I have tried going cold turkey about 4 times now. The 1st time I was successful but was in so much back pain, I went back on it a month or so later. I have already gotten off Oxycontin and I did that cold turkey but I think it wasn't as hard because it's long acting. I have back pain like a lot of people on this site. I was off the vicodin earlier this week and couldn't take the withdrawals or pain but I am determined to stop. I only took one so far today and just a couple of hours after taking it, I felt withdrawal... that is not cool with me. I just took a 1/2 pill to take the edge off. Any suggestions would be grateful. I see a lot of people are going through very similar situations... so sorry but also grateful that I'm not alone... that is the worst feeling of all.
Back pain was how vicodin got its grip on me. I have tried to taper several times with no luck. I am now in my third day of cold turkey and feel like shit! I have tried to keep busy but restlessness at night is the worst. Keep trying to taper and do not beat yourself if you back slide. Everyday is a fresh start eventually your subconscious will lead the way. Vicodin along with our addictive personalities can be impossible to beat alone especially with chronic pain issues . I have went AA and NA meeting for 6 weeks until I found the strength to try again. best of luck dave
Jen, have you tried anything else? Vicodin is very addictive. It just seems like doctors are using the easy way out, give them a pill and get them hooked. Well the doctor says they did their job. Yes, they did their job. They are lazy to research something that is not addictive. This is so sad. I know a Doctor that is in Federal Prison for writing excessive prescriptions for hard drugs. This is just Dumb... They need to do their job or send you to someone that can help you. Subutex is non-addictive and so are many other options.
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