After being on vicodine fo 11 years I take 4, 10/325 per day I would like to get off them, but I can not take any time off work. Is it possibul to take myself off and work at the same time. I am in a lot of pain, but I also do not want to be addicted to drugs either??
7 Jul 2011
Pardon me if I posted my answer twice (sign in thingy popped up)!!
Yes, if you do a slow taper off of vicodin you may be just fine to work while withdrawing. Yet you mention chronic pain, what will you do once you are off of vicodin? None of my business, just curious.
If you google The Thomas Recipe, it will provide you with a list of otc and RX meds to take during withdrawal, yet if you taper you may not need them.
After being on vicodin for 11 years, you may suffer from the "mental" part of withdrawl, which can include depression and anxiety. For info about that google Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (opiates) or PAWS. You will learn what is happening to brain chemicals such as serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine and endorphins.
Good luck, and keep posting if you need any help!
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