... sounded rough and let me tell u it is!Not trying to scare ANY1 because so far its the BEST decision i have made and i thank god my daughter and family for it AND dont think i forgot about YOU GUYS but HOW long till i stop pooping and throwing up EVERY MORNING or when i eat something and what else shoud i expect out of this and when will i have complete controll AGAIN besides CRAVINGS... Please resond and if your hear asking is it worth it to QUIT... Yes do it NOW... NOT later it makes u feel so much better about day 3 mentally but still a little sick BUT worth it 100% Much Love and respect to ANY1 who has STRENGTH to do this cause it takes more to QUIT then it does to Start so with that in mind remember get your WILL POWER Back and take Controll???
17 Aug 2009
6 Years ago, after 2 car accidents and several falls at work, I began taking methadone and oxycontin. They helped thye pain a great deal. I never took more than prescribed, but did have trouble with constipatation and vomiting. Believe me, the side effects were worth it to get rid of the pain. In 6 years I quit cold turkey 3 times. I felt the pain was no longer a problem. I had NO side effect whatsoever, but the pain became worse. I am not a drug addict. I take prescribed narcotics to relieve pain. Why on earth would anyone ever want to give up medication just to feel pain and put their body through withdrawls. I will never give up my meds. again. To think about it, is to be stupid. Unless you are a drug addict, and you do abuse narcotic's. Then by all means, QUIT.
22 Nov 2009
My friend from this fourm whom I walked the entire process with as she went thru the opiate w/d (perk's and lots and lots of them a day!) said by day 6-7 he was physically doing a great deal better and was thrilled she had got that far. Remember after the physical part you will experience the mental for a while ... and you can and are strong enough to get thru that... you have gotten this far, you can stand on your head for a few more days if you have to, and YOU HAVE TO!
SHE SAID THIS: " I MAY HAVE ANOTHER BUZZ LEFT IN ME... BUT I DO NOT HAVE ANOTHER WITHDRAWL LEFT IN ME " i thought that was the smartest and most encouraging thing I have heard since I have been here, apparently that came from a fellow addict at a metting she went to, so a good reason for the meetings huh? The addict lives on after the withdrawl so please find a sponcer and meetings or counseling or something so you dont relasp, I can smell success on you, this is your time, God Bless you dear Helpme we are here for you..momman N and DadWatchinU
25 Dec 2010
yea Im going through withdrawals right now and its day 6, about 120 hrs elapsed since i started kicking and im starting to feel much better. the first 4 days were HELL. they really did suck, couldnt eat, couldnt sleep, yawning, runny nose, watery eyes, maddd diarrea, cold sweats, goosebumps, chills, cramps, and your mind feels trapped. but honestly i know i just layed that out there and it sounds like the worst thing ever why try it? because when you wake up on that 5th or 6th day, the withdrawals will be substantially reduced. like this is my 6th day and im still getting mild chills and restlessness but the worst of it is over. Also, i have hope now that getting through withdrawals is possible. i believe that when i wake up on day 8, my physical withdrawals will be completely gone and there will just be a little lingering of craving mentally but thats the beauty of getting through withdrawals; they are so terrible that you'll never want to go through that shit again.
In other words, the withdrawals are wayyyyy worse than the opiate high is good. I recommend getting multivitamins like one a days and getting bananas cause they will make you feel better during the day. as for night, not much will be able to make you pass out, you'll just lay awake but i took advil pm and i would get a couple hrs in. i didnt really fuck with the immodium cause i felt that just letting the runs happen gets the toxins out of your body quicker, ergo shorter withdrawals. I hope my advice can be of some help to someone who wants to quit cause when its all over youll feel like a million bucks. 4 terrible days, 4 mild days and youre free. also i wouldnt mess with subs or methadone cause everything ive read about them says that the withdrawals are much longer and only a little bit milder. Id rather go through 8 shitty days than 3 weeks of fairly shitty days. hope all this helps!
13 Jan 2011
going sober has been the best or, one of the best decision of my life... I have been on day 3 with my withdrawls. I must say, I have never feel so shitty in my life. Last night was the worst night I have ever encountered. I had goose bumps, cold sweats, constant diarrhea, "greenish" and burns like hell. So, I took immodium to help with the diarrhea, and i researched that immodium has somewhat and opiate in the pill, but it goes through the digestive part not your brain for that "high" feeling. I also, took some nyquil to help with the "flu symptoms" associated with opiates and to get some sleep. I also had no appetite for the first 3 days of withdrawls.
I was an opiate addict for 8 months and just recently decided to sober up. What started 1 pill, led to 2, 3, 4, 5 ,6 ,7 at a time. Being on the opiates put me in financial depth and stray away from loved ones. I was too the point where all I wanted was my pills, and nothing else. after being in a financial burden and to the point I would pop 10 pills at one time every 4-6 hours, this past Sunday 1/08/11 was my rebirth. It was and had been a part of my new years resolution, I feel im still a bit away from becoming totally clean, but I feel that I am half way there. Now, I am preparing myself for the psychological part of this terriable and horrific journey. I await the day where I am drug free!!!
Hang in there!
17 Apr 2011
I have gone 2 weeks clean and relapsed because I was not able to fight the temptation. I am now on day 2 quiting again but since I started back light and didn't get heavy it is a lot easier.
Sleeping the first few nights was very tuff nyqil does the job.
I found that eating vitamin b12 and brain vitamins, something with omega 3 helped rebuild seratonin. Also there is a pill called Sam-e 400 which also helped brain functionality.
I found that keeping a pill in my pocket helped me with the urge to get them because I already had one. I walked around with that pill in my pocket for a week and never ate it I gave it away.
The hardest part is knowing you will never feel that happy high again. But all good thing must come to an end :(
28 Apr 2011
I was physically sick for 5-7 days then after that I had the depression and anxiety kick in. For me the mental stuff has been the hardest. I was relieved when the physical sick ended. I have not been throwing up but still have diarhea some days. I try to eat good and light, drink plenty of water and hang in there. I hope you are doing good. I have been clean a month, relapsed on time took a tiny piece and hated how I felt.
18 Mar 2012
In 2005 I was on a mixture of twelve meds, all legal, all prescribed. 6 of those were pain / anxiety / antispasmodic. All high doses. I had come to a point where I had had enough, and I decided (without telling my Doc) to get off it all, so I backed off for 3 days then stopped altogether. I knew I'd be in for some misery as I have stopped things abruptly many times in my life. I figured I'd sleep it off. Ha! The first week or so I just felt like crap, then my sense of smell went nuts (like 1,000 times more sensitive) then all hell broke loose. No sleep the first 3 weeks, just 45 minutes here & there every 3-5 days or so from exhaustion. Long story short this sudden stop literally almost killed me, it took 8 months before I even began to feel "normal," sleep patterns, sensitivity to light, skin crawling, wow. Took almost 2 years to really feel normal again. Is it worth getting off? Heck yes.
Will I ever take the chance to go through something like that again? Never. So, depending on what you were taking, how much for how long? It could go on a while. Stick with it and best of luck to you! Keep me posted if you like. I may be able to help because of what I went through.
2 Jul 2012
I am so glad that it is over no more awful withdrawls and I am glad to say that I am feeling so much better than I did while taking drugs. Sure it made me feel very energized and that I could do anything but damn is it worth losing everything your family, your home, everything NO no pill is worth that and I do not plan to relapse. I am glad that I was not able to get them anymore it made me really think and it was the best thing for me so if you are taking opiates and you can take advil and just a little rest until you don't hurt anymore than by all means do it. A little rest and ice and heat goes a long ways!!! GOOD LUCK AND YOU ALL CAN DO IT!!!
20 Jul 2012
I'm on about hour 80 after taking my last vicodin. I had been taking 3 a day for a year after my 3rd back surgery. Fortunately the pain has subsided I felt it wasn't bad enough for opiates. After hour 7 I realized it was going to be bad. Day 1 and 2 were horrible all the withdrawal symptoms you would expect, day 3 was the worst. I woke up this morning feeling like there was a light at the end of the tunnel. I'm glad I went "cold turkey" and I'm glad I had my husband to help me. Now I'm trying to figure out if I should toss the 40 remaining pills I have. I feel like I would never take another pill. Any advice?
23 Sep 2012
Look up post acute withdrawal online. There are some informative articles. You need a support system of some kind, but don't stifle family too much. They should be there for you, but you need to see a professional if possible, like a drug counselor or a sponsor. I even used the drug hotlines when I am feeling especially down and depressed. I was on opes for ten years and just recently was abusing them after many things in my life went bad. I am now 5 weeks with no opiates, but I still have diarrhea, nausea, and now insomnia and anhedonia. It is still a struggle every single hour, but I have the resolve and I have people who love me who are helping through it. I got arrested in July, which is what woke me up and why I quit. I did have one relapse after the first time quitting because I was in no way prepared for what lay ahead. The second time around I was definitely prepared but not for how long. It's an excruciatingly slow process.
I am still struggling mightily, but I did finally give in and go to the doctor yesterday to try and manage my pain. I'm still searching for answers. Let me know how it goes with you. It is a tough road, but even as bad as I feel now, I would never go back to where I was. You made a wonderful decision to quit.
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