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Old 02-10-2012, 07:04 AM   #1
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lortab stopped cold turkey

Howdy. I have been on Lortab's for almost 3 years. Just got tired of them. 3 ea 7.5's a day..i weaned myself from the tens to "taper" a year ago. Weaning for me does not work. It seems when i take any at all I go back into 3 a day mode...i am pretty sure If i had 5 a day in a prescription I would take them.

so I quit. 5 days ago. 6 feb. well I hope I quit. Now i have diahrea, cant get to far from the john. I have like nervousness. and am queazy and slightly nauseous. I expected all this at day 2. but now at day five i am talking to the holy and most revered internet praying somebody else has been here and will say "hey tommorow at noon your back to normal" probably not, but after 27 years of active duty and multiple trips to the various sandboxes of the world while being shot at, i dream a lot, wierd dreams, but thats a seperate subject.
so how long do i need to keep chewing pencils and wondering if the 16 pills on my dresser are still going to call for me? I suspect forever, it seems that anything that helps you hide has a strong call when you are weak for one reson or another.

Thanx in advance, just want to know I am not alone

 
Old 02-11-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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Re: lortab stopped cold turkey

flytheflag, welcome and God bless you man. you need to stock up immodium, take 4 at bedtime, and during day too as needed, hot bath with epson salts.
drinks lots of fluids. Do u have any comfort meds short term?? benadryl for sleep, xanex, to get you thru the worst, your half way thru or more.
klonipin is a BP med, but also helps the heebie jeebies.
keep posting and others will come along to help you.
with respect and admiration,
your not alone
Gracie.
ps, what med do you have in the little bottle??

 
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:19 AM   #3
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Re: lortab stopped cold turkey

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flytheflag, welcome and God bless you man. you need to stock up immodium, take 4 at bedtime, and during day too as needed, hot bath with epson salts.
drinks lots of fluids. Do u have any comfort meds short term?? benadryl for sleep, xanex, to get you thru the worst, your half way thru or more.
klonipin is a BP med, but also helps the heebie jeebies.
keep posting and others will come along to help you.
with respect and admiration,
your not alone
Gracie.
ps, what med do you have in the little bottle??
thanx for the encouragement. so far so good. Little bottle on dresser has 30 or so lortab 7.7's and 10's. I just kind of look at it, i am one of those "dare me" kind of people...the more something tries to get to me the more i fight back...its the getting to the fighting back point that's been a slow burn

For anxiety ( I guess) the doc gave me some Buspar (sp?), not sure if that was for PTSD or what, but it said for anxiety on the label...actually the veterans administration are kind of pill pushy, thats how i got here in the first place...well severe pain and herniated discs from some stuff.
anyway I just decided my brain was a little off on the Lortab...and even worse on the percoset. day 6 today without any.

and what the HECK is up with the diarrhea? its almost as if my guts are happy and relaxed LOL, oh well, small price to pay i spose, besides i have a few pounds to lose LOL...but yes staying hydrated

 
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Re: lortab stopped cold turkey

hey dude, how ya doing?? diarrhea is from detoxing, immodium will help some with that. Are you sure you want to look at the pills on your dresser??
I couldn't do it, but you have a strong will,which has nothing to do with addiction, know your a tough guy, but detoxing will bring you to you knees.
Thinking about you and hoping you are thru the worst.
Gracie

 
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:24 PM   #5
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Re: lortab stopped cold turkey

hey thanx for the words, still doing cool. yeah the military kind of makes u be one way. wierd, LOL. anyway still off, i cleaned out all my stashes from everywhere, i think, and put them in one big a$$ bottle. makes it easier.

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Re: lortab stopped cold turkey

you can send them to me lol
glad you are doing well
gives me hope
Gracie

 
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