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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
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Happy Birthday!
Avatar universal
10/08
Be careful with the tramadol.  With my experience I started taking more than prescribed because I felt I was building up a tolerance, and than I felt like I couldn't live without them.  I had to  wean myself off after suffering  a ventricular tachycardia (arrithmyia). I think I would still be taking them if I hadn't been addmitted to the hospital and had the **** scared out of me.
I am down to 1 day for 2 more days.
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Avatar universal
06/08
how many do you have left?  flush em!!!
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06/08
Just a quick note to say hi and how are things going?  write me please!!!
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06/08
So nice to hear from you...i was getting worried...cut yourself a break...just taper off ...you CAN do it...i had back pain for like 3 weeks...from reading in here they say its part of wds...its feeling better today...and i am actually getting some energy back FINALLY...and too boot..i slept all night last night..it was WONDERFUL...come on girl you can do it too!  have a Great weekend!
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06/08
Haven't heard from you in awhile...hope you are doing ok...drop me a note when u have a minute to check in!  take care!
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06/08
i just read your note...sorry you caved but its ok...i understand what you are saying...i liked who i was when i was on them too!!!   now i really dont want to talk to my friends, especially the one that was giving them to me...and she is still using so she doens't understand at all and is getting all mad at me cause i dont call her everyday...im just not in the mood to fricken talk on the phone!!  i got so much accomplished with them...but sometimes i did seem like i was walking in circles too but i never stopped...now if i can just get a decent nights sleep and have some energy during the day things will be much better...i dont crave them because i dont want to go thru the 2 weeks of hell again...its not that i dont want the feeling of being on them tho !  haha..
good luck this weekend
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06/08
hows it going?  still craving...i just crave the damn ENERGY!!!  but its getting better...bought a multi vitamin withENERGY boost...hope it works!  lol
have a good weekend!
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514273 tn?1311609635
06/08
I went to see my PCP on Tuesday and he asked if I needed any more pain meds.  I asked for some Motrin.  I was a lil depressed and had ideas of wanting my pills yesterday but i fought of that urge.  How is your road the second time around.  Much easier than the first time eh?  Just remember...the craving isn't stronger than you.  Ride it out...
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06/08
Just a quick note to say hi!  its me...sorry its been so long...forgot my damn password and they weren't sending me a new one so i just made a new account...things are going great...feel better each day...just still have the insomnia and that makes my days draggy...and my mood isn't the greatest..i just ordered a multi vitamin with Energy plus that i read about on here so hopefully that will help!  how was your vacation?  and how are you doing?  i dont even want them damn pills...they messed me up bad and i dont ever want to go thru what i did the past 2 weeks!  hope all is well with you!
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514273 tn?1311609635
06/08
You are very welcome.  he didn't offer any kind of help?!? I think it's time for a new doc.  My PCP gave me some benzo and requip to deal with the shaking.  It's hard to be around another user, my coworker is one and doesn't understand why i should put up with the pain when my pain doc isn't cutting me off or anything.  In fact I have another 180 waiting for me at the end of the month.  I'm sure you can handle the physical wd's. It's something you've already experience, it won't be any worse than when you originally stopped.  It's just our lil demon demanding to be fed.  Shut him out!!  
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514273 tn?1311609635
06/08
This is my second serious attempt at quitting.  The first time, I thought all I need was will power and a couple of days off from work.  That last about 3 days..the shaking and lack of sleep made me fold.
This time, I asked for help from my doctor and asked for help from this website.  It was rough, but it wasn’t as bad as the first time and I didn’t cave this time around.
I’ve been on and off pills for a while and when that happen..all I thought was about my next fix.  I can honestly say I don’t have that problem and I will look forward to you telling me the same thing in a few weeks.
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514273 tn?1311609635
06/08
Cravings..no..but temptation yes..I got this thing call a trigger point and it hurt like hell.  A lil motrin and lot of ice..and bit of crying..i got thru it.

I actually pick up my Rx and took out 20 pills to repay someone i owed..I had 20 pills in my hand..and I had no reaction.

The thing that got me thru it all was the thought I will let to many people down.  It help that I told a bunch of people I was quitting and they were looking forward to me being clean.  I suggest you stretch it till thursday.  Go to work on friday without any pills..people might just think caught the flu and it might give you excuse not to come in on Monday.  Hopefully, during those 4 days, your wd's won't be to bad.
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514273 tn?1311609635
06/08
How are you coming along?  Are the wd's less intense this time around?
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514273 tn?1311609635
06/08
I didn't follow the amino acide protocols or use much of the recipe iniitally.  Probably why i shaked so much and couldn't sleep, I don't have an issue with energy..got plenty of it..but it's not focus.  I did after 10 days of shaking..went and got the calcium, magnesium, and epson salt.  It seem like it help..but it was my second week..so the wd did tapered off.
Still battling the anxiety and i still shake mildly..but that is much better than what i was going thru the last few weeks.  
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514273 tn?1311609635
06/08
So i finally got rid of the shakes...but it took a lot of help...I know you had the same problem also.....Let's follow Thomas!!!
Go get the calcium and magesuim.  The recipe called for 1000mg of each at night.  I did that but I was also taking alot during the day and ate about 3 to 5 bananas.  You might want to try that...and takes those baths..i finally ended up buying some Epsom Salt...2 cups per bath..just soak yourself...it will help with the sleep also.  As an added bonus..it makes your skins soft and smooth...i'm sure the hubby will appreciate that.  Have you heard from Didittomyself...haven't heard from her since she went back to work last week.  I hope she is okay
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514273 tn?1311609635
06/08
I perfectly understand, It's hard trying to enjoy vacation while going through this ugly process.  Just get back on the horse.  We can do this.  They wd's shouldn't be this bad this time around.  Did you abuse it or just take it as necessary?  Don't let this eat you up...don't play the guilty card.

I'm starting to feel normal again..which is being lazy and sleepy...The worse is over I tihnk...Just think..Maybe next week...maybe in two weeks..you'll feel the same way if you keep at it.  It's beatable and I have faith in you.
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06/08
I have know idea how to use a computer  and I think I may have hi a button "blockin" you is there away I can check
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06/08
Just a quick note to say Thanhs your the only human being other than my 4 yr old son I've spoken w/ today,I'm not lookin for empathy but I've had to always battle right or wrong alone,I just wanted to say I appreciate your words,wisdom, and willingness
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514273 tn?1311609635
06/08
I feel your pain.  I've tried hitting the gym..but it's just going thru the motion...Have fun in Yosemite..I haven't been there in over two years..kinda miss hiking..heck..last time I was there..i was pretty hopped up...I hope you can enjoy without it.  When you get back..please try to ease up on take so many pills.  I will  talk to you next weekend.
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514273 tn?1311609635
05/08
I wish i can give you some of my energy...i'm having a hard time myself..i thought it was over..I felt so good on friday...actually felt asleep on my own...I stop taking all my pills for sleep, anxiety, pain, RLS.  I woke up in the middle of the night shaking and and i can't stop shaking....and my anxiety is worse than ever. But i really don't want to take anything any more.  I'm not trading in one pill for another.  I'm aslo taking a lot of multivictamins.    Even as I reply to your note..i'm having a hardtime keeping my laptop still because it rest on my legs. Aweome job for being clean this long..i almost lost it this morning, but i stayed strong.  And I'm happy to hear you are doing the same.  I cry for no reason..so at least you have an excuse.  Thanks for checking in.
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05/08
yeah things are better...still got the fricken chills everyso often tho...they suck...today is busy here too...recital day and i need to get my butt goin...and it just started to Downpour...hope it doesn't last too long!  have a great weekend...ttys
feel GREAT
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05/08
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
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05/08
You're in my thoughts  today.  Hope things are getting better !!!  i am def. feeling better...just the stupid chills and sweats but otherwise not bad...
have a good vacation!!!
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514273 tn?1311609635
05/08
How did it go last night with the sleeping pills?  I had it rough until the Requip kicked in.  I was only taking .50 mg of that but last night's dosage double because those were the instructions.  This morning..the shakes isn't there..i'm not sure if it's due to upping the dosage or that i'm finally starting to get pass the physical wd's.  
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05/08
I am a 36 yr old mom of 2 on day 11 of no pills.I took about 10 7.5 mg hydro a day.It took close to 9 days to be able to sleep and gain some energy back.I still do have a fever though.I have been through WD's more time than I care to acknowledge.I think its a life long battle.I am eligible for my last refill tomorrow and not sure how to handle it.Honesty,I want them like NOW.I found another support group that I posted in more detail-www.mypainkilleraddictions.com
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514273 tn?1311609635
05/08
I didn't the first few days, but I'm sleeping fine now..only because I take this RLS medication for my shaking legs.  I'm still getting hot flashes\cold chills and still sweating periodically.  The headache seem to be gone, the anxiety is still there only cause I suffer from a mild form of GAD. I listen to another post and took a walk around the office earlier and am starting to do actual work and not just show up to the office.  It seem to get my minds off things for now…but I don’t know what will happen when I start to have to some free time.  Probably head down to HB and enjoy the water and the beautiful weather we are having…oh wait...nevermind Laker game is on today.
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Avatar universal
05/08
Just a quick note to say hi! Hang in there.  It does get better and the sleep gets better too.
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514273 tn?1311609635
05/08
We pretty much started quiting at the same time.  At the minute I don't see the light because the shaking won't stop, but I know there is hope..there is a light..and you should feel the same way...the worse is over and there is only residual depency.  We both can do this..be strong...
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05/08
Just a quick note to say hi!  and how are you doing today?
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