Hi, I am addicted to Norco. It's been about 4 months and I started at 1 a day and am now up to about 12!!! I don't know what withdrawl will be like, but no one knows of my problem and I have to detox with the least impact possible. I know I have to deal with the mental part, however, I just need some direction as to how to taper, what else I should do. I can take 3 days off, but don't know when in the tapering this would be most useful. Is there a program I can follow to get me through withdrawl?
At 4 months i doubt yoou will have much withdrawels. You feel a little lousy for a few days but you haven't been abusing it long enough to cause chemical changes in your brain. Just try and stay as active as you can. Getting of this opiate now is the smartest move you could make as after years and years of abuse you totally change as a person and yourlife will be hell. So hang in there for a few day and then you should be fine... Good luck... Dave
yes there is a program that helped me. I was in a vary similer situation myself. I found myself literly scared to be without them. I have a job and a family and I didn't have time to go through the withdrawl process. Not to mention I didn't know how bad it would get. I just happened to stumble across a web site that offered herbal opiate withdrawl pills. I didn't know if they would work or not but I tried to kick em without anything and I was miserable. While I waited for them to come I tried to tell my brain these pills will work. However when I started taking them I realized they did work vary well. I would recomend them to you as well. I don't know if I could've done it with out missing any work or even if I could've done it without being tied to a poll. I wish u luck.
I have been taking Norco 10/325 (10 everyday since 2001, 16 years. I am prescribed 90 a month, 3 per day as needed. I started out taking them for my back problems, and I liked how they made me feel so good and happy. I felt like I was on top of the world and I could do my job so good, and felt like I could handle anything. I was taking 2 a day, and receiving epidurals in the doctors office which helped tremendously the first year or 2. The epidurals weren't helping as the back problem got worse and the Norco was used to me by now and only scratched the surface of the pain. I realized one day that if I went to long without taking one I would be absolutely drained of all energy, I felt like I had some deadly disease and that I was going to lay down and not be able to get back up. I would get diarrhea and really bitchy and moody. I had no patience left whatsoever.
I didn't want to stop taking them because of back pain, but realized even if i miraculously was cured of my back problems, I would still need to take Norco to stop the shaking of my legs, the restless legs syndrome is just horrible, I cannot sit still, I cannot sleep without taking at least 1/2 a pill before bed. I have had 2 back surgeries since i started in 2001. First surgery was in 2013 and they fused on vertebrae disc, then 12/15/16 they fused 2 more, one on top of old one, and one below old one. I am still taking 3 Norco per day. I want to stop, I don't like who I've become. I have had family members tell me that I've changed, that I am not the patient, sweet, fun seeking person I used to be. I know they are right. I work 40 hours a week, I bathe everyday, I make a decent living and can buy myself stuff, I have a home, no alcohol, or other drugs. I am afraid to not get another prescription for 3 months, It's so comforting to know that you have a big bottle of 270 stashed in the house to hold you over and you can sleep, go places without worrying about messing you clothes, without shaking, my words come out of my mouth at an even pace and I don' trip over them or stutter trying to find my next word. I am functioning, no one at work knows what I've gotten myself into or for how long. I will be 64 in October and plan on retiring. I want to do stuff with my husband, travel. I don't want to be a drag to him, I'd like to the person he knew and loved when he met me. Take care people, I will be thinking of all of you, whether you made it or now. My best to you = may the trek have been peaceful.
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