Nov 18, 2010
I am a 44 year old single woman who manages her home and child as best as I can. I have always lived by the creed that life is great so we should enjoy it to the fullest. The last few years have been so hard on me because I had a neck and shoulder injury that caused me to be in so much pain 24/7. I was advised by my doctor to do physical therapy with a mixture of vicodin and Ibuprofin 800's. I listened to my doctor and trusted his advice. I began taking a half a pill of vicodin 4 times a day because it upset my stomach pretty badly. After a while, I just took them whenever the pain got to be to bad. I had no idea that I was hooked line and sinker until I threw my bottle away. I threw it away because I was no longer in any pain. (yeah) However, I got so sick that I thought I was going to die. I have never been so scared in all of my life. The withdrawals of this pill terrified me. I went through every single withdrawal humanly possible. I also freaked out mentally. I am doing much better today, but I do realize that I still have the problem and I still need to get to zero a day. I am just so glad that I am down to 2 a day and I sincerely believe that I could do without those two pills but I am afraid. I will keep posting until I am finally free of this horrible narcotic called vicodin.