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Old 12-28-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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I have spent most of my evening reading the board. Your stories are so reassuring and help a great deal. Since my shoulder surgery 2 1/2 years ago I have been addicted to hydrocodone.I am ready to quit and unfortunately will be going cold turkey because I didn't plan well. I have taken between 8-15 10's a day. I am a little worried because I just went through about 150 pills in the last 10 days. Since I was not getting them through a doctor I have suffered through withdrawl symptoms many times over the last few years. Any suggestions to lessen the withdrawl symptoms will be appreciated. I also plan on NA since im a recovering alcoholic. Looks like I gave up one addiction for another. I'll check in periodically for replies. Your posts have already helped more than you'll ever know.

 
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:36 PM   #2
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Fitz this is a GREAT place to be while you're going thru this. I myself have battled a few times with on again, off again and if it weren't for these boards, I think I woulda lost my mind. There are a TON of good, caring people here who will stand right by your side and help you all that they can....or lend an ear if need be. Im just coming back on after being gone for a couple years - I know there USED TO BE a bunch of posts with a lot of helpful little tips, etc. to help you through - if you look around, I'm pretty sure theyre still around. I found that vitamins and a LOT of hot baths are a big help. Good luck to you, friend....

 
Old 02-04-2011, 06:17 AM   #3
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Take a look at the "Sample Home Detox" thread on the main page (near the top). There are some great suggestions to help with the withdrawals.

Cold turkey from 150mg/day isn't going to be a walk in the park. Try to keep yourself busy - it's much better than laying on the couch, "waiting" to see what happens.

Keep us posted on how you're doing. I wish you lots of luck, and I hope it doesn't get too bad for you.

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Old 02-04-2011, 09:39 AM   #4
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haha....THAT'S the one I was thinkin!! Good call ems....how are you btw??

 
Old 02-04-2011, 09:47 AM   #5
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yeah, that drop to nothing cold turkey will need a lot of external support and advice. I would read some of the posts in the 'pain management' section.

This will be a rough ride, but it is absolutely possible! I did it twice cold turkey, only not from as high of a dose to nothing. keep posting and take it a day at a time ther 'newcomer' and pretty soon u wont be a newcomer, but one of the gang, all trying to fight these little addictive miniature pieces of @#$%^!

 
Old 02-04-2011, 10:34 AM   #6
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Hey Tat,

I'm doing well thanks. How about you? It's been awhile since I've seen you post.

Yeah, I thought that's what you were referring to

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