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611067 tn?1458591483

Did I relapse?

Last week the pain was so horrible and I could not get it under control (it's my fibro and my shoulder [which has the worst calcium deposit on it that my ortho has ever seen).  I tried Ibuprofen (which I am not supposed to take), darvocet and tylenol.  Nothing was helping.  I finally allowed my mother to give me one of her Lortab and I broke it in half and took it with tylenol  and then 4 hours later took the other half and it made a huge difference in relieving my pain (not completely but made it tolerable).  I haven't craved any since then and I'm not taking them now - but do I have to start all over again with my tracker!?

Hugs,
Janet
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495284 tn?1333894042
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You took those for legitimate pain.  You didnt take them to get high.....carry on girl!!!  Hope you are feeling better.....sara
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I dont think you relapsed.  No way.  You have legit pain and took it for real pain and didn't get out of control.. Feel better Janet :)
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611067 tn?1458591483
Sara:
Thanks!  I almost felt dirty taking that silly pill!  LOL!!!!
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611067 tn?1458591483
Thanks!  I was actually pleasantly surprised that I did not crave them after I took that one pill.  WHEW!  
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340590 tn?1290952141
janet, keep on keepin on.  you did not relapse...sorry you were in so much pain though!!!
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OK, this might sound bad, but it is not my intent.That absolutely is a relapse. If you take someone else's prescription, that is abusing pills. I know, I know, this sounds so harsh, and i don't mean it to be that way! I am so sorry if it does.

As slight as it may seem. I guess you could equate it to driving 26mph in a 25mph zone. Is it over the speed limit? yes, is it a reason to get a ticket? no.

Please don't think I am judging or think you did a bad thing. You were in pain, and you did what you needed to do to treat it. Obviously taking one pill is not the end of the world, and you stopped. But this how bad things start. I guess I just wanted to share that. I know I have done this, and it led to doing it more. I just hate to see something so small turn into something bigger.
Just keep everything in mind.
Good luck to you!!

But addiction is slick, and is always trying to get us go back to our old ways. Sobriety is a slippery slope and its so easy to slide.


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711224 tn?1344771687
Janet there's a very thin line between pain management and addiction, you used it to manage your pain and you didn't abuse it. Leave your tracker just the way it is.
NO relapse, girl.
All my love. xoxoxo. sophie.
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917726 tn?1244302491
I would say no also. I stopped using oxycontin 7 days ago and on the second day of withdrawls i took a perc 5, actually only a half, but i had to b/c my back and legs were killing me. but i havent' took anything since then. it helped me sleep b/c i was only get 2 or 3 hrs a night. insomnia *****. keep on going your doing great.
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I say no too! I took 2 a day when I had my dental work done. Did it for almost 3 days.
Flushed the rest. Haven't taken any since nor do I want to.

Janet you are doing great!!

Luv Ya,

Terry
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I agree with all the above.. You did good :) I hope you are feeling a lil better.. hugs lesa
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611067 tn?1458591483
Thanks for your support everyone!  I was terrified to take that one pill for fear of the cravings starting again and so far nothing!  

Tommm70:
I do agree that I probably should not have taken a pill from my mother, but I also did not want a whole prescription from my doctor.  I just needed to get out of pain that one day.  I'm still in pain, but not like I was that particular day.  I suppose it is an excuse but isn't it better to have taken one from her than get a prescription filled?  Of course, I see your point and we can rationalize anything.  I promise I am not headed down that road again!  Thanks for your advice!  :)

Hugs and love to you guys!  :)
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Congrats on 274 days:) Sorry you have been in pain, but nobody deserves to suffer. Even though this was not a relapse, it does feel good to talk about it to friends just to hold us accountable, but you did great. Keep that tracker where it is, you earned it.
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442658 tn?1563386491
NO WAY...you leave your tracker alone...this was legit not abuse...keep on going...maria :)
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518031 tn?1295575374
ou didn't relapse your not out trying to buy more or going to the dr or Er to get more like sara said you had real pain took care of it, and when on about your way. Asd you knoiw I will be getting a kidney transplant here in a couple of months that was my first question to the surgeon and he told me after 3 or 4 days I would be given non narcotic drugs, and that i wouldn't relapse
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