it sounds like I am pretty early on in percoset addiction

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   Posted 2/22/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am new to this community and I have been taking percoset (oxycodone) since august.  My husband and I recently talked it over and think that I should be weaned off of it.  I spoke with someone who works in the mental health feild who suggested that instead of taking three I take one a half, which I did, the skin crawling and overall restlessness was a killer in between doses but it sounds like quitting is completely doable. 
I just got a new job, so I couldn't have picked a worse time to do this!  So I am going to continue with the one and a half for the next week and then cut it back to one on Friday so that way I can deal with the withdrawl Sh#t over the weekend, as opposed to dealing with it at work.
I don't want to go to NA because quite frankly I don't have the time and there are so many online rescorces available to me that I am using.  So I guess I am really just here and telling my story to get some support and could use and will appreciate all of the support that I can get.
So someone please send some love my way.....
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   Posted 2/22/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah Good on you girl, for getting it sorted out now rather than doing the typical Crohnie thing...going down De Nile.... wink
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idea Might be worth your while seeing if you can find a helpline, some professional advice can't do any harm. I think you might be surprised how many people have been there and done that, even if they never wear the Tshirt !

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   Posted 2/22/2009 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
How is your pain during this time?
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   Posted 2/23/2009 3:41 AM (GMT -7)   
you can do it. is you quantity per dose or per day? that may have some affect as well.

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   Posted 2/23/2009 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds more like a dependency than an addiction.

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   Posted 2/23/2009 9:21 AM (GMT -7)   

I just wanted to come by and say good luck.

I just weaned off some anxiety meds that was rough and I know how tough it can be. I am sure you will need to taper off them slowly.

Plus there might be something you can do, call someone to get some help. talking about it may help a lot!



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   Posted 2/23/2009 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I think medical and psychological help might be benificial with this situation.
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   Posted 2/23/2009 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
a heartfelt thanks goes out to all of you with the well wishes for a speedy recovery turn
I am getting psychological help with this... my shrink was on me a couple months ago to chill the hell out on them but it wasn't until my husband ACTUALLY INFORMED ME of how many pills I was SHORT at the end of the month (I still think he miscalculated how many I was over but regardless, he had a point. I was over by a lot. They added up quickly).

I made a big step today by telling my mother (who is totally pro medicine) that I have lost all respect for my doctor and that I don't think that I need these pills now that I have geodon for my mood stabilizer and I have a desk job (being on my feet was a good justification for taking the pills. I am also bi polar so the morphine helped keep me at bay mentally until I found Geodon)

As far as my pain is concerned now that I have a desk job, I keep some acedominiphine (sp probably) at my desk and that helps. I'd rather hurt my stomache with something that is not harming me like the percoset was.

I agree with the statement that it is more physical dependancy than addiction. I started asking myself questions to determine if it was an addiction and I wouldn't shop around doctors or get it black market or go into debt or anything in the name of having it.

I DID fall short today and had the full twenty mg rather than the fifteen I'd intended on having but that was to simply get me through work. I refuse to have any now that I am home and have found myself shakey and pukey feeling. However, now that I am at home, I can afford to go through the w/d crap and am refusing to take any more even though the bottle is right on the table and it would be much easier to take them than to go through this but oh well, I have to go through it at some point.

and in response to several comments on here, I am getting help from people in the addiction field in this. I am not doing it alone. My husband suffers from alcoholism so he knows exactly what I am going through. He goes through it every time he quits drinking so I am not alone in my suffering as he is currently trying to detox. Thus, I am lucky cos he is making the kind of foods that need to be eaten during this time.

I also have some detox tea and am planning on drinking some gaterade tomorrow at work.

I don't pretend to have it all figured out but I am doing better than some in my same predictament

Post Edited (crazy_writer_girl) : 2/23/2009 7:38:55 PM (GMT-7)

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