Thanks for "clicking"! If you did, I bet you have some facts and not theory? I left a post asking about Withdrawal-Ease. (you can read it if you keyword search that name)... however no responce yet. In that post I also asked if taking 3 to 4 Percocet a day (5mg) would be a tough cold turkey road. I read where some people were up to 10 pills a day, then went cold....some of their post's scared the hell out of me quite frankly....but I want to be free!...so I'm ready! I'm thinking og going to 2 a day for a week to maybe lesson the impact, and trying the withdrawal-ease. I have heard good and bad things.. (like everything else)... Thank You for reading and any thoughts.
Hi, bnceo, I withdrew from hydrocodone...was taking 12.5 x 50 every week, then down to 10.0 x 50 the next week, then to 5.0 x 40 per week. By the second week, the withdrawal symptoms were so bad that I decided on my own that I would simply put them down. I picked them back up on day 2 the first time...tapered way down and began again the following MONDAY, 4/18/11. The first day not bad, but by the second, the major symptoms kick in...fiending...burning in your center...anxiety...sweats/chills...achy feet...and for me, it was my lower back - felt like I was breaking in two. I put charcoal heat thingees on it for three days as I worked...(never missed a day of work - teaching high school fiends.)...took hot baths...walked in circles around my house...mindless movies... If I had had a good place to walk outside, I think that I would have greatly benefited. I drank bottled vitamin fortified drinks, juices, milk, ice cream, tried to eat a more balanced diet, multi-vitamin, L-tyrosine, B-6, Skull Cap, melatonin. I took Advils for pain and didn't really ever need Immodium. I have bowels of steel.
I screamed, screwed up the meanest face I could muster, and walked around like a roaring bear. Worst days were 3 and 4. I didn't sleep for a week and used Ambien CR to help alleviate anxiety and fiending during the day. I took it at night, but never slept until sixth day.
It's day 28 now and I took 2 5's this morning...don't want to drag the healing of being detoxed, but shoulder keeps me awake. I know that I need to put them down forever, because I don't want to go through wds ever again.
I'm an old lady - 55 - and not very strong where pain is concerned. So it must not be that bad...but it was the hardest thing I have ever done.
No, the hardest thing I have ever done is to work with East Texas Stupid Rednecks. Not hard.