I have been taking percocet (5/325) since having spinal surgery in early May. I took the prescribed dose as directed for the first few weeks following surgery and now I am down to one tablet per day. Sometimes I take two if necessary. Sometimes I have gone a day without it at all but I have backup meds that my pain/mgmt doctor prescribed. The most I have gone is one day without percocet and I start to feel real sick. Is it possible that I have a physical addiction already? I'm really freaked out about it. Should I do the Thomson detox that I've read about so much here? I still have a list of other meds I take (klonopin and ambien which I have been taking daily for 3 years) plus, like I said earlier, a bunch of other meds for pain (tramadol, zanaflex and relafen). I don't like any of the latter three. They don't seem to do much of anything for me. Thanks for any advice.
Hi PSB's, It is quite possible that you may be dependant on perc's if you are feeling ill when you do not take them.
Addiction/dependance can occur quickly in some people, while other people have no problems at all.
Please google the Thomas Recipe for a list of over the counter meds you will need if you plan to withdraw from percs.
If you need a support system, you will find great people on this site!
Wishing you the best,
Its very possible yes its very easy to become addicted to pain medication. If you plan on quitting completley then yes you should think about using the thomas recipe and when it calls for valiums to help you sleep the klonopin that you already take should suffice. Good luck to you and please come back if you need any help or advice getting through the withdrawls. When you feel withdrawls its going to feel pretty much like you have the flu except its worse. Your legs will bother you horribly and you wont want to be around anyone you might say something you will regret later cause it will turn you into a very mean person.
hi,I think you know what addiction is at this point. the tramadol is also an addictive med.there is a difference between physical dependence and addiction. addiction is when you ruin the brains ability to produce the chemicals it needs for every day predicaments.given enough time the strongest willed person can become an addict.when your life becomes centered around pain medications.believe me when i say there is a very thin line between the two.
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