I have been taking Norcos/Vicodin for about 3 1/2 years and at times I was taking well over 140 MG's a day. I promised my wife after my last buy that if I couldn't quit then I would seek treatment but I am almost out and am going to make a buy of Percocet's later today. It will be the first time I will have broken a promise to her in the 10 years I wanted to tell her last night but it just didn't happen. I think the guilt will overcome me and I'll have to tell her.
I want my life back. My mother is currently in treatment for the same problem, she's 72 years old! I have managed to cut down to around 60-80 a day but I don't think I'm prepared to go cold turkey even though it may be the best way. I have stopped taking them after I get home which is a big change. I would take them before bed and even during the night. I try not taking any in the morning but then I get the shivers and sweats. I used to pop 3-4 to make it go away but now it's just a couple. Then I take a couple more at lunch and 2 more in the late afternoon before I go home. Sometimes I may take 2 more than this but it’s a bout where I am right now.
I am taking 50-75 MG of sleeping pills to go to sleep and a couple over the counter pills for restless leg syndrome. My doctor prescribes me Klonopin .25MG but I just gobble them up. I also find myself waking around 2,3 or 4 sweating horribly and my RLS is in full swing. Sometimes I'll get up and take a Klono and another sleeping pill and rock until it kicks in. My wife is going through menopause and has hot flashes and sweats frequently. Maybe I’m going through male menopause.LOL.
Yesterday I only took 6 and could notice how much better I felt and the energy I had. I remember a time when taking them would do that but those effects have stopped. Hell, I remember when I could break a 5MG in HALF and get off! I wrote my doctor earlier telling her of my situation. She knows I am taking the pills. I told her a want to stop and was wondering if she had anything that could help the acute withdrawal.
It seems like the last few years have been a blur and I don't even want to think about the money. I work my ass off and haven't got squat to show for it. It's time to knuckle down and do this but I am scared. I know I can do this. I’ve quit smoking, alcohol, and host of other chemicals. It just seems that the withdrawal wasn’t as painful.
I know this is a little off topic but I’ve also been dealing with the constipation. I’ve just come to accept it as normal and I’m wondering if my system will return to having regular bowel movements.