ok so i am addictied to percs,its like i live on them,and when i run out of them i find another dr. to give them to me,im 29 yrs.old have to kids and happy in marriage but the pain meds are killing me,im right now thinking i want to get off sooo but in the past have tried and the withdrawls are terriable what OVER the counter meds,could i take that could take the edge off the WD pain,im so scared to tell my dr.well more embarrasedi had back surgery when i was 20yrs.old even after that i was never addictive to the pain meds cause i never wanted them,but about a yr or so ago i was starting to get into alot of pain so started taking the meds again and slowing started on 2 a day and now im on 10 percs.7.5mg a day please someone out there help or give me some advice..
You sure came to the right place for support. The good news is you haven't been abusing the opiates for that long and 75mg of oxycodone is not that high of a daily dose. For some people it is, but a hard core addict wouldn't think so. Many people take so much more then that. The bad news is (or not) it is going to take a lot of will power on your part to get through this. Start by typing in "Thomas Recipe" for opiate withdrawals on the net and it will give you a list of items and meds you will need. ImodiumAD, get prescribed a benzo like valium. It's basically a recipe that worked for Thomas and it became very popular and worked for many people. The majority of meds and supplements on the recipe are OTC.
Sorry to be so blunt, but you risked a felony charge because you were too embarrassed to talk with your doctor? Stick with the recipe, have someone there who can watch the kids for the first week or so, hot baths, advil, ImodiumAD, soothing music, calm environment, and a whole lot of faith that you can do this! You have a big choice to make. There are many members here that have been through what you are currently going through. Many members who have succeeded kicking the opiates will have some great advice. You have to find that courage and commitment to stick this out and do the right thing by your kids. You have a crowd here to cheer you on, but it's up to you to walk the walk. I am behind you 100%. Please come back for support, especially when you feel weak.
My very best wishes and prayers for your success!
I feel for you , your Dr. will gladly prescribe you Tramadol if you tell him that you want to stop the narcotics. Tramadol is not a narcotic but for some reason it helps tremendously with the withdrawal symptoms used along with Imodium AD... research it, it is prescribed by many pain management Dr.s that do not want to prescribe narcotics.
My Dr. was prescribing 10mg oxycodones to me and having me take 8 a day... yes my body became addicted. When I didnt know any better months ago ... I decided I was sick of taking them and flushed them down the toilet not knowing the living hell I would go through with the withdrawals. I mean for a week I literally went to the depths of hell and barely made it back. Dont ever try that, after more research on it I could have died and I hadnt told anyone I was doing this so very dangerous.
This time knowing I needed to stop taking/using them... I took Tramadol in combination with Imodium AD and was able to function and even work. I will not lie and tell you that I felt fine but it was a small price to pay compared to last experience and getting free from being a slave to the meds. I will pray for you and know that you will be able to do it, if you are not strong enough to do it for yourself you should be able to for your kids. You and they will be shocked at how much more present you will become to them and even to yourself... get your life back, you will become a much happier free person!
Good luck to you... I really will begin praying for you tonight.
Anytime i run out of pain meds i have to go through the withdrawal all over again so every month i get to experience it :(joy): it really does suck. Its horrible i guess i just deal with it cause i know im going to continue taking my pain meds. my back pain is unbearable! I just wish you the best of luck and hope you get better i will be praying for you and your family. You can pull through this we are all here for ya:)
hi nicci,first let me say a 10 pill a day of percks is not small pill habit.your are doing the equivalent of 1- 80mg oxy contin a day. and them damn percs have all that aspirin or tylinol. your killing your stomach. right now how many percs is ur doc perscribing ? be honest with us. Im thinkin 4-a day ? whatever the amount is he must know what its doing to you.are you too scared to talk to him/her about helpping you get off of them? my next question is this; once you are off them what are you gonna when your pain that got you on them in the beginning is still there? cause if your still gonna be in pain your gonna go right back on them. i know its embarrassing but you gotta get truthful with your doctor.otherwise,when
script time comes around again them pills are gonna be calling you saying "come on mississippi lets get them one more time and we will talk to the doc next month. does that sound about right? cause when i was on my pain medications i told myself that ever time i ran out of them early. what your going through is your own private hell. i know it sounds crazy but thats what drugs do to people like us.think it over,and if you want help,let us know.im subzero58... pete
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