hope this finds you living a clean life, I have a 34 year old sister who just called and begged me to help her get clean. Its either get clean or loos her children. She was a 13 year oxy user & started going to a suboxen clinic about two years ago. the withdrawls from those are far worse than the oxys im so praying that I can help her get thru this but I cant stand to see her sick. Praying you are doing good.....
i know this is a late comment, but i usually am. I figured by now you might have a better handle on what is going on in your life. If not... consider this: opioid addiction is not just an addiction it is a physical one, where your body can be very hurt by the withdrawal symptoms, make sure you are prepared for this. Avoid methadone unless it is a last resort, but if you have kids, you might want to do that because if you try cold turkey and have kids to take care of too, they WILL suffer as well. And at those ages there is no real way to properly care for them while battling an opioid addiction. And what drug at that point becomes (if you are still doing it) irrelevant after a while because you body only recognizes the end result past the blood/brain barrier... which of course is the absence of that group of chemicals that were once being made by you, now being made elsewhere (well the stimulus for the brain to make it I should say). It takes a LONG time to come back, even after being completely detoxified, even after the withdrawal symptoms stop completely.. you will have a long road of depression ( I nicknamed this period of time "The Bleak" because that is what it feels like from a first person point of view). So anyone in this situation should AT LEAST get some counselling from a competent individual... not necessarily a doctor... just someone who can put it all in perspective and be a support, like this forum for example. Hope your road to recovery is an easy one... best rule, stop and recover as soon as possible, the sooner, the easier, not that anything about it is easy.
How have you been doing this last couple of days since getting out of the hospital WAi? Hope you;'re hanging in there!!
How are you doing now? You sort of left us hanging. I'm worried about you and hope you are okay.
You CAN do it. 32 days ago, I was a crying, sick mess and i had to take care of kids on top of it. I flushed 1000 dollars worth of pills down the toilet, immediately regretted it, but then felt SO liberated. I suffered the week of bad, bad withdrawals, then they slowly subsided. Now I feel really, really good and am staying far away from Percocet. It can be done. I thought I'd become a lifer because I tried to quit for a few years. I finally just went for it and it worked. Please hang in there. Suffer for the greater good you'll find. I promise it's worth it.
I no how you feel I'm 11 days clean as I'm writing this and still haven't been able to sleep at all not one minute I live on here and have for the past ten nights it helps to just read the post but I have talked to professionals and they say the only thing that really helps is in your head tell your self you can do it think positive and have faith and pray to god! You can do it cause your in the right direction I was taking just as much as you and quit cold turkey I feel a million times better after the 7th day it kinda eased off besides the sleep! One thing I will tell you to get that helped me sooo much is ImodiumAD it works to help with the stomache pains that's all I used the whole time and I'm still not there yet cause the sleep but if I can do it you can! Remember when you start shaking get in the hottest bath and lay there it's a long hard process I didn't think I would make it the first few days but I did! I'm praying for you though and that you have the atrength to get through cause it's not a joke at all and is a long wait! Eat salads and greens that helps a lot too! I'm 23 this was my one and only addiction and looking back I learned from it and I could never go back! If you have any questions I'm here and clean and will help you out as much as possible! The Thomas diet is a joke it don't work I tried it all too! But good luck man and I wish you the best! I'm praying always for people like us to make it!
Hey. Just waiting to let you know that you can and will have this beat! Determination and patience are really needed, you must remember why you are doing this. Stay focused and strong. I am presently 29 days clean, and although lacking in energy, feeing soooo much better. Dont give up. You are so worth it, and your family will love having thier son back. Take care and keep us posed on how u r making out.
Hi Im sorry , I could 't update the last 2 day, due to the fact, I was hospliazted on Saturday. It happend in the early morning , after I woke up with HUGGE AMOUNT OF sweats. I toke a nice 45 min hot shower,bt it didnt work as well, comparde to 1 and 2 day. And I also was feel outta breathes with really really bad anxitey.by 8am I CALL 911 and they told me on the phone to check my pulse and it was really low 17 beat /15sec. once they arrived they noticed the clamy skin.
hey you, i'm worried about your triggers this weekend, how'd you do with all of this? "Today is a new day!"
Het haven't heard from you for a couple of days how are you doing? Come back on and post to let us know how you c/t is going. There are many people who can help and give support through all of this. So let us know how you are. I am pulling for you God Bless---Rick
How are you doing today? I hope you are feeling a little better. Just keep going you will make it.---Rick
I assumed you were in Canada, if not, check your local area for NA hotline, i'm sure it could help. Hope you're planning on using meetings.
Congrats on the decision to stop the merry go round. Your doing the right thing for yourself and your wonderful family. Soon , all this will be in the past, you've got a "virus" just let it run it's course and don't worry too much about the negatives, it's not life threatening and you will forget it and start living in the present soon enough. I'm worried about your dealers, your going to have to have an aftercare program for yourself, NA, to help deal with your triggers.
Here's the Vancouver NA hotline, might help you to bond before you're done with detox 604 873 1018, 1 866 683 6819.
Best of luck Bro,
Do you have a swimming pool or somewhere you can juump in and cool off? I also found that taking a cool shower helps. Hang in there your doing great---Rick
hey thanks a lot rick, good for u able to get off for 2 and half, do u know if there is anything i can do to help with the sweat? thank you
Hello and welcome to the forum, it is great that you want to get your life back free of the evil oxy. You sound like a mature and responsible young man. I started taking oxys about ten years ago due to a severe spinal injury. I started out on a low dose and of course I built up a tolerence and had to take more and more.....well you know you've been there. Before I went C/T I was up to 240 mg oxy/day with another 60 mg percs/day. If your counting thats 300 mg oxycodone a day. During this time I lost interest in everything I loved to do and just sat around in a vegitataive state. Everyone around me was excusing this (enabling me) because of my injuries. One day I found my wife sitting in a room crying and I asked what was wrong she replied "I lost the man I used to know" I asked what do you mean she replied "I know you have pain but those drugs are taking your and my life away" I sat down and thought about what she had told me and actually GOT MAD. After that day I decided to co cold turkey and get off of the terrible drugs. I have now been clean off oxys for over 2 1/2 years.
So with all that said, I understand the pain your Mom and you are going through. The best solution for you at this point is to just quit and go C/T. You are young enough to get your life back on track and get yourself back into school. Look right now you realize you had mad a mistake, and that takes alot of courage to admit that. You can change the course of your life so just go for it.
You mentioned in a previos post that you checked into the Thomas Recipe, it helped me immensley through my w/d. I am not going to sugar coat it for you w/d is a week of feeling like crap. You just need to tell yourself that I will be OK not feeling OK for a while. The w/d process takes about 5-7 days and then the head games start. But lets not get into that now just go for the detox and get over that. I am here if you need to talk, rant, yell,curse or whatever you need to do. Like I said I have been there and done that. If you want you can PM me anytime, I am in your corner and I am praying for you so lets just getter done. God Bless---Rick
hey thank you for ur advices and supports, I cant believe there is so many ppl out there went through or going to through it, I really grateful I got some supports and advices from good heart ppls on this site. I will not giving up this time, I know tonight is going to be tough bt i will make it through it .
You both have the perfect attitude. Your doing the best thing you could possibly do. College is tough, so is disappointing your parents. If you continue though it just gets worse and you could be 50 like many of us and be disappointing your kids. Right now the emotional and depression is hitting, just know this will improve in a few days and you'll wonder what all the tears were about. Hydrate, eat healthy, talk a good multivitiam. (seriously the vitamins are huge). Take it hour by hour......
I wish I never start this bad habit of my. I feel so sad the horrible stuffs I had put my family through, I love my parent very much and I never realized how much they care for me and willing to support me on quiting this ****, I just wish everyone who is in the same shoes can have the supports from their family too.
i'm in the same shoes as u bro...esp im in college dont wanna go school having withdrawls.
damn hate this feeling.... hope this will go away soon
Dude I was snorting 50 30 roxicet a day. I used to do the oxys before they changed the formula and you couldn't snort them anymore. This crap ruins lives and brings us addicts to our knees. I decided 95 days ago to take my life back too. It was hella difficult, but I am so thankful that I did. I can tell you that it was like having the flu for a week. My advice is to wrap yourself up in some blankets, get some heating packs for your back pain, take Aleve for headaches, take Immodium for stomach issues, Melatonin 20 mg for sleeping issues, valerian root for anxiety. Keep posting and we all will walk you through this. Congrats on making the decision to kick this nasty habit!
I have no experience with oxys or snorting any kind of drug, but I just want to welcome you to the forum and tell you I am hoping and praying that you can beat this. I believe you can. Stay with us and post often and let someone who has been there, walk with you through this.
Thanks everyone for ur supports on my first day on my recover to a new life. I feel really bad and hella sick, I feel the withdrawal kicking in, since my last dose was 6 hrs ago only just (20mg) and it wasnt even near the amount(120-240mg) I usually take to feel good. But hey, I m already over the high and just want my life back, I cut my phone off this morning so I have no contact with my dealers or any of my friends that use too.