Hi I am going to finally start my first and hope fully last vicodin detox and i just wanted to post my usage and see if anyone can help me with what to expect. I started 3 years ago, but at that time i only to like 2 7.5s a day. About 10 months ago i started really taking more because i kept getting them from injuries. I have been taking anywhere from 7-8 7.5 norcos then switched to 12 5mg vics a day for the last 10 months. Can anyone give me a guestamation of how difficult a cold turkey withdrawl will be???
First Vicodin Detox, What to expect?
Added 29 Apr 2011:
Im about 60 hours since my last dose. I thought i was doing pretty well. I have been trying to prepare myself for the physical part,vomiting,nausea ect. Man i could never have prepared for the deppression that came out of no where. I would choose getiing physically sick over this anyday.
I cannot give you a date on the calendar of when you will feel better, as WD is different for each person. I went cold turkey off prescribed (never abused) OxyContin over a year and a half ago, and a picnic it was not! But if I did it so can you. It takes a determined soul, so make your decision and stick with it.
You might want to google The Thomas Recipe for a list of otc and RX meds you will need while in withdrawal. You will most likely need many of these meds to help from being ill from WD.
I can provide a list of WD symptoms if you wish, just let me know. I had every withdrawal symptom, and it took me quite a while to start to feel like myself again, yet I took Oxy for almost ten years! Hopefully your detox will not last long, nor be as intense.
May I be so bold as to ask you if you are still in chronic pain? You may hit the comment button to provide that info if you wish.
Best of luck to you!
You also have the option of tapering off the vic's over time and avoiding the withdrawals. It is a bit challenging sticking to a taper schedule but does offer you an alternative to major withdrawals. Just a thought and I would be willing to help you with a taper schedule if you so desire.
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