... 180 mg demorol, 25 somas a day and a hand full of norks to boot. My meds let me act like a functuning person on a daily basis. But the soma when im out I'm in pure hell. I have a tropical retreat in june and if I dont get either off these meds I will not be on the boat for most of the trip. The other meds dont do ANYTHING for me anymore and the soma is a night to rest peacfully. last night I went without. I THREW UP MY SOUL TO SPEAK OF NOT A WINK OF SLEEP. sory for the caps. how can I get taped down to get off this hell ride. I need this for my family friends and a diecent job. I can almost make it I did for 4 months at a frindly retreat In the Las Vegas mountans by choice and went from alc to pain pills to live this life. thank you R.s
i think maybe u should give acupunture or some other alternative trearment 4 ur pain. i hope that works 4 u,bcuz u will die if u dont stop taking so many pain pills on a daily basis... i wouldnt suggest going cold turkey, its really hard 2 do and dangerous 4 u. have u ever tried suboxne or subutek? they really help with the withdrawls of opiates.then when u r ready u and ur dr can taper u down until u feel no wd symtoms at all,almost. im on suboxne now 4 my oc prob. i thought i was stuck in thelife i was living until i found out about these medicines. i hope everything works out 4 u. i will be praying 4 u:^)
I'm sorry to hear about your problem, if you were able to kick this med problem using the retreat, do you have funds that will enable you go again and get away from everyone and everything. So you can kick this, clear your head and feel "normal" without the drugs?
When you say you're a "pain related management person", do you mean you work in a clinic helping doctors and patients?
I wish you much luck in your endevor to clean up, if you don't need these medications don't take them. Have you considered NAA? I've heard they can help also. I had a friend who was taking Demerol for years, and mixing other medications with it also, she tapered off the medications slowly, and began exercising everyday, walking, she went to the GNC store, (that is gerneal nutrition store) and stocked up on vitamins, and herbs to help ease some of her symptoms also taking frequent showers to help with the withdrawl symptoms. You can do this again if you did it before, just believe in yourself OK!
I hope you can overcome this, come back often to this forum, as there are many seasoned people here that know exactly how you are feeling and are willing to give you as much advice as you may need right now.
I feel for you so much,i was in total love with someone who abused drugs,and what a rollercoaster it was.
he kept taking them because without them he went through hell,which i understood,but he was going to die,i mean,his tolerance was so high i couldnt believe it,of course i didnt know at first any of this,as time went on i suspected,then i started finding pills hidden in places and towards the end,he got very very mean with me,im talking MEAN,he never hit me,but would threaten me,i wont go into detail of what i went through,but iv'e never in my life had been so scared,which i dont understand because i know he loved me,i mean really loved me,and if i told him i was leaving,that's when he went crazy,i told him,it's either rehab or im out,of course im leaving huge chunks out,but i had to do something because this man was popping 20 pills at a time,any pill,oxy's,anything he could get his hands on,when that dose would kill most ppl,but he was a heroin addict,when he couldnt get that,it was popping crap loads of pills,he stayed awake until 6 am,which i had to also other wise i was in trouble and would have to listen to him scream in my face for hours,and i had to get up at 8 to take care of my things,work,school,et cetera,it was hell,i didnt understand why he took stuff out of me,because truly we were best friends,but i was ready to let all that go in order to save his life,he did go to rehab thank god,but he's back in the same boat,and has been doing this on and off since he was a kid and now 40 years old,you dont want that to be you,trust me. you lose everything,you'll end up stealing from ppl you love,hurting those you love,doing anything you can to get what you need,and everyone here is right,you WILL die,you will,im sure that's not what you want,and i wouldnt want that for you,not at all. I say go back to rehab,stay as long as you can,go to therapy and stick with it,go to your classes,and dont hang around any body that does drugs,that means sometimes having to leave behind your old friends,but your health and life is more important,and truly what is more important,your life or a retreat? screw the retreat,you are more important,look at it this way,if your dead,you'll never go on a fun retreat,get healthy,and clean,then you have your whole life to do fun things,and living it truly happy. im not trying to be mean or harsh,sorry if it sounds that way,i really am,but i dont want you to die,i may not know you,but i care,i care about ppl,that's just who i am,so please,get yourself help,then get the mental part together,find new friends,and live life with the happiness that is there for you. I really hope you listen to everyone here,its because we care. please choose rehab,right now your only concern should be YOU and no one else,when you get yourself together,your really going to see what true happiness is. Im so sorry that your in this position,i really am,i wish i could take it away,for you,for everyone,i hate drugs and what they end up doing to some ppl,i really do. god bless and i wish you so much luck and happiness. just go for it,dont think about it,just do it okay? you have your whole life to go on retreats,but if you keep this up you may never get to experience anything,please dont do that. i will pray for you and hope to god you do the right thing. hang in there and all the luck to you:)(i didnt proof read,lol,might find some mistakes,ha). You can do it!!!
In my case, I found the thing that held me back from getting clean is the FEAR of how I will live my life without a "crutch", go to rehab or BETTER yet find a Doctor that will work with you while your still in the REAL WORLD... just knowing that your Doc will give you something for withdraw symptoms is enough to get you started on the right track, when you KNOW that your Doctor will work with you, then the "WHAT IF I RUN OUT SYMPTOM" will not keep your mind so PREOCCUPIED, AND you will be able to start focusing on the real issues of why you got there in the 1st place, KEEP busy, journal, walk,garden... FIND something that you enjoy doing and GET CLEAN FOR YOURSELF FIRST!!! and the other stuff WILL fall into place... when YOU keep yourself ACCOUNTABLE for YOUR own actions, YOU cannot blame anyone else for what you do next and I found that to be enough to keep me going to be the best that I can be for ME...
my motto is "STRENGHT I AM" and do not ever allow anyone to put you down for becomming an addict... FOCUS on how far you have come every day... my prayers are with you...
My husband and I were in a serious roll over car accident after hitting black ice in December 1994. We had only been married a little over a year and we found ourselves disabled. Needless to say, our lives were completely unmanageable physically, mentally, emotionally and financially. However, our saving grace was our Christian walk. After serious prayer and learning about God's mercy and healing power, my husband went back to work in 3 years. It took me 11 years but I too found the faith to receive my healing. I was hooked on medication and quite often went to the hospital because I would have an allergic reaction to the new medicine they would give to me. I can't tell you the number of times I almost died because of the medicine. Now, I am completely off all pain killers, narcotics, muscle relaxants, and I can sleep like a baby. God Bless You and you are in my prayers
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