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Hi,

I understand what you are going through because I am tapering too. Stop kicking yourself in the butt, and get back on your taper. If i can do it, so can you.

I haven't told my doc not to give me anymore, but because I took too many one month, now she only gives me 49 a week. I plan to tell her as soon as i finish my taper and flush the pills, which will be on the 17th of June. I take the prescribed amount, 7 a day. I have fibromyalgia, a chronic painful illness that will never go away, so why not keep taking the percocets and stop the taper. After all, I'm not really doing anything wrong am I?

1. I am sick and tired of being chained to taking a pill every 5 hours. And the temptation to take more than the prescribed amount--and blow my 30+ days of sobriety.
2. I am sick and tired of relapsing on alcohol, which i truly believe stems from me taking the percs (and valium which i am also tapering.)
3. I am sick and tired of not being me. the real me.
4. I am ready to learn to deal with the pain. Pain is not going to kill me. I will take a friggin aleve; I don't need an opiate.
5. I have the body and the mind of an addict. Period. I have used up my right to chemical peace of mind.

Think of the reasons why you want to quit. and take it one hour at a time
I have experienced life clean and sober and it beats getting a buzz off an extra percocet all to hell.

I hope I helped. I hope you get back on your taper.

rosebuddy
It IS scarey to me to think of never having a pain pill again. But I can do it one day, today. I know it sounds dumb. but it works. If i don't take that first pill, i won't get messed up/crave more/take more/have to detox for the 5th time.

I remember once when i was going to quit drinking. And then we made some plans with 2 other couples for a weekend getaway. I was bummed out that i wasn't going to be able to "party"! So i got drunk in January over a vacation to be taken in June. When the time came, i was the only woman drinking heavily and even the guys got tired of my behavior. So there ya go, I am an alcoholic and i can't don't drink like normal people. (I did finally achieve long term sobriety but relapsed after i got hooked on percocet) And i am addicted to percocet and dependent on valium and i can't take them and control my usage.

For me there is no chemical peace of mind. It is a lie. jmho.