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I am 33 years old and have been fighting an on-going severe back problem for 5 1/2 years now. In the past year, my pain has gotten intolerable and I have had to start taking pain killers just to be able to live with myself day by day.

I have never taken an Oxycotin in my life, but I was taking a large amount of Lortabs, Vicodan, etc., at about 100-200mg a day if I had it. I only did that for around 6 months, but I definately know what addiction feels like. I was buying drugs off of the street anytime I could afford them. I never got bad enough to start thieving, I just stayed at home & stayed depressed when I didn't have my pain killers. I would have taken an Oxy if given the chance at the right time, but for some odd reason, I always had what I needed when OCs were offered to me. I bought no more than 10 Methadone 10mg off of the street and that was all I needed.

I finally got a very good pain doctor and she started me on 2-10mg Methadones a day, one in the morning and one in the evening. I have not touched nor wanted any Lortabs, etc.since September of 2002.

Once Methadone is built up in your system, you can do without sometimes up to 2 weeks. I highly suggest trying a Methadone treatment if you just can't quit the OCs without bad withdrawals. I was very scared to get on Methadone, but now, I can honestly say that it is a very good drug for pain and it is also very good for helping people to get off of other drugs. It is lots safer and is very easy to quit taking, when taking 50mg a day or less. I have read lots of info on Methadone and unless you are taking large doses of Meth., like 60-100mg+ a day, it can get you off of drugs and then you can get off of the Methadone pretty easy.

I hope the best for you & even though I don't know you, I have confidence that you can quit drugs.The main thing to keep on your agenda is, Believe in God and don't be afraid to pray every day and ask God to help you get off of drugs. I'm not a church goer or anything like that, but I believe in God and I believe that if you ask God to help you and you mean it, He will.

Good Luck!

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