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Everyone has offered great advice on this board. There is no sugarcoating the fact that opiate withdrawal sucks... I am 7 days free from Norco and Morphine, and my taper was hell. And I still have to finish a Valium taper. But I'm alive. And I feel proud that I didnt let the pain (which is how I got hooked in the first place) stop me from getting off this garbage. That doesn't mean it's not hard- It is, and there are times when I feel incredibly alone. I'm learning that time has to be viewed as a friend; what's a few months out of my life if my FUTURE is at stake?

You are doing the right thing by posting. I bet every single person here knows the fear you feel. I do, all too well. Try not to let yourself get overwhelmed; I know it is hard. Your doctor can give you meds to help ease withdrawal symptoms, and like everyone else said, check out the Home Detox thread. People will support you on here. So hang around. I've learned a lot from many here:) You can do this.
Thank you all so much for your words of wisdom. Going into the unknown is a scary thing but I know I can do it. I have to do it! I do not like the life I am living. When on the pills I feel like many of you have said, like I can do any and everything. I know that's not the real me. I miss the real me.

I did talk to my doctor and he was no help. I told him that I was having to take the pills even if I was not hurting that particular day and I thought it had become a problem. He gave me a prescription for Ultram (which I have read is addictive as well) and valium. After reading up on Ultram I shredded the prescription he had given me. What I read is that it is "narcotic like". I did not want to trade one addiction for another. I did keep the valium hoping it would help with the wd's. I have it and I am holding on to it for when I quit ct.

The problem I am having is taking time off of work. We are extremely short in our dept. right now. I could probably call in a couple of days with no worries but after that I am afraid it would be a problem. I plan to start this Friday night. That gives me the weekend, Monday and Tuesday. Do you think I will be able to make it in to work that Wednesday without horrible wd's?

Thank you all for your prayers and hope. I am grateful that I have found you all to talk to. I know I am not alone. Love to you all.