Hello everyone, Day 6 going off pain pills for me.

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   Posted 8/6/2009 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Good evening all, just had a bad nightmare, ever have that all when you wake up from like only an hour nap and you feel like your whole day revolved around that horrific dream?...

Well I said about a week ago I was going to try to go off Vicodin, and I did more research, and realized I had to wean off of it, because I wanted to take my life back, despite anxiety and more bad dreams, it's day 6 of only taking two 7.5 grams of it a day instead of three. No slip ups, yet... man, not been easy, but it should be sort of, it's not like it's a huge drop... only one pill missed per day... just sayin'.
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Darvocet-3 Pills a day-Pain
Xanax-3mg a day-For Anxiety

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   Posted 8/7/2009 7:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to send good wishes in wean down from the Vicodin. Just remember to take it slowly and all should go well.

Good luck!
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   Posted 8/7/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   

I weaned off Vicodin once and it was not easy so I am sending your good vibes.  The trick is to go slow..........  once you are off the medication you will feel very good and proud of yourself.

I wish you luck with the weaning process.

Take care,


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   Posted 8/7/2009 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
First of all, congrats on coming off the pain killer! I know it's not easy. Secondly, I'm hoping you've discussed this with a doctor or pharmacist so you wean off of the med safely. Hang in there! The nightmare might be from coming off the drug, but I'm not sure. Just a thought.
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   Posted 8/7/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   

Good luck Paulos!- we know you can do it. stay strong and if you need to, dont hesitate to call your doctor. i had to wean myself off certain pain substances (not vicodin, we dont have it over here) but other stuff that was controlling my life. i feel a million times better for kicking the substance abuse and you will too!! Hang in there mate.

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