Could you please add more information to your question? How much were you taking, and what were (are) you taking? How are you taking the meds ie; ingesting them, snorting, or shooting up?
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I did a cold turkey withdrawal off of prescribed OxyContin a year and 17 days ago. (sorry friends I know I am repeating myself over and over!) A picnic it was not. If you are taking high doses perhaps Suboxone is your best bet. Are you in chronic pain, or were you using these recreationally?
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mornin sweeti,tell your experience anytime you want that'd called sharing,but you knew that alreay.if i was detoxin i would want to know im not the only one to be this sick.knowing it will get better is priceless. to the dude detoxin be strong bro your about to have the most precious gift you ever could think of.if you need to talk we will be here for you... pete
OMG. Just thinking about what you're feeling sends shivers down my spine. Regardless of the opiate, regardless of the method you use to come clean, it will get better, I promise. It really sucks coming down like this. The only thing I can do personally is offer support and words of encouragement. When someone is withdrawing like you are right now, it's so hard to focus on anything else. I know. Come clean (figuratively speaking) with someone you trust and could count on for support. A good friend, family member, spouse, someone who may not know your addicted but would be there for you unconditionally. It will ease some of the burden from your mind and emotionally you will feel better. When this type of burden is shared, it makes the load much lighter. Several years ago I too was in the same jam. I was lucky to have family I could turn to.
If you can't find this type of support, please get in to counseling, A/A N/A, (even though I didn't) some people have even turned to church in a time of crisis. So many of us have stood in your shoes, felt exactly how you do right now. It's a challenge for sure, but with the right tools and guidance, you can get clean and actually start living a normal life again. And really feel good about it! It's the "getting there" that really sucks. Having a pc at your disposal, is a good place to start. You came here for help and help you will get! Many members will have great tips and advice to ease the pain you are in. Suboxone is a regular topic and has helped many people lead better lives. Methadone is also a very popular route to take. The "Thomas Recipe" for opiate wd is also a good tool to use. Just google the name in and it gives you a list of RX and OTC meds to stock up on while you're going through this to ease the discomfort. Discomfort? Not really..more like HELL. But I have heard it has helped many come off the opiates. My personal opinion is to taper down as slowly as possible. When you try to cold turkey, the first chance you have to grab some pills, it's going to be so friggin' hard to say no. Try to fill in some details when you can. Are you totally out of meds? Are you detoxing on your own? Do you have access to meds so you can taper? These are just my opinions. But I just want you to know you came to a good place to start. I hope you can be strong and please, please come back and post. You do not have to do this alone.
My very best wishes to you,
Okay heres some encouragement. However i am sure u already heard most of this. My father first started off with pain killer and now 2 years after being clean for the past 6 months has been on coke. We (the family) are considering leaving. The only thing holding us back is lack of funds. If he somehow gets his life back toghether and stays clean we might reconsider. please for your and your family's sake stop before it is to l8
I have been out depressed,I started suboxone 6 months ago,and an now n the process of weenng off of them,so there you have it.6 months ago I was facing 5or 6 days of rough detox off of oc 60- 60mgs an 120-7.5 vicoprofen and 3-4,350mgs somas,welbutrin 300mgs.And now ive been weening for 5months so far off of Suboxone, and Ive been really hostile with people around me,very isolated,and extremely depressed.
Back to square 1,facing another 6 weeks of weening feeling like this! and then detox for a couple of months? The choice is yours.I have not had cravens for opiates! But then after you read the find print on suboxone why in the hell would I ??? Im afraid (In my case!!! ) Suboxone was just exactly what it is cut out to be!! A fucking crutch, a very "suckductive" forrest.If I had to take care of children,or work everyday,or if "I was responsible for anything at all anymore" then maybe, suboxone would be justifyed, but as it stands ive done nothing but dig a deeper hole for myself to get out of. At one time this would have been hell to get over, and now it seems the lower the dose, the more Im faced with the fact that once againI slipped and stepped right n a big ole pile of SHIT! If you suffer from depression I would try some other means than subs to get off, I am down to 2-4 mgs aday and I hurt all over, I thought at one time that it was the ocs that had me hurting so bad.All that was just a forrest all the pain is still right here and now since Im taking subs I cant take anything decent for pain. Its a hole lot worse than it was at this point because I dont know what the future holds for me before I knew,now I dont. Im really disgusted with evrything especially my self after going through all ive been through in the last 14 yrs tryng to get my life staightend out.Ive been to detox 11 times and I feel as if Im spending my wheels.But theres one good thing if you take subs your legal,and thats exactly why I started taking them that and the fact that I was told,it was suppose to be a walk n the park getting off of them.Thats a crock of bullshit.. It maybe for someone who ran out and bought a bunch pills for the high of it I didnt Im disabled from back surgery 2xs and well the meds I was put on of course!!! I was put on that type ofmeds because in the beginning 14 yrs ago after surgery I needed it.You need to understand that Im a very impatient person too,Ya know all I want is to be straight just once,again.And that my friend is priceless,and un founded for me so far.Course I guess 14 yrs really isnt that impatient now is it??? Im having a hard time still, after 14 yrs dealing with the fact that Im 49 yrs old and disabled.I was 34 when I had surgery the feeling of being worthlessness doesent change much no matter what I do.If I were you if you can do it better stick to sweetlemons way of doing things,it will be alot better in the long run.
I am going through the same as you..last month I tried quiting cold turkey after my doc got shut down. It was the worst 4 days of my life. I am married and my husband is also in the same boat. He has R.A. and I was in 3 car accidents w/ chronic pain. So any how we both went to different doctors and ended up on the same pain killer. Now my doc got shut down last year (it's been about 8 mths now), and we have been trying to slow our dose from 12-14, 30 mg. Oxycodones a day to as little as we possibly can... since it is just him that has a doctor. Well we just found out this was his doctors last month of writing pain pill scripts, plus we already decided we both needed to be off these damn things. We have 6 kids so it's really hard. I feel so lost, we both looked into going to a detox place but can't afford it plus ins. won't pay for it. So we have no Doc., no place to go. And I am so depressed I can't even function correctly.
He won't get out of bed and when he does he's sooo mean and hateful. Does anyone know if that Thomas recipe really work? Because I still have kids to take care of and I really can't go through what I went through when I tried last month, Please help someone!!
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