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Just an account of a taper a relapse and then a cold turkey withdrawal. I have been on percocet 10/325 15 mg every 5 hours since 2004, plus got higher on them. I have tapered off once and cold turkey once. The percocet gave me so much energy, and a feeling of euphoria (I love that word)I needed it for pain a sometimes. The best word for detox is hell. The best word for 2 weeks after detox is melancholy (also a great word, just fits). And the best word for good clean abstinence is reality. If you are dealing with opiate addiction and want recovery, I hope that my blog will help you as much as it helps me.
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day 7 percocet oxycodone cold turkey

Posted 01-24-2013 at 02:11 AM by rosebuddy (My life on percocet, withdrawal sucks but worth it.)

I am so grateful to have made it this far. My biggest complaints are sleeplessness and constant headaches. I don't know if the headaches are related but I very rarely have headaches. Now it is 4 am. The latest I have slept is 3:30, but I keep waking up.

Had 2 drinks. I listened to a radio show - the democracy station on Sirius - and the topic was opiates. 2 things I heard scared me.

1. Taking percocet and drinking is stupid and will ruin your liver because of all...
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36 days off of oxycodone and 23 days sober

Posted 11-06-2010 at 02:58 PM by rosebuddy (My life on percocet, withdrawal sucks but worth it.)

Kind of weird numbers in my title, but it's me and my blog, so whatever. I just felt like blogging since my husbando is going to be drinking all night and listening to loud rock and roll. I need to find something to do tonight. I went to oa (a subject for another blog entry) and aa yesterday and I don't feel like hittin' a meetin'. I was gone half the day Christmas shopping and I'm kind of pooped. I could go see a movie but just went last night plus it will be all couples on a Saturday night. So...I'm...
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clean since 9/30, sober since 10/14

Posted 10-19-2010 at 11:53 AM by rosebuddy (My life on percocet, withdrawal sucks but worth it.)

Now i have clean and sober date of 10/14 (but i haven't used for 19 days!) Still with nightmares and night terrors. Went through a flare but am better now. Going to AA tonight with my sponsor--I'm 5 days sober...who wudda thunk it? If i can do it so can you. I feel like screaming from the roof tops, "I'm clean and sober!!!! and it's wonderful!!!!"
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3rd day off oxycodone and slept all night!!!

Posted 10-04-2010 at 04:28 AM by rosebuddy (My life on percocet, withdrawal sucks but worth it.)

Well this is my 4th day off the percocet! (I quit on a Thursday night and now it's Monday morning.) I haven't craved it since the 1st day, which is a miracle in itself.
A cold front moved in last night and I usually have a fibromyalgia flare, but thank God, I didn't. That is one of the reasons the percocet was prescribed to me.
It is 6 a.m. and I feel great! I have some errands to run today and I'm glad because it will be good to get of the house. We stayed cooped up all weekend,...
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withdrawal symptoms worsen on day2 34 hours

Posted 10-01-2010 at 08:15 AM by rosebuddy (My life on percocet, withdrawal sucks but worth it.)

After a hellish night, I have found that all my symptoms are more intense at 34 hours than at 24. I am freezing, with goose bumps all over hence the phrase "cold turkey", even though i am wearing warm clothes and have a blanket over me, headache, runny nose and sneezing. And I'm tired. Laid up on the sofa. I am trying to drink water. I took my vitamins and am going to try to get outside today.
I was so stupid. I thought that I had already made it through the hardest part of the...
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