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I have been taking vicodin and then they switched it to norco. Its been over 7yrs. I'm taking over 15 a day and they are ruining my life. But I have several back problems that have lead to 6 surgeries. They say I need another surgery, but I'm trying to get off of these. Any suggestions?
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1970885 tn?1435860428
Welcome...Tell your doc that you want to stop the meds. Depending on the type of surgery, he/she may be able to regulate the necessary pain meds, start a taper program when appropriate, then assist with stopping completely.
Talk to your doc.
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I wish I had a magic answer but the only ways I KNOW are to just quit cold turkey or taper. So sorry your in so much pain! Their are tons of alternative pain therapy options... I will send you what I have found through a PM!
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Hi..I DITTO What my MH Friends said..We will be here to Support you all the way and give you some Tips on what we used or still using to help us out.
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I'm so sorry that you're dealing with so much pain. I agree that you need to discuss your feelings with your doctor. Is 15 per day what you are prescribed? That seems like a lot but I don't know what kind of pain you're in on a daily basis. Please don't try to do this on your own. Talk to your doctor and begin researching alternate ways to manage your pain...you can find a doctor that will help you in that area as well (if your current doctor isn't responsive to you getting off the meds). Good luck and please keep us posted.
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967045 tn?1378399673
I was on Norco as well. 2 years. I only took 6 per day (as prescribed) and have gone CT. It is not easy - so you should ask your doctor for support.

I was lucky - I had some Xanax and I used the Thomas recipe - basically sleep for the day 2 & 3 - then supplements on day 4 & beyond!! The anxiety was crippleing - so I called in sick to work for 2 days. My husband is aware & has been my rock!!

If you have any specific questions feel free to ask. I am only on day # 7 - so I am no expert.
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