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and again......

Here i am again.. what 4th attempt at quitting 8-10 10 mg hydrco (sometimes more) a day for many many years. I have not had a hydro in 4-5?? days.(last one Wend at 10:00am) this is the most days Ever i have done that. But now as i read some things I believe I have nothing to be happy about. Being in a huge amt of pains my doc gave me tramadol..(only 40) i have taken maybe 20-22 since Wend (50 mg)... Did I really just make it worse? the w/d's?
i did have w/d symptons over the weekend. kinda hazy/"bathroom"/headache/little achy/. But i made sure to hydrate & I went for alot of short brisk walks every day. took vitamins..I got rid of the rest of the trams won't take them. have never taken them ever before.. I have been able to go to work every day since Wend.. am I going to now have to take a day off because w/d are really gonna hit? or do you think (hopefully) i didn't take them long enough. I am really hoping i can be happy about the 4-5 days off hydro..:(
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Your Dr is concerned about your pain, but yes, you're correct about Trams also being addicting. We have lots of ppl on this site recovering from Trams. If it were me, I'd be working something out with my Dr. I got sick and tired of being sick and tired and wanted off all opiates. Getting off of them gave me a chance to see exactly where my pain level was actually at. I took it from there with PT and other non-opiate methods of pain management. Each case is different, but finding your real pain level requires letting things settle down after you've been off opiates for a while. This all must be worked out with your prescriber.

Best of luck to you.
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thanks... yep sick of being broke/mood swings/etc... Done!
I have flushed the remaining trams i had... only took for 5 days. will I w/d? have cut sorces... all that.. its hard.. i think if them constantly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
but i as sit here at work with music BLARING in my ears.. it does help keep my mind off of it.....
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Hi hopeless, Try really hard not to focus on whats to come. It's good your working and your mind is forced to be occupied elsewhere. I too was a hydro user and thought trams were a joke, but low and behold I ran out of my hydro's on a cruise and resorted to trams in my travel kit that I never used. The trams have kept your full w/d at bay. You most likely will pick up where you left off, hopefully with milder symptoms. YOUR doing great though. This detox is a process and you've made tremendous headway by getting rid of your supply. Ride out the few days of symptoms and treat with advil, hot baths,lots of fluid. It is so worth having a lifetime of freedom. Make this the last detox you ever have to do. Rooting for you!!!
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