Good job! I am on Day 10 of (first a taper from 6 pills a day) to a cold turkey withdrawal from tramadaol. It gets bad sometimes, and I kinda get slammed back down. But I don't at the moment feel like I am about to die.
I don't believe I am an addict. I believe I became physically dependant on these pills which eventually turned on me. The fact is the Doctors who gave me tramadol did not know enough about it or me, to know it was absolutely the wrong drug to manage chronic pain. Not for everyone, but definately for me.
I'm so happy you are feeling better. DO not be scared if you have moments of feeling bad again. I don't think it comes back full force. For me the morning and the evening are the worst. The Thomas Detox has been a life aver (literally)
To me; Tramadol is poison. All the meds I was on were all harmful.
My aftercare is going to be solid nutrition, yoga, seeing a therapist for EMDR and stress management and also pacing. The truth is, I have been drugged so long, I don't even really know how much my body has recovered from the car accident I was in in 2000! So, I'm planning on finding out.
So happy for you TooMuch! SO happy! And man, it is NICE to hear from a fellow tramadol-ite. That stuff is horrrrible!
ditto about the rx...cancel it..and congratulations.I am glad you are feeling better..it can only get better from here.Just stay focused and never let your guard down..
I agree w/ demandie. If I had a script waiting for me, it's like dangling a steak above a dog. Eventually he will jump and grab it. If it isn't avail to you, no worries. You arent going to use it anyway? I actually get a 'high' from knowing i have meds avail to me. Congrats on getting through the physical, I agree w/avisg aftercare is utmost important. Each time i have neglected it i have relapsed. I am on day ONE of no meds. I know what is ahead. I am both excited and scared but know it needs to happen. I plan on treating my disease after detoxing by aftercare and you should look at that avenue too.
Your best bet is to call the Pharmacy, and tell them that you are an addict and that you will not be picking up the Tramodol. If you don't do this, the day WILL come that you will end up at the pharmacy.
This is just another way to protect yourself as well. If the pharmacy knows that you are an addict, they will question any kind of narcotic script that you fill. I do this. ALL the pharmacies have been told that I'm an alcoholic/addict. It helps keep me in check. ALL of my doctors know as well.
You are doing great most of the physical part is coming to an end .Now come the hard part staying off of it .I am sure today you are thinking I will never touch this stuff again .That only lasts so long then the cravings come .Aftercare is VERY important to stay off of the drug .I tried the first time I got clean I was like ohhhhh the site is enough aftercare for me ..That was in April of 2007 in sept aug 2007 I had a relapse .I used for about three weeks .Luckily I got back on track I have been clean 10 months now the difference is I have a therapist we are getting to the root of why I use .NA works great for others but you do need something ....Live is so much better clean...