i need to know how to get off pain killers without going to rehab. i have a very bad pain pill addiction but dont have time to go to rehab because of work. i will take just about any pain pill. lortab, darvocet, percocet, morphine, tramadol, anything and i cant stop taking them i have to have them everyday just to even function.
1 Aug 2011
Have you thought of using suboxone or subutex, that are both opiate replacements. You only have to be in withdrawal for 24 hours to start taking it and you have to use a suboxone trained dr. It can be an expensive program, but you would be functional in a short time after starting with your first dose. I would recommend taking your start day off and I do highly recommend the addiction therapy. If you don't do the therapy, you take a dangerous shortcut that can end in relapse, the therapy teaches you how this got started and how to prevent it from happening in the future. Let me know if you would like to know anymore. Pattishan
2 Aug 2011
For an addiction that has lasted as long as yours it would have to use a replacement and at least minor therapy (unless you have a very strong will). Jennybooms' suggestion is the best if you don't have the time or the money, but will require A LOT of willpower.
Normally, what I have seen with pain pill addicts is the need to feel numb, or the buzzing sensation from when pain pills cuts off certain sensations in your head. If this is true for you too, I would highly recommend talking to a doctor about this situation and trying to get them to find you a step program replacement medication.
Best of luck, and go with my prayers for you.
28 Sep 2011
I completely understand the concern of having to go to a rehab facility for detoxification because everyday life seems to get in the way. I was taking about 20 10mg lortabs a day, and i realized that I needed to stop, but I could not miss any work. So yesterday I just had to go to work with the sweats, stomach cramps, and weakness. I didn't think I would b able to make it through the day, but with all the distractions around I found that my shift passed rather quickly without me agonizing over every symptom. I am on day two of sobriety and terrified that I will not be able to stay away from them. I try to make it a point to stay busy by reading these forums, going shopping with sober friends, taking walks around the block, and also allow myself permission to just be lazy if I really, really don't feel well, but through experience I've realized activity does tend to get your mind off of lortabs more than laying around.
18 Mar 2012
I am currently detoxing from lortab 10/500, i had ben taking almost 20-25 of these things per day, spending every dime i had. I know how you feel, but you have to WANT to stop before it will work. I literally sat down, looked at my life and thought, is this addiction worth losing everything I have? That is the road I was on. Once you know you are ready to quit, all fears and anxiety about withdrawl go away. It did for me. I haave taken one lortab in the last 37 hours. I am not going to sugarcoat it, it hasnt ben the greatest 37 hours. I did not sleep a wink last nite, but I have ben able to keep myself relativley comfortable. The cough syrup DXM works to keep your symptoms mild. I have ben using that ever since the symptoms started to come on, and it has helped tremendously. I have not ben abusing it, I have just ben taking regular doses as directed on the bottle. It helps witthe sweats/chills, takes away alot of anxiety.
The only problems I have is like I said earlier sleep, and i feel a little tired and I am def having some ccravings.If you are going to quit just make sure u go into this fully prepared! I have tried to do this numerous times before and did not suceed. I am hoping I can finish this and leave this hell once and for all. If I can do this, im telling you, anyone can.
15 May 2012
You can come off without rehab. I was in pain management for 5 years and was taking 210 perc 10/325 a month for 5 years, I stopped cold turkey, had diarrhea, and vomiting alittle but you can do it IF you are taking for pain its not that bad to just stop. Your body will be hypersensative for a while but it passes
27 Jun 2012
kadensmom I have been off pain pills for a month.I find it hard.I am thinking about it less everyday.I do hope you are still clean.but i need to know how long you will be depressed.I do fill better on the days i work.but on the days i dont i dont fill like doing nothing.i just lay around all day.
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