I don't know if I'm going about this the right way. I have along history of substance abuse. I want to get off these pills but don't know if I can do it this way. It has been a rough week. I was ok for the first couple of days, then it became a real struggle with cravings, hot flashes and chills and my addiction playing with my head. I took everyone's advice to slow down my taper. I slipped one day. I got upset and took my whole days worth of pills at once ! This upset me more so The next day I took more pills! I felt like I was right back where I started from. I really can't do this anymore !!! I'm trying to pick myself up and dust myself off and get back on my taper. Progress not perfection right ? I don't know. I am wondering if I should give up and go on Suboxone instead. I'm afraid of another relapse and I'm afraid of Suboxone too. I'm stuck between a rock and a sore spot. Do u think it's possible to ween myself ? or am I just kidding myself ? I was taking a lot of Norco for along time.
It takes alot of determination and willingness to surrender to the addiction to get well. I really recommend you step up the Narcotics Anonymous meetings. You can always go the Suboxone route. Nothing to be afraid of, but you will have to taper off someday unless you want to be on it forever. Only you can make the decision. Addiction is very cunning and powerful. Using the help of a Higher Power is essential. Whether being on a taper plan or Suboxone you will still need the therapy to overcome the hold addiction has on you.
I am currently taking Suboxone to detox/maintain from a percocet habit (120-180 mg/day). It has working very well for me once I stabilized. I am feeling good, have energy, and not as much anxiety as expected. I also have 3 little ones to take care of so it wasn't really an option to be "out of commission" for a week + to detox without medication. I do believe however, you would be better off to either talk to a doctor about tapering (not sure if thats possible tho, some doctors will not) or find a suboxone doctor/center because it sounds as though its putting too much pressure and discouragement on yourself doing it alone! Keep up the fight! And keep talking, it helps :)
Hi mtnmama2x,I've been reading your posts for a week or 2 now. so i hope you dont get upset with what i'm gonna say.when you first said you wanted to taper,I had lots of questions for you, like how many years you been taking the narco? what are you taking them for? and who's controling the pills for you,or are you trying this by yourself? you ask if i think you should try suboxone? I'll friend you and tell ya all my thoughts on what your doing.it that ok with you... pete
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