Hi, I'm 45 days off norco 10s(same as vics just stronger). I was taking 6-12 a day. I dis a short 1 week taper kinda like what u plan on doing. I hated it so I said screw it. I quit. I even had a script waiting for me. You don't take that much per day so I think you could quit cold turkey. The worst of it will be over within 5 days maybe less. You won't feel right for a few weeks but I promise you will feel better eventually physically and mentally. Just read up on everything you can do to ease the pain of wds you won't be able to get rid of the wds so don't get discouraged. U will feel like crap there's no way around it. It's nice you have no major commitments right now so just focus on yourself and baby yourself like u said. Just stay positive and know that the pain of wds will not last that long. It will feel like an eternity but on the grand scale of it it's not that long. I wish u the beat of luck and just want to tell ya it can be done. I did it as well as so many others here. Going through life not numbed by hydrocodone is much nicer I swear..check o. Ya later. Keep posting it helps big time..
WELL~ I have to say... IF ANYONE CAN beat a "pain pill", or ANY addiction... YOU HAVE TO FIRST...TRULY WANT TO FOR YOURSELF! The PROBLEM FOR ME IS ALWAYS... Quiting one... and starting another. I PERSONALLY feel... EVERYONE HAS THEIR " addiction" (or crutch) whether it be... opiates, alcohol, food, or even "religion". . . I CANNOT STAND ONE PERSON TO JUDGE ANOTHER as ... I AM YET TO MEET A "human"... that doesn't have an addiction. SEEMS TO coorilate with IQ with what that is, and HOW STRONG THE NEED for ...that..."SOMETHING" is. I ENVY people who... JUST DON'T LET IT BOTHER THEM. BUT... those simpletons are usually... THE MOST JUDGEMENTAL AS WELL. GOOD LUCK and I used "suboxone" to quit mine... BUT... I think I will take it forevor as... I AM A WIMP to the "HORRIFIC WITHDRAW SYMPTOMS"... You seem determined, and STRONGER willed and... I USED TO TAKE 30-60 750 oxycodones a day ... NO HALVES FOR THIS ADDICT. You keep a POSITIVE state of mind...AND GOOD LUCK!
your story sounds a lot like mine. I got hooked on Lorazepam when my then-young husband was diagnosed with brain cancer, suffered for 6 years and died. I don't know the drug you are taking, but try to do it very gradually, maybe 10% a month, do it very slowly. You have hard a vey tough time what with your husband's illness and death, and have been on this drug for quite a while. So go easy on yourself and don't try it too. fast. I quit smoking years ago too, was only smoking 8 a day, but it took me a year and a half, I would reduce by one cigarette a day, every month. So it's doable.
We are all in this together. I'm very grateful for this site, because it proves to me that I am not alone.
She was taking vicodin it said right in her post. If she wants off it she doesn't have to do a 10% taper. I wouldn't recommend that. If it was a benzo then maybe yes. But I feel with vics just get it over with. It's not life threatening in most cases as I've read. Why should she continue to take the vics for 10 more months, it could get worse. Just my opinion..you don't have to be that gradual with opiates.
Hi, Ok so im reading your story and it added chills to the ones i already have from withdrawl... lol..
I just told my doc a week ago that i was addicted and she sent me to a chemical dependency doctor, which i would definatly reccomend. I went 2 days ago and she gave me meds to help with the sickness the sweats and the leg cramping. I have not taken a vicodin in 2 days now and its really not bad with help from the medication she prescribed me. I was taking 6-750's a day for 5 yrs... I promice you, if i can do it so can you.. I am the biggest chicken and i was scared to death to go through the withdrawls. Now im just so excited to know im not gonna be chained to these things any more and can have my life back.
I wish you the best of luck and God bless. Cindy
Sorry that last post was to you, sorry baker .