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Hi I've been lurking here...lurking's not a great word...lol. I've been coming here for inspiration and guidance for the past couple of months.

Here's a bit of my story...

For the past couple of years i've been in relapse mode...I had been clean for three years...my d.o.c was Vicodin, that was first prescribed for severe migraines...before that I had been on fiorinal/w codeine which was also a nightmare. At the worst point my neurologist had me on the fentanyl patch and I ended up severe w/ds when I decided to just stop using them (I didn't realize how strong a drug this was...wouldn't wish the w/d's on my worst enemy!)

Anyway...a couple of years ago my headaches started getting worse, so I stupidly began taking t-4's...which of course escalated to vic's and then I discovered percs...which I embraced almost from the start. They gave me energy and relaxed me, along with the pain control so I was able to work, etc....fast forward to February '08...I was out of control with this stupid drug...I ran out of it almost as fast as I could get my hands on it. Always got it through rx, but it was getting crazy! I had to stop...many things gave me the inspiration...but I finally decided on a very slow taper...I tapered all the way down in my perc usage, then I switched to tylenol w/ codeine and tapered down from that, which made the transistion much easier. I had tapered off the vic's before, and I knew that I could do it, but it was still damn hard not to cheat!!

Anyway...I want to thank everyone on this board for being such an inspiration and helping me through this hard time...I've come here during the taper...found you guys toward the end, but have come here every day since I found you! You've helped me to stay clean and not to waver...HUGE HUGS to everyone here! I want you to know that you're all a part of my day and a saving force in my sobriety. I can't tell you how much that means!!!

Thank you and God bless you all!!

I'll of course still be coming by every day...to see how everyone's doing and to drink in the inspiration. Life is beautiful, is it not? *Smiles*