Depends on how much you were using..I was doing 120 mg a day plus 2 somas at nite. First few days really suck..Get some valium to help with WD..Long Hot baths and excersie will help! After a week its all mental I am 11 months clean if I can do it so can you! Good Luck!
Thanx for the welcome. I'm a stone mason. I have a wonderful wife and two beautiful daughters,ages 7and 4.I've been doing masonry work for twenty years,and the work has ruined my right knee.About three months ago,my doctor gave me lortab.I started taking two 10's in the am and two more in the evening.As you probably already know I was addicted before I knew it.I had surgery on Nov.1,and after the surgery I was taking as many as 9 a day.I have been concerned about this for some time,so my doc put me on a taper program and i couldn't do it.I'm sick of this.I'm going to bite the wooden spoon so to speak and quit.Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
The good news is you haven't been taking them that long. That makes it a lot easier. Look at the Thomas Recipe in the bottom right hand corner and get those items. Read this forum and learn all you can. Pick a day and stick with it. It'll be a piece of cake for you.
yeah i would agree with daytotry you haven't been on them to long so my estimate would be the regular 3 to 4 days that it nothing that can't be done and your in the right place so make sure to read, post and repeat it really does help believe me it does ,so whenever your ready ,lets get you clean ...
Thank you to everyone,your kindness is helpful.I'll be checking in everyday with updates and just to say hi.Fortunately I'm surrounded by thousands of acres to walk.I'll be spending alot of time in the woods.
you just do whatever you gotta do to quit that's the main thing someone's always on here from what i seen so i am really glad to hear you wanting to quit so now it's just time to make it happen..god bless...jeff..
Today. I had my last pills a little while ago.I ran out. My doctor would give me more,but I refuse to be controlled.I'm gonna grit my teeth and square my shoulders.I keep thinking this is gonna be rough,but I would do ANYTHING for my girls,so it's an easy choice, because I want to be chemical free.In a weird way I've been excited for this for sometime.It's nice to share my thoughts and questions here,thanx again for the support.Ya'll have a great Thanksgiving.
it won't kill you man and you will feel so munch better when your not a slave to those little devils so i am so glad to hear you decided to quit ..really i have read so ,so ,so munch on this and for most it's just 4 days so prepare yourself ,make sure to read on the Thomas recipe it does work or mix it up to your liking,i didn't follow it to a T but however the main thing is to get you free of pills and also remember one day at a time man, and you can and will succeed and your already in the best place and trust me i searched through plenty ,and this site was the one i liked the best and did my detox right here ,reading ,posting Then repeat process it will work you just got to be ready ,people here have seen and heard and been through it all and don't judge so welcome and make sure you post progress ,update as munch as you possibly can..welcome to your pill free life choctawman your going to love it.God bless...Jeff..and p.s. your daughters will love there new dad ,mine seems to instead of saying no not now or maybe later you spend more time together when your pill free or at least in my case anyways this place is ready when you are so let's get to it.....
Hey Jeff and everyone else.I'm strugglin a bit today.I don't want any pills though,it's the last thing i want.Yesterday was nice,my mother was here,she and my wife have been incredible with all this.My wife is actually gathering items from the Thomas recipe.A few things we had already so I've been just trying to keep myself positive and occupied.My doctor gave me some Welbutrin and it seems to heip with the anxiety.I'm as nervous as a cat in a room full of rockin chairs.Tonite is what I'm dreading,I typically go to bed early and get up early ,but I don't think thats gonna happen.My mother lives close by,so the girls are staying with her makin cookies.I've told my wife to stay over there with them,but everyone including my doc thinks she should stay with me,what's your take on it?Right now I feel like a geeked out freak,and I don't really feel like being around anyone.I do feel blessed to have my family,I sympathize with addicts that have no support,and i think this a great place with good people.I'll write later tonite,now I've got to get up some firewood,its gonna snow later.
if she wants to stay you should probably let her it would be great support for you i think and yeah about the sleep make sure you have some good dvd's or something cause to tell you the truth there is not going to be munch sleeping at least for most there isn't but hey if you know what to expect you won't be surprised you know ,it's not the worst thing in the world but then again it's not the greatest also so just hang with your wife do the Thomas and if nothing else just read and post if you can't sleep that's what i did like for 4 days i wasn't able to sleep but like a couple hours if that ,but after the 4th day it will start to come back i did take xanax and that helped but only while i detoxed ,didn't want to start another problem you know heck my friend gave me like 12 and i gave him back 8 when day 4 was over so i only took 4 but that was just to sleep you know .so your going at it right just be patient and always remember one day at a time man and you will be off those little demon bas tards ...God bless....Jeff..
I stopped hydros at 100mg per day + some. I bought my last batch and did a little taper. I had a 4 day detox and I went to work looking like crap some, but I told my supervisor what was up. It is an admin job. I think you will have pretty good luck - I'm not telling you not to do what ever to stay comfortable, but don't "fight" the detox - just accept whatever symptoms of discomfort - even sleepless nights - as part of the process. I've found that keeping as busy as possible (walks are good or TV, etc) keeps your mind occupied and you don't notice things as bad.
Every case is unique - it may not be the nightmare for you it is for some. And the worst of it is over at 4-5 days.
Just keep your mind on the fact that you will be clean soon, and realize that you may want to be vigilant and careful with similar medications for the rest of your life. If you have to have a med and it is directed by your doc, just don't do it more than a couple of days and don't allow yourself to do more than directed.
I switched to Tramadol after I got off Hydros and it is very addictive too. I'm doing a slow taper and even the strongest symtoms of detox and my process isn't the nightmare of I've seen posted here - at least doesn't seem like it. Good luck~ prayers sent your way!
Just wanted to offer some encouragement in your process....it is a very rough thing to overcome, but most definitely worth doing. I have been struggling with opiate addiction for years and I really wish i would have given this much effort at the 3 month period like yourself. That will work in your favor in the sense the WDS should not last as long, but they will be just as intense in the beginning.
I also wanted to be alone the first few days, but I also had to be sensitive to my wife's attempt to help and understand, so I found myself opening up and explaining my situation and that did wonders for us both....just wanted to throw that out there....she can never understand what we are going through, but at the same time, she can be a very big help.
The important thing is that you understand that getting clean is the only option....the only thing after addiction is more pain and suffering, so you are doing the very best thing by confronting it right now....I wish you the best.
Feeling a little better at this point.Gettin ready to take an epson salt bath[legs are killin me] My wife has been great with this.I break rocks with hammer and chisel for a living and this is by far the toughest thing I've ever done.It has been 30 hours since my last pill,and my outlook on the matter has become more positive.My optimism stems from being in this forum.Thanx to all.
Hey, hope things are going ok for you. I went cold turkey this week too. Monday was my last time. I would never have believed I could have gotten addicted to vicodin. Have been taking them since April for a back injury. I realized that I was addicted when I started taking them at work. I will say that yesterday was the toughest day for me. I felt like I had the worst flu of my life. I had the chills, stomach hurt, and I felt like I could have crawled out of my skin. Today was better. I decided to tell my hubby and I was soooo glad I did. He was completely understanding. He kicked an oxy habit 18 years ago after a bad mc accident. I wished I had told him sooner. Anyways..I just wanted to say hope you are hanging in here. I have been "lurking" on this board for the last 6 weeks getting up the courage to give up the vicodin. I tried the taper method..didnt work. If I had them I took them. Best of luck...
Hey there,yeah it's been a struggle.I'm glad you too are giving this junk up. I too started takin pills at work,I had a big job at the time and it allowed me to finish on time.Before I knew it I was hooked,and from there you know the cycle.Last nite was my first nite without,and was surprised that I actually slept about 4 hours.I've been following the Thomas recipe pretty closely and it seems to help.My aches are mostly in my upper body and I thought my arms were going to explode.Even during the roughest time I've had no desire to get some pills.I'm trying to trick myself by thinking,the next week of pain is like working all week with no break,just to get to a weekend and relax,its gonna be my reward.Take vitamins,pain meds deplete your body of vits and minerals,they seem to help.Good news that your husband is there,my wife has been instrumental in my detox.I hope you start to feel better,stay positive,trick your mind,even during all this discomfort,I'm feeling better,crazy but true.And keep posting,it has helped me.
so you on day 2 as of around a little while ago according to your post ..????... that's good cause that means it's half way over now man and it sounds as if you are holding up strong so keep up the great work man and just know your doing awesome ,one day at a time that's the way and just keep soaking if needed and make sure to hydrate ,water,Gatorade ,etc...whichever you like and if there is any runs make sure to take Imodium ..(it was my best friend for a few days)....and if for any reasons it's hard to eat try chicken noodle soup with cracker that worked wonders for me ,it really did great and the crackers are filling so just keep on keeping on man you doing great and post progress as munch as you can ..god bless...Jeff...
Hey man, doing fair today,felt pretty good around 3,but now a little jittery.I've got some natural stuff that has a calming effect.Still no craving for the pills,mentally I feel stronger than I do physically.Chugging gaterade,and my appetite is still good. I submerged my shoulders in the bath and that helped.My RLS seems to be in my upper body.Hoping for some sleep tonite,got some melatonin. Its been 2days + and I've got this whipped.Just wanting to feel better physically.Thanx for the support,its been very helpful to talk to people that have been there.
hey no problem what so ever that's what this place is for when i found it was when i found my new life of living pill free so i love this place it helped so munch and now just trying to pay it forward as munch as i can.well glad to hear you doing well and you'll be fine you sound like a real strong person so just keep it up..jeff..
Glad to hear you are making it through day 2. Day 3 was the worst for me, I hope that doesn't happen to you. If it does then know that I felt much better by day 4. Today really has been better and I am thinking i might actually get some good sleep tonight. I feel like I will. I was actually able to concentrate and read an entire book today..a first for me in months. I really had no idea the vicodins were messing with my concentration level. I am thinking clearer than I have in a while too and its nice. My pain has been tolerable today, the tylenol helped and I hope I dont have a headache again tomorrow. Only took 1 tylenol as I am thinking that they are the cause of the headaches every morning. Seems wierd but I remember reading something about rebound headaches.
best of luck to you!
HI.....first off you attitude rocks and that helps more then you will know by day 2 your feeling the brunt of it and your 1/2 way threw it....I wish I would have caught you post sooner I would have told you to rent some movies to watch will your up all night....those calming teas help me to my wife just pick up the ones at walmart I just wanted to encourage you to keep pushing threw the pain....pick up the higlands restfull leg stuff it will help even on the upper body you may have a few more days to go on that and sleep is the last thing to return to normal so rent the movies hang in there keep posting for support good luck and God bless
Day 3 and physically I feel like I've been in a wrestling match.Mentally I'm great.Lack of sleep is catching up to me.The worst is RLS,so my wife is getting me some Hylands natural remedy.We took the hounds out for a walk this am,and it was nice kinda felt normal for change. I can feel 'me' coming back,I've been gone for a while.I miss my little girls,they are staying with my mom.I didn't want to risk being geeked out and impatient around them.Ireally miss them.Everyone is coming home tommorow,I can;t wait.I don't care if I break my arm,I'm never takin that crap again.Now its time for some soup and football go panthers lol.
congrats on day 3 man that's awesome ,you going at it great so just keep on doing what you doing cause it seems to be working and as far as the family once this is over you will be such a better person just wait and see ,they will notice it to.. my daughter has,, now a days daddy's not all high on pills saying NO NOT NOW OR MAYBE LATER things that a lot pill heads do while high on pills so believe me you will love the new you and so will your girls ,i wish you the best man and glad to hear how great your doing and real soon you can start to enjoy your brand new pill free life..god bless...JEFF...
Hey dude good to see you doing great on day 3....try a hot soak it will help with the aches and pains....it also cuts down on the rls ....the highlands restful legs stuff really helped me I took 2 an hr till it worked its all natural and you cant o/d on it...also try a heating pad
I would be ok by day but every evening it would hit me...try to stay occupied it takes you mind off how lousy you feel...and remember attitude is everything and so far yours rocks
keep pushing forward another day and you should start to see the light hang in there keep posting for support we all want to see you succeed good luck and God bless.....Gnarly
Thanx guys,I feel great,maybe a little spacey and tired.Gnarly,I took the hylands and last nite I got about 5 hrs of sleep.Today, it's about 2 and I'm gonna spend the rest of the day hunting.My girls are coming home tonite [since dad is over the flu]and I can't wait to see them.Ifeel blessed to have found everyone here,it truly has made it easier on me.There is no going back for me.It is too easy to get hooked and too hard to get off.I will continue to post and read others stories maybe I can be of help to someone.Not quite back yet but so far God has givin me the strength and direction.It's nice not to be counting pills....Choctaw
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