For 3yrs I was addicted to vicoden I was given them by my dr bcuz of broken ankle pins and rods put in my leg. I met the man I married and he asked me to get help I was recomened to methodone clinc and had been going since march. I was released from there about a week ago and went back to vicoden afraid of withdrawal. Well today I've decided that this nasty cycle has to end.I've read of the horrors to come. I want to be strong enough to say no. My husband is not supporting me through this process he won't even speak to me. I feel alone n this and I know doing it alone will make it 100 times worse. I looked up the thomas recipe and I'm not keen on again taking another drug to overcome another one. I'm all for the vitamins and baths and bananas. But I'm going to need sleep and the restless legs will prevent this the recipe said bananas will help but I'm thinking I'm going to have to eat a whole bunch to even have it work a little bit. I am in need of advice and sucess stories. I know with a lil faith an time I can beat it. But how much time?I've heard methodone can take weeks maybe months. I've been in full withdrawal from vicoden but never methodone. I've heard its way worse.I'm frightend...
I was addicted to vicoden for 3yrs then 20mg of methodone then was discharged from clinc. helpp?
Added 27 Nov 2011:
Okay so last night was first night I tried to sleep without the vicoden that I've been taking to help with the methodone withdrawal. It was brutal!!!! My husband kicked me out of bed. I crawled n bed with my daughter n she rubbed my back n comforted me. Bless her heart for that. Also I cheated this morning I had 2 n I toook those upon getting out of bed. That's it though I have no more rescue stash n my husband has took th abilty away for me to receive more. So what to do? I'm just going to have. 2 stick it out. I'm going to give it to god. I hope he listens to my prayers.
Just wanted to encourage you to hang in there. Methadone withdrawal can be pretty rough, but it won't last forever. May I ask why the clinic let you go at 20mgs still? Methadone is a long acting opiate so the worst will be around day 3 to 5 then it will slowly get better. The Thomas recipe will help some, but of course it does recommend a benzodiazepine, though you don't have to take that.
Please stay in touch with us. We will support you through this rough time. Don't let the anxiety or fear make it worse. Like I said, you will survive this though you may feel at times that it is too much to handle.
I recommend you get involved in Narcotics Anonymous or some other form of addiction's therapy so to learn the tools to stay clean. You can google Narcotics Anonymous and locate meetings near you. Having the personal support is very beneficial.
Here to help anyway I can,
I was let go bcuz I was in bad car wreck and perscribed vicoden I told my case worker and turned in proper paper work they said nothing until 9months later. Even just bcuz it was just one time I think its kinda funny how that place works. I'm thinking of writing a nice little letter to the state .if it was wrong then caseworker should have spoke up when the issue was at hand
I am SO sorry to hear that your support system at home is next to nil. You will need a group to help you with this. I suggest finding a meeting to attend and also we are here for you and you can look around this site and see many success stories right here. Also, you can pick up potassium at the health food store and that will help (in addition to the bananas). LaurieShay is right, it will be a rough go but it WILL end! Hang in there and here with us and you will make it.
My very best to you, Casey!
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