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Where do I start? Early detox Vic/Oxy addiction

Discussion in 'Prescription Drugs' started by Paigesmith041, May 28, 2018.

  1. Paigesmith041

    Paigesmith041 Member

    I'm ready to stop ruining my life for pills. I have chronic pain but that's nothing compared to the prison of addiction. Where do I start? Day 1 of detox and no idea what to do to calm the symptoms. The lack of dopamine after quitting always leads to a relapse along with my severe chronic pain. I just want to be happy. How long does it take.
  2. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Paigesmith041... Welcome to the community. I'm happy to hear that you're ready to give up pills. This article may help you:

    Opiate Addiction Withdrawal

    Also, have you considered consulting an addiction specialist? They could likely help you with the withdrawal symptoms. Just a thought.

    We are here to help you and support you however we can. Feel free to reach out and lean on us whenever you want. And know that we are all rooting for you!
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  3. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    @Paigesmith041 I reponded on another of your post however there is a bit more information here on this one,So i would love to tell you it's going to be easy but i can't because it would be a lie.The word Oxy is what is going to be where extreme pain comes from.Please tell us how many mg's a day you were-are taking.When i quit i was taking 320mg's Oxycontin a day so i know a little bit about the process,i will first start by saying forget sleep it's just not gonna happen,by day 2 you will probably feel like you were hit by a truck,for myself it took 27 full day's of intense pain,hallucinations,vomiting,and make sure you have plenty of toilet paper.2nd stock up on fluids like water and Gatorade,you will need to stay hydrated,3rd plenty of soup though you won't want to eat you must because your going to burn through your strength in intense fashion,4th everytime you get weak and feel like giving in remember who you are doing this for and use that love as your strength.You can do this.I'm currently off pain meds and i am waiting on knee surgery but still i run 4 miles a day because I'm pissed off i imagine at myself so i take off running sometimes at 1a.m.You can do this Paige reach out we will be here for you.Stay Strong and God Bless
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  4. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    You can do this.We will be here for advice and encouragement.
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  5. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Paigesmith041... How did Day 1 go for you? How are you doing today? If you have a spare minute or two, please check in with us and let us know how you are. We're here for you and we care.