Quote from thom3:I am having a hard time because I want to stop (because of all I have heard and read) and I don't. If it makes me a better person, mother and wife - why should I be worried about stopping. I have been off for a week and I know a refill comes tomorrow fedex. I want to get it - I don't want to turn it away. How can I justify not taking it? Why do I need to stop? I feel so much better and am such a better person on it - I take about 6-8 10/500's a day.
Unfortunately that is what I thought at first. That it made me a "better" person. That is the lie of drug addiction. Have you tried talking to a doctor about suboxone or subutex? Remember that vicodin
is very hard on your liver. The amount of Tylenol you are getting from the vicodin
is high and you should probably have a blood test done to check your liver count. I have only been taking the subutex for three weeks and I jumped off of it yesterday. It's been about 30 hours since my last dosage and to be honest with you the withdrawals are really nothing compared to the vicodin
. I feel tired and cigarettes taste like crap right now but other then that it's not really too bad.
One other thing is that the dosage you are taking is 10/500 which is a larger strength, if you were taking regular strength then you would be taking 12-16 a day at 5/500. By any measurement that is alot of acetaminophen (Tylenol). Why did you start taking them? Was it orginally for an injury? Was it due to depression or anxiety or did you just like the euphoria that comes with opiates? If it is because of any of these your doctor could probably put you on something else that is not so hard on your liver and not addicting.
Don't let these pills lie to you and give you the impression that you are a better person. The pills maybe inadvertantly be addressing an issue that could be handled in a more healthy way such as therapy or another safer med.
Good luck with any decision that you make.