I dont like myself anymore. Only one person knows & they are not supportive... they say "just stop taking the pills"... as if... pain everywhere, vomiting, you name it I feel it. I do think if I had someone to help me daily I could do it.
I do not think you can just STOP taking the pills as your friend says. I would classify this as a major addiction and you will need serious help getting off these opiates. Now on that note there are worse addictions... but wow that is a whole lot of vicodin my friend..25 a day, my dear you really should seek help from NA or probably a clinic, I pray you can avoid methadone as the withdrawl from methadone if rocket fuel compared to vicodine! I am no doctor or counselor but do have 2 adult children going thru methadone addiction and wish they came to me before it got to methadone... when it was still the vics, my own personal doctor said she would have helped, pls join moure of the support groups here so your questions get out to more people: opiate dependence, addiction, drug dependence, ect, a lot of good people will respond with their stories and lots of help and support. You can get clean & stay clean, I have walked with a few here as they ran from the addiction I call the monster and they are winning the battle. God Bless & Good health sweetie..Momma Nancy & DadsWatchinU from a family that understands your pain
Yes you can do it! but it's not going to be easy. First you must understand that the reason you are taking 25 opiate pills/day is probably due to underlying depression/anxiety, etc., not for pain relief.
1. Don't beat around the bush, contact a Physician who specializes on withdrawals (pain management specialists), you can look them up via google.
2. Do not quit cold turkey, slowly bring down the number of tablets you are taking over a period of a month or more.
3. Be sincere with yourself, otherwise you are wasting time.
4. When you ween yourself down to 2 or 3 pills and have withdrawal symptoms such as sweating, nausea, insomnia, cramps, your doctor will prescribe you a medication that eases the symptoms or makes it more tolerable.
5. You must be under a doctor's supervision for this, also remember the doctor is going to write for the medication so be sincere and straight forward.
6. Exercise along with avoidance of trigger factors is imperative.
7. Anti-Depression medication can be an adjunct if needed.
8. Eventually you will be completely free of your addiction, only if you truly sincere about it.
9. I will not name the medications so as not to advertise it or for you to get it without supervision since it can be dangerous.
10. Do it now before it's too late, don't destroy your life. This is going to be a lonely journey but therapy can help.
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