... By talking abpout my addiction will it fall into wrong hands and then i end up with law at my door?
Hydrocodone/Pseudoephedrine - ?
Added 4 Nov 2009:
All i know is that ive been taking these dam things way to loooong 180 month and i run out before the end of the month.my wonderful woman dont have a clue how many im taking i wanna stop but cant.dont wanna lose her and dont know how to quit.feel like i cant leave the house with 5 in my pocket...how sad is that? Anyone have a magic answer
SUBOXONE!!! As someone who , also couldn't leave the house w/o about 5 in my pocket, I understand where you're comin from. My man found out long ago, and even though it threatened my marraige, my relationship w/ kids, my job, my health and not even counting how many times I didn't end up in jail when I should have, I still couldn't quit either. I tried the methadone route, but that just leaves you w/ an addiction worse than the one you already have. I don't know if you've ever heard of suboxone before, but it is having wonderful results helping addicts stay clean. For me, it has been 3 months and my desire for the damn things is gone, gone ,gone!!! And I have heard this over and over from other addicts as well. You need to join up on some of the other support groups, opiate addiction, suboxone, hydrocodone etc and read what others have to say.
You don't have to answer if you don't want to, but you can ask questions and these people have been there, and are so willing to help. There's also alot of info under the "community" heading. There's also an awesome book " Healing the Addicted Brain" by Harold C. Urschel, MD. It has a wealth of info on what addiction does to your brain, why it has such a hold on you, and what you can do about it. Good luck to you!! L.
Thanks l.j no i have never heard of sub oxone? What is that and where would one find that? Dam i took my last pill last night. i feel like shit. i'm due to get 180more today and thats all i think about... Is it common for your whole body to hurt... Dam i wish id never takin these things
there is no quick fix but let me give u hope... there is hope. i was taking about 25 percocet a day, well for a long time. i got 100 a month from my doctor and would have them eaten in 3 maybe 4 days and then would be buying them. i know how u feel... i was so scared. went i couldn't buy them i would hurt so so bad. well finally i said no more. it's been 39 days and it was tough, really tough at first but u can do it.. the worst is the first 5 days --- get threw it. take time off work if u can ( u will have to - trust me), i spent the first few days just on the couch ... take hot baths, sometimes 5 or 6 a day. your sleep (well lack of) will be tough but u will get past it at about day 5 and then by day 10 u will realize that your body hurt more on the pills than it does off the pills..our bodies are funny that way, this is a drug that your body has gotten used to - u have stopped fighting your pain naturally and now your body expects this drug and when u don't take it your body hurts in hopes that u wil give it more... that is how a doctor explained it to me... after about 10 days of no drugs in body your body will stop hurting as much because it will accept that no drugs are being put in. this is really true - i went threw it and although my back still hurts ( i have lower back pain all the time) - but u know the pain i would feel on the perks is about the same now that i am off. see the pain would intensify when my body would begin to withdrawl (after about 5 hours of last dose taken)... so really the drugs just didn't help at all.. did any of that make sense or help? i really hope so. if u would like to talk more of what might help id be more than happy to share - ill leave that up to u.. right from the beginning i decided to do it different this time - def. of insanity ... doing the same behaviour over and over and expecting a different result.. so this time i did it different. i really pray that u do to... u can do anything that u are passionate about. i will check for the next few days if u respond... take care my friend
Hi Vic King! Hope you listened to my dear friend Jonesgottastop, goodhearted, kind and one heck of friend that knows what is happeing when it come to the withdrawls and NO you will not wind up with the law at your door. I have walked with Jones all the down the road while the monster (perk's) was chasing him and he is a winner! You can do it honey, the first week, 10 days will be had but after that it gets better everyday..lit'l by lit'l until you are healthy and happy! Clean... Not counting pills, counting days, watching the calendar, what a great life huh? That life is waiting for you honey... it starts today if you want it, throw them thing in the toilet and we will walk with you everyday and help you with every ach & pain until the pain of addiction is replaced by the joy of life! God Bless Sweetheart & Good Health to you! DadswatchinY & Momma NANCY ... Parents of a daughter loosing the battle but not the war!
I don't know if this will help, but I'll share what I'm going through. I was first prescribed hydrocodone for migraines. I never had a problem until I was around other people who used the drug for recreational purposes. I got caught up doing the same thing, and have been abusing for about eight years. Started off on weekends with one or two 7.5s. Then started using 10s and eventually was taking 70mg daily. My whole life began revolving around whether I had enough to get me through the day, the next day, etc. I've never been addicted to anything in my life. I've always been a responsible person, employed for 30+ years with just two companies. I worked in Information Technology for most of that time. Anyway, I let these pills take over my life. I lost my job two years ago due to company being closed. Needless to say, money was no longer available to pay bills, much less obtain hydrocodone.
So, now all my credit cards are maxed out and I'm in extreme debt. I'm still struggling to avoid bankruptcy, but I'm on my 14th day without hydrocodone. I went from 7 pills a day down to 3 a day for about 5 days. The worst physical symptoms are definitely the 2nd through 7th days... fatigue, diarrhea, sweating, chills, stuffy/runny nose, sneezing, coughing, irritability, headaches, body aches. Along with that, there is an overwhelming sense of doom, depression, hopelessness. As I said, it's my 14th day clean, and most of the physical problems have subsided (still some congestion and diarrhea), but I haven't been able to shake the depression, lack of motivation and purpose, hopelessness. I don't know if this is typical, but I gained an enormous amount of weight when I started abusing. I always weighed around 120, but have ballooned to close to 200 lbs. I would crave candy bars and ice cream when I was using. Maybe some of this depression is due to my weight, but I'm hoping now that I can start getting back to normal. I just want to feel happy and normal again. I guess my brain hasn't reset yet. I'm hoping within the next week or so that it adjusts back to how it used to be. I still really miss the feeling from the pills, but I refuse to ever take another one. I NEVER want to go through this again. Even if hydrocodone were free and readily available, it's no way to live. It's a fake life. I want my old life back. I've wasted eight years, and I don't want to waste even one more day. I took some comfort in knowing that even intelligent people like Rush Limbaugh got sucked into the same thing as I did. However, due to respect for my family, no one knows about my addiction except one other person, so I'm going through this without help from doctors, clinics, rehab, methadone, etc. My help is coming from the one other person, and mostly from God. I'm doing the best I can, and turning the rest over to Him. He's gotten me this far, and I know He'll see me through the rest of the way. I'll pray for you, and all the others like us, that face the terrible ordeal of addiction and recovery.
Dont be afraid to tell her my husband was taking 120 a month and ran out half way threw the month i didnt know when i married him he was on them he hide it so well but now i know why he had such temper and used to get mad at me for no reason such short temp .It was really hard its like being addicted to beer you will need her to get off your meds talk to your doctor and discuss a taper it wont be easy my husband can do it so can you . Iam addict myself or 3yrs almost xanax turned into panic attacks last 1 yr clean 1 month and 10 days now only on 1/2 anti depressent detoxing off it its so hard but worth it good luck .
Go to your doctor and be honest and ask him to put you on suboxone. Suboxone is made to take people off of opiates, to be honest suboxone is a partial opiate, but basically its made so that you dont feel high and you dont have withdrawals, when you take the suboxone you feel like how you once felt before using drugs. But you do have to be in mild withdrawal before you can take it so you may have to come off for a day and than you can start but it really helps, i was addicted to percocet and i went to a doctor and they put me on suboxone and i have not relapsed yet. And they will taper you off suboxone so you will have minor to no withdrawal symptoms. Good luck to you.
ok look i understand the problem it comes down to the question of what do you want more your relationship or the pills if you have will power then you cant loose you have to decide if the pill is worth losing your relationship over .you have to be the one to help yourself think what do you want more a high or a loving woman
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