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vicodin

i dont want any one to know that i have a problem & that i just want to do it on my own. will  i be ok if i just stop taking vicodin, i have been taking 1-2 pills a day for almost 2 years it seems that if i dont take one my heart pumps reallly fast, is that a withdrawlor what. do people die from stopping the med.
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THANKS FOR THE RESPONSE SORRY I HAD TO GO TO WORK FOR A WHILE COULDNT HANDLE SO LEFT EARLY PLEASE TELL ME I WILL BE OK I TAKE THE 500 OR SOMETIMES THE 600 MOSTLY 500. I EVEN LIMITED MY SELF TO HALF PILLS TO HELP ME BUT NOW MY STOMACHE HURTS BAD AND GET REALLY BAD HEADACHES DO YOU THINK THATS NORMAL
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Yo Ton , Hi I am Jimmy . Been here for about 2 years off and on . You seem to have about the same habit I had , except I would skip two days a week . What kind of vicodin are you taking ? 10/500 , 5/500 ect. ? I ask because I don`t think you will have such bad W/Ds For me the psychological part of it was the worse !  Let us know how you are doing and all the best ! Jimmy1975
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FORGOT TO ASK, PEOPLE SAY STOMACHE PAIN HAPPENS -WELL MY STOMACHE HURTS BAD SOMETIMES? WHY/ DO YOU KNOW ? IF YOU HAD THE PROBLEM WHAT DID YOU TAKE FOR THE PAIN? IF I TAKE REGULAR TYLENOL DO YOU THINK THATS CHEATING?
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HONESTLY THANKYOU TO WHO EVER YOU ARE YOU ARE HELPING ME ALOT SOUNDS LIKE YOU BEEN THERE AND DONE THAT I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR ADDICTION OR YOUR RECOVERY ALTHOUGH I DO NEED TO GO TO WORK AND IM FIGHTING MYSELF TO NOT TAKE ANY PILLS BEFORE LEAVING AS I SIT HERE AND AM COLD AND SHAKING, I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU TOMORROW CUZ I MIGHT LEAVE BEFORE YOU REPLY I ALSO HOPE MY FAMILY CAN DEAL WITH ME, I WANT TO GO TO THE DOC AND TELL HIM BUT THEN AGAIN I DONT?
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986593 tn?1283532211
The bad withdrawals will last about 3-4 days and then they taper off. About a week in all. But you will still be tired for a while, you will most likely not sleep well for a while. You difinately wont sleep for the first part of the withdrawals. Your energy will come back and the length of time is different for everyone. Dont get discouraged. As I mentioned being prepared is part of the battle. Also if this drug use is recreational you will need to deal with that problem too. If you want a detailed account on the withdrawals from day to day someone will let you no. Just make another posting asking for detailed withdrawal symptons.
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THANKS, JUST REALLY SCARED & YA I WILL POST IF IM NOT AROUND JUST AT WORK OR DEALING WITH KIDS GOOD ADVISE
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THANKS, IM JUST NOT SURE IF IM STRONG ENOUGH TO GO THROUGH THIS ALONE, OR IF I WANT TO PUT MY FAMILY THROUGH BS WHILE I HAVE MY WITHDRAWLS,HOW LONG AFTER I STOP WILL THE WITHDRAWLS STOP? WHEN WILL I FEEL NORMAL AGAIN? NOT SURE IF YOU REALLY KNOW OR NOT BUT I GOTTA ASK CUZ IM SCARED & NERVOUS JUST WANT IT TO BE OVER WISH I COULD TAKE IT ALL BACK
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986593 tn?1283532211
Well, I will always say it is better to go thru something with someone who loves you instead of alone. It can be a really lonely road by yourself. Usually the only time people die from withdrawals are if they c/t from a very hi amount of drugs or if they are in bad health under a doctors care. You have a very low addiction but an addiction none the less. Continue to read other postings. Lots of people have posted there days of detox. Most important things are to get rid of any drugs you have, be prepared for whats to come, get help if you need it. I also strongly advise that you do this with someone who loves you. Having someone with you makes it a lot easier. Good luck we will be rooting for you. Keep posting thru out your journey.
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You dont have to explain anything to anyone.  As far as I know they will not report you.... seeking help is a step in the RIGHT direction.. and like I said, its confidential.  I am not 100% positive so maybe someone wiht more experience on the legal practices can help but as far as I knwo the ER cannot share your records etc.  But if pre existing health conditions are not of concern, withdrawal will feel like he11 but you will live through it.  Check out the Amino Acid recipe (bottom right of forum on the 'Health Pages'  -- lots of natural stuff you can buy at the health food store to help. Good luck!
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THANK YOU AT LEAST SOMEONE HEARD ME ALTHOUGH I COULD NEVER GO TO ER AS IM SCARED MY KIDS WOULD GET TOOK AND HOW WOULD I EXPLAIN THAT I BUY THEM FROM PEOPLE AND DONT HAVE A RX FOR THEM
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Generally, if you have no underlying health problems (Blood pressure issues, prone to seizures, heart problems) then NO withdrawal will not kill you and you certainly will not die from it.  1-2 per day habit is not too bad.  Expect to feel like you have the worst flu ever for a few days..  Certainly if you feel like your heart is palpitating then go to a doctor.  You can go to any ER and tell them you are withdrawing off of vics.  Your medical information is CONFIDENTIAL so no one will know.  They can give you medication to help you feel more comfortable..  Most likely the paliptations are anxiety induced (a common symptom of w/drawal) but its better to be safe than sorry... if it is just anxiety and general withdrawal symptoms, just remember you can make it through.. and you should feel a lot better in about 5 days.  good luck.
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