My name is Jessica, I'm a 21 year old college student. When I was 18 years old I was diagnosed with several budging and herniated discs in my lower back and neck. I also have Arnold Chiari Malformation which is a downward displacement on my cerebellum, my brain stem herniated into my spinal cord making the simplest moves feel bone-breaking. I was put on 240 Perc 10's at age 18 to manage my pain. Thinking nothing about getting addicted to them, I took them as prescribed for a period of about 2 years.Then when I was 20, my doctor out me on 240 Oxycodone 30mg which ended up being my "miracle" pill.(also ended up ruining my life) It took away ALL my pain and I was about to go on with my day like usual. Up until about last week, I noticed even when I take my pill, I'm still feeling pain. And when I was up in the mornings, I feel like someone ran me over with a mac truck. So I've made the decision to stop the pills altogether and get healthy like I used to. I'm looking at Thomas's Recipe for withdraw, I bought the Zinc,Magnesium,potassium,and the Imodium, now I've got to get the Phosphorous and copper, the L-Tyrosine will be in stock by tomorrow so I'll have all the things I'll need to come off pills... does anyone have any suggestions? Maybe someone whose been through it and could give me some advice. Anything will be helpful... Just trying to get back to the healthy girl I was once. Any suggestions or tips and hints will be greatly appreciated it. Thank you so much!! I'm just scared to go through it, just want to make it as comfortable as possible. Thanks to those of you willing to help.

~Jessica H.