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withdraw hydrocodone

hi everyone,i have been taking 10mg hydrocodone for about the past 5 months, i take anywhere between 4-6 pills throughout the day,i suffer from extreme restless leg syndrome but it only effects my feet, suprisingly the hydrocodone relieves this sensation i have in my feet and im able to relax, without them my feet drive me absolutely insane and causes mental agitation,depression,anxiety,anger and overwhelming thoughts. i basicaly want to jump out of my skin, i attempted to stop taking the medication becuase i dont want to be dependent on a pill for the rest of my life, but when i stop my feet get like 100x worse then before to the point i want to just chop them off.i do not wanna go through these symptoms...i am going to attempt to cut my doeses down by 25% daily,i am very scared though becuase i feel i have become dependent on taking the medication
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5592133 tn?1383879503
i take nurotin for restless  rls. they told me to take three a day it made me crazy but i take one at night and its gone.no side effects with one .it helped a lot during withdrawal and still does .talk to your doc .take as little as works.i was on what your on for three years its tough get the vitamins and the tompson protocol.but two bad weeks and on the other side is a beautiful life .
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5347058 tn?1381188426
It definitely sounds as if you are at least physically dependent on the Hydrocodone. Every symptom you listed is a common opiate withdrawal symptom. Restless legs is one of the more annoying symptoms of detox and if you suffer from it already, it will be worse. (I also have RLS all the time. I feel for you! I also contemplated cutting my legs and feet off during my detox!) Are you getting your pain meds thru a doctor or are you buying them off of the street? If you are prescribed them thru a doctor, I would talk to him/her and see if they would be willing to set up a taper plan for you. They can also prescribe something to help with the RLS. (Opiates really are not the most effective treatment for RLS. There are a lot of other meds that help even more.) I hope that you are able to find an approach to quitting that is right for you. I also hope you get some much needed relief from the RLS. Please stick around and keep posting. This is a great place to get advice and support. I'm sure others will be along soon to give you more ideas. Good luck to you!
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