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after work i usually take some sort of pill just to relax. i know thats stupid and im ready to stop. it could be anything (vicodin, xanax, percocet, ambien), and i only take 1 a day of 1 type of pill usually at night a few hours before bed. i never take more than 1 or 2 of each pill a week, but i havent been to sleep without some sort of pill more than 8 or 10 times in like 18 months or so. i dont take huge quantities of the meds, usually .5mg xanax, 5 or 7.5 vics, 5mg percocet, and 10mg ambien. i never thought i was addicted to anything, i just sort of thought it was something i did, but i would find myself browsing this board, and find that i would usually talk myself into taking somehting each night, even if i had planned not to. that scared me, so thats why i made this decision. anyway ive decided saturday is going to be the end of me taking presciption medication recreationally. anyway my question is - since i dont think i have taken enough of any one type of medication to become physically dependent on them (have i?), will i experiance physical withdrawl symptoms? if so, how bad will that be? also, can i expect other types of withdrawl symptoms, or will it just be a mental thing that i have to tell myself to stop? will i be able to sleep? should i take bendryl or something? any help or tips to make this go smoothly would be appreciated!