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Thank you all for your honesty on these boards...it's what has helped me to make it through the past 4 days vicodin free. This is going to sound so strange, but I really didn't think I had an addiction to this drug. WOW. This past Sat when I found myself searching my fathers medicine cabinent for vics, it was in that moment, I was overwhelmed with the truth. I am addicted to vicodin. How in the world did I get there? I am 4 days vic free and for the first time in I can't remember when, the cobwebs are disappaiting and I truly have hope for my future...without this drug!

I never took more than the prescribed doses (7.5/750) every 6 hours. On average, would take 2-3 per day. I did this for 3 months straight and found myself counting my pills---CONSTANTLY---why that wasn't a clue to me that this might be a problem, I haven't the slightest...I guess, I just didn't want to believe it could be true. Then, last Tues, I was running low and didn't want to worry about not having any over Thanksgiving so I called my dr...they wouldn't call anymore in and told me to take Ibu/800 mg instead...PANIC!! Complete and total panic. I took my last one on Sat night. I called my dr 3-4times and finally they told me they wouldn't be calling in anymore for me because the DEA was investigating them for all the meds they had called in for me (200 vics in a period of 3 months). WHAT?

Then, I found this board and saw myself in every single post. And knew, I am an addict and will never take another vic again. I cannot.

Here are my questions:
1) I am in day 4 of this process...I'm ok physically, but mentally, completely different story. My mind still craves them. Will this ever stop?

2) What happens if I actually NEED pain meds in the future? Will they work? If so, would I relapse?

3) Does vic cause high blood pressure?

Any insight is very much appreciated. Thank you all again for sharing your stories. It has helped me 1) realize the ugly truth about my own addiction and 2) encouraged me that "this too shall pass".