My daughter is the one who was taking the Norco. She has decided to stop on her own and is doing it cold turkey. She is in an intensive out patient rehab program. She is doing fairly well. She has terrible bone pain, diarrhea and restless legs. She couldn't keep even water down for the first 4 days and ended up severely dehydrated and I took her to the emergency room for IV rehydration. She has severe depression and anxiety and I believe she used Norco to numb these issues, but she takes Prozac and Abilify and those issues are now under control. I am so proud of her and how well she is doing, but it kills me to watch her suffer like this. I just wonder how much longer she is going to have to suffer with these symptoms. I pray for her and all of the people out there going through this terrible battle. I welcome and appreciate any and all comments.
4 Feb 2013
I'd been taking Norco for 10 or 11 weeks. I took 2 in the morning and by 4 in the afternoon I needed more. I realized something was wrong when I kept feeling bad, with the feeling of adrinalin flowing down the legs, nausea, not sleeping etc...
I quit 5 days ago, cold turkey, and the symptoms of withdrawal are getting better, just wish I were finished with them!!
29 May 2012
Heartbrokenmom my heart goes out to you. The truth really matters in this recovery. You may not know how she was taking the norco? If she was throwing down 10 at a time she has troubles, as far as coming off the norco. Alway recovery is determed how much they've taken and how long. I mean no matter how she was taking them 10 norco a day is to much. I will say a prayer for her, regards saucerman
27 May 2012
That will very on how long you were taking it, how much, your general health and whether or not you're abusing anything else. This is best handled with the help of a physician because they can ease you down using other meds. The issue may also be if you should be addressing recovery related issues with yourself as well. Pursuing recovery will help with the future, so you have less of a chance to relapse rather than conquer.
10 per day for a year says enough about behavior to suggest seeking help. The withdrawal is 2 fold, what the absence of the chemical does to your body, what the absence of the abuse does to your mind. Make sense? Hope so. Hope this helps.
8 Aug 2014
I'm going though the same thing myself.you are a good mommy to be so concerned to get on here looking for help. This is an old thread so this may not be seen but I'm only in day 3 clean :( I've been drinking Kratom tea and it's helped immensely with the withdrawal, also Gabapentin that my dr prescribed me. Those two remedies together are making my withdrawal almost not existent! I hope your daughter is doing well by now and pray that she is still clean to this day
25 Nov 2012
5 months clean this december off of Norco. I started taking it at 17 for sever pain due to my fibro and scleroderma and back surgery due to a dirtbike accedent. By the time 20 years old came around I had been taking up to 35 a day. I took that many for different reasons. 1: the pain 2: the fear of withdrawls 3: it became my best friend and put me in the best of moods. I was so reluctent to get off. But drs and family members started getting worried about the addiction and were going to send me to rehab. So my dad (an ex addict) took me home, held me hostage and helped me detox. Worst experiance and life lesson id ever have to learn. I wanted to just die because the bone pains, and the restless feeling were just killing me and I found no relief. My dad would throw me in the shower and take the shower head and pound hot water down my spine starting from my neck (this helps get it out of your system faster).
After id end up vomiting and having sever dihariah but felt well enough to get some sleep. Sleep is a major factor for getting through it. As is sweatting. I had been addicted for so long and to so much that I had seizures and landed in the hospital (I pray she doesn't endure that). But the best advice I can give you Is go talk to a physician about getting her clonodine and naltrexone. They both help with withdrawl syptoms! I wish your daughter a quick and speedy recovery with no relaps.
29 May 2012
By the time you read this, I think the worst will be over. Did your daughter have time to taper some,that is take less and less of the narcotic, before she jumped off? I ask that because might lessen the days. Withdrawals are terrible. I just went through something similar after being on very strong pain meds myself, after 5 days the worst was over. Didn't feel well by any means but the intense stomach pains and diarrhea slowed down as long as I didn't eat anything. Got dehydrated myself. Just letting you know I empathize with your daughter and you, she is very brave.
There will be others that answer that will have more information for you. I wish and pray that both of you get through this.
5 Oct 2015
I am so happy your daughter got off the pills. Please please help me. I am 9 days clean off of norcos. I was taking 10 to 20 every day for about 2 years. I still feel horrible. No energy, can barely function. I keep throwing up. I just want to stay clean but i have school and a kid to care for. I know if i get a couple of pills this will all be over with. I dont know what to do anymore. I just want to die at this point. When will this end!!!
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