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how to get off hydrocodone painlessly

Ive been taking vicodin then norco for 5 years.   I want to quit because of the hassle of pee testing and signing contracts.  I feel like a criminal.  Anyway.  I can get down to one 10 mg in a day.  When I quit and all is out of my system I get terrible diarrhea.  So I am at a loss. last time I quit I got depressed so now I am taking buproprion.
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Hey I’m new here hope Im doing this right. For years I felt guilty because of basically one persons that can take a tylenol to get relief from their pain. I just wanted to encourage you not to feel bad. Your symptoms sound pretty bad just like mine. Im always looking for a better solution naturally (weed makes my pain worse). Beuponorpine did little for the pain and the side effects were absolutely horrible. However I have used beup for 3 days and that got me through withdrawals from narco, ive used it as little as 1-2 days depending ok what dose im coming off of and just listen to my body. I hate taking medicine and try to go without but the flare ups and pain are excruciating.  I did find something called the i-terra device that has helped more than any other natural method I’ve tried but their knockoffs so don’t get the cheap ones if you decide to try I can send you a link. Anyway I see this is from 2022 I hope you are doing better. I do believe in Jesus and that healing is going to become easier. We have a very real enemy fighting us because it knows you are destined for greatness, to help others and yourself in the process. Be blessed❤️
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Gabapentin helps kill withdrawal symptoms coming off opiates... big time. 800 to 1600mg or more.  I swear by it.  Heard this on bluelight and it worked.. was as Godsend.  Hope it works for you too.  Do not try to go off suboxone 24mg in 6 days tho!  must taper using strips by cutting them down to small slivers then after staying on that for a week or two, jump .. but take small amounts if w/d's are too much.. use gabapentin and jump!!
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Hey jraghost,

The diarrhea will go away after the first week or so.  Take some immodium or something similar.  The depression is trickier obviously but will go away with time.   Are you using recreationally or is it for pain?

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For pain. In fact I'm having a major flare-up. Lots of pain, stiff joints, increased BP. So I went to doctor. He gave me a norco refill and prednisone
In fact I'll have to put off quitting for a while. NJ
Not to rain on your parade but your symptoms seem on par with reducing your norco.  In my earlier post I talked about using comfort meds to ease withdrawals.  Clonadine for blood pressure because it goes up when detoxing.  Marijuana for pain which is increased since you reduced your norco.  
I have to agree with Kelcoo.  Increased pain and increased bp are common during withdrawals.   Any time you lower your dosage or quit you're going to experience both of those things along with the other symptoms, diarrhea, insomnia, depression, cravings, restless legs etc.  You can minimize by doing/taking the things Kelcoo suggest among others.  Many people say the pain went way down once they were through the first week or two of wd's.  It seems to be more like phanton pain that tries to get you to use.  I don't say that to minimize your pain at all but just to pass on what I've heard here and felt personally.
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Hey how’s it going?  I’ve done it cold turkey and with medication to ease withdrawals.  I had more success with medication.  My doctor prescribed medication for diarrhea, nausea, anxiety and blood pressure.  This was all non narcotic.  I also smoked marijuana which helped immensely.  
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