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Vicodin Addict

I'm 30 years old and I've been addicted to Vicodin for 2.5 years now (following a back injury).  I know how you all feel.  I depend on Vicodin to get by each day.  I can look forward to almost any event if I have Vicodin (incl work).  First off, I owe you all a dept of gratitude - It helps me to know that this is a common problem.  I appreciate everyone who shares there experiences. 

My wife is addicted as well.   Although it's nice to have someone who understands, we feed off of each other's addition.  

Today is my first day off of Vicodin.  I have withdrawls pretty bad right now, but I feel strong because I'm sick of being a slave to this stuff.  I look back to times when I didn't use, and I wish those times were here again.  I know there is a better life out there (without V).  I will keep checking back.  I think we all just need to decide that enough is enough, and we want our lives back.  Sounds corny, and I wish I wash chasing Vicodin right now with Dr. Pepper, but the truth is that I'm sick of not having a good life.  

 

VicodinSplash VicodinSplash 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 21, 2009

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I gotta give it up to you good job and don't give up. I am a wife of a Vicodin Addict and I really could use advice on how I could make him do the same thing you have. But I just don't know if I could wait much longer. He told me that he would never stop taking it ever, until I treated to leave him it is getting close to that but he doesn't seem to care about anything. I will be patient because I know these things just don't happen in one day. But I am 24 years old I shouldn't being going through this kind of thing I have a full life to live. I am sorry for blabbing about my situation but keep your head up and stay strong!

Good job, my good man. May you be blessed everyday in your life, you deserve it.

I am soooo with you.......I have been taking it for about a year now. I used to be a heroin addict many years ago. I was strung out for about 2 years and then got clean. The withdrawals weren't all that bad....I weaned myself off with methadone at increasingly lower doses and then just dealt with the leg cramps, sleeplessness, and the profound sense of exhaustion. Once that was done, I was fine. I never wanted to do that again! <br />
Of course, years later I had a baby and, because he was breach, I had a C-section. After that, they sent me home with a scrip for percocet. Well, long story short, that started the whole thing again. Thankfully I have absolutely no desire to go back to the heroin, but the vicodin is starting to really kick my ***. I am tired of it. I want to be able to have energy, be happy, and not worry about whether I have enough vics to do the things that I have to do. I am worried about stopping them. My plan is to gradually lower my doses, but, as you know, when you are addicted to something, controlling the dosage or usage of it is nearly impossible! I do have a lot of pain in my hands and my knee, but I wonder if I am overmedicating. Maybe it would go away with just a Motrin. <br />
Good luck to you and know that you can do it. The discomfort only lasts for a short while, and think of how much happier you will be when you no longer have to worry about whether you have enough or where you will get more from.

HI, Good for you. It sounds like you want a life without it for real. I quit cigarettes one time after smoking for 30 years and I took the same attitude as you and guess what, I succeeded. I still want them sometimes but I don't want to be a slave to the big tobacco companies. You gotta change some things you know to be successful. Like your everyday doings, do them different for awhile. If you get up in the morning and crack a Dr. Pepper first thing, don't. Change to something else. You may have to change alot of things just to break the habit and keep alot of ibuprofen on hand and get ready to get no sleep at night, that's part of the withdrawals. And drink alot of gatorade or water. Keeps the cramps away. Good luck. We've done it here. Imagine how good life will be and remember, once you have stopped doing something for 2 weeks, you can be done for good!