I have been on Norco for a few years and was up to taking 8-9 per day for neck and back pain. I get a monthly prescription and usually have a bad withdrawal for a day or two until I can refill. I decided this time NOT to get the refill. I have been off two days cold turkey--sweats, pain, restless leg etc etc. I called my doctor to let him know I want to end this vicious cycle I am putting myself through each month, he didn't return my call today so I turned to this support group. I am feeling very depressed and hate putting this on my significant other. Thanks for any support.
Im very proud of you and i must applaud you it really takes guts to fight the evil cycle of norco. Is this something you want though does your doctor just not want to give you enough to last? if you need the medication dont make your body suffer even more by putting it through that sort of pain. There are ways to control the pain and the symptoms you are going through i do hope you have imodium handy. Im surprised after two days you dont have lose stool. Are you in a pain management group? you can ask for additional meds with the norco like long term medicine such as morphine for around the clock pain and use the norco for breakthrough pain. If you can honestly tell me what it is you truely want to do i can help you if you want to continue pain therapy it can be controlled without controlled drugs please get back to me.
Opiate withdrawal can be hellish indeed. I know exactly how you feel.
Please google The Thomas Recipe for a list of over the counter meds you will need while in WD.
You might also want to google Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome, you'll learn why you feel so bad right now. It explains what is happening to the endorphine, serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine chemicals in the brain.
If you can move your body DO IT! This will make you feel bettter, yet don't over do it, as you are in pain already.
Hope you are feeling better soon,
Ok, so my doctor gave me Tylenol with codeine..I feel soooo much better but isn't it the same crap with a different name. The good news is I had the strength to hand over the bottle to my partner so he can give them out to me in order to properly wean off.
I am so thankful for all of the support I have received from this site. I have been reading posts non-stop and it makes me very hopeful I will get through this and get back being able to do the things I love without being a prisoner to Norco and opiates.
For those of you who completely dropped the pills..How did you deal with pain management? What did you do for the pain?
I am wondering if I should seek therapy..I think about it but then talk myself out of it. Anyone had luck?
- Norco Information for Consumers
- Norco Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Norco (detailed)
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