I feel hardly worthy to comment as i am only on day 16. But I offer you my prayers and support and remember if you made day 3 you can make day 4. You are correct these pills are dispenced pretty freely by overworked doc not maintaining proper oversight on how much they are rx'ing and for how long. My doctor who is a personel friend refilled me at 90 tablets with 3 refills on a regular basis, but in the end game for me I know it was my responsibility and I know that I was wrong in that I was doing the same as you... drinking hot tea and taking the pills. The Good news is that we are both on our way. The Bible says that in whom God begins a good work in in he is good to to see it to its completion. So if you are of the persucian Let Go & Let God.. Your doing great, just pretend like you have the flu
I am now starting day 3 with no pills. I have been taking perks for about 3 yrs recretionally. I was not taking them all day long, however I was taking them at night for the euphoria feeling. I would take 15mg a night after work. I decided that I had had enough. i started to increase on the weekends taking 15mg. durning the day and 15mg at night. I know this may not sound like a lot compared to some of the other stories on here but it is still hard for me and I am expirencing withdrawals from it. I never realized that these were so addictive. I thought that if doctors were giving them out, how bad could they really be?? Its not like I am doing hard drugs such as heroin or cococaine or anything....Boy was I wrong, I wish I never started. I am hanging in there and just keep thinking of all the $$$ that I have wasted over the past few yrs. I am happy that I know that I will never let these thing control me again. What put me into perspective was that I had a close friend get checked into rehab this week, I never even knew they had an issue. I feel for all that are going through this and hope that everyone keeps doing their best. I know that pills are just a phone call away but I am determined this time to kick this habit for goood. I was so nieve to think that these pill were ok because doctors gave them out!
I keep getting emails asking me to pick a best response i am not sure how to do this. To be very honest each and everyone of You that took the time to respond are all GREAT and DESERVING of so much Praise. THANK-YOU ALL. Today is day 14 and all is well. Glory to God as it belongs to him.
You can do it too and I would be glad to help anyway that I can. I knew that my pill use was in front of the computer isolated in my house. I planned a weekend of activity sparing as much money as i could and i took off leaving the pills at home. I called a friend and told her where the pills were and to get rid of them. I called my doctor and told him I did not want anymore pain pills (burning my bridges so to speak) By attending the concerts and drinking a few beers ( and I mean a few... just 4 for the entire 3 days) I was able to try things and do things in the city of Memphis that i had not done. Before I knew it Monday had arrived and i was goning on day 4. I must confess to you, that I have a ferverant belief in God and everytime someone tried to tell me going fromm 10-11 7.5 tabs would be painful. I boldly said NO IT WON't I have cried out to GOD and asked him to HOLD ME ON THE ROCK and deliver me from this evill. My friend He has done just this. TODAY IS DAY 12!!! I still have a long way to go but I can attest to you it has not been overly hard. I attribute this to the a power that I cannot begin to understand.. GOD. just so you know this intervention is not exclusive to the Holy Rollers, I struggle and fall to sin daily but God knows the heart and he always seeking for the prodical child to return home. I hope this helped. I will place you in prayer right now for your success in doing what YOU have to do. Not being able to sleep will be the worst but suprizingly you will be able to function at work for at lest 5 days and by then you will notice you ar e getting 1-2 more hours of slleep each night. Try valherian root, melatonion or advil. Warm Milk, stock up on movies you have not seen and as REO Speed wagon Says KEEP PUSHING ON and of course their classic RIDENTHE STORM OUT God Bless You !!!
Way to go on your clean time:) It will keep getting better too, so you have a lot to look forward to. I like the old time bands like REO speedwagon and Scorpions also. Stay strong and congrats again.
How did you do it?? Did you taper or just go CT? I need help :)
Congrats on your clean time! Almost two weeks now? Who'd of thought we could have fun without drugs lol. Way to go man.
You can stay on your soapbox. You've earned it! Now you just have to keep earning it.
good job! it is possible, u should go to meetings too! How long were u using?