I have been taking 2-4 vicodin HP for the last three years. Doctor prescribed, never at work, but the pain due to arthritis and various surgeries’ is, well, a pain. For a variety of reasons, I have decided to stop the medication and re-asses the pain level. I did about a month of research prior to stopping the meds and used the Thomas recipe (without the prescription stuff). I stopped six days ago and from what I have read about withdrawal consider myself fortunate as aside from a headache (which is now gone), one day of diarrhea, (fixed with Imodium) and very light insomnia and RLS, I feel great. God is good to me. So here is my (after the fact) question: Is cold turkey detox from vicodin “physically” damaging? I’ve read all the relapse overdose stuff but I still have the vicodin sitting on a shelf, I look at it every day and I just leave it sitting there. I have seen sites listing results from cold turkey ranging from psychosis to death….. Then I find they are selling a detox program so they have a dog in the fight to deter people from going cold turkey. I’m interested in your opinions. If possible, I would like medically substantiated (provide links if possible) research. Like I said above, this is an after the fact “fact finding” mission, but as an information junkie, I just want to know. Thank you in advance to all.
Is cold turkey vicodin detox physically dangerous?
from what my doctor has told me the physical affects of quitting is muscle cramps and bone pains. I stopped for 3 weeks. felt a bit moody and a bit of pains other than the affected area (my neck).I was taking 3-4 at a time per day.after my 3 week break i now take 2 per day and not at the same time. Keep healthy. work out. ive always been very active with jiu jitsu. Whenever my body is hot i dont feel too much pain anywhere. im naturally an energetic person but when i was off the vikes i felt even MORE energy. thats my personal experience with quitting and with what my doc has told me.hope it helps.
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