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Help needed! On day 4

I've never posted but have been reading for months. I'm on day 4 cold turkey from 30-45mg Percocet a day. Haven't had too bad symptoms but I feel like I'm carrying a 2 ton weight when I try to get up to do anything! Just hoping for some encouragement.
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15464710 tn?1442509011
I'm only on day two so you are ahead of me by two days. I've been through this once before though. I do know it's normal to be very tired and achy through this process. If that seems to be your only problem your very lucky. Although I know any symptom feels terrible. Hang in there. The one thing that's been helping me is knowing that so many other people have already been through it and are going through it. Good luck on your journey.
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thats really a low dose.  your withdraws shouldnt be too bad,  
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I viewed the lack of energy as something the drug Caused. I got mad about it. I was going to get up, go to work or whatever I had to in spite of the lethargy.  Never give up!  Never surrender!
13565897 tn?1430515982
That's the WD BLAH it gets everyone you just have to power through it keep up with the multi vitamins plus hydration helps wash the system out over the next week and beyond so stay strong.
11318065 tn?1462984479
Congrats on Day 4!!!!  You may be one of the lucky ones that gets by with not to bad of a detox!!!  I kind of think I was one of those too!  I can relate to the 2 ton weight!  Just be patient with yourself....I found that forcing myself to do little things during the day for the first week helped a lot with that!  I would take the dog for a walk once or twice a day and being outside and walking helped a lot!!!  It was in December so I couldn't stay out for too long but even just that 20 minutes was great!  I think it helped me some with sleep too...just making myself get some kind of exercise and the fresh air!!!  
You are doing awesome!!!!!
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Thanks for all of your encouraging words. I am staying with it!! This forum is awesome!
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Hi!!  Oh boy, I know what ya mean about the 2 ton weight thing. I almost felt like I had peanut butter running thru my veins, lol. It will pass, I promise. You'll be turning a corner soon. Your doing awesome. Keep it up!!! Take care...
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Hey all. It's 4:20 am and I'm wide awake!! Terrible insomnia!! I'm soooo tired! From what I have been reading this is pretty normal. Thank God I don't work! I have been seeing many posts about IBK, the angel in the sky. Does anyone know the story?
15206917 tn?1441190409
Congratulations on making to day 5. You're not that far behind me,  day 26 for me. I'm just now getting some rest when I sleep.
I never had a chance to meet IBK,  I hear she was and still is an inspiration to many here.
We can keep up this fight, it's worth more now than ever. God has this, he's our light.
((John))
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Day 8!!!  Doing ok. I just wish I could get some energy. That's been the hardest thing. Well maybe not the hardest. Starting to have some craving. Trying to keep myself distracted reading and listening to music. But coming back here always helps. Thanks to those who have offered encouragement!! I'll just keep on going!!
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Fantastic!!!! Congrats on getting to Day 8. You are past most of the hard w/d. Now is the  time to start your real recovery. Your energy level is going to get a lot better through the next few weeks. Not all days will be great but there will be noticeable improvement as you go through the next month.
Continue to focus on just TODAY. Because that is really all we have. You are doing great, just keep going. Music, exercise, singing, watching a good movie all are great distractions and make the day go by quicker. Before you know it, you'll be at 30 days clean and more. And keep reading and posting here. I know it got me through a lot of the cravings and anxiety
Onto a bigger and better life. JUST FOR TODAY!!!!
15206917 tn?1441190409
I'm at 30 days today, a little tired but doing great. We can do this if we just put our hearts and minds into it. Hope your day goes great
((John))
13565897 tn?1430515982
CONGRATS as far as the energy are you staying hydrated? and eating well or just grabbing what you can when you can?? in the early days of recovery your energy is only down because your mind wants to work on drugs and has to get back to feeling high on natural things like a twinkie!! haha but just give it time an things will get better PILL FREE
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Thanks Jerry. That's funny that you said a Twinkie would help! When I was younger, like 38 years ago, :0)  I worked for the Postal Service. I had the nickname "Twinkie" because I would eat them on every break!! And now I want some. I just might have to go out tomorrow and get some!!  Anyway, I think I'm doing pretty good. At least for now my craving is for a twinkie, not a pill!!!  ;-}
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I can not help from laughing my ash off with your screen name. Now that is a Good One. It reminded me about the times when I was still using and telling some of my friends that i am trying to taper. I used to tell them that I had another bee sting when I used.  Well I ended up going cold turkey off my 3 meds back in 2012.

Just be in the day and give it time to balance back out. Hang onto that Patience. You will get better & better. Maybe look into some Aftercare if you have not done so yet. Wishing you the best!
Bless
Vickie
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Hey to all. Well I was moving right along and I started having terrible pain in my stomach. I ended up going to the hospital in an ambulance on Tuesday night (9/2). I had a bowel obstruction. They put that horrible NG tube down my nose into my stomach. So I was getting IV dilaudid  every 2 hours. I came home yesterday. I was worried that after having that dilaudid I would start craving again. But surprisingly I haven't had any! Thank God! I'm more focused on doing what I need to do to prevent an obstruction again. New diet, new eating habits and a little exercise. Thanks for listening and for your support.
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Hello. I'm at 17 days!! Yay!! I have been to a few meetings in different places. I have found that the language at these meetings has been very distasteful. I'm not judging anyone. I was wondering if anyone knows if churches have meetings.
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Many churches off meetings. If you click on the link below and type in your zip it will bring up all the meetings in your area.

Congrats on 17 days! So sorry you had to endure that!
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Thanks dedicated. I called some churches in my area and found 2 that offer 12 step meetings. They even have an n/a book that focuses on living a clean spiritual life without drugs. I'm very excited to go to my first one on Monday night. Thanks again! Still kinda dragging around. I'll be so happy when I get some energy!!
15206917 tn?1441190409
I noticed the meeting here has many filthy mouths too, they are the court ordered or card holders. I posted a while back about how depressing or sad it is to see 97% of the people there that doesn't particularly want to. If stuck it out, something in my heart tells me I need to be there.
Maybe I'm there to help them not them help me
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Hey a big CONGRATS on 17 days keep working it. Aftercare is an essential part of staying clean so defiantly look into it. As far as getting more energy try taking liquid B12 and do some exercise, I know that sounds hard but it will help.
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As far as the meetings go, they won't be perfect.  You'll have to learn to live and let live.  The language may get salty, but as long as you get anything from the meeting, it will have been worth it.

Hang in there, honey, you are doing GREAT!
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Well I ended up going back on my pain meds. Percocet 7.5/325. I have had so much pain with everything happening with my stomach. Is it considered a relapse if I am taking them as prescribed? I will probably end up having to have surgery to remove a small part of my small bowel. Definitely not looking forward to that!!! My husband has my meds and gives them to me as I need them. I really do want to get off of these pills but it seems that just when I get off of them and get through the awful withdrawal something else comes up!!! I am still going to my NA meetings and everyone is very supportive.
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Need some help. Hubby said he thinks I should be able to take my meds (Percocet 7.5/325 4 times a day) on my own by now? I told him I don't think I am able to yet. He said he has seen improvement with me and I need to do this on my own! Soooo scared!!! Honestly if he wasn't dosing me I think I would have cheated!! So here I am with all these drugs and on my own!!! Help!!! I'm petrified!!!
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