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Hi everyone,

A week ago I posted that I was wondering what I was going to do as far as my Vicodin addiction (up to an average of about 300 mgs a day).

Well, thanks to your help and my determination to stop using, I told my internist, my husband and family, and went into detox for 5 days. Just got home today.

I just wanted to share with you that I am feeling great, withdrawing truly wasn't [I]that[/I] bad, it really wasn't. Actually, the worst day was the 1st day of not using anything (the day before I went into detox - I didn't have any)

No meds were given during detox, except Clonidine, which, altho originally used for lowering blood pressure, they also discovered that it helps to reduce symptoms of withdrawal associated with alcohol, nicotine, or narcotics. So that was cool... and also Ambien to sleep if I wanted it (which of course I did 'cos I was going to take anything I could!)

Anyway, I want to thank all of you who responded to my drugged up posts before. It really helped me to make the final decision with all of the other info I gathered.

And to everyone who is still struggling and stuck in the crap of addiction and the pain of knowing that you have to stop but just can't yet, it really really really wasn't bad! You can handle it if you really want to. I simply say that because now having gone thru it, I can say that. Granted, it's only been 6 days of NO Vicodin, but trust me, I was scared to [B]DEATH[/B] of quitting and everything involved around it - having spent all of the money from my business and wondering how the hell I was going to tell my family and get off of work and so on and so on.

But I did it.

And you can too if you really want to bad enough and are willing to do whatever it takes to get clean and free from the grip of some damn little bitty pill.

thanks everyone, and good luck!
gratefully yours,

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