I haven't posted in a while, but I still read a lot. I just wanted to post because I just realized that I am 7.5 months pain pill free! I lost track a long time ago, and had to look at my ticker to say how long it has been. It has gone by extremely fast for me. I am glad to say that my brain no longer even thinks about pain pills. I feel normal, happy, and working on extremely healthy. I have decided that I quit the Norco long enough now that I am ready to start quitting my cigarette habit. I am not able to do this cold turkey however. Funny how quitting the pain pills was far easier than quitting smoking! I thought when I started that it would be the other way around! Anyway, my doctor put me on Wellbutrin for depression due to some personal aspects of my life, and that is actually helping me reduce my cigarette intake. One thing that I have gotten since I quit taking the pain pills though is high blood pressure. So, now I have to take something for that, but it's not addictive. Just gives really bad dry mouth. Did anyone else get high blood pressure after quitting opiates? Just curious.