Hi, I've been abusing Norco (10/325s) for about 5 months and gradually increased my dose to 7 to 9 pills a day. It's hard to admit having a problem, but it's become very obvious to me and I confided in a close friend which became a turning point for me. I have never been prescribed these before.. instead, I've been taking my father's pills without his knowledge. He noticed the anomaly in the number of pills recently but I shifted the blame to a friend and I am too scared to bring it up to him, as he's never been the caring type and I fear his angry response. Finally, I have recently noticed red patches on my skin (primarily my thighs and calves, but also a few on my stomach and breasts), and I'm terrified that it's related to my Norco abuse and that I've done some sort of irreversible damage.
All of the above has led to realizing that it must come to an end. My father needs his meds, I am scared of doing more damage, and I have no reason to take them. Over the past 3 or so days I have taken 2 to 3 a day with ibuprofen for some severe pain associated with my mouth, and today I've taken 1.
I'm done now; no more. I realize I will need some sort of support through this, so here I am, and hopefully I will get into the habit of updating this.
I've never been through anything like this before and would greatly appreciate any advice on what to expect and how to cope.
Currently feeling groggy and a little nauseated, not sure if it's from the low dose or the ibuprofen I've been taking.