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Withdrawals

I have been on per overs anywhere from 30 mg 3x a day to 10's idk even know how many to for the past year 5mg about 8-10 a day I get these prescribed due to multiple spinal surgeries on my neck so of course in my mind and body I do need them for pain but I'm just sick of taking these pills idk if it's the withdrawals or the pain that's worse and knowing I need them and can get them I sm only on day 2 of no Percs but have Valium but don't do **** I have a 4 yr old daughter do I can't just lay in bed and detox what can help me please I'm begging I don't know wuts worse the awful feeling of just aches and anxiety or the restless legs and not sleeping not to mention the pain I've tried the B vitamins multivitamin Valium Imodium of course cuz omg the stomach aches and runs ugh...I just can't seem to shake this feeling especially when I know it's just a phone call away please anything?
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Hi and welcome to the forum   well 2 days in and your in acute withdrawal this will last around 4 to 5 days then the phyical part will subside  force the fluids gatoraid is good try to keep a positive attitude you can get threw this  a hot bath really helps with the symptoms... sleep is all but impossible tomorrow rent a bunch of movies to give you something to do wile your up all night this is 1/3 phyical and 2/3 mental be ready to fight it out on both fronts  I have said this a million times but you just got to be ok without being ok for a wile  this to shale pass  as for your pain   mine is a lot less without the pills then with them  it will take your body some time to start to produce its own endorphins again but once it does you may find like me and many others you really dont need the pills  they loose there effectiveness after a long time on them   keep posting for support.............Gnarly
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Thanks for the support I had to come somewhere because the worse part is nobody knows which ***** to me because of my surgeries my husband knew I was on Percs when we married but he is total anti drug and I did go about 2 months without and he watched me go thru withdrawals so now that I've been back on a year without him knowing I can't tell him oh yea I been back on my pain meds for the past yr and I'm dying again that was the worse feeling ever I think that's why it's so hard for me this time cuz I wm alone here before he knew and could help me with my daughter and support me but its so hard not to just pick up the phone and call my doctor but I'm just sick of this I been on and off going on 10 years and only 32 but have had neck surgeries so of course doctors want to feed me pain killers
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Hi and welcome!  Just hang on and in a few more days you will start to feel better!  It must be harder to get through without your husbands support!  Why do you feel like you cant tell him this time?  Sometimes it is easier to get it out in the open and free yourself from all the hiding!  You are better off telling him than calling your Dr to just start the process all over again!!!  Just keep hanging in there and do all the stuff that gnarly talked about and you CAN make it!!!  We will be here routing you on!!!  Keep on posting!!!
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Hi there!  I completely feel your pain!  I started doing percs a couple of years ago and have been doing 4-6 10/mg a day for the past year or more. I've wanted to quit but am terrified of the Wd's.  My husband and I divorced about 4 years ago and battled coke addictions for just a little bit (long enough to help tear our marriage apart) and have now been back together for about a year. I was terrified to tell him about the pills cuz he had no idea.  I've been going through withdraw and will get 3 days in and get a small amount of suboxone or a vicoden (which only takes the edge off) cuz like you I have kids and a full time job so staying in bed all day in not an option. I feel miserable and lost and like a failure. Please stay strong!  For yourself...for people like me who are going through it too. We need each other. Post often or private message me. Oh...I finally told my husband...he knew it deep down and is more supportive then I had thought. Think about telling yours. It's a burden to go it alone. Hang in there sweetie!
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Hey, welcome to the community. Hope you're hanging around out there. You've made a great decision in wanting to stop the insanity. It's not easy but the reasons to quit are worth every minute of the struggle. It's tough but you can do it. It would be nice if you had some help. That's your call though. Here's a thought. Instead of having your doctor on call for more pain meds, maybe you could explain to him your thoughts on quitting and he could help you with detox. Well I hope your doing well and remember, that if we fall down, we get back up. Because what we are doing is worth it. Our lives matter and we deserve to live life better.....ike
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