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When I quit vicodin CT the only thing that got me through it was a book called The Power Of Now by Eckhart Tolle. Please, please, please, buy it and read it! I too have a problem with the "God" label and consider myself to be spiritual rather than religious, and this book was the perfect fit! I commend you for being so strong willed even during severe pain. The fact that you have a prescription waiting to be filled SCARES ME!!! If it is written on paper rip it up! If your md has called it in, let the pharmacy know you will not be needing it! You are playing with fire! For a former addict it is too tempting! If you are seeing a therapist and it's not helping, find a new one. It took me ten tries before I found someone who actually helped. I honestly don't have all the answers or I would be clean right now, but I do know what I'm feeling being dependant on pills. Find my post labeled "23 yr old vicodin addict" and it may remind you how awfull you felt and how much you don't want to go back to that place. Even in pain, you are living right now, experiencing and feeling life. How I long to be approaching 60 days clean as you are. Please find help and don't fall back into old, destructive ways. You say you tried to commit suicide and was in a coma for 3 days, well this is your second chance and you may not get another one! Keep posting and finding support here:angel:
I want to tell you coming on here is a step in itsself. On May 30th of this year I took my last dose of Vicodin. I started taking Vicodin/Somas for back pain and well it got out of control. I had never felt like such a loser in my whole life.I just hit my 60 day mark and I am doing good. After much research and lots of questions I started seeing a doctor who prescribed me Suboxone. You may have heard of it on here. If you haven't it might be worth a look. It has helped me so very much. I was hesitant at first because I didn't want to trade one for another if you get my drift. I couldn't believe how it has changed my life. Yes I still think about the pills but I don't crave them. I have started tapering my Suboxone down VERY slowly and so far so good. I still have some pain in my back but it's not as bad as I thought it was when I was taking the Vicodin. I didn't know what pain was real and what was the pills talking. I didn't like that. For the first time in a long time I feel normal. Remember what that is? I'm sure you do. I could go on and on about the Suboxone but I have several posts on here you're welcome to read or ask me ANYTHING you like. Don't be afraid we all need support without being judged.