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72 hours with no opiate
Love to you guys. Hope I do very well. Feeling as expected I want to muster enough in my to get the dishes done. It looks so huge...lol
3 days...that is huge. You stay strong and go for it. Not sue what you were on, but depending on the opiate, it varies.
Originally Posted by cryin out
But no matter what, keep your resolve!
You clean those dishes !
this (and my prayers) are for you..
You Are Beautiful <--click
Still in the throes of it. Hope you all are well. Original pelvic pain lightly sore which i pray i can overcome so i can stay off opiates. Feel bad but in better spirits today. nd those dishes did not get done. I tried and tried and had the energy for 5 at a time. My partner walked in and chewed the 2 adults 1'teen and talked to the 2 younger kids about helping out. So they finished the dishes that day. Today....nobody cares including me. Lol
Last edited by ddcmod; 10-02-2011 at 08:01 PM.
Hi Cryin out,
I am on day 11 of no pain pills. I can tell you it DOES get better. It still isn't perfect, I am not going to lie but it is so much better without the pills than taking them. It is amazing not to have pills on the mind ALLLL day long. Where can I get more, oh no.. I am almost out..etc...
I still get an "itch" for the pills but before it was a maddening craving that was never satisfied. I don't feel that anymore. It is worth the painfull process to be FREE. You can do it!!! Stay with it.
Blessing to you and stay strong. You are having the victory.Hooray!!
Way to go! You are doing great. Keep up the fight. It can be so. I am 9 days no hydro's and a week with no fentanyl patches. Feel better last few days not great but better. Just try to stay busy to keep the bad thoughts and urges away. God Bless you.
I am on day 11 also, but had a horrible day. Body aches, sweats, headache, body aches, why does it seem to just be hanging on so bad. It seems to be getting harder now. I don't know what to do to make it better. I am thinking about calling the doctor and getting something to relax me, really, really don't want to do that but I am almost at my wits end. I have been sick most the summer with withdrawals from cymbalta and lexapro for my Fibro, then stomach problems, then shoulder surgery, now the vicodin withdrawals. Happy to say that the only pill I take now is an acid reducer and the tylenol. But the fibro is rearing its ugly head and I don't know what I am going to do to handle that. It had gotten so bad I took and early retirement and now going for disability.
Originally Posted by misspolly
Congrats to you that you are feeling better. I really hope all is well in the future with you. I will be gaining strength from you as you go.
Make your long term plans for recovery!
Do not deny your underlying psychological causes for your addiction.
Learn new coping skills
Get far away from unhealthy relationships
Build up your self esteem!!
Congrats and keep on keeping on!
1 1/2 years no pain pills! 17 years doing the things I did...well, its a miracle that I am alive!
You guys rock! Day 5 and attempting to make a casserole for my family. I am in good spirits but super weak. I got small chores done and was blown away that it is october already. In wd and did not even realize time continued on...lol. Stella i hope things ger better for you and i really appreciate the wisdom and encoiragement you all share. Xoxoxo
Your doing awesome! At this point things are just gonna be getting better...
Feeling a little weak and tired is normal, but there are also some things to combat it...first i would look at your diet, make sure your getting plenty of water/gatorade to drink, and for foods, really try to eat healthy(fruits, veggies, protein), and muscle milk is a great source of protein and vitamins and tastes great. Also, vitamins! Check out the thomas recipe for a good list, but ive been taking 7 diff ones and it helps. Then use a 5 hr energy shot for that time during the day you want to get stuff done. Lastly, if at all possible, go for a light jog, i swear everytime i went/go on a run(im at15 days clean right now) i have more energy and feel happier then beforehand, not exaggerating.
These are some things that helped me, so i figured >> throw them out there. Like i said, your through the worst, EVERYTHING will be getting better from here on out! God bless.you, and get ready for the rest of.your life, its all worth it.
P.s. music all day!
Day 13 MissPolly, How are you doing. I had a pretty good day yesterday, but then the night and today not so good again, but definitely better than last week. It seems to come in waves now. I am happy to say I am also doing really good in my shoulder rehab. It sure helps when you start to feel better. There is a bright light now at the end of the tunnel. Just a couple more weeks I guess to get everything back in order. How is it going with you, the same? Keeping strong. Hugs and blessings back.
Day # 4 no Percocet!
In late January '11, I was in a 5 car collision on the way to the mall on a California freeway. If anyone knows how the freeways are here, they are MADNESS. I ended up hurting my mid-lower back. I was prescribed percocet 10/325. I started taking them as prescribed, but then of course I built the tolerance and ended up taking 12 a day max. My dr said to not go over 12, because 4,000mg of tylenol is max for a day.
I thought it was ok. Til I realized my marriage was slipping away right before my eyes, because I had become so consumed with getting "high" all day and became a very selfish person.
Make a long story short, I got in a fight with my husband and I got thrown in jail for overnight. I started withdrawing then. When I got out on bail, I gave ALL my percs to my dad and had them dispense them to me. I took 2 pills split into 4 peices every 4-6 hours for 2 weeks. Some days I only needed 1.5 pills instead of 2.
This past Saturday, at 11am was my last dosage. I just said ok I tapered down enough to where its pointless for me to even be taking these things.
Its like smoking a ciggy. If you are down to 2 cigs a day, whats the point in even smoking???
So, today is Wed Oct 5th 2011 at 10:30am and I am still going strong.
My symptoms from tapering were: MUSCLE ACHES. Esp my legs and arms.
My head feels like it's in a sinus bubble. Yesterday was the worse. Today I feel just ok. Low in energy, but I mustered up enough strength to wash the dishes, clean the kitchen and made 7 mini apple pies all hand cut and homemade. I sleep VERY well without any sleeping aids. I am taking motrin as needed if my leg aches get too bad. And my dr gave me Xanax for anxiety, which Ive been on since 2005.
I didnt experience horrible withdrawal due to the fact that my dr gave me 200 pills to help me TAPER from. Which is plenty enough to get me through. But they are not in my possession and my dad is very militant about dispensing them. Im glad he did that. He brought my dosage to my house everyday YOU MUST TAPER for minimal withdrawal. If you're taking 12 or 6 or whatever a day then just quit without tapering, then yes you are going to be more miserable. Naturally.
I have a 1 year old girl and a 9 year old girl. My husband is very very proud of me and says I am acting like how I did when we got married again. Sad thing is, when you are on these evil meds, you dont even realize a good thing is slipping away because you are so high and you dont care.
Last night I slept from 8:00pm-6:30am. I feel low energy now that I made all those pies, so Im just layin on the couch watching tv with my baby girl.
All Im sayin is if you can manage to get through 4 days of no perc u can keep going. Sure you're gonna feel a lil ??????, but I am also on Effexor for depression. I believe that is helping too. Call your dr and have him guide you through this.
Silly me, I was about to pay 34,000 to go to rehab when all I needed to do was taper under my dr's guidance. Love support and encouragement keeps you going strong. I suggest find a prodigal sons ans daughters somewhere near you to go to and meet other people who can also give you advice and learn God's love for you.
Best of Luck to everyone and may God Bless you all with healthier options in life! Same goes for me!!
Last edited by misspolly; 10-05-2011 at 01:20 PM.
Michellelisa, Your doing great!! So happy for you that you are on this journey. I have been of hydros for 14 days now. It DOES get better.
Blessings and hugs to you. Keep strong!!!
Glad to hear you are doing so well and are staying strong. Today was a good day, I spent the afternoon with my granddaughter and other grandmother and we went for a long walk with my granddaughter in a wagon. It really tired me out but I feel like I am living a life again. I agree, the everyday trying to stay ahead of the pain, stay ahead of the withdrawals, the guilt of having to take the pills. I had gotten to the point that I kept telling my mother, I just don't want to be here anymore. I just wasn't enjoying my time here on earth. This feeling is turning around. There is still w/d, there is still pain, but I am feeling it with a kind of joy that I hadn't before. I am alive and going to survive this and start anew. You don't realize how much you lost until you start coming out of this process. Have a great week and I hope you feel better and better. I stand with you.
Originally Posted by misspolly
I hope your pain is getting tolerable. I have never had constant pain, I just took the pills to stop the emotional pain. I pray you will gain health and strength everyday. I still have cravings but don't want to have to go through the withdrawls ever again. It has been really hard at times.
Originally Posted by Stellabelle
Now that we are able to "feel" again, I am sure that we will enjoy life that much more. Life is a gift and it is so short. I want to try to LIVE instead of get by...I have aways to go to feel emotionally healthy, but not numbing myself is a start.
Lets keep strong!!
Thank You soooooo much!!! I am almost on day 7 of being percocet free!!!!!! Haaalaylooooyer!!! as Madea says LOL. I am aching on my legs the most. Will these leg aches just go away!??? I was home all day with my 1 yr old n its hard withdrawing and getting better. I need rest! My foggy brain comes n goes. Today was a "clear" day and I only had 1 craving today but I flushed all my pills down the toilet. And I never plan on going back!!!! Keep it up yall Im so glad I have ppl to talk to who understand!!!!