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Discussion in 'Withdrawal Symptoms' started by kychange, May 28, 2020.

  1. kychange

    kychange Member

    Well, this is the first time i've REALLY wanted to get away from this. As a quick backstory, i broke my back when i was 16 years old, i've been in pain management nearly my entire life. From norcos 5's, 7.5's, 10's then to percs, 7.5 to 10. I remember initially i could take 1 or 2 a day and not even think about it. It progressed to a point to where i was easily taking 10+ perc 10's a day. 2 when i'd wake up, another 2 hours later and then one every 3 hours. I have been running through a 10x4/day script within 2 weeks for the last 6-8 months straight and dealing with the detox for a few days but still being able to get pills from friends/family/etc. This time i've had enough of it. Today is my 4th day off of them and i'm just now getting to the point of being clear-headed. It feels as if i have jumped off of a speeding train and now time moves very, very slowly. First 24 hours were a nightmare, peaked yesterday at day 3 but today wasn't that bad. In fact, today is my birthday and a friend of mine came over with a tab and handed it to me and i gave it back, so i feel as if i passed my first "test" on this. It may not seem like much to others but i'm 33 and have been on these pills since i was 16 and this is the longest i've ever been "off" of them. I have a refill on the 30th that'll be available but i've told a close family member that i do not want them and to get them and throw them away when the time comes. I'm just trying to stay focused at this point.
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  2. amillie412

    amillie412 Senior Contributor

    first off...congratulations and happy belated birthday! its always a thin line when someone actually needs the medication for chronic pain, but then it also turns itself into an addiction. i am sure your body is going to thank you a million times over again once all the medication is out of your system. it made my body and mind feel so much lighter it was like a took off a 50 pound backpack. each day gets easier..keep going. i would love an update to see how you are.
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  3. Davers

    Davers Community Champion

    Good for you .

    Please respond honestly about what has occurred since you first posted.

    I will not judge you .