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Hello, my name is Kim and at 4pm today it will be the first 24 hrs that I have not had vicodin!!! I have so many emotions running thru me I feel like my mind is spinning! I have tried tapering back but never could, if I had them I took them! I was on 2 (10/235) several times a day, probably around 10-15 per day, it was a constant viscous cycle, I would get them, take them and run out way before I was due for my refill....it was horrible and completely running my whole life! I have finally realized "enough is enough" I can not live a nother day like this, it's like I have been living 2 separate lives b/c so many people don't know it and the ones that do try to talk to me and I get very defensive! I have had a hysterectomy & neck surgery about 3 months ago, but I have been on and off these for well of a year! I'm a little freaked out b/c I don't know what to expect....I've been running to the bathroom but I can live w/that, it's the creepy crawling feeling I get all of my skin, it makes me feel like I'm going to freak out! B/C I'm a single mom I didn't want to go away for rehab, I thought I'd try it on my own w/my moms help, she is aware of it! So is my sister, and she had the nerve to ask me to drive to her house and bring her soda & cigs and she'd give me a painpill!!!!!!!! I was so angry, I am proudl though b/c I told her NO that I just wanted it all done with. At 4pm today I'll have my first 24 hrs behind me~What should I expect from there????I do have Valium to take when things are really bad, but I don't want to get hooked on that too! I would appreicate any feed back you might have, maybe what I should expect or things I can do to make it easier. Thank you for your time,,,,,Good Luck, Kim
You just keep going girl. Like the others said stay hydrated and know that you are going to feel sick for a while, really miserable and that is normal. I would like to add that Vicodin is very damaging to the heart and if you have any cardiac symptoms, seek help! I have been clean and sober for 20+ years now. I was so sick when I kicked and it took a while. You can do it one minute, one second, one day at a time. Get support from NA or something like it! It was great support for me!