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    Hi everyone…I’ve been a daily user of hydros and tramadol for a year and a half…now 10 days drug free after going cold turkey. It’s been hell honestly – I never knew it would be this hard. Day 10 – woke up nauseated and in pain, but better than days 1-8. I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, it just sucks so much that after 8 hours of sleep, I’m still waking up so sick. I started coming here on day 2, but was too uncomfortable to post (physically and mentally).

    It’s been hard for me to come to terms that I’ve really been addicted all this time, but my body is definitely trying to tell me that I am/was.

    I have a couple of questions for anyone who cares to answer. I think I need to get further help through NA…are there certain days/times that are better, or that people have found more support? I was looking at a Sunday afternoon meeting, but I live in an area where I can find multiple meetings daily. I’m kind of scared to go…I’m scared of who will be there…I want to find a supportive place, but I have to get over the fear I have of meeting other addicts. I’m afraid of the people that might still be using. I’m afraid because I am weak right now. Not to mention I will probably be bawling the first time I go.

    Second question – I have had insomnia issues for many years. Recently I have been put on Ambien. It has gotten to the point that my insurance will only pay for 2 weeks worth every month because I need a double dose to get to sleep. My psych knows of this, but nothing else we’ve tried has helped, and we have literally tried everything. For the past few months I have been buying it through overseas pharmacy, so that I don’t have to go two weeks without sleep, but I’m thinking that this is an addiction in itself. I don’t feel wd’s from not taking it, I’ve actually been out of pills for about a week, but I can’t sleep without at least Tylenol PM’s to help me. I made an order for more, but won’t get them for about 3 weeks. My prescription refills in the beginning of Nov. Has anyone here considered themselves addicted to Ambien as well as other drugs? I really don’t know what to do about this. Will I still be considered “sober” if I need Ambien to sleep?

    Thank you everyone who’s taken the time to read this…I appreciate it more than you know.

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