i had a MRI in 2003 an they found something the matter with my back.i first started taking the meds an i had no pain plus they made me feel good in my head... but for the last 3 or 4 years my life has been a rollor coaster ride... i take my 5 a day im perscribed an then some.i run out two weeks after my visit ... so for the next two weeks im CONSTANTLY looking for something to sale or pawn.i beg my children for money... i just wanna stop... but without the medicine i dont wanna get off the couch an do anything.im just stuck... i dont wanna live like this anymore.HOW plz tell me do u get off lortabs an still be able to get off the couch an function... i just wanna feel alive again... any help will do ... ill take any advice... desperate
Please check out suboxone or subutex. There is plenty of info on it in the suboxone group's old questions and also go to YouTube.com and look for 2 guys, SuboxDoc and Maple2609. Watch SuboxDoc's 2 part video on how it works in the brain to stop withdrawal and craving. Watch Maple's video on how it saved his life. Those are the only 2 people's videos I suggest you watch there. You will have to go see a dr who holds the special license to dispense it, go to suboxone.com and use the dr locator service to find all the drs within 100 miles of you, call and check indiction prices and office visit fees. You will have to be in withdrawal for 24 hours before you can start it, but within 20 minutes to 45 minutes of starting it, you will be out of withdrawal and have no opiate cravings. Best of luck, pattishan
Hey igotv - I would definitely try the taper from Lortab first, before going the Subox/Subutex route because then you may have to face the detox/taper from that, too. I would suggest getting into a 12 step program, and getting some addiction therapy at the same time. The reason I say that is first, for the support and, secondly, you can get really honest with someone about what's happening so that you don't beat yourself up about what you're doing to get the meds. There can be so much shame there. Then, when you find a sponsor, temporary or not, you can have her hold the meds. in case you cannot exercise any self discipline with them. I couldn't, and I know its very tough for some to do that as well, once we're at the point of dependence or addiction. You will do well to surround yourself with as much support as you can. Its very tough to do alone, particularly at the stage you're at. Good luck! Jillian
igotv, I have a question for you. In your question you said when they found the problem, you had no pain, but you took the lortabs anyway, so now I see below that you say you need the meds. So my question is are you having pain now after all this time from the back problem?What exactely wwrong with your back etc... You might have a hard time without meds for pain, but there are different ways to go with different kinds of meds depending on what is wrong with you. Can you give me some info on that part? I would hate to see you stop your meds if you have a lot of pain. I understand what you are saying about laying on the couch all day etc... & it sounds lijke you may have an addictive personality. Pattie & Laurie are great with their answers & help, but what are you going to do about the pain if you have if & no pain relievers? I don't know why I am just getting this question today as I see it is 2 days old, but just am concerned for you too.
Please explain more about your back problem etc... The subs route I understand will help with the pain, but if you want off of it too after awhile your pain will come back.
I think what she meant (and I am not trying to put words in her mouth, this is just how I read it) that WHEN she took her pain meds she had no pain and ALSO felt good mentally as well. Then her tolerance built, like so many of us have been through, and she is wanting off the merry-go-round.
Igtov, I went the sub route as I still needed help with Fibro pain, and I was simply tired of taking the vics and ever increasing the amount and strength. Mary asked a very important question... If, once you get off of the meds, what will you do with your pain? You will need to be able to address that also, and it is important to have a plan so you can stick with it. The recovery groups as well as your plan of how to deal with the taper and subsequent pain will help you with your problem and HAVING a good plan will help in the times of stress or feeling poorly. You can follow it, knowing you are doing what you should, without having to come up with something on the fly.
My very best to you, dear.
Oh girl, you have really been thru it haven't you. I think you need some counseling to help you get thru all of this right now. You are having pain, but feel you are addicted to the very med that helps your pain. I truly understand where you are coming from. It really sounds like you have your hands pretty full between your problems & your sons, but there is help out there for you. Is it possible for you to get some couseling? It might help you to get out first, & also to help you see your situation for what it is. You are still the victim sweety, & you need to get past this phase in your life. Don't let what that creep did to you ruin the rest of your life. I know it's hard, but you have to keep going no matter how hard it is.I believe you when you say the lortabs are what keeps you on the couch, but I think part of it is self esteem too by what I'm reading. Please oh please try to get some counseling. Have your doctor refer you to a physcologist or someone to talk about all of this. Let me know how you are doing, Please?
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