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Today is a new day...not looking back.

HI everyone~I haven't been on for a while.  I am tappering off of norco and in a couple days I am really excitted to see how it is going to be not to have to take any at all. I have been addicted, that is a strange word for me to think about and say, but I guess that is what it is for maybe a year now, but I really didn't realize how bad off I was. I am very commited and afraid at the same time...but really really looking forward to seeing things without the use of narcotics. I really want it to work this time. I am still waking up around 4am each morning feeling like my skin is crawling out of me and I can't hold still, toss and turn sweating, horrible. I am down to abouot 3 or 4 at most a day and that is really excitting for me. My husband is supporting me stopping, he is being as patient as he can. I am hoping the WD will be much easier now that I have tappered like this. The anxiety seems to bring on WD for me, it is odd. But who cares, I want my life back and reading what all of you are saying really brings me great hope...thanks for all of your support. I know it is going to get hard before it gets easy...I have been on this stuff for over a year now I suppose.  I wish I never would have laid eyes on norco. So, any little ideas of support and help with the WD for the next couple weeks will be great. Thank you all!  I am so glad this group is out here, it feels good to know other people have been there and done that and are fine now. It really makes me now I can, to.  :)
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452063 tn?1324074916
Congratulations on your tapering. Your taking the right step getting off these pills. Is this your first time quitting? If you need any xtra support feel free to PM me anytime. Corey
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addiction is way hard to beat but if you can substitute an unhealthy addiction for a heathy one, it could be a way out.. well thats what i keep telling myself...
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I hope that you got a chance to read the health pages and get the vitamin protocols and tapering article that is there....exercise and a positive attitude can go a long way....u r lucky to have your husband for support...u will do great i can tell u r committed to this..keep posting...lots of support here
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I am so happy for the support that is on this site...I have been tappering and I can't believe how much easier it is than I thought it would be. I mean, I have my moments, like when trippers make me want to use more, it is hard.  Yesterday I left and went out to brekfest for one of the first times without having to carry the pills in my purse for my ease of mind knowing I had them with me type thing...it was hard to walk out of the house without them, my hubby helped me do it...plus, I am now sleeping till around 6 without the restless legs and WD don't kick in as soon now, each day they get farther apart...thankfully. I had the pharmacy cut all of them in half for me last time I got them and told them I was tappering myself  and she told me I was on the lowest dose possible so she didn't think it would be to hard...yeah right, but it was sweet of her to try to cheer me up.  She told me even people that stop drinking pop suddenly have WD from it, and it doens't mean they are a junkie...good to know, ha. I still wish I never would have laid eyes on those pills. They really take over your entire life eventually. I am still really motivated and I am so sure this is teh time that is going to work...my goal is NO more pills before summer, so that is what 8 weeks, I am done to like 4 a day broken is half so, I think for sure I am going to beat this horrible addiction. Time to start my life again, not norco's lazy, boring, undependable, anti-social, lying to myself and everyone around me life, norco get outta here!   ; )  
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401095 tn?1351391770
good for you...i am glad hubby is helping you...keep moving forward
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yeah, he is really being sweet about it, I am amazed really seems tah I haven't been a very good wife with those awful pills in me for the last year...I mean I have been really lazy, all I wanted to do was sit around and chill and I never wanted to leave the house and stuff...poor guy. He thinks it is all mind over matter, but when I told him about the soda, he drinks tons of soda, I think he sortof understood the headaches and stuff that goes along with the WD. You are really sweet to respond and be so supportive, thank you!
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by the way, getting out of the house for me was a big help to take my mind off of sing the pills to entertain me so to speak...I mean if I am sitting around living out the same old moment, of course my body and mind is going to be hey where are my happy pills, haha.  But seriously, leaving and going out was great.  Before I knew it yesterday it was 1:30 in teh afternoon and I wasn't WD at all, and I only had a half at 6am, so that was sooooo cool for me. The clock is like my master right now, I just keep watchinh waiting to see how long I can go without WD...but maybe I should WD a little before I take a hlaf so it will detox me more?  I dunno. I do take vitamins, and I have been eating tons of bananna's, and I have to ay they really do help with the leg thing at night, it is pretty amazing really. It is cool to give my body something healthy for a change...haha.
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401095 tn?1351391770
I do agree with staying active even tho your body tells you to lay around,,,,it helps to exercise and stay busy...good luck to you...when is your final day?
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I am tapering as well from hydrocodone. I am not as low as you yet I just started last week. But I am sticking to it really well. Just wanted to tell you there are people rooting for you and you can do it!
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