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    Ashleyh1922 is offline New Member
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    Smile Need Some Advice About My Taper Off of Norco...

    I have been taking norco for 3.5 years. I gradually moved up to 14 pills in the am and 14 at night. I was so sick and my life was falling apart. I realized, and all alone I've completely tapered down to half a pill 4 times a day, in 2 months. I am so very proud of myself, but I am dreading not having ANY. Honestly, I was addicted to Xanax for 6 months during my worse period(14 pill days) and I tapered off those alone as well. I was at 2.5 mg in the am and pm, and some throughout the day. With the Xanax, when I was down to 1/4 of a bar, I just stopped and didnt really have a W/D. I'm wondering, if I do that now will I have a horrible WD? I feel pretty confident about this. I haven't felt this healthy and good in so so long. I can see my future again. I was down to 101 pounds, and my normal weight was about 118. I'm back up to 109, just in the week I've been taking only half pills. I guess I'm just looking for some support, because with this stupid addiction, I've pushed all my friends away. Thank you, and I hope to hear from someone

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    wow...u've tapered down a long ways.
    that is so difficult to do.
    it takes a huge amount of willpower and strength.

    u have every right to be proud of urself.

    i could never taper down from the pills...if i had them i
    would just eat em all.
    i'm tapering from subs now.

    if u keep tapering down to zero pills the withdrawals
    should be very minor if any...

    still taking some of the norcos probably kept u from
    having withdrawals with the xanax...
    in my opinion anyway.

    u may feel some symptoms, but nothing u can't handle.
    u can google the thomas recipe.
    it has some things in it to help ur symptoms if u have any.

    nice that ur feeling better.

    i'm happy to offer u my support.

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    Thank you so much. I can't believe I got this far. It's so crazy for me to think how I was living my life. I pretty much lost everything before realizing. That's what gives me all my strength. Knowing that I used to be so much, and now I am nothing.
    The worst for me is the anxiety. And at night I get RLS. Of course, I'm one of the people who benadryl makes RLS worse for. So I get no relief. That is the only thing scaring me from just stopping now. Do you have any advice about RLS? Anything else I can do or take to help it? I get it in my arms as well. It's like pure hell!

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    ur not nothing...ur only human.
    i can assure u many of us are in the same position as u are...
    or have been.

    my girlfriend left me and i lost my house due to drugs.
    almost lost my very good job.

    for the rls i have heard mentioned here a natural remedy called
    'hylands restful legs' that can be found at most pharmacies or
    vitamin type stores.
    just ask for it and give it a try.
    i've never tried it myself but others say it helps.

    that and try hot showers and/or baths. several times a day if u can.
    someone said recently they put a heating pad under their legs.
    sorry i can't remember who the poster was to give them credit.

    try to stay real busy.
    and get as much exercise as possible.
    just a short walk will work wonders for u if u can do it.

    and music can be a lifesaver. put ur favorite music on when
    possible.

    stay hydrated and maybe eat some bananas for the potassium.
    someone said gatorade was good for the rls also.

    hope some of this helps...

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    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Seriously, you just gave me the courage to take the extra steps. I'm going to get the restful legs stuff and try to co CT tonight. We will see how it goes.

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    happy to help in any way i can always.

    another member here, 'mirabellasmom' gave me the push
    and courage needed to get off the drugs myself.

    i've been an addict for many years and bounced back and
    forth between pills and subs.
    i was even considering remaining on subs for life.
    crazy.

    through her posint it gave me encouragement to just taper
    down and get off them.
    i'm doing that right now in fact.

    so i'm just helping another or paying it forward.
    we need to help each other here whenever possible.

    good for u to want to get it over with.
    check out the 'thomas recipe' for help with any symptoms.
    many swear by it here.

    u can just google it.

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    I want to say a big THANK YOU to you!! I am 9 days clean today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashleyh1922 View Post
    I want to say a big THANK YOU to you!! I am 9 days clean today
    WOW....that's awesome Ashleyh! so happy to hear that. each day gets better and better for u as the fog clears. keep going and adding up those clean days. u should be very proud of urself and i am also proud of u as well. tks so much for the update and pls keep posting whenever possible.

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