453714 tn?1211999370

i cant take it

well i havent been on here in a long time. some people may remember me. im 20 years old now and was an oxycontin addict for 2 years. ive stopped for as long as 3 or 4 months but to no avail. well about 2 months ago i started shooting heroin. needless to say i havent had any since bout 20 hours ago and i have got no sleep. my nerves are so bad. this is so much worse than oxy, and i was taking about 120mg a day. i was shooting about 3 dimes a day. My parents just found out about this and took my car and paycheck and im hurting bad. i dont think i can do this cold turkey. need some encouragement
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i promise you can do it! there are things to help vitamins, gatorade, bananas, check out the amino acid protocol. im currently trying to get off oc as well, and i feel you on the pain of wd. you will find such caring and supportive people here. you can do this!! send me a message if you'd like, i am always here to help if u need anything!
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453714 tn?1211999370
hey thanks for the support. this is just so much more intense than oc. where i shoot is just pulsating and its all i can think about. i laid in bed for 6 hours before i had to get up. ughh this is only day 1 i cant imagine tomorrow night. and i have to take my ged test in 2 hours, i dont know how im going to be able to do that in withdrawl and no sleep. :(. stomach hurts, have the chills, my body keeps twiching and my body aches. nothing seems like its helping
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271792 tn?1334979657
My heart breaks when I see posts like this.

I am not surprised that you went from Oxy to Heroin, it is cheaper for one and gets you where you want to go faster. It will only get worse from here. Look at how you have progressed in your drug use in such a short time.

I have been through withdrawal from Heroin more times then I care to remember and it is not pleasant. Being that it is short-acting you will feel the effects quickly and it will most likely take 5 days to get through it. I don't see what choice you have at this point, you are in the process of losing everything at 20 years old.

If you can go to your parents for help...do it. See if they can't get you into a treatment center. You are going to need help with this. And although I am sure you don't want to hear it right now, you are going to need aftercare. You can't do this alone.

If there is any way that you can postpone the GED test, do it and worry about that later. Right now if you don't get help I can see you finding a way to get H by day 3. The withdrawal will be so bad by then you will find a way and the thought of that scares me.

Please, go to your parents and ask for help. If they cannot help you go to the ER. They may be able to get you into a detox program.

You are in my prayers and I hope you get the help you need.
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Welcome back bud, wish it was under different circumstances tho:( I know this does not answer your question about w/d, but I pray you talk to your family and get the help you need. Addiction is progressive and you have seen that since the last time you were here. Is it possible for you to get into a detox program? Rehab?  At 20 years old, you have your whole life ahead of you, but shooting dope is not a life and YOU deserve better!

I missed ya so stick around this time, a lot of helpful people here. Please be strong and stay safe.
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942290 tn?1252618549
do your parents have any idea what heroin wd's are like.....they might be in for a shock too.

in the old days, they would just rough it out.they would have someone watch you like a hawk for the next week or so.

I wish you all the best, it appears as if your going to have to do it, because it sounds like  your parents are not giving you any other options
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1047946 tn?1332608029
I'm sorry you are going through this but you know it has to be done. In a way it is a blessing your parents found out. It usually takes something extreme to get us on the right path. Since your parents know about it does that mean they are willing  to help you with this? People that haven't been through withdrawals have no idea and think all you have to do is stick it out for a week. They don't realize how difficult it can really be. Maybe you can get them to come on here so they can learn more about it? You could work through this as a team. It would also help them by being informed on the behaviors of drugs so they can help you every step of the way.
Sorry I'm not much help with the H but don't know anything about it. All I can say is hang in there bud. There is light at the end of the tunnel. You kicked oc and although this may be more difficult, you can kick this too. Like IBKleen said, get all the help you can if you have to, go to the er. Do anything besides going back to it. You're gonna half to go through withdrawals eventually unless you plan on using forever. And I know you don't want to use forever. You are so young and have so much life ahead of you. The younger you are when you quit, the easier it is in the long run. Just hang in there and know we are here for you every step of the way. Best of luck to you my friend!
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1046832 tn?1255008262
IBKleen Gave you good advice you need to get some help and there is help out there your ged can wait for awhile you need help now call an addiction hot line they can tell you where to go! Please!!!!! Let us know how you are comming along in this I wll be praying really hard for you !! please call some one that can help you!                                    momslove54
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