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Hydrocodone Withdrawal

I have severe Fibromyalgia and So I just took my last 2 hydro 10/500 tonight and i have been on about 75 to 100 mgs daily which are not prescribed to me and i have buy off the street...I fear withdrawal so bad because i have been through it before and its hell. I have taken neurotin before to help ease withdrawal but lately it doesnt seem to help the achiness and joint pain. I recently discovered a bottle of methocarbomal also known as robaxin i was prescribed like 5 years ago and had read that this stuff can help ease the achiness of withdrawal. My question is, will it help ease the pain and is it still even good after 5 years? I also may be getting some tramadol tomorrow to help with the withdrawal as well...can these be taken together? Thank you for ur help!
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How are you doing?
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1416133 tn?1351123217
Yeah, I used to be a member of that tramadol "group" so find another alternative.  :)
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one comment.  Tramadol IS addictive.  Check out the tramadol group here.
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699217 tn?1323438700
I was reading about this Robaxin last night, a good friend of mine who is in a wheelchair since birth and has spina bifida was prescribed this last week, never been prescribed this before, so i was checking it out and it seems alot of people believe it had helped or is helping their pain along with helping them relax and sleep better.  5 years is really old though, i don't know if they will have any effect at all after that long, not sure though, all just my opinion.  Robaxin is a skeletal muscle relaxant similar to flexaril, good luck to you, i can only imagine how fibro is, have heard horror stories, but off pills you will find that the pain is very manageable, IMO....hapy hoilidays too :)
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I too have fibro, nasty devil isn't it. But the hydros are probably giving you more pain signals!  I am 98 days off them and feel pretty good.  Look on the pages for the Thomas recipe. It vitamins and amino acids to help with the wd process.  I would also talk to ur doc . Light exercise will help around day 2. Just talk a walk. It will help when you feel all nerved up. Make sure to take vitamin D and magnesium.  They help with both wd and fibro.  You can do this!
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I have no idea about robaxin - but my guess is that any drug after 5 years is not going to work as intended.

I've seen many people here have the same experience that I've had though - that after coming off the pills, your pain isn't nearly as bad as it is ON the pills.  I really think because your body craves the opiates, it creates more pain - and creates a vicious circle.  

I have severe disc degenerative disease - 4 of my discs are pretty much non-exisistant.  I've had severe nerve pain, lower back pain, hip pain, leg pain, etc - and it's ALL improved since coming off the pills and is helped by simple over the counter pain meds.  (I've also started taking other supplements as well - and I believe it's a combination of everything, including exercise & healthy living - that's made the difference in my pain levels.)  

You can do this!
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