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Posted by Anonymous on March 17, 2000 at 20:26:50:

Hi. I hope someone can help me. I'm desperate. In 1998, I had surgery after terrible pain and was given Lortab to relieve it. Two more surgeries in 1999 and 2000 and was given more Lortab for pre-op and post-op pain. I've been on it on and off during that time, but have been on it regularly now for 10 months. When I run out, I get panicky, anxious, and all I think about is how to get more pills. I am so desperate to get off these damn pills--please HELP me! I am scared to death about withdrawal symptoms, I thought maybe I could wean myself off the pills. Detox is not an option for me because I don't want anyone to know. They (my family) would be so disappointed in me. I DO NOT want my kids to know about my addiction. Luckily, I was able to confide in my husband and he is VERY supportive. I did feel relief after talking to him, he is such a wonderful person! Can I kick this on my own? Is slow weaning an option that I could do at home? How long is withdrawal and how bad is it? Any help would be appreciated. I am so desperate, I just want off these pills! I am not in pain anymore, I don't need these pills anymore, and I'm afraid of what these pills will do to my liver or other body functions. I stay constipated also. Please reply to this message, my email is [email protected]
Or, post to this message board. God bless, and thanks in advance for any advice you can offer! Please help me.
--Anonymous out of fear of being discovered

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