There will be alot of people here pulling for you and willing to help.
Thanks, I'm afraid after reading everything and I think I may have to go into a hospital that I'm to old to do this from home.
You have got to stop snorting immediately! The pills contain a large quantity of inert "filler" which is exactly the same thing (as far as your lungs go) as asbestos. The opiate is absorbed however the filler remains and fibrous tissue forms years down the road which will ultimately spread throughout the lung. There is no cure. You will end up with death from progressively decreasing lung function. A horrible death on an oxygen tube, unable to walk ten steps. You cannot "taper". You have to stop.
It is far better for you to go on an opiate maintenace program or use an alternate means to get high if you cannot shake the addiction.
It can be done at home barring other medical issues. Honestly, its not as scary as we build it up to be. If you have had a bad flu for a week and lived, you can do this:-) I have found the fear to be worse than the actual wds.
I never heard of any kind of lung problems from snorting. Thanks for letting me know this.
Tapering can be really hard - do you have someone you trust who can assist you during this process? I say this a lot but if we had that kind of discipline we probably wouldn't be in this mess to begin with. Good luck to you!
I feel your pain on this situation because just like you i have VERY VERY easy access to pain meds anytime i want them due to back problems and two major back surgeries but the main thing is getting that out of your head because that is the addict in you using your problems as an excuse for taking the meds and you will find out just like i did that once you get clean your pain will be WAY WAY less than it was while on the pain meds because once your brain is addicted to the narcotics it will literally make you hurt to get the meds so once you are clean for a couple weeks that will get better and you will find that motrin will help the pain more than the pain meds did but be strong you can do it
Good Luck and Godspeed
Is that really true? I've been addicted to oxycontin for a few years and have tried so hard to stop but I smoke the pills and snort the pills.....if what you say is true, that is really scary.
Have you considered telling your doctor about your addiction so you won't have such easy access? He may be able to help you with the pain in other ways
The problems from "snorting" are well known. They often develop twenty years after the snorting. The fillers are antigens and the lungs develop fibrosis. Thwe resulting disability is the same as those suffering from asbestoes lung.
i think your right and I should look at the wd's as having the flu. I'm worried than I'm older and have other health problems. I will need my husband to be there for me but he hates to see me in pain and would problem suggest I take a pill. Last time I stopped taking the pills I was also suffering from a bad hangover. I quit drinking a few years ago so that's not a problem. I wondered if last time going thru wd's were made that much worse from the hangover.
Ask for ones that you can't snort/