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Watson"lortab" withdrawls??

I just posted this in the hydrocodone withdraw forum, but it seems there has not been many recent post, and one post read, ask a new question, so here goes, a bit of my story, and a withdrawl question!!
OK, i have been researching on the net how long withdrawls take from "lortab"hydrocodone" watson" I guess they are basically the same, I have been taking pills consistantly for about a year, actually a week in aug 2007 i went without pills, and i didnt realize i was addicted, but i couldnt sleep, i had vicious restless leg, and it wasn't until my mom told me it was withdrawls that I was like WOW, if i was smart, i would have ended it there because I was already done for days, but nooo, I wanted to get high, and kept the party going, i would take between 5-7 a day for a few months, then over the past months I was up to 10 10mg watsons, sometimes 12, but I have lost my connection, and i have been reduced to 2-3 a day over the past days, and i have one more pill left for tomorrow, and then I am done, i have no way to score, and i dont want to, its like my body is saying yes!! and my mind is like"you're an idiot!!" i really want to be done with the pills, i have so much in life to look forward too, i'll be done with school next year, i have a good job, yet i am always broke!!! "go figure" these damn pills have ruined my life!!!!! and i want my life back!! i was in a car accident a year ago, and i suffered a permanent clavical injury, and i dont want that to be my pill popin excuse, because i know that i was abusing them, and i wasnt taking just for pain!! i liked the high, i'll be the first to admit it, but i think i've been high long enough, and it is time to get back to who i used to be! i would really like to know how long you all think my withdrawls might last?? i hope it will only be 2-3days, ????? what do u all think? i have no one to talk to about this, and i need some help!!  =(
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all these post right on. you just have to ready and just do it. it is not fun which i can tell you know.  but just hang in tight and do it. this site has been a god send, and the health pages here give you alot of information (look at thomas recipe) i also fell in love with hot baths in the begining when i felt rough. also try to walk or some kind of excersie. you wont want to i am sure and hate while it is happening in the begining but it helps so much after you are done. exspeically with the anxiety part. welcome to the forum, ask what ever question comes to mind, big or small we will come to help              
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welcome first! the girl are right we all will go though different time period for the w/d because of the different drugs and our useage facters. you are now taking the pills to get a high not to use them for pain. i know were you are coming from as the recreational user! i myself when from a server car wreak serviver to a recreational user because it gave me all that energy! i had a 20 plus a day snorting percs habit for over 4 years, i do know the cost of keeping the habit and it was crazy i was spending at least $200.00 a week usually more! and yes you will always be broke! i hope you want to get clean for yourself not because you lost the connection! it is doable trust me. i when ct on may 19,2008 and today i am 40 days clean. use the health pages to get some good info and stuff you can do to help with the w/d no use being scare it just take the will to want to get clean. take it one day at a time. its like the worst case of the flu you will ever have! what does your mother say? is she going to help? bite the bullet now before you get that good job and lose it to a random drug test!!! we are here to help any way we can but its up to you to make the decision! check out those health pages.   good luck to you young man and keep posting and fell free to pm me if i can help or if you have any more questions.     best of luck    sherri
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I'm so glad that your post is getting so much response even at this late hour.  I'm wide aware at nearly 2am, which is not the norm for me.  Oh well, maybe it's meant to be tonight.  When I am in this forum, I lose track of time....which, by the way, is an excellent way to keep myself diverted from the desire to use!!!  For me, the best way to avoid the cravings is to talk to people who truly understand my condition and who are supporting, encouraging me to stop!  I don't get this kind of support from anywhere else.  Without open and honest communication, we would be stuck in this fight alone.  The good news is that you are not alone...I am not alone.  We have each other and we come from all over the country.  We come together at all hours of the day and night.  We are never alone!!  Anytime you or I feel lost, alone or simply craving our DOC ('drug of choice'), just get on this website and type away...just like you did a couple of hours ago.  It's amazing therapy.  I cannot think of a better solution to my addiction that to converse with my own 'kind'...my peeps.  We are a special type of family.  We don't hear each other's voices but we are one large unit, a unique family.  We all have a common bond.  I am the one who encouraged you to post a new question from another thread.  I'm so glad you did!!  Your post is so honest and grabbed my heart immediately.  Well, guess it's time for bed.  I will be back first thing in the morning with my cup of coffee in hand and in my 3rd day of withdrawal.  Perhaps your supply running out is the greatest blessing you'll ever have...remember that you are not alone...
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The physical w/d will be over in 7 days max.  sweats, diarrhea, nausea, cramping, aches, poor appetite, anxiety.  The psychological takes longer.  Remember, your mind has pretty much been in hybernation for as long as you have been using and it takes time to wake up.  Be patient with yourself.  Once the physical stuff is over, you will be tired, feel like you're moving at the pace of a turtle (because on the drugs it seems time flies).  Don't use-whatever it takes stay away from it.  Find things to occupy your time-stay busy.  Yes you will think about using, but it gets better as time goes on.  If you use with friends, find new ones.  The temptation is too strong.  You won't always want to 'pop' but you will find yourself walking down the street 6mo from now, see a sign in a window (or something) and it will remind you of taking pills.  The 'wanting to use' is replaced over time with 'remembering when you would use".  Just keep posting here, ask questions and take the advice people give you.
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I will be honest with you but please remember everyone is different. I will be clean 7 months on July 1st. I still crave every once in a while but nothing like before. It does get easier i promise you that. You just have to figure out what your triggers are and try to avoid them if at all possible. Again..good luck to you!
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thank you guys for your advice, and for responding to my post! I know it will be hard, but i am just praying that it will only be 2-3days because i have been reduced! deep inside i am just really scared of the WD's and dont want to go through it, i just keep telling myself that i was a pill free person before, and for way longer than i was a user!!! i just turned 26, so i have 24 good clean years versus these past popin times!! so, how long does the mental issues stay around for, will i always want to pop?? or after the pysical aspects will it totally be over??
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371980 tn?1276740809
Everyone is different but for the most part the physical aspect of withdrawl is usually about a week. Its the mental part that takes time. For the first week its like the worst flu ever. Eat bananas for the RLS, have Immodium for the
"stomach" issues and even try some Advil PM or something similair to help you sleep. Also look up the Thomas Recipe, it has helped many. Its in the Health pages here on the forum.
Good luck to you. It sounds like you are really ready to do this and that is the most important thing. In order to get clean you have to want to be clean and want to stay clean!!
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536882 tn?1225512859
Well first, congratulations on wanting to quit!  Admitting that you take them for more than just pain is a hard thing to do, but something you need to do in order to get better.  I am also addicted to Norco (lortab 10mg) and take about 50-60 a day.  Now, this is my 2nd relapse and with each relapse the addiction gets worse and worse.  I have been taking that many for about 2 months now, and the slow progression started in Jan when I received a Rx for the first time in 3 yrs.  I just took my one last dose and flushed the rest of my pills.  I'm done with this circus!!  I don't know how bad or how long the w/d will be this time.  But, last 2 times I also went CT.  The wd and physical symptoms last at most 7 days.  the worst for me are 4-6.  Alot of anxiety and emotional distress the first 4-5 days.  But just hang in there for 7-10 days and you are out of the fog and out of the rat race.  You are wise in doing this and taking your life back.  You have your whole life ahead of you and alot of potential if drugs aren't involved.  Best of luck
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