... 10/325's a day. I am terrified. I would appreciate any encouragement or success stories out there
20 Jan 2012
My dear nmaste... do not distress. We are here for u. Welcome. And congratulations on making the decision to end the vicious control these drugs have over our lives. You have made the first step. I was where u r a few months back. On Sept 1 I started on low dose suboxone. I did not have the luxury or willpower to taper from the norcos. BTW I was taking 15-20/day of the 10/325. Also with my job I could not afford to be going through withdrawal while working. I opted for the suboxone route. Many people here have tapered from opiates and some have even gone cold turkey. I will not sway you in any way. I just wanted to let u know what I chose. Whatever u choose u will have many here to support you.
Do not have fear although it is easy for me to say now but I DO know where your mind is right now... very scared and frightenend. But I and many here are here to tell u it can be done and there is a new world out there for you without the vise hold of opiates.
One thing I do recommend, whatever route you choose, you MUST get in some type of addiction therapy. This will allow u to search for the reasons u abused the opiates in the first place and you will also learn the triggers so that u will not reach out for their insidious help again. Getting involved in a twelve step program is very important. There is much help for u there.
So my friend, whatever route u decide to take we will be there for u.
I will keep u n my prayers... pup
26 Jan 2012
hello nmaste2011, its me leanne, helpmehawaii, just thinking about you and how your comming along. hope all is well, take care, and good job. i am on my 7 th tapering day off of percocetn10/325, and im on my 2 cnd day of reducing 1 pill. so far so good. seems to me, today mabe one of my good days. hang in there, you can and will overcome this. leanne
20 Jan 2012
Welcome to DC. There's allot of great people here, and you will get allot of support. I myself have no experience with Opiate withdrawal. I was an alcoholic though and know how hard it is to make a decision to become sober. I wish you all the best luck in the world, and again..you will get tremendous support here on DC. I know I have. Best wishes to you. Ruth
20 Jan 2012
Welcome to the site and we are here to encourage you. There are many people here who are or have been throguh what youa re going through. I can help you with a taper plan if you find that cold turkey is more than what you wnat to handle. By tapering you can avoid most of the withdrawal symptoms. Otherwise, I recommend the Thomas recipe for opiate withdrawal. You can google it. It is a list of mostly over the counter remedies to help with the withdrawals.
You have the ability to do this and just remember the pain and discomfort won't last for ever. You will survive and come out the otherside a much healthier person for it.
31 Jul 2012
I've been using hydro since 2001 750/500 I have degenerative bone disease and have had many operations. I hate to make my day around this med it seems to slow me down and I can't concentrate on things for long periods I attend college and it is very hard to remember what was taught. I want off this stuff... so I talked to the doctor and he said to taper off and be strong... what the hell is that? I've tried cold turkey and find I can't even walk ... along with the in ability to sleep and the skin that feels like bugs are crawling all over me, the the depression and the hopelessness ... what can I do?
20 Jan 2012
nmaste2011, welcome to the family, i call this my family because for the last year ive been comming here and had many attempts to get off of percocet 10/325, 13-16 pills a day, 162mgs mostly a day, 130 a day, thats the lowest i got them wimped out. but for me today, is THE day im not bssing myself and babying myself and am gonna do it wether i wanna deal with discomfort or not, i want my life back. ive got many grate advice, help and support. so im at 330 am hawaii time, in wds, managin it the best, stretching, walking and praying.today is the day instead of taking 3 and 1/4 of a pill, ill be cutting out 1/4 each dose. i went to the dr and asked for hydrocodone and being i just refilled i cant. so i got to make this work for a week till my refill date. please be strong, its a mind game these pills, it will give you the ibby jibbys, resltless arm and leg syndrmome and drive you bonkers, but claim that you will get thru this, best of luck
20 Jan 2012
I did it successfully, cold turkey too, which I don't recommend. Have you tried or thought about suboxone? Are you a chronic pain patient? If so, what will you do when you are off this medication? I stayed off of all narcotics for almost 2 years, never abused them, just wanted off, so I flushed my 180mg oxy a day RX down the potty. But sadly, the pain became too much and I ended up on a small dose of oxycodone.
The Thomas Recipe (as I'm sure you know) is loaded with info, otc and rx meds that you will need while in withdrawal. I understand being terrified, yet if this is your second attempt, you now know what to expect, and you can plan for the upcoming horror. Maybe, just maybe, it will be easier on you this time?
If you could give us more info, such as, what are you taking it for? For how long have you been taking hydrocodone? Do you work full or part time, if so, can you get vacation time to detox? This CAN be done, I am walking proof of it. Please, answer those questions if you are comfortable with that, and I will read everything you write! I promise to stay in your corner and support you.
- Hydrocodone Information for Consumers
- Hydrocodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydrocodone (detailed)
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