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Help with Getting of Lortabs

Hello...I wrote into you last year about this time.  I'm now asking again for some reassurance and help.  I'm wanting more than anything to get off the Lortab's that I'm addicted to.  I have decreased my dose from 10mg pills to 7.5mg/s, but am taking about 20 per day.  I hate myself and would have never thought that I would be in such a position as this.  What's the safest, easiest, weaning schedule outside of an inpatient setting?  And is there anyone out there in about the same situation as me, taking the same amount, and willing to be my partner in doing this together?  This would change my life substantially if I could get off of these.  I want this more than anything.  Please help...
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1481358 tn?1288295091
I dont think they allow people to post there tapering  oppinions. Probably a good thing. Hey, first thing. Dont hate yourself. That wont help you at all. Hate yourself when you accept that way of life for  yourself. I do believe in tapering but most addicts have a hard time doing it and stickings to it. Its all or nothing for most. like me. Im on day 6 clean- of  a roxi habbit that was about 120mg a day give or take 30 to 60mg. It does help to have someone to kinda quit with you but dont wait around for them. Just know this. There are many many many people here that have quit pills sucessfully. Most of the wds are the worst the first 2 or 3 days. So if you gotta work or get important things done plan ahead. You WANT to quit and thats really all you need. Like I said I was In your position just 6 days ago. Today I feel fine. Just know it can be done. Know you can do it. Know the wds dont last forever. Know youll have your life back within a week! Please dont hate yourself. Posting your progress on this site helped me ALOT! There alot of very wise and loving people here. They will help. I promise you that.
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Listen coming to this site was a God send for me. I was pretty close to your habit and am now on day 3. It's no picnic but the FEAR of wd is almost worse than going through it. I can tell u personally I could never wean. I just had to cold turkey it. I tried weaning but still felt high so you know that's not gonna work. Then if I'd wean down enough to be sick I figured might as well quit period and get it over with all at one time. It's up to u just make a plan and stick to it! Honestly if I can do it y can too.  U just have to REALLY want this. Come on, flush them and get it over with. This time next week u will be over this, sober, money back in your pocket, and your life back. YOU CAN DO THIS!! I don't know if your a religious person but I will pray for u tonight. Good luck and we will be here when your ready!!
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Oh and Kate.. Don't hate yourself. Everyone stumbles sometimes. You can't change what you've already done. I learned that over these last few days. I can only change going forward and you can too!!
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GeorgiaGirl and Throwindatowl...thank you so much for your words of encouragement.  I truly feel stronger today.  I  know this doesn't sound like much of an accomplishment, but I only took 10 7.5's today. I have been taking 20 consistently for the past several months.  So that's a BIG deal for me.  I got a script for Klonopin as well as some Ambien to help me sleep.  And I didn't crave the "automatic" popping of pills every hour or so today.  I don't know about you, but this small step makes me feel a lot of hope.  I intend to take less tomorrow, then less the next day, and so on so that I can taper the best I can to avoid the intense withdrawals.  But I need you all to know that had I not posted here and felt the strong connection with you and the support, I'm sure I wouldn't have done as well today. I will gladly take your prayers and will do the same for you.  I'd love to hear how you're progressing daily if you don't mind.  That gives me so much encouragement.  Maybe in a few days, I'll ditch the rest of the script and go cold turkey, but for now, I'm in a place of needing to try this taper schedule.  Again, thank you and I look forward to more communication.  Take care...
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1435456 tn?1314674659
I went CT off of a bigger dose than you are on. As long as you don't have underlying physical problems, it is really the best way. I agree that the fear of detox for me was worse than actually doing it. I would have quit alot sooner, but had it built up in my mind to be much worse. Not to sugarcoat it, the first 3-5 days are tough but it doesn't get drawn out. If you must taper, I wish you luck as I couldn't do it that way. You just have to make up your mind and not waver, and keep a positive mindset. You cannot even begin to understand all the things you have been missing, that you will never take for granted again. Keep posting, God Bless. Andrew
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1481358 tn?1288295091
Keep doing  what your doing. Alot of people drag there tapering out allllloooonngggg time. Youve already cut it in half.GOOD JOB. dont be afraid to cut it back each day. You may even have mild wds, like being tired, stomach problems, while you taper. OK at least its not full blown wds. Id say have your last dose on friday. sat and sun youll go through whatever wds and they shouldnt be that bad. Monday of next week start your new life pill free! You can do this. You dont have to drag it out. One week and you can taper off and feel pretty good. Not perfect. As good as possiable. Do it.
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Thanks! I may try that -- let me
See how today goes :)
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Thanks for the encouragement. I'll see how I do over the next couple of days. Thank you so much!!
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1510084 tn?1291824940
I went thru the same thing you are going thru now, last week :) I ended up CT last tuesday, and now am back to my normal pill free life today :) It is so so so wonderful, words cannot describe it... There were a few rough days, not as bad as I thought, the thought of quitting is the worst, but then again, the PILLS are still in you while you are making this decision to quit!! Good luck, keep posting on here, and build up some support- god bless
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