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valium??

me and my wife are trying to QUIT the EVIL lortabs!! after five or so years of daily use, Is valium a help or a hinderance to detox and recovery?
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I am not the expert on this, but wanted to post until the right one posts.  I am glad to see you and your wife are wanting to quit.  One option, of course, is to talk to your doctor to see what their suggestions are.  My suggestion is to read thru as many of the relevant posts that you can (you probably have read some) and see what helps you can glean until better ones than I post.  I did not use anything to detox.  I have been clean 12 days and went cold turkey with the help of this site and Thomas Recipe.  It is not easy, but I can say with certainty it can be done.  I was using hydrocodone for quite awhile and can say it is evil.  It makes you feel good and then causes your brain not to respond to the world in a good way.  I hope you can find your way to quit.
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         You need to get a Doc. advice on Valium.
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I went to my dr. and told him about my addiction to pain killers, and this is what he gave me. Ask your dr. if this could be an option for you.
My dr. put me on a lot of meds. Prochlorperazine 10 MG tab.....Clonidine HCL 0.1 MG......Dicyclomine 10 MG.....Ranitidine 150 MG..... Xanax 0.5 MG.....And Robaxin.....but he also had me cut back the MG of Percocet I was taking daily. It worked for me!!!!!!!!
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thanx for the advice! still not takin anything but them valiums are callin my name. thinkin ill flush em!! and the posts on here do help but i havent been able to find anything on valium to help the withdrawl symptoms. guess we'll see how 2morrow goes.
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ive tried the cutting back without the other meds but i end up doin all the tabs then spendin money i DON'T have on more. were gonna try doin this COLD TURKEY. stay strong people!!
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Pleeease talk to your dr. before u go cold turkey, I know it works for some people, but it can also be very dangerous!!! Your blood pressure can go up from the withdraw's and it can kill you. Im not trying to be intrusive, I'm just telling you what my dr. told me. be careful, and good luck!
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     I would get a book called chemical dependency it will help you to read stories of other addicts getting their life back.  Keep posting.
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CANNOT SLEEP !!! the mrs. is sleeping soundly, I ENVY HER !! slept about an hour and do feel pretty good considering no opiates for about 30hrs.
just knowing the worst is yet 2 come is hard on me.
going back to work on day three is gonna be a biatch, might have 2 call in, working in a 37 dg. room with a VERY sharp knife prolly not the best idea.
good luck all
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hi valum can help with sleep but if you use it use it for a very short period of time it will get the best of tyou quicky and is habit forming....it so so ez to become cross addicted now if you only have 5 or 10 of them you can take one to help with sleep might work might not just depends on the individual
do not use them more then 7 days in a row you start to become dependet on them after that hope this helps you get some sleep good luck and God bless........Gnarly  
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Thanx i have been takin 5-10 mills of valium for about 2 years. guess i didnt mention that before so guess were tryin 2 kick both @ the same time.
damn been up 20hrs and im WIDE awake oh well maybe ill sleep 2morrow
thanx 4 the help
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by the way my habit was all but done fore nine 1/2 years and dones from decemb of 2000 to sept of 2011     im done w ith it all i still see my cordinator who in a wierd and nice way is a 100 percent support from my first dose said he knew i would be one of the few whoo wiill leave and not be back      i never forgot it and always believed when i said i will that i would      i sure hope i can stay grounded to remember what the conciquences are of a lapse but i am truly happy and i know one thing does not work on anyone else but i say try   try   make a plan and value everything     try...........keep tryin its worth all the effort. i cried for 3day s  cold off heroine in 20007 i had 6days of happyness
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48hrs in and not doin so bad, no energy and some hardcore cravings but managed to get the house clean and the lawn mowed, finally took 5 mills of valium @2:30 am and got 4hours sleep.
took 5 more about an hour ago hoping to sleep some more tonight have to work @6:30 hope i dont have to call in!! My wife is the toughest she is the ONE who is gonna help us get through this ;)
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Hey sounds like things are going well for you getting anny sleep is huge
your best off to stay bizzy if you can it takes away how misrable you feel so far it sounds like your going to have a mild withdrawal keep posting for support go to work if you can good luck and God bless......Gnarly
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Thanx Gnarlyman its nice to have some help and support on here since only 1 friend knows of this situation. YOU ROCK
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day three not so bad, got up and went to work, feels like mike tyson punched EVERY MUSCLE in my body, but my brain knows  what my body doesnt!!!
it aint gettin ANYMORE!! still no pills so life is good!!
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well it seam that things are going really well....better then expected im happy for you this can really make you misrable but you seam to be doing well your attitude rocks thats huge doing this how are you sleeping?? anyway just wanted to encourage you to push past the pain your almost there good luck and God bless.......Gnarly
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dam internet service providers want their money EVERY month. lol.
got through all the bullstuff!! still not sleepin all that, good but a small price 2 pay 4 the abuse i put my old body through.SIX days in and lovin being clean and sober!! thanx for the help and wishes Mr. Gnarly!!
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I was given valium it really helps I am doing the Thomas recipe and it has worked good for me good luck and hang in there this is day three for me
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I have been takin 5 mill. of valium an hour before bed it is the only way i can get to sleep, finally slept 6 hours last night, day 3 was the worst for me but it passed, today up at 4:45 feel great, goin deer hunting tomorrow gonna leave the valium home and learn how to sleep without it. GOOD LUCK! if I can make it 7 days you can 2. sober feels good!!
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