My Posts
Sep 20, 2012 in the Addiction: Substance Abuse Community - 31
I totally understand your concerns. I too, needed my energy because I have an extremely high energy job as well as a 4 1/2 year old. I tapered down and I ran out of pills to continue on my taper. I took suboxone for about a week and although I continue to go through the mental ups and downs, I am sober and extremely proud of myself. Private message me if y...
Sep 19, 2012 in the Addiction: Substance Abuse Community - 28
You are not alone! Reading your post reminded me of why I fought so hard to get sober! I'm now 10 days norco free and it's still very hard, but life will only get better from here. Tell your doctor everything. Be honest with yourself and your family and spend as much time on here as you can. You can do this! Do not give up on yourself!
Aug 31, 2012 in the Addiction: Substance Abuse Community - 15
It's so nice to hear somebody else that wants a lifetime of sobriety as much as I do! I am still tapering off of norco and as much as I would love to be sick for three days and say goodbye forever to those damn pills, I am doing this the way that works for me due to other obligations. Don't get me wrong, sobriety is my first priority right now. I...
Aug 23, 2012 in the Addiction: Substance Abuse Community - 10
Okay, so I told my boyfriend everything and he is trying to be as supportive as he can. The problem is that he doesn't understand addiction to pain pills. He keeps saying "mind over matter," and doesn't realize that my body is adjusting to tapering off the norco. I am extremely emotional and when he is around, I get even more depressed ...
Aug 22, 2012 in the Addiction: Substance Abuse Community - 16
I have been tapering from norco for just over a week and I have been very doing amazing. I was taking over 15 10 mg. norco per day and am now down to 5 per day. I have no cravings at all. I think this is because I so ready to be done with these damn pills. I am extremely fearful of the depression after detox, so after some research, I decided that I will ...
Aug 21, 2012 in the Dermatology Community - 5
I wanted to add a couple of things... Like I mentioned earlier, I cannot see your skin, I can only hear what you are telling me so I am basing my advice on that. Fortunately, you cannot change your skin type. Your skin should be treated based on its current condition. The current condition is oily, and rough textured with "dark pores." I have a...
Aug 21, 2012 in the Dermatology Community - 5
You may need a deep exfoliation. You cannot ever reduce the size of your pores, but you can reduce their appearance. Your pores most likely appear large because they are not totally free of dirt and debris. One thing that will help is to splash your face with cold water after washing your face. This will close the pores which will help reduce the appearanc...
Aug 21, 2012 in the Dermatology Community - 5
There could be many different reasons that your skin is in this current condition. There is no way to tell without having an esthetician or dermatologist actually see your current skin condition. Is your skin sensitive to the touch? It sounds to me that although you state that you do not have black heads, the dark looking pores means that the pores are cl...
Aug 21, 2012 in the Addiction: Substance Abuse Community - 4
I am a 28 year old single mother with very busy, fast-paced job and I cannot take time off work. I am currently taking 15-20 10 mg. norco per day. I quit cold turkey from a much lower dosage two years ago, which was prescribed to me due to chronic back pain. Since my detox, I was hospitalized several times for severe pain, each time, they sent me home with ...