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Old 07-07-2011, 05:30 PM   #1
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Unhappy Please help! Terrible nose and throat pain from snorting lortabs and trying to stop

My nose throat and teeth on left side are killing me. Trying so so hard to stop,but the burning aching ent pain is intolerable . Eyes and nose running 24/7 Constant pain and have tried everything. I'm so scared. Only relief is to snort and coat nose and back of throat. Nobody knows. Its my own fault and its ruining my life. I hate them. Can't function without. I can take the bodyache diahreah wit hdrawls but not nose and throat pain. Someone PLEASE help give me advice how to stop the pain to stop the addiction. I hate myself. I'm not doing them for fun anymore. I'm doing them to be pain free but I want to take them normal. I'm so depressed and mad. The ENT pain is more painful than my back. Help. Any advise welcome. I've really gotten myself in a mess. I never thought I would be in this shape. I wake up every couple of hours in pain and instead of slowing down I'm taking MORE just to function. The 120 I'm prescribed a month aren't nearly enough. I will NEVER judge an addict. A normal everyday girl can turn into someone who will beg,borrow or steal to numb the pain. I'm terrified some pill will run out my nose at work. Sorry so long but anyone who has conquered this situation please w/b.

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Re: Please help! Terrible nose and throat pain from snorting lortabs and trying to st

Hello L,

Though i've never personally dealt with lortabs,may I suggest a few methods that have proven successful in helping to deal with abuse of this substance....

Cognitive behavioral therapy,in conjunction with support groups like narcotics anonymous are worth looking into.

With respect to the pain,it's my opinion that you speak with your prescribing physician and explain your situation,entirely.

By doing this,you both unburden yourself of the psychological load you are carrying and receive the necessary initial treatment that best fits your particular needs.

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Old 07-08-2011, 04:24 PM   #3
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Re: Please help! Terrible nose and throat pain from snorting lortabs and trying to st

Thanks P
I have ordered some Lidocaine online in hopes I can coat my nose with that instead of pill. I pray it works. I don't have the desire to abuse the pills and never really saw it that way until now. They stopped my back pain faster so I got hooked. I'm so ashamed. I have to wonderful teenage girls who have no idea. They have been my life and we are so close but if they found out it would kill them. I never knew what a weak person I was. If anyone prays PLEASE remember me as I am determined to kick this! I will be so happy when I don't have to worry about running out and finding more till my next refill. If anyone reading this has beat the habit or just starting to snort or thinking about it DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!! Its not worth it and only caused physical and emotional pain.
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Re: Please help! Terrible nose and throat pain from snorting lortabs and trying to st

I feel so alone . I wasn't raised like this. My brother went through this and it killed us all and wow look at me. Lying in bed hiding in pain. I really can't explain this nose and throat pain and it happened so fast. I don't feel sorry for myself or want anyone to pity me. I'm a dumbass and thought (it will never happen to me). Wrong! The reason I posted this is to 1 see if anyone else was in the same situation and what they were doing to help with the pain and 2 stop anyone from making a mess of their life like I have. I'm 40yrs old !!!!!! I'm supposed to have it together! I can't tell because I can't risk them being taken from me till I figure out how to make this nose pain to stop. Hopefully this lidocaine will help when it comes next week but unless you have had this ear nose teeth throat throbbing burning aching can't sleep unless your nostril is coated you don't understand. I know it only makes it worse in the long run but now I have to do this to survive.
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Re: Please help! Terrible nose and throat pain from snorting lortabs and trying to st

During the course of MY addiction, I was snorting so much cocaine, oxys and heroin that I too developed a burning pain.... similar to what you speak of.

The only thing I could relate it to was inhaling smoke from a cigarette, holding my breath and trying to blow the smoke out of my ears (this is something stupid I tried when I was younger) and the pain was so intense I wanted to die.

That very same pain I felt in my nose and throat was unbearable. Like you, I too snorted more and more to "numb" the pain. Unfortunately, I was only adding fuel to the fire. I literally had to put up with the pain using tylenol and advil together in large amounts to kill the pain. It took (If memory serves me correctly) maybe 2 to 3 days for the pain to ease to within normal parameters but it remained a nuisance for several weeks.

I believe (and I am not a doctor) the pain you experience is from damage you've caused from snorting and yes coating works but the more you snort, the worse and longer it will take to heal.

Good luck... I also bought the throat spray to numb the throat which didn't last long. It helped but wore of quickly which led to (you guessed it) using that in excess also.

Soooo many things to avoid. And don't beat yourself up too much, Im almost 40 and just recently learned that people in my life have been addicted to nasal spray?!?!?!?

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Re: Please help! Terrible nose and throat pain from snorting lortabs and trying to st

hey hun i know exactly how you feel but the only thing thats going to help is to stop snorting! honetly i been doing it for 3 str8 years now ive learned what works and what doesnt. you need to stop snorting those its to much powder. if you have to pop a couple for pain so be it but your going to have to take the pain for a few days. warm salt water helps a lil. sounds gross but ive even stuck vasaline in my nose and rubbed it around and have used throat spray for that pain. thats about all ya can do but if you keep snorting its going to keep hurting. im real sorry and i know what you mean about being this normal ok good girl then BAM i dont even know how it happens huh? its scarey and it is sad. im right there with you . if you ever need to talk im here. Good luck! wish i was more helpful but ive never been open about this stuff before so i dont really know what to say ya know or understand it exactly. take care

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Re: Please help! Terrible nose and throat pain from snorting lortabs and trying to st

You r a sweetie Shayleigh. I've been ALMOST 12hrs no snorting and the back of my throat feels like someones sticking hot knives in it and my nose is running constantly. I got it packed with triple antibiotic. I guess I deserve the pain. BEen popping aleve like crazy and taking lortabs like I'm supposed to. If it only lasts A FEW days I think I can take it but if its this bad tomorrow may have to call in cause I sure can't work like this and DO NOT want to have to undo and restart. SHEW this sucks! Gonna try to get out to get some throat spray. Keep fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Please help! Terrible nose and throat pain from snorting lortabs and trying to st

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During the course of MY addiction, I was snorting so much cocaine, oxys and heroin that I too developed a burning pain.... similar to what you speak of.

The only thing I could relate it to was inhaling smoke from a cigarette, holding my breath and trying to blow the smoke out of my ears (this is something stupid I tried when I was younger) and the pain was so intense I wanted to die.

That very same pain I felt in my nose and throat was unbearable. Like you, I too snorted more and more to "numb" the pain. Unfortunately, I was only adding fuel to the fire. I literally had to put up with the pain using tylenol and advil together in large amounts to kill the pain. It took (If memory serves me correctly) maybe 2 to 3 days for the pain to ease to within normal parameters but it remained a nuisance for several weeks.

I believe (and I am not a doctor) the pain you experience is from damage you've caused from snorting and yes coating works but the more you snort, the worse and longer it will take to heal.

Good luck... I also bought the throat spray to numb the throat which didn't last long. It helped but wore of quickly which led to (you guessed it) using that in excess also.

Soooo many things to avoid. And don't beat yourself up too much, Im almost 40 and just recently learned that people in my life have been addicted to nasal spray?!?!?!?



You are soooooooooo right! I bought the throat spray and it worked. It's such a simple idea yet I looked past the obvious. My cousin was addicted to nasal spray and it took her 6 years to kick that habit. I don't want to see anyone go through that ever.

 
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Re: Please help! Terrible nose and throat pain from snorting lortabs and trying to st

Lma - first off I hope u are doing ok. I snort pills sometimes too, just to mix things up, but only ones w no Tylenol in them as I think that is more damaging. Don't tabs have that in them, acetaminophen? It just may be why you are in so much pain. I totally feel for you hon. I hope you are trying to stay strong. It can be so hard. Try not to beat yourself up.... I think u said at your age u should have I together, but you know..... Shouldn't we all! . What I'm tryin to say is.... You aren't alone. There are people posting here who are younger and older... Same age..... Somehow we all fell into the same hole... Our upbringing, chronic pain, an operation, accident, or just too much experimentation. Point is- we are all here now trying, actively quitting (maybe,for the umteenth time), thinking about it, or throwing our torn up little hats into the ring for the first time. I think it's better than never making the effort....as long as you hold on very tight to the truth that it WILL stick and your life WILL be better clean. I'm not saying mine is... But I experience periods where I am and it's great. I'm also a chronic pain patient so I have my own struggles w how to handle my issues. But I do know THIS is not my forever life ..... Dream big for yourself too. Wendy
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Re: Please help! Terrible nose and throat pain from snorting lortabs and trying to st

Lma08,

I must ask, have you seen an ear, nose, throat specialist for this? It could be caused by many things, and once you find out what that is, you can address it. There must be a reason for these symptoms to have started in the first place.

Hope you are able to get some answers with this.
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Re: Please help! Terrible nose and throat pain from snorting lortabs and trying to st

Geez-I never even thought about snorting my Lortabs-or Norcos! My addictive self was turned on by the idea! Thank goodness I read all the posts and now I think I'll just stick with my boring old alcoholic ways.

 
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Re: Please help! Terrible nose and throat pain from snorting lortabs and trying to st

Can you find a methadone clinic near you? I was on pain killers for years for my back and pelvic bones and methadone finally got me off the pills but I'm pain free.

 
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Re: Please help! Terrible nose and throat pain from snorting lortabs and trying to st

Hi, I just read you message and its now November so hopefully things have moved on for you, but i just wanted to say i hope your ok. I know what its like to have an addiction as i was a Heroin and cocaine addict along with many other drugs for 10 years. I've now been clean for 5yrs, after 4 rehab stints and many other mucked up adventures. My saving grace was finding out i was pregnant with my little boy and having a wonderful partner but i know that doesnt make everybody want to change, but i do believe you need to have something in your life to get clean for, including yourself, or you won't. I didn't listen to anybody until one day i'd just had enough. No matter how much i loved the drug and hated it at the same time. I know that your addiction is different but you have got to do something about it, especially if its causing you so much pain. You should go to the doctor, be truthful to him. If you get a nice one he'll take you down the meds slowly. You will have to stop snorting them but with some counciling your mind and body will start to heal. Even if you think its an impossibility , it thankfully does. I don't know why you were taking them, you mentioned your back, but i know it took me a long time to not want to take drugs and sometimes i still crave them but you have to be strong. If your backs still sore try every other way possible to make it better. You have to find something else in your life to focus on. Hopefully this message finds you totally out of your problem, but wishing you all the best either way.xx

 
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Re: Please help! Terrible nose and throat pain from snorting lortabs and trying to st

yeah, lortabs arent meant to be snorted. They are essentially acetaminophen (tylenol) and hydrocodone (which is similar to oxycodone).

there is a small amount of hydrocodone (5mg) and usually 325 mg of acetominophen (like a tylenol pill). The acetominophen is mixed in with the hydrocodone to enhance its affect. The main pain med ingredient is the 5mg of hydrocodone. So essentially you are snorting the chalky substance of a tylenol pill everytime.

I snorted percocets years ago, and they are similar (5mg of oxycodone and 325 mg of acetominophen) and like you, I felt 'clogged up'. So I went to just eating them with water or chocolate milk, cause it would coat my stomach.

Hope you are able to find an alternate solution, and can curb you habit. Best of luck

 
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snorting a painkiller cut with tylenol......*sighs*. be more careful in general.

 
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