You are not alone! Welcome to the forum. I am not going to really give advice since this is all new to me but you have come to the right place. There are so many great people on here. What I do know is that you are not alone, and there are a few different ways to stop. You obviously do not like the cold turkey because of withdrawals, are you able to taper down on your amount each day?
the feelings that you are describing are withdrawals they will go away if u can make it through them.it will take anywhere between 5-10 days to really know your getting better. if you realllly cant do it and you give up every time you can call a clinic in your area and get a drug called suboxone. it will cost you about $200 for a script. it counteracts the withdrawal symptoms so you can withdraw more comfortably, please do this for your son if not for yourself
You need to sit here and read all these posts for a couple of hours at least. every question you have will be answered and look up the thomas recipe in the meantime to get prepared. if it the two of you can you taper or must it be cold turkey.
You are right you will lose it all if you don't stop.
how long have you guys been addicted.
Welcome,you have found a great place for advice and support,if you read the posts you will find alot of people with the same problem that are all trying to get off the pills.You sound like you really are ready that is the biggest step.Withdrawl is different for everyone and there are vitimans,suppliments,lots of advil AM &pm ,heating pad lots of hot baths and if you can clear your schedules for 5-7 days it is doable.You will find it is like the flu as you have experienced but with posting and supplies you can do it.I am 31 days off vics today and it is so much better.I was so afraid to do this and had failed before but with the help and the great support and advice of the people on this site it was so much easier this time.I do not think about or want a pill anymore.You can do this too.So please pick a date to start your life you can do this.It is kind of quiet tonight but more will respond.Good Luck
how much do you spend on average per week? How many do you have as of this moment? Does anyone else know about your problem? family, friends? how old is your child? How are you paying for rent, etc if your spending it all on percs/dillauded/oc's? Can you give me an exact amount of each of the 3 opiates you take each day? and how often? I would love to help you. You will not be able to detox together...your going to have to take turns...it's the only way to do it unless you can afford not to work as a couple and have someone else raise your child for a few weeks.....hope to hear from you soon.
sickcookie is right. U can do it. It took 5 days of hell. For me. From excactly what u r taken. Hot baths, 4-5 a day. I did go to my family doc and he was very cool about it. He gave me ten day script of Valium at night n Xanax during day. Just get it for ten days. Work out daily. U may not be able to for a week. U 2 need to do this. I've been clean now for 34 days n feel like a human. Because u too r switching pills and probably doses. U may already have had w/d. N didnt even now. R u both sick like the flu alot? The body pains will stop. Go to gnc get supplements. To help u thru this. I will never go back. If ur supplier is a friend tell him not to sell them to u anymore. Mine was and honored my request. Don't waste ur lives. U only get one shot at it.
I wanted to answer your questions. Between my boyfriend and I we probably spend an average of 500 dollars a week on this stuff, we'd spend a lot more but, unfortunently, we know all the right people. Right now we have 4 Dilaudeds left for the night. No one knows about this. My friends wouldnt understand this, my mom was a recovering alcoholic/drug addict, she was the only family mamber I would be able to talk to about this, but she died last may. That was when all of this started getting out of hand. I had taken pills from time to time before that, and I hate to admit this, but when she died she had several bottles of OCs and Dilaudeds, and I took them. At the time I was working at a strip club, the drugs were so easy to access there, and I couldnt get on stage or do anyother aspects of my job sober anyway, so I took so many pills. Since then its been out of hand. I probably take on average, 4-7 15 mg Rockocets, 3-4 OC80s, and 7-10 dilaudeds everyday. I cant go to my family for support, my dad has always been extremely emotionally abusive towards me, and I know it would do more harm then good to tell him. Besides, I know he'll take my son. I cant loose my son, I have to stop, I know my son deserves better than this, and I know I can give him the best, I just need to fix this. I'm not a stripper anymore, I thought when I quit that it would be easy to quit the drugs, but its not. My son will be 2 in July. He is my life, I cant loose him, but I also cant allow him to be raised by a drug addict. Im really scared, please, any help and advice you could give me would be appreciated. I dont want to do these drugs anymore, but the thought of going through the withdrawl scares the hell out of me. Im so scared I wont be able to do this. I need help. Im so mad at myself for what I'm doing to myself and my son. The only reason we even have a place to live is because before I got into this mess, I made a good amount of money, and paid a years rent ahead of time. Please dont think Im a bad mom, and please dont judge me because I was a stripper, or because Im addicted to pills. You seem understanding, Im just so ashamed of the person I've become, that Im scared of what other people will think now that you guys know about what really goes on in my life. Please write me back. Thank you for your support.
I didnt think everyone was going to be able to read what I wrote to spacecadette....Now I feel really stupid. Please dont anybody think Im a bad person for the things I wrote. I didnt know you would all be able to see it. I thought it was going to an E-mail or something. I wish I could delete it, but I dont think I can. Maybe its best because now everyone knows my story, and maybe you all can help me better now. Thanks guys for all your support so far. I wrote the first massage an hour ago and already have gotten a lot of supportive messages from ya'll. I was very suprised, and am very thankfull. Again, please dont think Im a bad person for the things I said in that last message.
no one is here to judge you we all have some serious problems and thats why we are here to try to help each other!
there is no shame here, we all have our crosses to bare. HANG in there you can do this for your son if nothing else, I'd like to see you do it for you then your sone will reap the profits. It isnt easy but gets easier as time goes by about a week and w/d gets better. Keep posting.
You guys are all so wonderful. Thanks for your understanding and suport.....I hope I can get better and be able to help people on here the way you are all reaching out to help me.
Hold your head high there is no shame you are doing great! Keep reading and posting it helps tremendously.
Hey guys....Sorry to post stuff over and over. Its just so great to finally be able to talk to people about something I have been hiding for so long. I just told my boyfriend about this site. He wanted me to ask ya'll a question....He was thinking that we should not take any pills until we feel so bad that we cant stand it, then just take one to make us feel better, then wait as long as we possibly can again then take another when we cant stand it any longer etc., but I think we need a plan, like a set schedual of when we take them, and try to wean ourselfs off them. I also think we need to stop snorting them, he thinks we should keep snorting them so we feel better right away. I know this probably all sounds stupid, but we're both totally lost on what to do. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks guys!
Monkey taking the pills will be a quick fix BUT the withdrawals will all begin again after just one if you are off of them. If not then ttapering is good but I would take it by mouth so it will last longer in the long run. I don't know how long it lasts by snoting it I never shot snorted or smoked a drug, someone that knows more than me should reply to you I still would like to encourage you to keep trying.. No not judging you hon I have no right to judge anyone if you read my story. Just keep posting and reading YOU CAN DO THIS2
Thank you so much for all of your support. I'd like to read your story and learn more about you if you wouldnt mind. But Im new to the site and dont know how to do that.
Go to suboxone.com and look into suboxone. The money you spend in one week would just about cover both of you. On that site you can find Drs who can prescribe it for you. Another great site is naatb.org. You need to stop this. You know it but it seems like it's too hard. We all felt that way. You really can do this.
It will be impossible to detox on your own if your BF does not commit also and get all of the drugs out of the house. Call your sources and tell them to not sell to you no matter what. I would even limit access to cash. Quitting will be hell for 5-7 days. If you have access to meds you will take them because any person who is miserable from WD will want to do something and that something will be to take just one and that is all it will take to get you off of your plan.
go out to list of posts my post is '"3 WEEKS tomorrow" click on it. just like you click on this posthere hit the back button when done and look for your post at the top again.
Keep up the good work!
ok I posted to you on my story it is at the top hit back button on browser and you should see it.
i READ YOUR POST AND CRIED I AM IN THE EXACT SAME SITUATION WITH MY USBAND AND i HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO STOP. i WAS THINKING i AM A MOTHER OF 3 WHO SPENDS 700 A WEK ON PERCOCETS AND IT IS RUINING MY LIFE. MAYBE WE CAN HELP EACHOTHER
We're all here for your honey....we don't judge...we're all here for the same reason. No one is better or worse. It IS like narcotics anonymous.... I'm not a pro on how to quit this stuff. But I am 16 days clean today. It was hard, withdrawls were he**....but it can be done. And I didn't think I'd make it but I did...I have 2 children...I told them I had the flu really bad while I had withdrawls, and I was crying because I was so sick.. keep posting here, we're all here.... get help. Tell your boyfriend to post too. WE're here for him too.....please be well...
I PROMISE THIS WORKS>>> My boyfriend and I were addicted to pills as well. We did a 5 day meth detox. 25 mgs of meth the first day, 20 the second day. 15 the third, 10 the 4th and finally 5 on the 5th day and then we stopped taking the methadone. By doing this we skipped all the withdrawal symptons from the oxy's we used to take and 5 days of taking methadone is not long enough to become dependent on the Meth. Meth is only bad if you take it more then 10 days or so because then you will become dependent on the meth and will have withdrawals from that. In 5 days both my boyfriend and I were done with both pills with no withdrawal symptons for either of us. If you want you life back in a week. This will work honest it will.
No one here will judge you at all! We are all in this together and have all done things that we regret.
I think it would be hard to only take a pill when the withdrawals get really bad. If you're like most of us, if the pills are there, we take them. I would stop snorting them also. Most pills are time released and they will stay in your system longer if swallowed. There was someone else on here not too long ago and both were on pills. What they did is withdrawled one at a time. That way one was able to care for the kids, the housework, and the other. I say you and your boyfriend come up with a plan. Talk about it and figure out the best way to go about it. With all the wonderful help on here you guys should be able to figure out a good one. There is tapering but can be hard. I was only able to do that once. The thing with tapering is you wont feel the buzz from the pills. It is just to keep from going in to full blown withdrawals. Some people feel this just drags out the withdrawals over a longer period of time. It is difficult because if the pills are there, it's hard not to take them. The good thing about cold turkey is that after 5 days or so, you start feeling much better. Just keep asking questions and figure out your plan of attack. You can do this! Many people have and many continue to do so. We are all here for you! Best of luck!
I am new here also,
I have been off of hydrocodone for a year now. I was taking 50 pills a day at the end.
My husband also got addicted to them, he was atking 20 pills a day.
The above comment about SUBOXONE is THE BEST COMMENT...... I was doing so many pills no one in Florida wanted to detox me, but I found a doctor and with SUBOXONE was was clean in 4 months, with little discomfort. I was able to work, do every thing that I had always done. My husband and I did it together and have been clean since. It was great to do it together. But I had do IT FOR ME AND NO ONE ELSE.
And do not worry about being judge we all have the same disease.. THIS IS YOUR LIFE..
TAKE IT BACK... find a doctor that will detox you and your BF with suboxone...also it cost a lot less than the pills.
The reason I came to this site is I still get cravings when the pain is real bad.. I read and remeber what it was like and I do not pick up..I need some where to go where people understand what it's like with pain pills.
Love cocobean lisa