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I am addicted to percocet too. At the height of my abuse I was taking 20-25 5/325's a day. It has been hard, went up and down with trying to quit, cold turkey is hard, so I have been tapering under the care of an psychiatrist who is tapering me off of them. I'd like to get on Subuoxone, but my VA Hospital Pharmacy doesn't stock them, my doctor is trying to get them to stock it, and she thinks they will eventually. Anyway, I can tell you from experience that the first time I went cold turkey, I spent three days in bed in deep, dark, total depression but started to feel relatively normal after about seven days. But, I started to get these violent mood swings, so my psychiatrist put me on Lexapro, and she gives me some percocets to keep me on an even plane. We continue to reduce the amount, but we are hoping that soon the VA will buy some Subuoxone and I can try that. As far as withdrawls, they suck, and are definatley an incentive to quit, I don't ever want to go through them again. Funny how we know what we are doing, but those pills just talk you into doing the stupidest things huh? Anyway, I think you should force yourself to fill your time with activities, even if you don't feel like doing anything. Go for a drive, do housework, go shopping, do some hobbies, go for a walk, work in the yard, anything to fill your time and help keep your mind from wandering back to the pills all the time, although, that is going to happen alot so stay with it. Also, make sure you eat healthy, take a multi vitamim, and take care of yourself, keep practicing good hygene, I found that hot showers made me feel somewhat better too. Perhaps you should join a support group like NA? It's very helpful to talk with people who have been where you are right now, and they are living proof that there is life after percocet. Hang in there, it has to get better.





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