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Hey Secrets, I have been so busy with work, I haven't had a chance to post or even read posts for a while. I am still kicking addictions butt. 75 days clean today! I would never imagined that I could have done this. Getting off of opiates was the hardest thing I have ever done. I quit smoking 5 years ago, and it wasn't this hard.

Having the freedom of not having to count pills is a tremendous weight off of my shoulders. I also don't have to worry about having enough pills to go on vacation. Norco, my DOC, was eating at the very core of who I was. I have changed, for the better, and I am HAPPY!

I will say that the anxiety of quitting the pills was terrible. I would almost hyper-ventilate thinking of the end. I can identify with everyone's story on here. When I do read posts, it reminds me of how I felt while I was going through my taper plan. Mine was a slow taper over 6 weeks. I am not a patient person whatsoever, and there were times when I just wanted to get it over with and quit cold turkey, but I stuck it out and quit on my quit date. Making a plan and sticking with it can be difficult, but once you have done it, it gives you a sense of pride knowing that you did it.

For all of you going through withdrawals, you are in my thoughts and prayers. It will get better. It DOES get better. Someday, all of you will be clean 75 days and you will feel this same way. The world is a beautiful place when you have kicked your addiction.

Stay strong everyone!! I could not have done this without the people on these boards. I know everyone says this, but it is true. TaCot

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