I've been taking 10/325 norcos for about 2 1/2 years. It started with 1 at a time throughout the day. I was depressed and self medicating. Now, I am on a schedule with the pills. I take 10 when I wake up, and 10 eight hours later. I hate my life on these pills. I have a young child and I want to be there more. I'm getting married next year and I don't want to have to cancel my wedding because I don't have pills and I can't deal with the withdrawals. I'm tired of not planning trips for the same reason. I've decided to taper off. Rapidly. I will start tomorrow with 9 in the am and 9 in the pm. I will do this for 4-5 days. Then I will move down to 8 and so on. I know what will happen to me, and that I will feel like crap. My significant other does not know. But, for the first time, I need help and I'm asking for it. I need someone to talk to through this. Someone to email me everyday and keep me on track and let me vent. Please, help! Thank you so much!
You intentions are wonderful, it's your plan that needs some major adjusting. I'm telling you this assuming you mean what you say. You need (must) to find a recovery group and/or AA meeting and go to the meetings every week, Your fiance needs to find the local Al Anon and start going to those meetings (unless he/she is using too) so he/she can learn how to help you without enabling you . You also need to get a Dr on board, any Dr that is willing to help you taper gradually by 5mg every 10 days and help you transition to zero.
Forget rapidly, you'll relapse and use more than ever. This takes time and the meetings continue so you can stay off and help others. If you really want off this is the way to do it. Believe me, I believe in you, but your plan is flawed. The goal is to get clean and NEVER turn back. Best to you; Hope this helps,.
Thank you for your advice. I told my fiancé. He said he will help me when he gets home. His work requires him to be gone 3 weeks home 1 week. I am planning to go to a meeting but in 2 weeks. I live in the mountains and I don't have a car to make it anywhere until my fiancé gets home. I also made a doctors appointment. Any other suggestions?
Along with the hydrocodone in the Norco, there is 325 mg of acetaminophen in each pill.
325 x 20 is a toxic level of tylenol and you need to ask your doc for a basic CMP to check electrolytes and more importantly, liver enzymes. If you were really taking that amount of acetaminophen or tylenol, you should have OD'ed on it long ago. Please get checked out and tell your doc what your situation is at present.
Good luck and health,
Im in the same boat. Been hooked for about 3 years. Except I take them all throughout the day. Up to 20 myself. 4 at a time. Im so sick of needing them to do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. Sick of the emotional roller coaster. Sick of running out. Sick of being sick when I run out. Sick of being broke. I have 2 kids and I choose norcos over grocery's. I do buy food, but you know what I mean. So much more. Just too much and too tired to type. Im trying to get up the nerve to text my "friend" that I am going to quit and to not contact me. AGAIN. I cant ever stick with it.
Hi. I am in the EXACT situation minus the wedding. I am a 12-20 tablet a day of 10/325's. I cant take it anymore but I LOVE the way they make me feel. I am a nurse and I have gotten myself pills on the sly while also getting them legally from my pain doc for an old back injury. I literally am putting my reputation and my license on the line to get these bc I cant make my script of 120/mo last... not even close. In scared all the time that im gonna get caught. My husband has no idea. Were you successful getting off and getting on with your life?
I would be very happy to be your friend. I just did the same thing. I'm in my fifth day of just going cold turkey off a ten 10/325 three year habit. The lasts month I was on 4 to 6 oxi 30's. I was in Iraq and hurt my back in a helicopter crash. And I can tell you my back hurt far worse while on the meds. Go figure.
You can do it. You sound young and you have a child to take care of. My heart go out to you. Ally best Rick
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