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Having a rough day today..Day 8 of no tramadol

Hello everyone. Well it's day 8 of no tramadol, cold turkey . I have been taking it for years, about 500 mg daily. Not my first time coming off of it. I quickly tappered off of it about 2 years ago or more, when I found out I was pregnant. I did great and said I would never ever go back on it! Well after my c-section and taking Norco for awhile I went right back. My baby is now a year and a half and enough was enough. I had a great experience detoxing off. I felt good, well good for cold turkey! I was positive and had a great sense of well-being. Last few days not so much and today was just so hard this morning. I cancelled my refill this morning and it put me into a stressful shacking anxious mess! Crying, the whole 9 yards! I made mysef go to the grocery store and feel a little better now. I've been keeping busy, walking 1-2 times per day, playing outside, house work etc....but everything just felt so horrible last few days. Got so bad that I knew I would fill that Rx on the 3rd when it was due. So now it's cancelled and as much as it makes me nervous, I'm slowly feeling better it's cancelled. Just looking for support today I guess. Thanks everyone!  
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You will feel better tomorrow. I had anxiety when I cancelled my norco script also. My brain was trying to trick me like "what did you do!!!!! Why would you do that???" But I just pushed the little voices out of my head, and it actually made me feel pretty powerful that I was able to do that! I too was like 8 or 9 days in when it was time for refill. I was panicky the whole time at the doctor office. I still get anxiety, although, I have a panic disorder, but I'm going to the doctor today, and I'm a little anxious and I'm 127 days in! We all have good days and bad days. The good days are really good, and the bad, we have to force, but it will get much much better with time. You are doing a terrific job! I've heard that Tramadol is worse to come off than Norco. I don't know, cause I've only ever taken the Norco. It took me 10 years to get my s**t together, but now that I have, I feel amazing...actually, I FEEL, that is enough. I feel everything, and I love it! Good luck to you...keep your head up!
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Oh thank you so much!  Wow 127 days in! Amazing!!! And you are so right about how great it is in the long run! I just keep telling myself this too shall pass. It's all those damn mind games and usually I would be ready for a new Rx right about now so day 8 usually never happens. Thank you again!!!
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Way to go on canceling that script!!!  I know the feelings that come with this and this is only temporary.  You are doing great so keep it going!!  8 days is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thank you so much! You were right, knowing that Rx was there was just really starting to mess with my head. Well I'm gonna take my little one for a nice long walk now that nap time is over and hope for a more positive afternoon and evening. Thanks so much!!!!
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Keep up the good work, Congrats on taking back your life. I myself and just about to hit the 6 month mark tomorrow. I know you can do this. Just keep looking at all the positive things in life. I suffered from panic attacks and social anexiety , but it only takes one small thing to start big changes.
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Thank you so much! It sure does! I found myself the last few days just thinking about my refill or how I could get more till then and then after and it just took a toll the last few days on me. Hoping tomorrow is alot better. I took my little one to the park this afternoon and we had our snack there as well and I will say that it helped but still finding myself getting stuck in my head right now and worrying about everything that has to do with the pills. But you are right, I must continue to look at all the blessings in life and I just can't look back this time! Thank you :)
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I know how you feel I was on a heavy dose of oxycodone over 200mg a day I called my doc said I'm done checked myself in a 7 day detox never looked back when I was in detox the doc said with me being so small he couldn't believe I was taking that much I know God and my brother was watching over me my brother died from a herion OD he was 18 I knew I had to get off that crap no matter how bad my back hurt my back pain is now managed with non narcotic meds I was just going through the motions on that crap I now feel like the old me laughing again wanted to go out with my husband getting excited again when my son has a game life is good again it will come for you it takes time just remember don't get down on yourself be proud that you are becoming clean and you will be yourself very soon
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Hey girl congrats on day 8....tram is extra hard to come off off because of the anti depressent in it  you go there 2 withdrawals at the same time..just know with time it will get better time to check out N/A....the live support you will get there will really help google a N/A meeting near you
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How are you doing now?
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Hello! Doing well! Day 27 and doing much better! Have not been on recently due to a family vacation.
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Soulscape and knarly... yall are great for this website! So helpful
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