Well, this is my fourth time trying to quit an norco and oxy habit, which my Dr. had me on due to chronic pain. I was taking around 20 pills a day - maybe about 250-300mg of hydro/oxy. Finally, I wanted to quit and tried a few times and never made it past day 1. I went on Suboxone and tapered and the withdrawals from that hospitalized me for 3 days! So back on the pain pills I went. Finally, this time, 11 days ago I quit C/T and let me tell you, that is a hell I NEVER want to experience again. I quit on a Wed, and by Thursday it set in and I was bedridden until just a few days ago. But now, I have no cravings, and after going to this struggle to get off the pills, I have decided the only way I will take opiates long term is if I have a uncurable chronic condition that I have too, and not just because I think my back hurts. So now, I am doing more eastern approaches such as massage and acupunture and it helps. I meditate and prayed alot, and I still have stomach cramps and am weak but everyday feel my spirit get stronger. This is my 4 official time trying to quit, I landed in the hospital each time all but this one for some reason. Maybe God heard my prayers, maybe this time I was stronger, but I know now that I could not avoid the withdrawal. I tried to avoid it with tapering and suboxone, but didn't work for me. I was all about sub when I first got on it, then when I got down to just a little and jumped, the WD lasted WAY longer than even oxy! So, this time, I just jumped and hit the ground, and I'm not sorry I did either. For the first time in a long time, I feel again, I actually want to get out of bed, and though I'm weak and have some stomach issues lingering, I'm doing my best to move around. I'll not relapse and go through this again. I'm sure many can relate that the WDs are so tough, that it really does teach you a valued lesson that I don't think I learned until now. I never want to be on something that will make me this sick again if I quit, so I'm just taking one day at a time, and trying to get my strength back. It is coming back everyday and finally I can sleep the full night without waking up. The best feeling in the world is waking up wihout being in withdrawal! I can't remember how long its been since that's happened. I've been on pills for at least 5 years due to all my conditions. But you know, we have to make choices and I feel like living without opiates it the best for me. So for all you guys going through WDs now and are in your battles, be strong! Keep going because it does get better and don't be afraid! You will heal and move on and get through the hell that is the firs 1-7 days. God bless you all for being strong and helping me get my life back!