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Oxycodone + Vicodin + Soma's + Xanax + Aderall, Withdrawals

I'm Currently taking all of the above medication. About 150mg Hydrocodone, 140mg Oxycodone (Broken in pieces and put under my tongue. I started Oxy's a month ago) 15 Soma's, .5mg of Benzo's (Whenever I feel like taking it, usually once a week), and 10-60mg of Aderall. I'm 23 years old and have been mainly on Hydrocodone since I was 16 years old. I detoxed and went through withdrawals completely and stayed clean for several months 4 times. At one point I was taking 40 pills of vicodin a day. I have been to addiction specialists, and they have prescribed me Suboxone. Now this is coming from experience, DO NOT TAKE SUBOXONE. It's only a substitute and has a worse withdrawal, since its a synthetic opiate. The only pills I am mainly addicted to is the painkillers. The benzo's and amphetamines (aderall) are on and off. My brother is a doctor and has helped me get through my withdrawals before. He's spoken to other doctors about a recipe to help with my withdrawal's. He got me Clonidine and told me to smoke as MUCH weed as possible. I've went through withdrawals with and without Clonidine and it REALLY makes a difference. Don't get the wrong impression, it won't make you feel good, but it will take the withdrawal symptoms down to 75%. I'm about to fly back to Detroit from Miami, and go through withdrawals with at my mothers house. I know how painful it is, and I know the hell I'm about to experience, but I can not continue this anymore. I'm posting this to talk to people going through the same thing that I am, and share my experience's with them. If there is anything I can do to help anyone with any information or if anyone can share information that can help me, it'd be awesome. Withdrawals are the worst thing in the world, and I wouldn't even wish them on my greatest enemies. Our health is our lives, literally! So we (the drug users) should really take that into account. I'm wondering, has anyone tried the 'Thomas Recipe' and has it helped. I plan on starting my withdrawals Monday January 9, 2012 and plan on using the following to ease my withdrawal's:

Pedialyte - For electrolights and hydration. (A MILLION times better then Gatorade and can be found at CVS)
Xanax - For sleep (even though it mentioned that I take it, I rarely do, and it always puts me to sleep)
Weed - To help ease my symptoms and get an APPETITE
Thomas Recipe - I've never tried it, but I've heard allot of good things about it online

My withdrawals always go like this:
1-4 days in: can't get out of bed, can't eat, can't talk, don't want to talk to anyone. No Flu can compare to it
5-10 days in: Same symptoms just a tiny bit lighter
11-15 days in: still feel like crap, but I'm able to get out of bed, talk to people, and eat
16 + Day's : Symptoms will eventually wear off, but some last for another month.

We can do this this, let's work, talk, and help each other. I know first hand it's not as easy as people think, so lets keep our head up and stay dedicated. No rehab will amount to your will power to quit. Good luck to anyone going through any type of withdrawals. Just remember everything passes, and so will our withdrawals.  
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Congrats to u for quitting...that is awesome..I wish u the best of luck...I'm so glad ur mom will be helping u..if it hadn't been for my husband don't know if I could have made it...best of luck to u hon...and so proud of u for quitting..
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We will be the wind beneath your wings! Good decision to get your life back. xx
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1926359 tn?1331588139
Congratulations for quitting!  I am 32 days off of high dose opiates and despite sleep deprivation feeling better everyday.  I just wanted to caution you about the marijuana.  I detoxed a couple of years ago and was very afraid of pain and nausea (I have Crohns Disease amongst other things)  A pain specialist recommended the medical marijuana and I wish I'd never used it...My last detox was way worse that time and I'm pretty sure it was because of the pot.  This time I used the Thomas Recipe, vitamins, and clonidine-which really, really helped.  Just wanted to share my experience...Good for you for claiming your life back and keep posting!  All the best...Lu  
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Wow I'm surprised by that lulu bc at ten days I still couldn't keep anything down and was on my way back to the hospital and marijuana saved my life I feel I was able to eat and immediately stopped the nausea...which it wasn't medical so don't know if that's why...but I hadn't smoked it since I was 15 and only three times then...but I really think it saved me..and I would definitely use it again if I had to...just wondering what it did to u?.. I thought it was for nausea...just curious...thanks..
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I used the Amino Acid Protocol which is very similar to the Thomas Recipe. I really found it to help. It seems where it helped me the most was the mental aspect as I was still shoveling pills down my face.

The last time I went through withdrawals, which was just about 2 years ago, I didn't lay around the first week like I had in the past because I had to work 12 hour shifts 7 days a week. Although it was very difficult it made a world of difference. It helped keep my mind off of it and it didn't seem nearly as bad. Although I wasn't taking benzos or adderal I too was on high doses of opiates such as vicodin and oxy. So, if possible, I would recommend trying to get out and about. At the very least try and get some exercises a couple times a day even if it's just a short walk around the block. I realize it's not the best time of year to go outside so just bundle up, throw in some headphones with your favorite music and give it a shot. I think you'll be surprised on how much it helps.

Make sure you keep your mind occupied. I hadn't done a puzzle since I was a kid but picked a 1500 piece puzzle. It helped so much by keeping my mind from thinking about taking a pill. Rent some movies or pick up a book. Whatever you do don't just lay around thinking about how miserable you feel. The worst thing you can do is let your mind wander.

Be sure to post here and post often. There are so many wonderful people here that will help give you that added bit of motivation we all need. This forum has helped so many people. It saved my life!

If you need anything just let us know!

Best of luck!




Brian
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Thank you guys so much. It really is nice to see that there are good caring like you guys around. I really appreciate it, and I hope you guys would post something on here and ask me, if you guys ever need anything. I can't thank you guys enough. Great job, Lulu on the detox. I am familiar with I haven't started my detox yet, but Im planning to start it this monday, so Sunday will be my last day (hopefully forever) on them. I know I should start right now, but I'd like to have everything in order before I start my detox. It's going to be a long painful road, but I'm sure with everyone's support, from family, to friends, to my new friends posting on here : ) that I will have the courage and dedication to quit for good. Bmdad, your right about keeping your mind occupied during the detox, but honestly, I've done it before and I couldn't get out of bed for at least a week. I can't believe that you were able to work let alone 7 days a week, I commend you, your a really strong person. It's just such a horrible experience, but what can I say other then the fact that I only have my self to blame. You guys are really awesome. Im on a flight right now back to Detroit, and Delta has internet on board, so I thought I'd check, and I couldn't believe how many helpful people there are that took the time to give me advice, I can't thank you guys enough. The Thomas recipe plus Clonidine and weed are on my yo do list. Thanks for everything guys, Ill be on here everyday, so if you guys need or can give any advise, I'd be more them happy. Good luck to everyone
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1970885 tn?1435860428
The very best of luck. You are doing the right thing. I have been posting on various blogs on this site. I'm in day four of ct detox after abusing Norco 10s for over a year, and pain meds in general for over ten years. I too have been through several withdrawals, however, the experiences never seemed to pop into my head when, on down the road I was given the opportunity to use again. This one is hell; something like I've never, ever gone through before, and I am glad - it is a blessing because I will not put myself through this again. I hope things go well for you, and I understand the need to get through the detox, but I have to caution you, at least from my history, about making the experience too easy. I don't know you, but it sounds like you've been through this before, so much so that you have a time table outlining how the detox will go. I'm not sure about that. Just an opinion.
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Hey let us know how you're doing with the detox...I'll be in and out checking in all weekend if you need someone to rant to or just send support and prayers....Wish you nothing but the best...Lu

LB-
The pot made me feel high and disconnected and detached when all I wanted was to feel like myself again...It didn't really help with the nausea-I know it's a miracle for some people, especially those going through chemo-but not me.  I had a way better time using clonidine.  I detoxed off of 100mg oxy and 30-40 mg dialaudid and I didn't throw up once.  
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Oh ok...thank u so much lulu...I was really wondering bc I see so many people against it and wow I was able to eat and it was awesome...which I only used it for three or four days....but it allowed me to get some nutrition and got me back up some...but thank u again for ur help...
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Now is the time to get the vitamins,immodium.gatoraide,movies, hot pads for legs if they hurt and a positive attitude. I am not terribly religious, but I started praying for strength and mercy (got bot...yay). You can do this, remember all the reasons you NEED too. Good luck!
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i am new to all of this...although I have read many posts, i have not yet posted until now.Iam a mother of two and married to a wonderful man who is being very supportive, but still does not understand the anxiety i am experiencing!..I feel like i am crawling out of my skin... i need to know that this will all be worth it..cuz all iam thinking is when can i get more!!By more i mean norcos....anywhere from 5 to 10 a day for about a year and a half but in total about 3 years...I am trying ativan for the anxiety, but the aches and depression are consuming me!!..I am usually the rock in the family and cannot handle not being on top of things as I usually am...so thankful to hear your kind words and motivation...
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1926359 tn?1331588139
Hi there....I know it is hard and scary but I promise you if you stay the course it will be so worth it...The first few days are really rough but it gets better and brighter every day.  You just have to accept that you aren't going to feel well for awhile-like a bad flu.  The physical part is one side-for most the mental is harder.  Have you got rid of any pills or connection to pills?  The anxiety is tough but there are natural things that you can do that are a big help.  Your husband and kids will understand that you are unwell for a few days...You are doing this for the greater good after all.  Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.  VItamins, eat as much as you can handle....B6 b12 C, D, potassium, magnesium...all very helpful with w/d symptoms.  Hylands Leg Cramps (with quinine) for restless legs...Bananas are great too(:

Most of all-be kind and gentle with yourself...A positive attitude and self love go along way towards healing.  Just take it one moment at a time.....Lu
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Good luck to you dude. I think knowing all the facts like you do will make detox easier. I also know that having all the facts like you do makes  useing again easier too. We know just how to get ourself out incase we get ourself back in. In my case I think it took my age and my health (not the same as if I were 23 again) to KNOW FOR A FACT that I cannot detox again. I really believe I don't have another one in me. You know the drill, you will do fine. You didn't say anything about aftercare. I think your plan will work, sounds like you certainly know how to do this BUT if you overlook aftercare I also see where this cycle can repete. NA is not a bad thing if you just filter out the BS, take what you want and leave the rest. Be cool, God Bless and I'll keep an eye out for your posts.
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I cant thank u enough for taking time out of your day to give hope and inspiration to us all!!...hoping i can find that Hylands rls medication at a local drug store...i am doing the banana regimen...check back later :)
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1926359 tn?1331588139
The hylands can be found at a pharmacy or health food store (it's homeopathic)  Wishing you a restful night and a brighter tomorrow..Let me know if there is anything you need....Lu
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Congratulations on wanting to reclaim your life.
Please get off the merry go round at 23 and don't get back on.
As redbull said take the necessary steps to continue on the recovery road and give yourself a much better chance at staying sober by seeking aftercare. It will make all the diifference.

DON'T QUIT ADDERAL COLD TURKEY,VERY DANGEROUS.IT MUST BE TAPERED.
You can live a clean and sober life.
Debbie
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HI well this ant your first rodeo so you know the drill
I always tell everybody ...''you just got to be ok without being ok for a wile'' this to shall pass dont forget a hot soak will really help with the symptoms you left that one out and we need to talk to you about aftercare most of us with long term clean time use some form of aftercare ......you said this is your 4th time detoxing ......time to start to treat the disease you also need to change all persons places and things that remind you of using both N/A and A/A have free programs that work if you work them it will help you stay clean getting clean is the ez part for this to work your gonig to have to change the very way you think and reason your best thinking got you here
we will walk this threw with you my consirn is making this your last and final detox so you can live a clean and sober lifestyle keep posting for support good luck and God bless......Gnarly  
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I know exactly how you feel i just quit taking percocet 10s one week ago and im feelin a little better but ther always on my mind. And thats the first thing i think of in the morning. I just cold turkeyed i didnt want to br put on another med that i would have to wing myself off. im so with you about the NO SUBOXONE.
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I can't thank all of you guys for your support, it's so nice to know that they're people out there who will actually take the time and give me and others advise and support, I really can't thank you guys enough. I went to jail for the first time in my life sunday night, and spent an entire 24 in the cell. My mother called the police and EMS thinking I OD'ed, when I was just stoned off of the pills and the police arrested me when they found the pills in my room, I can't blame my family though, they are taking this really hard. After I got out I took my last 5 pills and woke up today (Wednesday) and started my cold turkey :( but I keep telling myself I did this to myself. Time is the best remedy and taking it day by day is my only option other then ending up in the morgue. I have some Soma's and Xanax that I'll be using to ease my withdrawal but I know to take the Xanax in moderation since it is also addicting. Im not feeling so well right now, and time is moving incredibly slow lol. The pills are on my mind allot, but I know that nothing is better then sobriety. I've got a bunch of vitamins as well, so hopefully it won't be that bad, but no matter what, there is no turning back. And if anyone is thinking about or is going through withdrawals and needs any advise, I'm here for you and Ill help to the best of my abilities. To the people already detoxed, I'm so proud of you guys keep up the good work. To the people going through withdrawals I feel for you, literally lol and Im always here to talk. And to the people still on the pills, it's not worth it, life, joy, and happiness can not be obtained orally with narcotics, and do your best if not for you do if for your loved ones, because they are suffering allot more then you think knowing that your on them candy coated poison. Goodluck to everybody with everything, and thank you so much for your post, God Bless all of you.. Ahmad
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though this is my first post, I am not new here. I have read each and every post from 4 years ago to present. I have to say that i am in awe of how bad this could have gone for me. I am 45 female. Never had a good life nor any luck. AT ALL. Some years ago I started having bad joint swelling and pain. I fell and broke my tailbone. I have been on vics ever since. Last week I thought that this is got to stop. knowing what withdrawals feel like I kinda got scared. So i thought to do a taper. I have been on a steroid taper for three weeks and that takes the pain away for bout a month. so i thought the same could work for the vics. I went from taking about 18-30 pills per day depending on the strength of them down to just two 7.5-750mg. I have to say that after all that i have read, i got off super easy as far as the withdraw symptoms go. so far the only physical thing that happened was mild runs. Oh boy now i find myself feeling all kinds of stuff in my head that is scaring me. Today at work all i could think about is how life ***** and the meds made life numbingly acceptable. I cried all day and started thinking of ways to let go. I feel so very tired, hopeless, alone, lonely, just plain devistated and sad. I know now the only thing that has kept me alive all this time (seven years) has been the pills. I just wanted to thank all of you for posting what i think are some of the most honest thoughts, feelings and experiences.

The best of luck to you all
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tulsa, glad you finally posted. hang in there and do this thing. Start a new post so we can better follow. It will be ok after the hell is over. If you've been lurking for 4 years then you know how this is done. Get with the Thomas resipe and do it. It will get better. Start a new post by asking a question. Tell us more about you. Feel the feelings and do this.

JohnNLV
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That is all that i am doing is feeling the feelings. I cannot tell you how that *****. I think and feel and that has not been a good thing. I am done. I had not one pill since yesterday. I tapered and suffered very little. Today all was good with the physical. It is my head that I am worried about. I feel like a case. I am not a drinker at all but for the past two days that is what i want, a drink. but again i am alone and i know that drinking alone is bad. I just want the screaming and crying to stop. i scream out loud and in my head. I can say in all honesty that i do believe those pills kept me from taking a header somewhere. because now that is just about all i think about. Of course, my ailments are more fierce than ever but i have been able to keep it at bay for now. i just did not realize emotional pain would be worse.
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2020921 tn?1329056482
Hang in there tulsa. You have to remember coming of drugs is one of the hardest things you can do. You should be proud of yourself! Also when detoxing, your emotions come back. You've used drugs to block them for years. Now reality is setting in. It's scary but it gets much better. I used to cry watching a commercial on tv if it set something off in me. So please keep being strong.  I'm really rooting for you! If you ever need some one to talk to. Or you need to vent. Send me a note, and I will send you my email. Take care Tulsa. And everyone else.
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