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Pain killer addictions
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    dopeturtlee is offline New Member
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    I have been trying to quit on my own for quite some time now, and I can't seem to do it. It's hard. So I would like some advice if anyone can help me at all. I'm a 26 years old male, I've been taking it for about 2 years, almost 3.

    The first time I ever took one was when I was extremely sick. High fever, excruciating body pain and so on. My sister gave me a 10mg Oxycodone alone with some Dayquil. I felt better within the next hour. About every other week or so, I would get another one. I've never taken it at work because I was afraid of how I would react there. One day, I just decided to try it. It was a really good night. I was actually nice to people I didn't like. Nice to the guests there. (I work at a casino) I realized that it made my work night go a lot easier. It used to be that I only take 1 on a Monday to get the week started nicely. That went on for a few months. Then it turned in to taking it every work night. Nights I didn't have one, it was >>>>ty but I still managed to make it.

    I got in to a really bad accident one night, went to the ER and was prescribed 5mg oxycodone. Being used to taking 10mg, I was taking 2 at a time. Knowing I had a while bottle, thats when it got bad, but I still didn't realize it. I took 2 before walking in, then another 2 on break. 20mg already. I woke up with a really sore body one day and took it right when I woke up. That turned in to a habit. 2 when I wake up around 3 pm. 2 before I walk in to work at 10 pm and 2 more on my break at 2 or 3 am. Obviously that isn't what I was told to do so I always ran out before my next refill. Which led me to buying some off a friend. 5mg=$3. 10mg=$5. 15mg=$10.

    If I can't get any oxy, I turn to hydrocodone for a second option. Then morphine. Then Tramadol. (which really doesn't help)

    This addiction is getting out of hand and I want to control it so much. I've tried lowering how many times I take it per day, that works once in a great while. I do have a lot of back pain. Especially when I wake up. My entire body is just sore to the point where I can't get out of bed. Feeling like that, it makes me not want to do anything at all. I admit, there are some times I take it just for being bored. Or if I'm stressed, I need a quick pick up. Other than that, I really am in a lot pain. But I still don't like being on these medications. It's hard to go out and do anything unless I have some type of medication. My body just isn't in the mood. I feel like my breath is hurting. My head starts to hurt more and more. I feel like I can'y even sit up sometimes.

    Can anyone give me tips on how to quit? Any information will be great. If it's better to take something else. What I can do to help my pain other that drugs. Best ways to keep my mind occupied
    I am curious on this, when people do quit, months from the last time, are there still bad withdrawal? How many days do withdrawals usually last? I'm afraid of having it after doing so much work in to quitting, I give in once and its back to step one.

    Thank you for reading.

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    Thisweekforsure is offline Advanced Member
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    Well I just typed out a long reply and the site messed up and lost it. No time but the TLDR version is this: start by reading a lot of threads here and getting an idea of how others have quit and what is in store for you if you don't nip this in the bud right now.

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