IVe been reading this thread religiously for the last week and boy it helped me so much Ive relapsed twice after quitting percoset which i have been taking for the last year about 6-10 a day.Alltogether ive been on some kind of painkillers like vicodine hydrocodone for 2 1/2 years It started after I had a surgery then just kept taking them to deal with stress I was in such a denial before but on the 1st of january this year quit cold turkey without having the right tools for doing it the right way.I read and reread allmost all the posts here and was so relieved because there is the way to stop this evil thing and all people on this site who succeded and shared their story are my heroes.Im in a horrible emotional and physical pain right now and wish to start some counseling or get some help with the detox but have no idea where to start.Im new to this thread and would so much appreciate your help.Ive been suffering for so long and am really happy to find all these people here. Thank you so much for any info
Relapsed twice,please help?
Relapse happens. You might be a good candidate for Suboxone, have you considered it? It stops withdrawal and quels cravings at the same time, and it is used as a pain reliever as well, although I don't know much about it.
I went cold turkey off of 180 mgs of prescribed oxycontin, and withdrawal is no picnic, especially if you need to go to work or have little ones at home. So, this is why I suggest suboxone. I'm no expert about it though, but we have several members who ARE experts, one of them is a woman with the username pattishan61, if you go to 'friends' (above, in blue bar) and enter her name in the search engine, you can read how she did it, her story is right there for all to read.
You are not alone gurl, I am tapering off my pain meds as I speak. It is no walk in the park, and if you actually still have chronic pain it makes it doubly worse. But worry not, you will be supported here and cheer on at every turn.
Welcome to the site nadina! I can't add much more that sweet lemon did, but wanted to let you know we are here to support you in this that you are going thru. Post anytime you need or want to. Please check out Pattishan61 as Lara said. She is our resident expert on suboxone & it literally saved her life! Good luck & please keep posting & let us know how you are doing... Mary
Every community has a recovery group, and they're free. Even a local AA meeting will help you, matters not that you're not having an issue with alcohol. Nothing compares with having the support and accountability of real live people in your own community.
This site is great, yes, but it shouldn't be your only lifeline. I encourage you to find a meeting, you'll be surprised at how easy it is to find one and how many there are. Check your local church, you do not have to be part of any religion, it's just that churches always have the information on recovery groups.
Do it today.
Give yourself credit!! What you did was very difficult and brave!! Call the United Way,and ask for an NA meeting place and time. they should have the answer for you, and they are free!! I have gone through the 12 step program for chronic pain, although it didn't take the pain away, it certainly helped talking to people in the same boat that I was in. We are here to help you also, so remember even in the middle of the night, you are NOT alone. Someone is always online here. Make as many friends as you can, so they know when you are posting. It gets your questions answered sooner. Good luck!!
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