Hi, I'm not sure how you go about weaning yourself off with 3 pills left, I quit taking my Norco 10/325 24 days ago, and like you, I had 4 pills left, and thought I could (or wanted) to stretch them out over a couple of days, but then I just talked myself into taking them as I normally did, and getting onto the withdrawal to get it over with, and all in all, it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I've withdrawn from those pills several times, but the last couple times were the worst, and it still wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. It's funny how even though you know what it's like to withdrawal, once you get the pills going back in you for a while, your mind forgets what the withdrawal was like. I had a lot of positive thinking and did not take any time off from work because working kept me busy, which kept me from craving the pills or thinking about how crappy I felt. How long have you been taking them and how many a day do you take? Age and health also play into your withdrawal symptoms and length of withdrawal.
Hi and welcome to the form.....as for tapering 3 pills is not going to make a difference you be best to just get rid of them....this is 1/3 phyical and 2/3 mental so be ready yo fight it out on both fronts...try not to let fear into the equation it is always worst in our minds then it turns out to be....the best thing you can bring to the table is a positive attitude it makes the difference between being uncomfortable and suffering suffering is a choice right now get out and pick up a case of gatoraid you will need to force the fluids....pick up some epsom salt for the bath....a hot soak goes a long way in reliving the symptoms you may need several a day pick up some movies it will keep you bizzy all night most people dont sleep....I have said this a million times but ''you just got to be ok without being ok for a wile'' this should be your mantra for the next few days....we do home detoxes all the time here and most people are more comfortable in there home then in a detox center how much where you taking ??? at what dose??/ and your age will all factor in in how long and sever this will be keep posting for support we can walk you threw the whole process if you have questions just ask
I am 31 and I have been taking them for like 3 years now. I take anywhere from 2-6 a day.
Hi....well your dose is low and your right down the middle with age groups so your detox should not be that bad...where here to help and have a lot of home cures so let us know what is bothering you as far as the detox goes we all look forward to helping you
Hey Girl where here it is monday is this day 1 for you??? keep us posted we all want to help.....recovery is a ''we'' thing not a ''I'' thing together we can win
Hi everyone I had a slip yesterday. I fell and landed on my hip I did t take anything for it. I took a hydrocodone this morning because it hurt worst. So as soon as this wears off that will be it. I do have a couple questions, what's the best thing for restless legs? Also what can I do as far as energy? I really appreciate everyone's input it means a lot that there is people out there that is willing to help me. How long does withdrawal usually last? What symptoms would I have?
Thank you scaredgirl31
Thank you sjs49 I will give it a try. Tonight will be the first night of withdrawals. But I do have a positive attitude about this.
Hey Girl how goes it???......one thing you need to do is get rid of alll the pills in the house you cant keep a safty net ....most addicts will cave in the mist of withdrawals......let us know how your doing we can help ...we have home cures to help ez the symptoms but can olny help if you tell us what is bothering you as alway keep posting for support
Hi there! Unless you haven't been using very long those 3 pills are not going to work for tapering. My advice would be to either get rid of them or only take the bare minimum necessary to ease withdrawal symptoms. You will start to feel withdrawals 12-24 hours after your last dose. Your initial symptoms will probably be the sweats, headache, body ache, restless legs, muscle spasms, and anxiety. When pain is unbearable take a half of one, then another half if necessary. You need to feel the withdrawals to know you're working it out of your system. I detoxed cold turkey and used ibuprofen, excedrin, Imodium, and Benadryl or unisom to help with sleep. If you can't afford any of those hot baths, cool and hot washcloths, TONS of water, hot tea with milk and honey and lots of rest should all help slightly. It I sn't going to be fun no matter what you do. The worst days for me were days 2-3. If you have access to diazepam or any type of benzo that will be extremely helpful! Wishing you the best of luck and you can do this! Making the decision is hard, just stick with it and know that you have support!