Hello Everyone -
I read people's journey and it's heartbreaking. I am an executive and travel all over the world for my work. I was taking Vicoprofen for over ten years....it became a nasty addiction and I started filling scripts with different doctors all over the US under different spelling of my name and not going through insurance. My life became about counting pills and the rituals that went with it. I was paying about $2000 a month in Vicoprofen at various Walgreens, CVS, etc. I would mix it with alcohol for an extra high. In addition to the pharmacies, I started buying it off the street at $8 a pill...and I got to about 600 pills a day, 7.5/200mg. When I would travel to other countries, I would go to a hospital emergency room, show them a pill bottle and tell them I needed more because I was staying longer, which they would do. In New Zealand I was banned from it because of risk of abuse. Why am I telling this story? Because I ran out on a flight from Singapore to Los Angeles and for the first time in ten years, I went into withdrawals. I felt like a junkie, because I was one.
I put myself into rehab and was given Suboxone. Over FIVE years (yes FIVE), I went from four films a day to three to two to one to half to a quarter. I am trying to get off Suboxone, but I can't get off the last of the 1mg I am on. Can anyone give me a tip? I want to be done with this journey.
For those of you that are on Vicodin or any other pain killer - free yourself from that demon. You CAN do it!