Today will be Day 1 being off of Roxis,again?
- 29 Dec 2011 by MyKidsRmyLife
- 30 December 2011
Hello everyone. I am a new member and I am getting ready to quit Roxi for the 4th time. In the past I have quit anywhere from 3 weeks to just over 100 days. I have quit cold turkey from a 300 mg/day habit and felt like I was dying but this time I have been just about weaned myself down to nearly nothing by taking suboxones for 8 to 10 days and then I would, like a dumb ass start using again for a week or 2 and do it all over again. For the last couple weeks I have gone from 5 30s a day down to 2 per day. I have just struggled mentally with the timing of my "withdrawals". It always seems like my daughter has a big soccer game, I am gonna have my daughter on those days, or whatever. I just think that its gonna be an inopportune time to feel like crap for a cpl days.
In the past whenever I have been clean for a certain amount of time I keep thinking that I can do one just to catch a "buzz" and then stop again. But it doesnt happen like that. An addict cannot just do one. So I want to believe with all my heart that once I put myself through the withdrawals this time, they shouldnt be as bad this time hopefully, that I will be done for good. I wanted to join this forum so I can have you to talk to and to lean on during this time. I have spent SO MUCH MONEY on this crap and being in this opiate fog, I know that I havent been really taking in my time with my kids like I should be. I havent been the father that I want to be. Especially when I spend so much time during the weekends looking for pills instead of spending quality time with them.
I have read alot of the postsof the mebers in the past so I know that your opinions and advice are really good. So hopefully as a member of the family I will be taken under your wings and led to a clean and happy life. God Bless you all and I really look forward to the companionship and comraderie.
Wish you all this best, this time around quit it for good, best wishes for the coming new year.
Hi Joe B,
It's 2:36am and I've got insomnia. Lucky me, I get to be the first to say WELCOME Joe!!
Joe, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer at the moment, so cut me some slack, ok? Are you on Suboxone now? Or tapering off opiates?
If you are tapering, I can help a bit with the oh so lovely symptoms of withdrawal, if you need help. Sounds like you know what to expect though!
I went cold turkey off of 180mgs of OxyContin over a year and a half ago, and a picnic it was not!! But it was doable, as you already know. I was taking OxyContin for ten years.
Are you a chronic pain sufferer or just taking opiates for recreational use... no judgement, just asking if you started with a medical need.
If you are not on Subs right now, would you consider them?
Sorry for annoying questions, but being foggy with insomnia, I need to get your story straight, before I offer any 'pearls of wisdom' (another attempt at humour) !!
Worry not, other members that have their wits about them will be here soon, to offer help and support.
Hello joe. I am a 63 year old grandma & mom who got addicted to pain killers. I went to a detox center almost 2 weeks ago. As a wife, mom, & grandma I could not believe I was in a place like that. I stuck it out and now I am just feeling better. I know the w/d are horrible, at my age I am really worn out,but it is 11 days since that day when I entered detox and 8 days home and today I woke feeling back. With everyones help and advice on here I got through this. I spent the last almost 2 years in a fog and though my children were grown, it was the innocence of my grandchildren that suffered. The oldest seeing how I changed and was not the way I used to be. Children are innocent to opiates and their evil. Please keep up the good work and don't give in.
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