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  • #159446
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    Praying for the peace that passes all understanding for you during this time.
    How much Tramadol were you taking?

    #159396
    Anonymous
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    Hey, Mike,
    I’m glad to see that you are off the tramadol. After my hip replacement, I had to be on percocet. I finally weaned myself off it and have not had it for about a month. That doesn’t mean I don’t want it. I guess we just have to remember how miserable the drug made us, even though it seems it was all good. I have to remember having to call the doctor for more, worrying that he wouldn’t fill my perscription, realizing that one wasn’t doing the trick anymore, then neither two or three, worrying that if I took more than perscribed I would have to wait to fill my script. I get a sick feeling in my stomach just writing this to you. But that’s good.
    Take care.
    Carol

    #159390
    Anonymous
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    never could understand the attraction to that drug. never did a darned thing for me.

    #159397
    Anonymous
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    Hi Windysan,
    Are you talking about Tramadol or Percocet? Tramadol does nothing for me. It doesn’t even take away pain. But percocet, when I was using it years ago and taking much more than healthy, gave me energy. It got so I couldn’t do anything before I took about 4 or 5 of them. I used them as directed for the hip pain and found they made me sleepy.
    Just curious as to which drug you were talking about.
    Carol

    #159391
    Anonymous
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    tramadol of course. i liked them percs. glad those days are over.

    #159398
    Anonymous
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    Me too.

    #30890
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    Hmmmmmm…..well it started off innocently enough. I dont really even remember why I popped a couple of pills the first time. And I dont think it matters at this point. The old “one is too many and a thousand is not enough” comes to mind.

    I have reread several old posts of mine to get some perspective on the problem. What is clear to me now is Tramadol is alcohol in a pill form(pointed out by another astute poster). What does matter is to resolve the inner conflicts that caused me to choose this path of escape.

    Oh and guess what! Before all this crap came down the pipe, I STOPPED GOING TO MEETINGS! Yup, me, Mr. Unique, I dont need meetings. You people are weak, you people are phony, I dont need God and I sure as hell dont need you!

    Wrong, wrong, wrong to all the above. I chose drugs over a Higher Power, and now it is time to pay the piper for all the “fun” I had with drugs.

    Starting tomorrow I will be going to an outpatient intensive detox program. I took two weeks off from work to try to get my health back, so I can attempt to go back to work without having a friggin mental nervous breakdown.

    What have I learned so far? Well not much, because Pain is the touchstone of me learning experiences. Starting tomorrow.

    Let the pain begin, with the hopes of spiritual healing to follow.

    I’m not going to apologize for my slip because I dont want to think like a victim, but I am human and I am an addict in every sense of the word.

    I will update you on my journey, thanks for all past and present support.

    Now where can I go find some humility?

    #159367
    Anonymous
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    (((Mike)))

    Welcome home…
    We’ve missed you. :hug:

    Shalom!

    #159395
    Anonymous
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    Boy do I hear you!! I fight the meeting thing so hard sometimes !! I mean who WANTS to work steps and do all the work, right?? But when i do I feel like maybe I will live through this addiction ..
    Sorry you got hung up on the tamadol…but I am glad you are here and posting!!
    love north

    #159438
    Anonymous
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    Hey there, and glad to have met you. I suffer from being a recovering tramdol addict, it completely took over my life in every way. I have been to reahb 3 diifferent times, and i havent had any tramadol in like 2 months plus. I have been using darvocet, though i am on day 3 without (check out journey of lady tenn if you wanna follow my crap, haha) anyway, glad you are here, adn hope we can help each other

    #159417
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    @Bozo 1473458 wrote:

    Now where can I go find some humility?

    Here, take mine…I’m not using it.
    (paraphrased from the old “Take my advice…cause I’m not using it”)
    I had many years sober before a relapse, then a few more years of sobriety then the choice to abuse pills. Ta da! Tramadol. As my other recent post attests, I’m still struggling with pain issues and the pills. I’m not abusing them today but I hear you, loud and clear, my friend.

    Best,
    Bear

    #159369
    Anonymous
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    I am an emotional mess right now. I am crying almost non stop right now followed by dry heaves and diareahha.

    #159366
    Anonymous
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    Lifting you up…. (((Bozo)))

    #159420
    Anonymous
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    If there was ANY other way besides a 12 step program that worked, I would not have ever attended meetings. Thank God for the 12 steps

    #159421
    Anonymous
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    Something I hear at a meeting when I first got clean and sober (this time). “If you don’t pick up, you never have to quit again” Hang in there

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