Hydrocodone recreational use

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With me, it is a fine line between therapeutic and recreational use. After a few weeks, I get to feeling miserable as my tolerence increases. My solution has been to take a "drug holiday" for at least two weeks. I do all of my work out of my home so this is a lot easier than it would for someone who had to show up at the workplace everyday. Sure it takes a lot of willpower and strength to just quit every so often, but a lot of us do it.
I'm embarrassed to admit that it has a hold on me as I have convinced myself that I can stop any time and that I'm in control of my 'recreational' drug use. When I think about getting through work tomorrow without it or not using it to help me 'stuff' my issues I feel a paralyzing fear and don't know if I even can or want to do it. I'm getting ready to start my day and I'm pretty sure than it won't be long before I convince myself that I can have 'just one' to take the edge off....
I thought that I could taper down, but I always end up screwing it up. From here I dont know where to begin. I do NOT take them for pain...recreational use only. At first I like them for the boost of energy it gave me, now I dont even feel anything, but I still take it....I take 1/2 at a time throughout the day....But it has gotten to where I start when I wake up. 1/2 here, 1/2 there...I know that it is going to take something besides me to help me to stop it.
I am 20yo and have been taking hydrocodone for a year and a half. I recently came to the realization that I am in fact addicted. I have tried to stop many times (each time gets harder) but I haven't been able to quit all together. I was taking 6-8 10/500 a day. The last few months I have gotten down to 1-2 pills a day. Then I had a stressful couple of months and went up to 2-4. Now, my life is starting to get back in order, and I finally told my boyfriend...
I have been taking hydrocodone for about 2 1/2 years at an increasing rate, ending up with the 7.5 strength and about 18-20 per day. I do have severe arthitis pain and am a 51 year old woman. I have to cut down and recently cut down to 10 a day and have experienced physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms. I have some clonidine and don't know how much to take for withdrawal. What is the recommended dosage.
My husband doesn't know, but he's an alcoholic. When I finally told him that I was taking pills for recreational use he said nothing for fear of him having to quit drinking. (Just my thought on his thinking). We are both grieving and our marriage is struggling! Should I just quit cold turkey? OR have I even been on them long enough to be addicted? Thank you!
Sure, it is certainly possible for an addict to maintain long, indefinate periods of stable and minimal drug use but at some point, most, if not all, will eventually succumb to temptation. There is no arbitrary number of months or years where an addict can use responsibly before the inevitable binge occurs. Its different for everyone. Some people NEVER manage to do it......EVER!
I got my wisdom teeth pulled on Friday, and they prescribed 5/500 Hydrocodone. The only problem is, it doesn't even take the edge off. I asked my dad if I could take two, since one didn't do anything, and he said it would be dangerous, and even my dentist said it would be dangerous to even give me a higher dose. Can someone tell me why it would be so dangerous if higher doses are given, and the dose I'm being given doesn't work? Would it really hurt me to take two of these?
I had no pain or reason to use just started 3 years ago as a recreational drug then got hooked. Every-time I tried to stop I had the withdraws and got a hold of some to tide me over till I got more. I couldn't even make it to work without something. Anytime something happened my way of dealing with it was to use more. Now, I'm back with my boyfriend and looking at a new job.
Hi, I've been taking hydrocodone for the past 5 years. My dosage has sky rocketed the past 4 months to taking 18 (10/325's) a day. It seemed my tolerence had gotten so high not to mention I was going through some personal proplems which made me want to take more & more. I haven't truly wanted to quit ever but I have run out before causing the withdrawals to kick in.
He has a fever of about 101, hot and cold flashes, headache, general body aches, and a lack of energy. Is his week-long use of hydrocodone enough to have produced habituation? Do these symptoms match those of hydrocodone withdrawal? Any thoughts would be appreciated.
As far as the hydrocodone goes, I am aware of what it can cause with long term use, however what I am asking is for opinions with long term use as far as taking such a small amount per day, goes. My doctor has said that there's nothing that will happen with long term use of such a small dose. Additionally, something i've been unclear about -- say someone takes hydrocodone for 15 years and then stops....being blood tested for all those 15 years with normal results.
Hi, welcome to the forum :) do you take the pills for recreational use or have any medical condition? Yes, if you don't have any health issue, i say that you can detox safely at home...be ready for bad flu symptons. For how long have you been using and how much? Depending on these factors, the 8 pills would help a little like a short taper or nothing .....
I am currently in the process of quitting daily recreational oxycodone use and have had alot of restless leg problems and sleep problems. sleep has been impossible the whole time i have been tapering my narcotic doses which just ended. I have to be miserable all day detoxing and save my daily amount of oxy (just enough to fall asleep with 5 - 7.5mg) for just before bed otherwise toss and turn untill 8am when my alarm clock goes off.
I stayed clear of drugs in highschool, but went off to college and got in with the wrong group of people. Over the last 3 years I started taking hydrocodone, almost always recreationally, for one reason or another. It started out as taking 3 or 4 10mg's at a time, then 5 to 7, then progressed to 10 at a time. That was when I was what I would still call a recreational user. About 6 months ago, I started using on a daily basis. 10 a day quickly changed to 12, then 12 turned to 15.
I have been clean 10 days from hydrocodone. Took it for recreational purposes, not pain. Anybody have any non-chemical/medication remedy ideas for the anxiety/sleeplessness? I am so tempted to go get just a few pills to take the edge off but I know will just blow the clean time I have...I really don't want to go back. Still feel like I'm going to jump out of my skin. Is this normal after 10 days clean?
I was really naive to to think that pills were not a big deal... it seemed harmless in comparison to other methods of recreational drug use that I put my body through. I have been taking pain medication for 3 years now. The withdrawal is so hard it feels. I just want to know is there any, and i mean ANYTHING, that aids with this opiate withdrawal?? I start feeling anxious and sweaty within 6 hours from my last dose. Diarrhea that feels like lava.
Wow...as I was reading that, my heart rate increased just like the old days!! Hydros were my doc, got started on them when my first PA prescribed them for pain WITH REFILLS. Then yrs later another PA, then lastly my back surgeon.....it was almost like I was having a panic attack.....and then realized , hey Connie....YOU"RE CLEAN....YAYYYY" No worries... Thanks for posting this, Jimmy.
yes i'm caught in between a rock and a hard place. I discussed everything with my wife as far as tapering and I was completely honest about my thoughts, feelings and fears. I'm a very straight forward guy and it's easy for me to communicate on both positive and negative matters. I am strong willed and I am going to start tapering myself off. My wife is getting daily dose bottles to help me regulate. One thing I absolutely know I can do on my own is stop the recreational use.
I think I'm one of the lucky ones because I don't crave the drug and won't have a problem with relapse. I didn't take it for recreational use, it was just a habit - I took it every morning with my other meds and never really thought about it much. I only want the withdrawl to stop, and don't think I will ever look back - except to have learned a big lesson.
it took me 8 1/2mo to get off that stuff going in and out of withdrawals along the way....you need to end your recreational use b/4 you wind up like Brian or me....withdrawals are no fun the stuff your messing with will get its hooks in you if you keep playing with it its only a mater of time please take our advise and give it up....
) but, I still want to take the Hydrocodone to ease the symptoms. I've been taking about 3-4 10/325 Hydrocodone or 3-4 525 Oxycodone (I'm not terribly knowledgeable about drugs so I don't know the difference between Oxycodone and Oxycontin?). Plus, I take about 2-4 Xanax a day and have Buspirone HCL 15 mg too but hate the way those make me dizzy so rarely take them. I'm taking all kinds of vitamins now after reading all the advice. But I'm wondering how long will I think of suicide?
Badgirl, What are your options? Since you take them for recreational use, they surely won't help you as much for when you really have pain. If you tell them that you take them all the time, they probably won't give you anything except Ultram because, they'll say "she's an addict and we're not helping her by giving her more Percocet, so we'll give her something Non-Narcotic." If you tell them that you are addicted to them, they sure as hell won't give you MS Contin or Oxycontin.
It is an opioid drug that binds to the receptors affecting bowel motility but not those that bring euphoria or pain relief. It is effective without being addictive. Keep a few in your pocket and use as needed. As for the chills, time will cure you of those. Until then, dress in layers and respond to how you feel as you feel it. You've gone two weeks. That's an eternity! You're over the worst. It's your mind that you must contend with now. Feel better.
well a **** ton lol, like is it possible to ever stop being addicted once you were and then go back to recreational use like you use to? or how long do the withdrawl symptoms last? or does the mental want ever go away or is this something you will constantly have to fight? I've been trying to quit cold turkey all week with my boyfriend but we gave in on the third day just because the symptoms were horrible.... i could not stop running to the bathroom and both puking and pooping... it sucked..
I am trying to stop opiate use (snorting) all is well except what is necessary to stop the fire in the middle of my face. If I do nne my face hurts so bad I can not carry on daily life. I was snorting 10mg hydrocodone, any suggestions on what to do for this issue?
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