I've given up painkillers

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posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 07:52 PM
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First time around, whenever I thought it couldn't possibly get worse, it got worse! Lol. But you just hang in there, eventually the wd's will begin to taper off.

And you're right. You got to want it. I'm doing it for my wife- because she deserves better.

I'll work on the smokes later. One thing at a time.
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posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 08:09 PM
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Originally posted by JimmyJagov
reply to post by ExCommando
 


First time around, whenever I thought it couldn't possibly get worse, it got worse! Lol. But you just hang in there, eventually the wd's will begin to taper off.

And you're right. You got to want it. I'm doing it for my wife- because she deserves better.

I'll work on the smokes later. One thing at a time.
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Haha - giving up smokes and painkillers is .... interesting to say the least.

I wouldn't recommend it unless you are a glutton for punishment.

I've always been about setting hard challenges, so for me it's the way to do it.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 08:22 PM
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Well you're a commando- I'm just a Jagov.

I plan on checking up on you, so hang in there Mate.



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 08:41 PM
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It took me years to kick my pain med addiction.

You have a MUCH better attitude than I did.

You'll be fine.

~Tenth



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 08:54 PM
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Due to a severe back injury I was dependent on morphine for over 7 years. I would go through periods of abusing them. I decided it was time to quit. I went through pure hell. After a week I knew that I could not stop on my own. My family physician sent me to an abuse specialist who put me on SUBOXONE. I have been on this for 4 months now. Because 7 years is a very long time I am told that I will be on the SUBOXONE for a while, but I will be gradually reduced from this. I am looking forward to the day that I am completely free.
Good luck to you...



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 08:59 PM
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Good luck Veni- you can make it!



posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 09:28 PM
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Good for you, I hope you succeed. If you need help later on to keep some sorts of pain away, I know quite a few simple things that may help but you will need to test for results on your own. Keeping your mind clear is important. Simple things like eating Jello, drinking coffee, and eating homemade soups can lessen pain naturally. Even the way you cook your eggs can make a difference. Simple changes can do a world of difference. Even having a drink every couple days can take away joint pain but drinking every day can deplete the bodies chemicals that are needed to reduce pain.



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 11:25 AM
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Originally posted by ExCommando
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Oh! Let me know if it's worth watching!


Eh, I give it a 6.5 out of 10
Seen better but ive also seen much worse.



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 11:56 AM
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May I ask what was your condition? I know so many people who are in severe pain who can't get anything.



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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I fell off of a roof while working and messed my shoulder up pretty bad and my back to a lesser extent.
Workers comp doctors will send you to a pain management doctor in a heartbeat or as I call them, legal drug dealers.. My shoulder required surgery (my back didnt) but if youve ever dealt with workers comp, you know that they dont get in a hurry about anything so it took almost two years to get the surgery.
My backs fine today, my shoulder still hurts but its tolerable.



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 01:47 PM
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You're both. It's our own madness that's hardest to survive, and pushing forward through it confirms our bravery. You can use that.

I quit smoking and drinking at the same time, and Marvel sent me a very, very fancy cape. Many people identify a systemic dependence, and rid themselves of anything they've relied on, refusing to rely on anything while they wait while the talons of addiction are dulled. I kind of saw it, and still do, as some sort of modern vision-quest, but without the peyote.

And good for you. I probably don't have to say this, but take good care of yourself through this adjustment. It's much harder than it sounds. If possible, schedule a massage followed by an ice cream sundae. Every day. For like, two months. Or perhaps the more financially managable option of cartoons and naps.



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 07:56 PM
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I've been addicted to morphine, hydromorphine and oxys for about a year, and have recently begun to weene myself off.

Personally, the withdrawls I experience are some of the worst symptoms and pain I could imagine and I would not wish it upon anybody, if I don't have my pills I will do just about anything for relief.. Whats more, when you become this dependent on a substance, particularly opiates, your drive to get more can lead you to make some pretty stupid decisions.

Good luck with your addiction friend, I know how hard it is. But once your past it you'll be able to get on with your life without being a slave to a little pill, and that will do loads for your well being and state of mind.

God bless.
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posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 07:58 PM
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Instead of tapering and stopping... you shouldve gotten yourself some Suboxone. It eliminates the withdraw completely. If you moderate yourself... Taper off suboxone... there is NO withdraw whatsoever. It's a shame more people don't know about this.



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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So am I mate and I've been fighting this for four years, same brand too, they banned them in the UK for a while and that nearly killed me, I can't seem to get over the cramps and restless legs and I'm at my wits end, I hate these things so much but they you know what it's like, and they tell us they ain't addictive and it's all hear say ha!

Good luck mate seriously

Ste



posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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Thanks very much for sharing. I'm also going through this. Have been taking these little buggers for around six years after being involved in an accident. I've stopped a couple of times and found myself feeling pretty crook, bad headaches etc....

I think that tapering is the best option for me. Can you describe how you tapered off please?



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 02:39 PM
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I see several posts from others who are going/have been through same experience and can help remind you that you aren't alone.

I have not experienced this myself, instead I'm the "family" my hubby was addicted to lortab for years and decided 10 months ago to make a change.

While the decision to quit must be yours and yours alone to work, Iwant to remind you that in making that decision you WILL change the lives of those around you for the better, and if they're anything like me they will be eternally gratefull. Trust me one of the biggest addict deceptions is convincing themselves nobody knows. We know or at least suspect. If we've known you in the before and after we recognize the personality change. My husband is not perfect and has had the occasional slip. I don't get angry or look down on him for that, instead I'm proud of every other day he didn't slip. I don't blame him for the man he became while on the pills, Irespect him for the man he's become. I can't guarantee your family will be as awesome as me(cuz I'm just super awesome lol) but please don't fear including them in this news, they'll probably be less surprised than you think and most likely very proud of your strength



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by Athin
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Instead of tapering and stopping... you shouldve gotten yourself some Suboxone. It eliminates the withdraw completely. If you moderate yourself... Taper off suboxone... there is NO withdraw whatsoever. It's a shame more people don't know about this.


Yea, I didnt know about it during my many attempts to quit either. At one point, I tried methadone to help me get off of them, bad idea.
I was having a bad night so I took 3 instead of just one, I fell asleep and stopped breathing.. Freaking trip to the ER, adrenaline shots and shock paddles.
Ive taken a lot of stuff before but that crap is seriously dangerous, taught me a lesson.



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 06:10 PM
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I have a left knee replaced from a bad landing as well.

I was on vicodin. I kicked it, was difficult, but I do feel your pain (literally) and wish you nothing but the best!



posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 06:20 PM
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Hey guys

Just wanted to give you all an update.

Still haven't touched any since I stopped - and I'm feeling brilliant.

I struggled with cramping legs at night, and restless sleeping - but really tried to flush my system out. Took loads of vitamin supplements, tried to walk 2 - 3 hours a day, got loads of sun; and I'm feeling amazing.

Can quite happily say I will never, ever touch a pain killer again - nasty, dirty stuff once it gets its hooks into you.



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