I'll try to make it short... Bare with me. I've been addicted to percocets for 6 months. I was taking 4 to 5, 5mg a day, It didnt start out that way, I am an anxiety ridden person and even taking a tylenol would scare the b-jesus outa me, but somehow I managed going from 1.0mg a day to almost 20mg. I have 2 children a 3year old and a 6 month old. I was prescribed percs 2 days after giving birth to my son for back issues. I am so over them I cant see straight so I decided to get off them. I went from 5 a day to 2 a day then went cold turkey, I made it 24hours without a pill until my I could no longer take the pain in my hips and then sweats and anxiety. I am back on 2 a day, One in the morning and 1 at night. I am planning on tapering again starting tomorrow, a half in the morning and half at night. I hope I can do this, I support my family right now and I have a very physical job, I am a massage therapist and own my own one man spa. My husband is very supportive and he too is an addict of percs as well. But unlike me, he quit cold turkey and only got diarrhea for 2 days and was fine after that!! Lucky bastard. I am so scared you guys... Any advice would be sooooo great right now. I also was wondering if anyone knows if tapering off vics are better than percs as far as the withdrawal goes because I have vics too. Thanks for any input. Mom from phoenix... scared poopless
You are on such a low dose that you need to stop cold turkey before you really develop a problem. 6 months is actually on your side as it is hardly long enough especially at the doses you were taking to cause any chemical changes in your brain. So suck it up and do it for you kids and husband. You owe it to them and i would be surprised if you are sick for more than a couple days.
Believe me, if you don't stop now you will develop a real nasty addiction. Yes it takes years of heavy abuse but you are starting out no differently then any other opiate addict.
You have a real chance to stop this while you still can. I used to abuse 120 5mg percocets in 4-5 hours when there was nothing else at hand. Believe me, you don't want to reach this level of addiction because nothing will make you feel good at this point.
So psych yourself up and set a date and go from there. Good luck and I wish you success and hope you never abuse opiates again... Dave
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