... close to that if I didnt have any such as lortab, perc, etc). I was taking about 20 a day at least 10mg. Today I haev taken a total of 11 and I hope no more today. Any suggestions to help me with this 2nd attempt??? I did really good the first time and got down to 7 a day and then relapsed. I an praying to God to help me get through it this time. He was the only way I got down to 7 a day several months ago and I let the devil get a hold of me. This stuff will take your soul!!! I have been taking them for over 11 years and I have spent more money than I care to tell you. I CAN'T do this any longer. I have not shared this with anyone. It is my BIG secret. I feel horrible about myself and I WANT to stop this time. Any support will be much appreciated:)
I have quit a thousand times, its staying quit that Is the hardest. In the many times I have quit on my own I tool just enough lorcet/loratab at a time to not feel sick. Quitting on your own is not easy, you have to have lots of willpower to stay quit! Everyone is different. How many do you take at a time? I at one time was taking ten at a time. You have to have will power to succeed on your own. I cut my dose in half and after a couple data of that cut it in half again, etc. Till one day I was telling a friend hey I only take a half in the morning and a half in the evening. They said to me well then your done. And I in fact was. But staying clean Is just as hard. Because even if you are clean, and have no withdrawels at all still your brain will feel like man, I just need one. But be strong, don't give in to temptation. I hope this helps you somewhat!! Good luck and congratulations on having the desire for a better life.
I recommend you attend some Narcotics Anonymous meetings. Learning the tools to stay clean is paramount to your recovery. At these meetings you will develop support and the tools to stay clean. Turning it over to a higher power and admitting we are powerless is the first step which you sound like you have done. Now you have to follow that taper and continue on a path of recovery. Having the support along the way will be helpful.
I recommend a pill dispenser so to be certain to only allow a certain number of pills a day. Having a taper plan will keep you focused and on track. Once you reach the lower end of your taper be prepared for some withdrawals. You can google the Thomas recipe for some ideas of what to have on hand to get you through. It recommends a benzodiazepine like valium or xanax, but that is risky in my opinion especially if you have an addictive personality. The other suggestions are over-the-counter type remedies.
We are here for you and will help anyway we can. Please keep posting.
I do think you should let some people know your secret - such as your husband and maybe a NA sponsor. What we keep secret has power over us, when we put things out in the open it loses a lot of it's momentum, you know? Do you have a close friend, or maybe a family member you could tell who would support you? Definitely use discretion about who you tell - positive people only who will support you and so you don't have to sneak around. Keep posting - we want to help you -
Hi Enuf, hope you are ok. I read your request a few days ago and am new to the whole site so I have not known how to respond, asked you to be a friend, then saw I could respond after you accepted, thank you! I was wondering if you are taking the pain killers for pain or for fun. I make no judgements I promise! But, if for pain, you need to talk to your Dr. about another choice to lessen the pain but if for fun, that is another story. I am probably sure your husband knows more than you think he does and for that matter, it really is to your benifit and LIFE to come clean and go to rehab to detox like you are trying to do on your own. He should be receptive if he loves you and they always know more than you think! All you have to say is that you are not comfortable with taking the drugs you are and need to get off of them in a safe place where he does not have to worry. Please respond, I am here for you and wish you well!
Hi Enuf once again. In reading over your statement for help I noticed you said that when you tried before, you got down to 7 pills a day then relapsed. I'm so sorry to say but getting down to 7 pills a day to think you relapsed after taking another is a bit confusing. Maybe you mistyped and meant you were totally off of the pills before you took some more. It is ok though, I promise you can do this but maybe not on your own. Again, I urge you to get help, Suboxene is another route and there are pain doctors that prescribe this and it will help you to wean off of the opiate with little physical problems. That is one way to go about getting off so your husband or anyone else does not find out if that is the way you choose to go. Again, praying for you and hoping the best!
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