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Discussion in 'Prescription Drugs' started by Helpmeplz, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. Helpmeplz

    Helpmeplz Member

    I have just been on painpills for a year and am trying to get off them i want my life back can anyone help how to do it
  2. 111kg

    111kg Community Champion

    You definitely have to be more specific about your problem. You need your life back from what? What do you take, how long have you been taking them and why? Do you have any medical problems? Have you talked to your physician about your problem? Because asking on a forum about this type of issues without giving too many details won't bring a positive result.
  3. GettingBetter

    GettingBetter Senior Contributor

    Hello Helpmeplz and welcome! Congratulations on your decision to get off the pills. The first place to start is definitely with your doctor to discuss the process, assuming you have been getting them with a legal prescription? There are a lot of other options for most long term pain management problems than addictive pills so it may take a bit of research. Agree with @111kg it would definitely be easier to offer advice if you could tell us a bit more of your story and your history with these pills.
  4. Tsky45

    Tsky45 Community Champion

    First of all make a decision to quit. Challenge yourself for at least a month to go without them, if you fail don't give up try again. If you have to, seek help for your problem. You have to get this out of your system detoxing is important. No matter what stick to your decision to quit.
  5. 111kg

    111kg Community Champion

    I don't think that's a good advice. We don't know too much about the OP. Maybe he's suffering from a certain disease and he exaggerated with the pain pill usage. He/She must come and give more details.
  6. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    While the OP does need more clarification before people can comment properly, I font think that being told to make a decision to quit is negative advice.

    The OP as reached out to a forum that's aimed at people who are struggling with drug abuse in some way, they mention they need to get their life back, so I think it's safe to assume they're addicted and NEED to do something about it.
  7. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    Hi, I hope you are fine and can still read the responses on this thread. :)
    It is important to know if those pills are necessary or prescribed to you which you cannot just get rid off. You might need to seek medical help or advice to help you deal with it.
  8. Apollo545

    Apollo545 Active Contributor

    Prescription pain killers are how my aunt died... Withdrawal can be a terrible experience with pain killers and other depressants so I suggest that you seek professional help or join a program designed for this. If you are set on doing it yourself, lower the dosage the you take each day by a small amount until you are able to go with none at all. Stopping all at once can be dangerous.

    Please keep us updated and post here often! You have my full support and I know you can beat this!
  9. bleblanc10

    bleblanc10 Senior Contributor

    They are a tough thing to quit. You just have to force yourself to do it which is much easier said than done.
  10. JohnBeaulieu

    JohnBeaulieu Community Champion

    Make the decision to stop and then get medical help. Cold turkey is dangerous and can kill you.
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  11. MoxNRDA

    MoxNRDA Member

    Definitely talk to your family doctor about your concerns and desire to quit - they can help you through the process, or refer you to other resources that could better suit your individual needs, depending on your situation and the extent of use and addiction. If you don't have a regular doctor, try contacting your local AA or NA chapter. They could probably refer you to local health care providers that specialize in substance abuse disorders and treatment.
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  12. Tremmie

    Tremmie Community Champion

    It depends on what kind of pills you are one, but since every pill has different side effects and withdrawal symptoms and risks... I'd advice you not do this own your own, we are not doctors and even if we were we would never give medical advice over the internet, because we could get in big trouble if we did that. You NEED to see a doctor face to face if you want some advice on how to do this.
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  13. Nergaahl

    Nergaahl Community Champion

    Get your friends and family to support you. Pills are tough to quit, but with the help of other people it will be a lot easier. You can even seek professional advice from a psychiatrist. Try to keep yourself distracted and get your mind off the pills. Find new hobbies, and engage in different activities which are meant to make you feel better. Also, do not be scared of the future, for it has to offer many pleasant things.
  14. kgord

    kgord Community Champion

    Wow, well this has to be difficult to stop especially if you are still experiencing pain, but I think you can do it. Make sure that you have medical supervision when stopping these pills though, as they could cause a relapse of some kind. You may need to see a different doctor than the one prescribing the pills.
  15. PingPongCall

    PingPongCall Active Contributor

    When this happened to me, I just had to let it go. It was horrible, everything hurt and my mind was running ten miles a minute. I wanted nothing more in the world than to just down something, ANYTHING, to make it all stop. But I suppose it was worth it in the end.
  16. PingPongCall

    PingPongCall Active Contributor

    That's what I was just saying, it really does feel like your going to die. I've always been curious about how rehab helps this exactly.
  17. JohnBeaulieu

    JohnBeaulieu Community Champion

    @PingPongCall In the case of Alcohol there are medications that can be used to ease or prevent DTs, in the case of pain killers this is true as well, but it depends on which substance and what the withdrawal symptoms are. I'm speaking of non-narcotic solutions of course. People should have their vitals monitored and be under close watch when coming off of an addictive substance.
  18. rz3300@

    rz3300@ Senior Contributor

    Pain pills and pills in general can be a lot harder to start to get off of. For one they have no odor or real symptoms that can alert others that you are using, so it really plays into the hands of people with substance issues. I know my friend had a problem with pain medication and he would always say he wished he got caught earlier so that it did not get as bad as it got before he got help. It sounds a little alarming, but sometimes hitting the wall early can help. Stay strong and know that it is for your best to ween off of them.
  19. JohnBeaulieu

    JohnBeaulieu Community Champion

    @rz3300@ You can't generalize pills as a group like that. Which substance the pill is will clearly be of more importance. There are symptoms to many drugs regardless of whether they are in pill form that can be very obvious.
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