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221723 tn?1222048147

this is sooo not fun

Feeling irriatibile, hot cold goosebumps, restless cramps. its been 16 hrs since my last dose of 7.5's. Trying cold turkey. i'l keep posting on my journey to health and wellness.
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2076714 tn?1331843143
I sit here in pain, due to several things the most serious one being an injury (non combat related) while in the Army.  it took me 15 years to finally find a doctor who would listen and did a few MRI's and started me on 10/500 hydro's what a god send. Well 3 years later a bunch of pills 90 every two weeks.  Well 2 weeks ago thanks to obama care starting to kick in and doctors getting scared, I used my last script to try to wean myself off right... now if a doctor wants to proscribe pain meds longer than 3 months they have to become a Pain Management specialist and my doctor didn't want the hassel, so they gave me a referral list but each one on the list must have my records before they will even see me as a patient. mean while it's hard to think due to the pain let alone type this.. which I have been at for about 1 hour...So  If your taking the Hydro for fun I don't pitty you one bit with the withdrawl it just goes with the territory.  I have been in agony for the last 9 days so I know what withdrawl feels like, I was in luck I had access to Xanax, helped a bunch but get ready to sleep because it wll make you do that it least it did me.  If your going to dance you have to pay the band...
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626316 tn?1221977378
Hi there,

I understand about the tylenol ones.  However, the only reason why i had suggested it was b/c my doctor had suggested them to me.  He also advised me to be careful, but they do help.  It is temporary, just as clonodine, and clonazepam.  But every one here has great advice, advice I will be using as well.   Stay Strong! You have made it very far. You are an inspiration to me.   :)  
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Noopy you are going to be a veteran in another day.   You can tell other people about how they will feel very very soon and be able to help them thru this mess.   Addiction is so sick that people go thru this stuff and still get back on the stuff.  It's a messed up thing.  I understand that I've done it.  Even knowing how ill I am during withdrawl I have used  weeks later  as it's a bad mental fight to not pop a pill even weeks off the stuff.   It has everything to do with how the brain is wired and trained.

Some people and I used to be one of those people actually vomit on taking a opiod.  I remember having some dental work and the dentist gave me Lortab and I took one tablet and was so nauseous that I thought heck I would rather hurt that feel this nasty.

I so so so wish that was the way I had stayed.   I don't know where I ever crossed the line from feeling nasty on these pills and beginning to like them.  But when I had surgery the doc started me out on percocet 7.5.  I took one and thought wow this is strong what was he thinking?   I so so so so should have cut it in half and taken it and then stopped but alas everytime  I thought I was done up would pop another surgery till I had about 7 of them in a 9 mo period.  I was not strong enough to say no to the pain and here I am.
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221723 tn?1222048147
thanks for your advice and support I am trying real hard. 28hrs so far. Feeling like i wanna crawl out of my own skin. How sick is addiction?? Its pretty scary.
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209656 tn?1272297065
WAY TO GO.....CONGRATS,  NOW... YOUR ON - DAY 2 !!!

Just keep going right through these next couple days...crawling, crying, etc - lol....it all normal and part of the process...

You have done a great job in your cold turkey, and you are now into day 2. Try and see if you can get some sleep tonight...day 1 seems to be easier than day 2-3....if you have melatonin or ?  I would try and get some sleep, so you can face the day..with some rest.

Also...if you still have an appetite..( I did on day 1 )....eat now, because most of us lose our apetite for at least a week...it took me 7 days..before I ate one real meal...  so if you still have an apetite..eat away while you can !!

I am proud of you...and again, congratualtions on finishing day 1...and now your on Day 2 !!!

Keep going, and keep posting...okay!
God Bless,
Love,
Todd
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sadly it may.  BUT...by the 3 day you should start to see the light at the end of the tunnel!!!  keep posting it helps pass the time....have you taken a hot bath tonight?
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221723 tn?1222048147
Thats one whole day of no pill popping! Still feeling real yucky. Does the second day get worse?
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Stay Strong!  You can make it.  I had quit hydrocodones cold turkey before, it's really not that bad compared to coming off of some of the other drugs out there.  I took 40 Norco 10's once in 14 hours.  And was averaging about 20-25 a day most days.  And I quit that stuff cold turkey like three times, going over 20 days each time.  I would just relapse after three weeks of being clean.  I take Tramadol now, don't ever get into those.  They are worse by far than hydrocodones.  The withdrawals are much worse.  You could use some ambien or valium to help you.  Those would not hurt you at all and bring you much ease, as long as you only use them to help you get through the first 5-7 days.  Hang in there, you just need to get past that third day (72 hours), then it starts getting much easier.
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221723 tn?1222048147
reading your words bring me comfort thanks so much. I don't have much support here at home, my husband does'nt understand because he has never suffered from addiction. He just walks by pats me on the back and says you'll be ok. lol Then returns to watch foootball. I don't know which is worse the physical pain and discomfort, or the mental part I keep crying alot, which ***** I hate crying grrr. I will keep posting thanks for ur support. 21 hours no vic's and hating every min of it lol.
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And, when you get that prescription, you will just run out again and again ....ya, know?

Its so not worth it ......cancel it, and bite the bullet now.  your already 17 hours in......I may get much worse, but hopefully not.  Hang in there.  

Keep posting and let us know how you are doing, ok?

Luv,
Nauty...........
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Proud proud of you.  Keep going keep going.
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603973 tn?1222126365
Please dont take mandys advice about trying tylenol ones. that pill has codiene in it. i know its only 8mg but its still codiene, still a narcotic, still habit forming.his other advice was fine but void the tylonel ones out. GOOD LUCK
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209656 tn?1272297065
Your almost 1/2 way through the worst days of hell....keep going....and I would take the "worried's:" adives...and get rid of any pills you have...If your mind is set to quit them for good...it well be to hard knowing those pills are there...

I am on Day 28 from 18-20 hydros a day...and went thru exactly what your feeling...and the next 48 hours...your going to need all your strength..and help. Thats why I also called all my pharmacy's and had ALL my refills cancelled...because I know how our mind can want to compromise...when we suffer..

Just as always...your doing the right thing and a great job...you have to fight 3-4 days of hell.....to win and start to walk on the otherside...and when you get there...it is so much worth it...you will look back and be so glad that you suffered for the first few days...to get your life back...with each and every passing day, only gets better.

Everyone that goes cold turkey, has gone thru what your going thru...and it will pass, you just keep fighting with all you got...and keep posting (and praying).

God Bless,
Todd
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612205 tn?1225594910
i know ive been there and done it many times....
just stay strong...the hot baths really do help...and mander is right about the water...lotsa water...also check out the amino acid protocol listed on this page...my doc switched me to neurotin to gett off the hydros....it was a lifesaver...my doc said its not habit forming eather....might be somethin to try instead of the oxys...clonidine is awesome for withdrawls also...decideing to quit is the first step....good for you...post post and post some more
larry
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401095 tn?1351391770
If ur plan is to quit...it is a good idea to get rid of the pills u have left...they can become an awful temptation for u...the scrips at the pharmacy can be cancelled if u call...telling ur doctor ur plan to not take them anymore is also a good idea...cutting urself off from any supply or way to get them is the beast way to go...that scrip will tempt u in 2 weeks...it will be hard not to fill it...if ur goal is staying clean then i would get rid of it...hang in there..i was taking a bit more a day than u were..and i made it..the first 3 days were the worst and then it was better and better after that..i worked day 5...it is good that u r trying so hard
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Yeah it ***** but think of it that like you have the flu and there is nothing you can do about it.  It becomes a mind game and sometimes you have to get through the next 10 minutes, 10 mins at a time..  
OH and to Mander!  Codine is perscription only in the US, you canadians can get it over the counter as well as the brits..
Also check out the Thomas Recipe here in the health pages..
Good luck/
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626316 tn?1221977378
Good for you for quitting.  I know it's going to be hard work.  Cold Turkey is a very hard thing to do and you are so brave to do so.  I am working through my own addiction right now, and i'm weaning myself off of oxycontin.  Although I'm not doing mine cold turkey I thought maybe I could offer you some help to make it through.  Drink Drink Drink plenty of water -- if you flush your system, it may be easier for you then if the toxins were to stay in your body.  There is a pill called Tylenol One, it has 8mg of codeine.  You ask the pharmacist. Be careful as too much tylenol could be a killer, however, taking these may help take the edge off. Just be careful and don't take more than needed.  Also, taking a bath, showers, and resting.  Good luck. I know you can do it.  Don't forget about the water.
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221723 tn?1222048147
Well my script is almost gone I have 20 pills left, I would take anywhere from 8-11 a day so I figure why bother taking the rest it will just prolong whats coming and then I will have to go thru withdrawl at work. My fear is when its time two fill my rx in 2 weeks I'll cave. Have 20 pills husbands holding but I haven't taken any in 17 hours.
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569458 tn?1221392419
If you have access to valium or xanax that can relax you. If not valerian root extract from a health food store.  Any of those should relieve your muscle tension and help you feel calm.
When I quit was freezing most of the time, felt restless, neck and back tension, and alot of trips to the bathroom.
I have been clean 22 days and I promise this will get better!!!
Hang in there!!!
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Hang it there noppy ! This is by all means nothing easy to go through. I have been out from detox hospital 7 wks and I'am still having a very hard time adjusting. Dont give up. I know you can do this . Good Luck and MAY GOD B;LESS YOU IN JESUS WITH YOUR JOURNEY TO BECOMING FREE AGAIN !!!
BeachComber4You
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612205 tn?1225594910
noopy...is this by choice???or did your script run out???
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612205 tn?1225594910
stay strong noopy!!!
you can do it...ive just done this myself so i know where you are...i came off 10 plus
10/500 hydros a day...had taken them for 2 1/2 years....i know its the pits but you can do it....keep posting..you wont believe how much it helps..
may god bless you...
larry
p s...ill be here if you want to talk
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I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL I WANNA SWALLOW A BOTTLE OF PERCOCETS RIGHT NOW ITS NO FUN FOR SURE
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