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When will the withdrawls stop?

I was diagnosed with endometriosis back in March of this year. I have it so bad that my doctor put me on Vicodin to help with the pain. Before all of this happened, I was never one to take pills for anything. Didn't believe in it. Was against it. Now, I can honestly say that I am addicted and dependant on it. I am no longer in pain but I find myself taking pain pills for the hell of it. It's the only thing that gets me through the day. Not just vics either. I have taken Percs and oxycontins also. I even went as far as to lie about having pain so I could get a shot of fentenyl in the ER. I try and go off it and after about 24 hours or so I find myself looking for pain killers from other people. Friends, family, who ever. I cant take the withdrawls. The "jittery" feeling. The aching of my legs. the shaking. I just cant stand it. Any suggestions? The longest I have gone without pills is MAYBE 2 days. I keep hearing if I get passed that 3 day mark I will be fine but I cant get to that point! I only take four 5mg pills of Vicodin a day, or three 5mg percocets a day. Which isn't that much but I just cant seem to kick the habit.  
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I believe with any addiction there are two sides. One physical and one emotional. Until you get a handle on the emotional mindset, you are at risk to always use.  It is a matter of getting off physically and mentally telling yourself that nor matter what happens, never another pill! Like smoking, that pill will get you right back into the bowels of it. Once the inner you gets the point that no matter what the fix is not coming, it will quit screaming for it! IMO

I noticed this with my smoking addiction.
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You just have to quit. You have to go through the w/ds and get them over with, they dont just go away. Quiting is the only way to get off them. The w/ds are not the end of the world, altough might seem as so. If you can go 2 days without, you can quit. I am not going to go into all the w/ds or things you can do to ease them, as its posted all over this site. Make your mind up, prepare yourself, and quit, go through w/ds and start some form of aftercare. This is really the only way to go about it!
983679 tn?1276833336
also wanted to add to my reply, you are on to low of a dose to taper i would think. Your w/ds should be minamal compared to others and if you keep going and doing what your doing its only going to make it that much harder when you do quit
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