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Best way to come off norco?
Hey all a couple surgeries has had be taking pain meds for some time. Easy to get hooked and have been taking 8-15 a day the past few weeks. What would be the best way to come off and how many days will I feel bad? Should I taper down wit norcs or take a suboxen? My fear of suboxen is coming off that may be harsher.
Last edited by ddcmod; 04-10-2010 at 04:09 AM.
Boarder, Do not get started on suboxone, it is much to strong for your case. You would be doing yourself a huge favor by tapering off of the Norco. Suboxone should be used as a last resort for most. If you could start off by taking 8 per day ( no cheating ) for a week, then 7 a day for a week and so on, you can be off of them in short order. You will still have to deal with some mental stuff at the end of the line, but if you really want out just do it ! Your habit is not too bad (bad enough) at this point..........Don't let it get out of control. It won't be pretty if you don't stop it ASAP.
Good Luck and keep us up to date.
P.S. Look up the Thomas recipe for opiate withdrawal. ( for when you jump )
Last edited by ddcmod; 04-10-2010 at 04:09 AM.
I agree with Steve on this one; I don't see the need for suboxone. IF you are ableto taper down your pills gradually - you will certainly lessen the withdrawal symptoms of stopping. Most addicts are not able to taper down; it defies our ability to "control" the pills - if we have them, we take them - myself included!
It may help to have a written tapering plan, then turn to a trusted (drug-free!) friend to hold onto the remaining pills and dispense them to you, according to the pre-arranged plan. That way you won't be tempted to "just take an extra one or two..."
Then, when you are at the end of that tapering plan, try the Thomas Recipe when you finally stop. Here's the link to it from this site: http://www.drugs.com/forum/featured-...wal-35169.html The only thing I'd hold back on doing (if possible) is taking the benzodiazepenes to help through the withdrawal. (Those drugs are easily addictive, which is the last thing you need right now!) Believe it or not, the Thomas Recipe does help quite a bit.
In the meantime, I hope you'll continue to post... that helps, as well!
Let us know what you decided to do, rather you decide to wean off or go c/t. you will find lots of help and support here. It helps when you have the support of others who know what your going through.
Just stopping is not good?
Thanks for the input guys. I for sure do not have enough to taper down like that. I have like 13 and was just gonna take a few today then less tomorrow. I have a trip planned this week though hoping to be off completely by Wednesday.. How long will the withdrawl last if I just stop? I have taken them for almost 2 years off and on (more on than off) and can imagine what my liver looks like. I used to be very healthy, non smoker non drinker and hit the gym almost every day but after these surgeries I haven't done much.
Dang. Reading all that scares the heck outta me. Is it that bad for Norcos? I've had days where I only take one or two and get some restless nights and sweats but usually if I take a half I get back to sleep and feel better. I guess when it's "completely" leaving your system is when you crash??
It will make a difference when you don't have that "half" to get you past the side effects of stopping. However, at your level of use, I don't think it will be that "awful."
Originally Posted by 916boarder
Also, the full brunt of the withdrawal doesn't usually come immediately; the worst of it is generally between 3 to 5 days after stopping. But don't let the anticipation overwhelm you - please - as it isn't the same for everyone, and most of us come to realize that it wasn't nearly as "bad" as we anticipated it would be. Take the suggestions you've read in this forum, from hot baths to daily exercise, from talking it out (here or with a support system) to positive thinking - all these little 'silly' things DO make a big difference.
Stretch out the remaining pills over several days if possible, so you'll be coming off the least possible dose. You're doing the BEST thing possible for yourself right now - do it once, and you'll never have to experience this again!
Hey all, so what I did was took the "white" suboxen that I guess doesn't bond and coat the receptors like the orange ones do. I just took a quarter of that that lasted me a whole day then 1 1/2 norc the next day and had some light sweats and watery eyes that night but felt okay the next day. Been a minute now since anything but keep waking up at like 4 am restless. Not sweaty withdrawing but with energy and can't get back to sleep. Anyone experience this?
Hey everyone! Im new here and I need to go off Norco 10's. I want to try and tamper off so the withdraws wont be so bad because I have 2 kids to take care of, one being 4. I have been taking them for 2 yrs give or take 7 a day. As with boarder this all happened with a surgery. I believe im goinf to have to face the mental part of it and be able to have the strength to say NO so I need to have the will power to tamper off! And suggestions on a regimen? I am also taking withdraw ease. Cant hurt right? Thank you guys so much in advance! !!
Check out Sunshine1112's thread because she did a taper and ended up doing ok. You can read mine too, but I didn't taper as well. Some, but ended up jumping from 30mg because I was out of meds. My thread is called help getting off 10/325 hydrocodone. Sunshine1112's thread is called trying to get to 0 on my taper. You should probably also start your own thread because this one looks old.
I'm taking w/d ease too and I think it does help some, but it certainly isn't a magic pill to save you from all symptoms. I'm on day 5 clean now. You can do it and there will be a lot of people on here to support you.
Hey everyone ! , been reading these posts for sometime, trying to muster up the courage to quit these damn Norcos, never thought I could get addicted this way and finally now am I seeing the consequences it holds. I take about 8-10 a day for about 2 years, I don't know where to begin, is it possible to taper off and still maintain going to work and stuff, that's the scariest thought. Someone help please.
Hey Tahoe. Everyone is different. I was taking about the same as you but had been on that quantity for a much shorter time. Like 4 a day for a year then 8 a day for a month. I pretty much went cold turkey, cheated on day 1 before I knew I was committed to getting clean. If you're wondering yourself check out my thread http://www.drugs.com/forum/need-talk...ion-70599.html
There is some good advice in there from others as well as my own story. I hope it helps. Good luck in your journey and do share how you're doing!
Last edited by Self Motivated; 01-21-2016 at 01:40 AM.
Originally Posted by Tahoe1986
Look for Catrina's posts. She quit high amounts of pills and says in One Week you can be off those short-acting drugs. Just one short week! She says it's like having the flu and by day 5--all better! This is great news!
We all get the flu sooner or later. Perhaps u could schedule yours?
Look for Cat's thread...
You can do this!!!