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iam into day three and i feel great, iam over the hump i have been taking for about a year vicodin, iam only on day 3 but i feel good compared to yesterday, the xanax helped alot earlier , my anxiety was real high but that killed it, i just took some imodium tonite, other than than some motrin for the killer back pain the last few nites, thats it, and my back doesnt hurt anymore tonite, barely feel it, iam returning to normal, i was a zombie for months, iam starting to feel naturally happy again, anybody who needs support let me know, cold turkey can be done, only one other person knows, a close friend, but some people may need more suppost, take care! :bouncing:
Hi Icehouse,

I just wanted to say Congrats on Day 3!! :bouncing: :bouncing: That is so awesome, I am on day 37- no vikes and I feel like a new woman!! It is so worth it, in a week you feel even better, it is like this cloud is lifted and your head feels so clear. Anyways just wanted to cogratulate you on your success!! :D


:wave: Kelley
thanks kelly,

however..... when i posted that, that was about 10 hours ago, IVE BEEN UP ALL NIGHT!!! not one minute of sleep, if watched night turn into day, ive been on the internet all night long iam almost at the 72 hour mark, i thought i was over the hump but i guess not, anyways, iam not taking any more vics no matter what i know it will get better, all i want is one hour of sleep, i guess ill make a pot of coffee soon and get all wired up hope i can sleep later tonite, that seems so far away,

my longest off vics was 5 days, and it wasnt all that bad, this time its worse, :eek:
well done Icehouse, you are recovering from the physical side of things fast, I best you're under 30? Anyhow remember this, stopping is one thing, anyone can do that at some point for some time given enough reason or ryhme, but the staying stopped that's our problem. I found AA was the way to help me stay off the drink; I need the 12 step to help deal with lives issues, so that when the emotional pains that I used to use on come up, I don't need to drink. The 12 steps give me a way to handle any situation and enjoy life in a new way that I never thought possible. It's good to be clean, it's even better to be clean and happy. I hope you give NA a chance, it's worth and so our you!

Either way I wish you all the best with you ongoing sobriety.
Just remember day 3 and 4 are usually the hardest, after that each day will get a little better. I am on day 37 no vikes and honestly I have never made it this far, I have been abusing vikes and tussionex for the past 3 yrs. All the times I tried to quit in the past I never made it past a week, but now I am so happy I have been clean for over a month, I feel so much better. I used to think I could never be happy without vicodin but now I am such a happier person without pills. I know you can do this, I am here if you need any support, take care. :)

Kelley :)
thanks to both of you, your right i think staying off of them will be the tough part, iam 24 and have been taking them for a year, after 5 days i was feeling normal again,then had a stressful day at work, and found out my doc called in a refill and started up again that lasted a few more months, ill check into an NA meeting or pill addicts anynomus , kelly how many viks were u takin, i started off around 8 of the 5's, then graduated to norco 10/325, gobbled up to 12 of those a day, then last week ,i fooled this one doc into giving me percocets, i remember when i got the prescription i felt so happy i felt like i just got my masters degree or something, how sad, but on my first day of the percs, after having about 8, i said screw it and flushed the remaining 50 down the toilet, that was Friday nite, i was a wimp so i saved 4 for the next day, my last dose of any opiate was saturday at 3pm, so today at 3pm ill be at 72 hours, this bites! ive been threw this withdrawal process 3 times! it sucks
[QUOTE=icehouse3z]thanks to both of you, your right i think staying off of them will be the tough part, iam 24 and have been taking them for a year, after 5 days i was feeling normal again,then had a stressful day at work, and found out my doc called in a refill and started up again that lasted a few more months, ill check into an NA meeting or pill addicts anynomus , kelly how many viks were u takin, i started off around 8 of the 5's, then graduated to norco 10/325, gobbled up to 12 of those a day, then last week ,i fooled this one doc into giving me percocets, i remember when i got the prescription i felt so happy i felt like i just got my masters degree or something, how sad, but on my first day of the percs, after having about 8, i said screw it and flushed the remaining 50 down the toilet, that was Friday nite, i was a wimp so i saved 4 for the next day, my last dose of any opiate was saturday at 3pm, so today at 3pm ill be at 72 hours, this bites! ive been threw this withdrawal process 3 times! it sucks[/QUOTE]

Hey Ice. Don't feel bad, man, somewhere in the archives of this board there are probably a few posts from me saying "woohoo I'm over the worst of it" only to find myself thrust right back in to the middle of the withdrawal symptoms again. There are a lot of ups and downs - just try to relax during the moments where things settle down a little so you will have the strength to hold on during the bumpy parts.

Hang in there!

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Icehouse3z-

You cracked me up about your rx of percs as comparable to getting a masters. I know what you mean though!!! They actually have studies about that- addicts who know that they will be getting their "fix" - that there actually is a change of brain chemistry. They just feel better knowing that they will be getting their "fix" of relief.

Don't worry though. You can do this. Insomnia is the worse and taking that Immodium AD will help you with physical WDs but has to be done - I think its 8mg per 100mg of hydro or something like that. Google it and you will find out info about it.

For insomnia, there is benadryl and melantonin that should help you with your sleep problems. Good luck and take care. :cool:





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