I have been taking hydrocodone pills for @1year now everyday , it helps me to function without it i dread waking up, i am a nicer person more fuctional mom when im on the pills, its sad but true, when i run out i'm extremly moody, my body aches sooooooo bad , so even if i wanted to quit , i cant for once in my life i can honestly admit i am addicted to pain pills,i'm on them now cuz if i wasnt i wouldn't be doing anything except sit on the couch i took 3 5/500 or sometimes i will take 2 5/500 and 1 10/325 i really like the 7.5/500 anyhow i need help but i cant risk anyone really knowing b cuz of my profession. what do i do. i want to be normal but i only feel normal when im on the pills.........thanks nrebecca29
I hear you hon its all in how bad do you want it ..
Ive been on them . Norco for 6 yrs for back issues and foot problems now and I'm still in fricking pain but i have had enough i feel like Ive really been sidelined because of the medication. constantly obsessing if i have enough to go on a road trip here don't run out on the weekend bla bla bla
but thanks in part to the wonderful help on here Ive been without for 7 days ,, I had to ween myself off from 6 10/367's i think they are down to just 2 aday for a few days then 1 a day for a few days then started breaking them in half for 3 days and then put the brakes on them completely
look at the Amino Acid Protocol at the bottom right on this page go to the health food store and get yourself some good vitamins to get past the depression and sleepless ness I'm still taking typm to help me sleep at night but get some good endorphins going Jalapeño peppers, just a little work out helped me big time also. you can do this we all can and get out of the fog that our mind has tricked us into.
your going to be a better mom in a few short weeks than you can imagine.
hi and welcome to the forum. my first question is do you really want to quit? if you do there are a couple options. you are on a low dose of the hydros, so cold turkey should not be too bad, or you can so taper if you have the pills. do you have a plan? personally i would just go c/t..i went c/t from snorting 240+ mgs of oxycontin...so let me know what your plans are and i will help you....
well i can certainly relate about having enough to go on roadtrips it makes me feel beeter taht other people are experiencing the same thing i do want to quit its just soooo hard, as you know.i find myself dreaming of them in my sleep when i run out and/or having these crazzzy dreams.i did this to myself. thanks for posting a comment i really appreciate it i will let you know how everything works out, when i start my tapering down.
just remember to ask for some help from here and anyone that loves you
i have had all the crazyyyy dreams constant obsessing calling the pharmacy is my Rx ready sounding like a fiend but its so much better now today is day 8 for me and getting better every day hang tough girl folks here really do care about ya
MrDee and nrebecca,I have been on lortab 10 for 5-6 yrs.taking 12-15 pills a day,I ,too am calling the drugstore checking if their ready,had those dreams,too.wellwhen I first posted on here I was weaning myself off and doing good.after day four I screwed up and started taking more,AGAIN! I haven't read here but I find most of the time they don't really help the pain and there's such a thing as rebound pain,for me anyway.Like the more I take,sometimes the worse my pain is.
Now,in those first three days I was weaning off I felt better.Today I took about 15 lortab 10,also 3 somas not at once and my bones are aching bad.Rebecca,my profession is a nurse so I'm pretty bad.It can happen to anyone.esp.us who are around the drugs and under stress..MrDee,I'm very jealous but happy for you.I am sick of this but not strong enough to stop.Advice please!
I want to add that this all started bad for me on Thanksgiving 2002,I woke up and my husband had died during the night from a heart attack,he was only 49.my son was 13 y/o at the time and it was just very,very hard.so,I think just wanted to stuff the pain.I had a few pain pills in the house from a sprain or something and they helped me to function.
Since that time I became a functioning addict.I went back to work last year but have not had any kind of social life at all,guess the pills are my companion,I feel so alone.I am very grateful to have my son but I need a life of my own,I live my life around my child who is now 19....anyway,thanks for listening.God bless
wow hon you have been through hell but the good thing is you know what to do i too have used them as my companion the world was good as long as my bottle was in my pocket.
first thing i did was put the bottle out of site. out of site out of mind so to speak and the first days i had one tablet sitting on my stand by the couch for me to look at and say no to what ever works i guess.
I'm scared sh&^%less that when i go back to work the dam pain will be to much for me to get through the day but like i told a Dr yesterday i don't want anymore dope its put me on the sidelines for 6 yrs now. i stopped doing all the things i loved afraid to do them for the thought of pain and who needs hobbies when you got the best opiate in your pocket.
hang in there and if you need to talk shoot me a kite on here somehow .
the only way we can get through this is to have good lifelines
Please just stop taking the pills. If your less than 6 10's a day, just quit. The withdrawals aren't that bad on that low dose. I promise. You will end up at 25 - 30 10's a day like myself and others on here and then you will have a serious problem. I remember when I was at 5-6 a day and boy do I wish I would have quit then. It has been difficult tapering down to where I'm at now, 12 a day. But I feel better without all the drugs in my system. Guys, please take action now. Don't be scared to stop at your dose, it will not be bad. Good luck. Just quit and get into therapy, meetings or whatever. Aftercare is important.
I remember how those pills catch up with u...all of the sudden one day i thought to myself " it has been a long, long time since i hadnt used a pill (or 10) to get thru the day..i preferred the 10 mg pills cos of the tylenol content being the same in 5s, 7.5s or 10s...so i would say "i am not gonna take one today" nada..i would always cave and take em,,,i remember when 5 mg/even .25 mg was enuf to get me going...then it got to be 10 mg then 20 mg then 20 mg 4 x a day...this thing grows and gets so ugly
You may feel normal when you are on the pills. But you know you arent. Need to grab a little dose of intestinal fortitude and suck it up....I am afraid that you wont get out of this without a little discomfort.....Just the harsh reality of the situation...but you know all of this with your chosen profession......When you are ready to quit and get your life back you will find a way....Try and do it while you still have a nursing license and some degree of health to work with,,,,,,,These things werent made to deal with emotional pain of any sort ..... doesnt work that way -----
I know what its like to be a functioning addict. I believed I was "enhanced" when on oxycodone in the beginning. In fact, the first 3 years seemed to be an improvement in all regards, not just pain management, but including my socialbility, work ambition, strength etc. But here is the problem with these medications. Over time your tolerance grows and you need more of the drug to function. And you will slowly notice over time (if you pay attention) that the enhancements you have come to enjoy start to fail, and, in fact, the drug reverses your functionality. In the end I became irritable, tired, unambitious, and depressed - non functioning!. You CANNOT win with these drugs. You will notice that no long term users ever enjoy any benefits they once had. It becomes a nightmare eventually. The hard part is quitting - so do it while you still can, before the pills turn on you, and before you prolong your usage. Coming off these pills may not seem palatable at this point but it will become downright excruciating in a couple more years.
I certainly agree 100% with your post. these pills give us a false sense of reality, we believe we cannot live with out them...but we can with hard work and determination. no one loved pills more than i but towards the end i hated them. they gave me so much in the beginning and at the end a big fat nothing. i guess i hit rock bottom and put them behind me, thank God. life is so wonderful now with no more worries about pills. it s not easy but it s so worth it to get out of a death grip.
i have been reading the posts and can relate to so many of you i have been on norco 10/325 and it has pretty muched ruined my life i feel like i cant get through one day without them i take anywhere from 5 to 10 a day and am so angry and moody without them , I honestly need help i want to quit more than anything but just dont know how or even know if i have the strenghth i have been taking them for over 2 years now and even have told my doctors i get sick without them i just want the old me back any advice is welcomed
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I am so glad I found this website. I can honestly say I am in the same boat as many of you. I unfortunately do not have a RX for them, so I have to pay street prices. It pisses me off that I have spent so much money that I could have invested in my children’s future. I am lucky that I have not exceeded 10 10s a day but it is still hard to quit. I find when I have like twenty; I really start stressing as to where I am going to get them. I made a promise to myself last night in bed that I was going to quit so I guess at least looking for help even if it’s in a forum counts for something right? Well today I start weaning myself off and I know I can do it, but GD it’s hard.....Good luck everyone!
Im on day 3 and its horrible still. I have my ups and downs. Im trying to keep busy so I wont think about it. I read about all the things you can take to help so I went out and brought them all. Well see if that helps. I heard this should be the last day of the worse day so I'm hoping that true.
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