Hi I hope someone out there can give me some advice
I have been addicted to pain pills mostly just vicodin for almost 3 years now well yeasterday I took the last of my pills I do go to a pain clinic regularly and was allowed once 2 times a day well I dont take them like I should and now I am out (I ussaly take about 4-6 a day) My question is when will I start to fill withdrawls I am so sick of being a slave to pain pills and I dont want this to continue I have had some withdrwl sypmptoms moddiness agrivation feeling Like I just want to jump outta my skin and have been crying over everything How long can I exspect this to last my bwhole body hurts but I have a feeling this is not the worse of it I have gone through wd before to a point but when it gets to bad I find a way out I dont want to do that again I just want to stop this cycle please someone tell me what I can exspect
I've been there. To be blunt......you can expect to feel horrible. But, you won't die from it. Vomiting, stomach cramps, headaches, diahrrea, possible hallucinations(visual and auditory). Basically you'll feel everything a junkie feels during withdrawals. There is no easy way to get through it. Drink lots of water and try to lie down as much as possible. Hot showers helped me. If you are nauseated you can try to drink some Ensure shakes because you do need to eat something. Just know that you won't go crazy or die from the withdrawals. The worst part is over in 2 or 3 days....the first day/night is hell. I don't want to scare you but I want you to be informed. Once you are through the worst of the withdrawals don't EVER take any more pain pills. Once you are over the withdrawals REMEMBER what you feel like today and tomorrow. Water, rest, showers, Ensure protein shakes.
Thanks for your advice I do have phenegran for nausea but I dont like taking it I have a 2&1/2 year old Ironicly I got hooked on pain pills after I had a c section giving pain pills to a depressed new mother doesnt sound like a good idea to me but oh whell
I am still wondering though will the demerol and alph in the Iv streach my withdrawl out longer??
The worst for me was day 2 and 3. I think because the druge is still in your system on day1. You can expect getting little sleep for a while. You will get aggravated very easy, may have a little stomach problems, anxiety and absolutely no energy. Also Restless legs and depression. Don't get to scared these all will be gone in about a week, except for the energy and lack of sleep they may take a little longer to get past. It may not even be that long, since you were not taking many pills per day, but you were taking them along time. I think everyone on this board has gone through this more than once, but you can do it. The physical part will be gone in a week or so, but it will take you about a month to really get back to normal. Remember everytime you go through W/D's it gets worse. I promise if you just stick it out your life will get so much better. You won't think so at first, but it does get better with each day that passes. Just prepare yourself for a few bad days ahead. And remember the pain you go through, because it will only get be worse the next time. Please try and beat this thing now before you are up to 15 or 20 a day. Then you will experience true HELL. You can do it, you just have to be ready and believe you can do it.
Last edited by NeverAgain; 06-01-2004 at 10:44 AM.
Demerol and Alph in the IV??????? Are you on an IV right now? I'm a little confused. If you are going to cold turkey then you need to get off of ALL opiates....and any other anti-anxiety pills(xanax, valium, klonipin). Kick it all at the same time so you don't prolong the process.
I have to agree with W. Don't replace one addiction with another. Your brain needs to be retrained on how to function on it's own. There are things to take for the W/D's that will help a little, just don't take anything you might get addicted to. Hang in there!!
Thanks for all of your responces and to clear up the Iv thing My pm doc gives it to me before they do treatment for migranes so it is in a controlled setting they actually start an iv line and a bag of fluids and give u the meds through there before they do treatment