I had a serious injury and I kept getting perscribed more and more hydrocodone. now Im at 30-40 a day. I just can't seem to follow a taper regement, and I feel like I'm going to die when I try not to take them. I guess you can't give doctors advice, but I'm wondering if the thomas recipee will be right for me at the amount that I have escalated to. I want my life back, so many people depend on me and it seems I can never make it through the first day. please give me the best advice you can, I want my life back, I want my health back and I want to be the person I used to be . Thank you for your best support and advice.
The amount you are taking is indeed quite a bit of opiates. Perhaps you might want to consider Suboxone, or Subutex? These meds will prevent the horrors of withdrawal, and you may taper slowly off of one of them.
Please google Suboxone docs in your area.
If you look up a member here named pattishan61, and read her profile, it just may give you some hope. Patti did a very successful Sub taper, and is thriving now.
Acute WD is hellish indeed, yet cold turkey is a possibility, yet if you work, you will be so very ill while working, that subs may be the best route for you.
Best wishes to you, and keep us posted!
I don't recommend you just stop cold turkey from the lortabs. The Thomas recipe may help you with the withdrawls, but you are on such a large quantity you may still need to taper some before quitting. I can only encourage you to keep trying to cut back and seek the help of a detox doctor or facility as previously mentioned. You can google "find a doctor" and find an addictions specialist or google "opiate detox" and investigate many options there. The other alternative is suboxone or subutex. Again, you will need to be under a doctor's care while using either of these medications. You can google "suboxone doctors" and investigate that avenue.
The lortab contains acetominophen as well as the hydrocodone. The acetominophen alone at the dose you are taking is destroying your liver and kidneys. I say this to impress upon you the need to get help as soon as possible. You don't want to do irreparable damage to your internal organs.
You have taken the first big step by posting on this site. Congratulations!! There are many supportive people on this site that will help you along your path to freedom from this addiction. You can do this.
Please keep posting while you get the help you need. We are here for you,
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