i dont have insurance and dont have doctor i am addicted to nor co and have tryed cold turkey and cant do it and work is there anyone out there that can help me quit with out losing my energy level
Unfortunantly vicodin addiction is like super hard to kick im on norco myself and when i dont have it i get severe rls, diarrea, vomiting, cramps and just all over pain inside my body. It is honestly the worst feeling you can ever have along with having the pain and insomnia. The best advice i can give you is to try methadone or suboxone i do very much recommend the methadone it has worked really well for me when i dont have norco. A doctor or clinic should be able to help you aquire the methadone just tell them you want to quit vicodin. Thing is you really cant go back to taking pain meds and methadone and suboxone both have opiates as well so really cant win on kicking the addiction unless you did cold turkey. As i had previously said its hard to get off of viodin(norco) i only wish you the best of luck i will be rooting for ya michelle. Also i just read that you dont have a doc or insurance you will always have the option for self pay or try to find a clinic that will help you with the methadone(paying for it).
faithkelly, I feel your pain. Midwestma, gave you some good advice. I know it's hard especially without insurance. If you at least have a doctor willing to prescribe a few meds for you, I would google the "Thomas Recipe" and follow it to the T. I think there are a few meds the doc needs to prescribe to help you kick the opiates. They're relatively cheap. You can then go to needymeds.com and get some assistance for your medication costs. Also, many doctors have samples they may be able to give you. I doubt they have samples of benzo's but it's worth asking. In the meantime, try to get some ImodiumAD and advil to get you out of the gate. I would also recommend soaking in hot baths for aches and chills, walk and exercise a lot! Drink as much water as you could possibly hold. The more you sweat and urinate, the better and faster this will go. Listen to some of your favorite music. Try to keep focus on the positive things you have going for you. THIS is a positive! Getting off the opiates is always a positive. You will someday look back and realize you accomplished something most people are not willing to do. Hang in there and come back often for support and advice. By the way? How long have you been on the vic's and what mg?
Good luck to you,
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