Posted by platinumbride on August 17, 2005, at 14:55:32
In reply to Re: vicodin and tramadol abuse, posted by platinumbride on August 16, 2005, at 13:07:35
> I wish I could give you some fabulous 12 step advice or something.
I guess my post has a sarcastic tone....I mean here that I wish I could say that there was something I could say to make it better...
> I decided to come clean with my doc and husband. I guess I have been off the stuff for 3 weeks now. I started celexa (worthless, as they all are).
> Sorry.....I statrted celexa becasue depression brought me to narcotics. ADs have not been very good to me - hence the narcotics
> I keep thinking that my body is probably clean and that i could just start the whole thing again...
> I mean here to say that I have "detoxed", so a part of me would like to start the whole process again....to just feel better than I do now. The impractical part of me wishes I could make it all go away
> One thing that has been helpful to abuse instead (ha ha ) has been neurontin. Probably won't do a thing for your pain, but it could take the edge off of temptation.
> Neurontin is a med I used for anxiety and bipolar disorder. If I take it in large doses, I feel a sense euphoria. It might help take the edge off the withdrawl for you....I don't know...It might do nothing. It is an anticonvulsant.
I really wish you the best, and I hope I have been more clear this time. If you care to email me directly, its ospinawoman at hotmail dot com.
Congratulations on what you have achieved so far, What is your plan for pain management now?
ps: the mood variances are definitely better without that "oh, I have drugs in my body" or "sh**t, I am jonesing". It just gets to a point where there gains cease to outweigh the losses.
One more thing, since we are being frank here....what industry are you in where co-workers offer you vicodin?
> Take care,
> > I feel your pain, and your love of pain free time. It seems that if you take them on and off you are thinking that you till be fine. The problem is that dealing with life without the high sucks. Not only does it suck but schlepping yourself along sober takes so much out of you. The mood variances from the withdrawl symptoms is certainly worse then almost anything. I have been clean for almost forty two hours. I pray to God that when I go to work no one offers me anything, even more so I pray harder that I have the strength to say no thanks. Oh man, another day, another dollar....hopefully just not another high.