two to about half of my normal intake and today I have one pill left. I work until noon and after that it is cold turkey for me. You have my best wishes and prayers for success. You gotta work for it so psych yourself up with a quick taper (take less) and then jump! YOU CAN DO IT.
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Im new at this and I think its time for me to reach out for help.I have several issues including pins in both my feet, arthritis all thru out my body, very badly in my hands and back, my back has a fracture in the thoracic vertebra and several herniated and buldging disks that resulted from a fall in 12/2009 as wel as stone nerve issues thru my arms and hands.I explain all that to describe the issues that left me in this situation.I've had vidicon on and off for years but continually since 2009 after the fall and with other health issues and my tolerance increasing im up to 2 every 6 hours or eight per day. And I've found im running out early, ( at last months refill my pharmacy accidentally filled my prescription with 10 mg tabs instead of 7.5 mg) and I've found since then th7.5 mgs don't work the same. I need to get off this stuff I know im addicted. I've tried to go cold turkey before ( usually when im out and don't request refills) the wd is horrible!!  I usually can only make it 3 days. I did get to 12 days once and ended up in the hospital with kidney stones and ovarian cysts...go figure so right back on out I went. Any help getting thru the wd is much appreciated!!
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I have been taking vicodin for years. i have tried to quit several times,and even after 3 weeks clean i felt like hell.I FINALLY TALKED to someone that had also tried to quit several time and now has been clean for over a year.He said the secret to quiting is WATER i looked at the guy like he was crazy. day one the only hard part was not taking them and drank a gallon of water.DAY 2 also drank a gallon of water around noon felt like i wanted to die bad headaches and my balance was off couldnt function at all.DAY 3 FELT BETTER but headaches,did not drink water like i was supposed to,started drinking water latter in day headaches stopped.DAY 4 woke up I FEEL LIKE A MILLION BUCKS DESTROYED MY REMAINING PILLS DRANK MY GALLON OF WATER DURING THE DAY.DAY 5 YET TO COME BUT ALL MY FRIENDS HAVE NOTICE MY ATTITUDE IS MUCH BETTER,APOLOGIZED TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND TOLD THEM ABOUT MY PROBLEM AND THAT I WILL NOT LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN. Things to look forward to THE WORLD IS ALOT BRIGHTER THAN YOU REMEMBER,YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET UP IN THE MORNING,YOU WILL HAVE MORE ENERGY,i thought i  couldnt get up without the pills I WAS WRONG.YOU WILL FEEL BETTER ABOUT YOURSELF.
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I have had three back surgeries, and one neck surgery. I worked as a trash man for over thirty years when it was done solely by me lifting 55 gallon drums before containers were introduced to the industry. I tore my body up and had fusion on my back and I do suffer daily from the pain. I was informed that I also have degenerative disc disease. My level just under the fusion is now close to bone on bone. I have been taking hydrocodone 10-325 for at least 10 years. 240 tablets a month. In the past I did feel that I was addicted and tried to stop. It was very difficult. I could not stop because of the so called Dt's which included the butterfly creepy feelings, the jitters, the spasms when trying to sleep etc. One day my my back doctor prescribed a medication to me to also help relieve my daily pain. It was GABAPENTIN 300 mg. I ran out of my regular hydrocodone fix early and I was really freaking out worried that I would have to deal with the DT's. I will be damned. The GABAPENTIN eliminated all of the DT's. No suffering what so ever. I quit cold turkey for a month without any problems other than the diareah for a week which is expected. I was able to regain control of things and gained self control of things. Please try this if you are suffering from the addicted feeling it worked for me. The prescibed GABAPENTIN was 300 mg's. One to two caps in the AM. One to two in the Mid Day, and three at bedtime. I hope that this helps anyone in need.   If you want to talk about anything. I will offer my support here for anyone who wants to talk about it.........Good Luck!   And God Bless You All.     Wayne   :  )   Portage Indiana U.S.A.  
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