Good to hear you've cut the daily dose in half. BUT...that's a lot of Tylenol. Very,very bad for your liver. It's also about 1500mg of codeine per day,as well. I'm sad to say,you'll have a tough withdrawal. In my opinion,you need to keep tapering down and then stop. There are some meds that can help with withdrawals. You need to call the prescibing doctor and make him/her aware of your plan and ask for some help. Also,read the health pages esp. The Thomas Recipe and "home detox". Arm yourself with information. The good news is that once you've detoxed from all that codeine,you'll find your pain has decreased and can be managed quite nicely with otcs.
Good luck to you and keep posting~~
Were you aware of the amounts of tylenol you were putting in your body at one time not only 1 time a day but 7 times in a day? Please do not feel like I am judging you for the way you took your DOC cause I am in no position to be the judge of anybody when drugs are involved. Hell I needed to judge myself for years but would lie and smile and say NO i am not an Addict and No I am not out of control and Yes I can stop taking them if I don't need them anymore. When in fact I never needed them to begin with!!!! I am almost 27 and have been losing this fight with my addiction since I was 13 & 14. My eyes are open now and I see what kind of person they have made me and that is so far from the person I was. Scary site to look in the mirror and think who the hell is that looking back at me? I can look at a mirror now and have a few choice words to say to that addict I see. Good that you don't take them to get high. And Congrats on being Alcohol free for so long! So really our stories of why we take them are nowheres close to being almost the same. I take them to get as high as I can and when that don't work I will take more and more to find that high. But withdrawls no matter if you stuck to how the Dr told you to take them and NEVER abused them you are still addicted to them just like I am. CT was NEVER an option for me cause I let it get so far out of control that the only way I thought I would truly be free from the pills is to end all the suffering I felt all the pain I caused love ones so I didnt have to fight what for so many years was a losing battle I went into with my hands tied behind my back. Wishing you all the luck in the world for a successful CT if that is the route you chose to take!!! Head up keep me posted
If I am not mistaken, Congrats! are in order? I have told many doctors the amount I take and they basically do nothing or offer me something ever worse like moriphine! My mother died from taking drugs in 2006 and I do not want to go the same way. So, your saying I should just keep taking less and eventually take none? Will I feel crappy while doing that? Not that it really matters, I have not went a day in my life (since being addicted and a drunk at 13) without feeling some degree of crappy! Thanks for your help! I will see what I can do and yes, I will keep you posted! I appreciate you taking the time out!
have you looked at any information about suboxone
Actually, when I first started taking them it was to get rid of the pain in my mouth, as time went on, the pain wouldn't go away, so I started taking 2 at a time, then 3, eventually ending up at 7. I have been taking 7 at a time now, because if I don't I feel like crap! I think I take them more now, to keep away the pain of not taking them. Make sense? As I said in my original post, I honestly do not take them to get high, in fact if I wanted a stronger prescription, I could get it, I just don't want to be in pain anymore.
When I drank, I drank so I didn't have to think about my past and the abuse, ****** childhood, rapes, blah blah blah! I could go on with the emotional pain I was and still can be in, but that is not why I take 3s. In fact I know from trying to quit the first time (and only time) that the pain I am in now is NOTHING compared to the pain I will have to go through in order to get off of them. And I had gotten to the 4th day that time. OMG! I wanted to die! And I know you are not trying to judge me, and I appreciate that, I also hope you are able to look in that mirror one day (sooner than later) and see the you, you used to be and still are! Thanks for your input! I really do appreciate any I can get!
Hi! No I have not looked at that, what is it and how does it work? Is there information on this site? Or can you give me a short description as to what it entails? I appreciate your help! Thanks!