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    Default How long does Norco take to get out of your system

    Like the title says, how long will it take Norco 10s to fully get out of my system. I was wanting to go back to work this coming Monday, but I am not sure I can in the condition I am in. Last Wednesday (09/19/2007) I went into detox. I was out this Monday the 24th. I thought it was getting better but I still have a ton of sleeplessness issues, I still sweat and am constantly drenched. I still have those pains in my legs, and lower back (not so bad though, but I can feel them mostly in my calves) Plus I have that pain on the top of my head...

    I was on Norco for about.... 6 years or so for a rotator cuff injury when I used to play some minor league ball. I pretty much tore it, and that was that. I had surgery and since then my Dr. prescribed it to me. I started out fine... It was about in the last year or two that it started to get out of control. I would take it so my head wouldn't hurt, or so I wouldn't go through miniature WDs.

    Could anyone tell me how much longer I will have to go through the sweating, and the minor aches and pains? How long does this typically last for a person that was taking about 6 a day to start up to 20 a day when I finally said enough.. Since 2001..... UGH..

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    Welcome to Day #9 G Mon!!!

    Congratulations, the worst is FOR SURE over!!! Isn't THAT good news. The how long question,...I asked <them> every other day, at least :-)

    6 years on Norco, up to #20 a day,...the sweats should end soon, the muscle cramping should too, however, what are you doing to "restore" your depleted body Hon?

    Water, water and more water, will be your best friend. For the cramping, vitamins and calcium, etc,...hot showers or baths, a lot, that will help the cramping, the pins and needles may "move in" for a while. There is a sticky above with some comfort meds and such, the clondine you may or may not need at this point, day 9, check me on that. But, there is GREAT info on suppliments that you can try and some may really pull you out of the last of this, physically. The "Staying off" part, and the feelings, kick in about now, so,...do you have a support system/recovery plan? Being an athlete, you are probably used to the "Patch it up, and go back HARD mentality". That doesn't work here, once we've crossed that line. We would love to help you dude!

    More folk with more time and knowledge than me will be along soon.:-)
    I just wanted you to know we are here, on the east coast, and up, ready for action. DRINK water, oh, I said that,...
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    Thanks!

    Yah, I think the worst feeling I had was today.. I have a bottle of about 255 left, and it has 2 more refills on it of 300 each refill.

    I WAS getting them prescribed to me until about a year ago. Since then I have been calling in my own RXs because My Dr. Decided to retire, and the new Dr. thought it had been long enough since my surgery, so he prescribed me 800mg IBU. I was thinking to myself.. "uhhhhhhh......" How can a Dr. know that you have been taking Norco 10s for 5 years than decide to cut you off totally because he thinks you don't need them, and the old Dr. was senile or something.

    I got so mad at him I took that RX, and then called my mail order pharmacy and **** ***** ****** ** ***** (fill in the stars with what you think I did :) ).. I realized this year it had to stop. I started ********* more and more and more. I used a discount RX card so it wouldn't be considered insurance fraud, but still.. I would ****** 6 fills at once (cost about $600, but would have 1800 pills). I guess having that many at once I didn't know what I was doing. I was in "pill paradise".

    Welp, After seeing all the bottles I had (four paper grocery bags) full of RX bottles I knew I was messing up my liver.. They need to make it where you cannot call in C-3 meds or even C-4 meds over the phone. After bowing out of baseball I went to work for a pharmacy so I knew the "terminology" and how to **** **** ** :( .. Wish I never did.

    Today was the closest I came to taking the edge off and taking just one.. I said that all I have accomplished would be for nothing, and left them.. I need to get rid of what I have seriously. I should just flush them.. Or throw them in the fire.

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    Thank you for the gift of your gut level honesty. What the new Dr. did to you was tatamount to killing you! What a pompous AS*!

    Yes, the fact that you haven't caved in, with all those things around you, is nothing short of a miracle!

    I would have to get rid of them, myself. I'm not that strong!

    To have made it this far, especially with all the opportunity you have had to use, you must have made up your mind on a VERY deep level, to QUIT. That or there really is a G*D and he/she performed a miracle in your brain. Personally, I believe BOTH! :-)

    I'm here, and I am very shocked, surprise but in honor of the "call" you've made G Mon!

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    G-Mon:

    Get rid of the pills pleassssse.. You cannot have them around you...We are addicts remember and as Pecan Pie once posted to me "even a untied shoelace can take us back to using" If they are not around you cant get to them

    Should we have a flushing party?
    Please look at how far you have came and you never have to go through the w/d again its your choice

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    I hate the word "addict" (nothing against what you said of course though! :) ) But I feel I was put into this dependency by a Dr. that was just too old to deal with it so he just prescribed it to me. Than the other Dr. was just an A** for not letting me know of any programs or at least try to help me get off of them w/o just cutting me off totally.... I was not about to Dr. shop or anything so he was my only hope. Oh well. Today I do feel a bit better. The headache is gone, but I still get a ton of sneezing fits, runny nose, achy calves, and about 4 hours sleep per night at the most. After getting home from detox I went 91 hours w/ only 5 hours sleep. That was so horrible. I was so tired but I couldn't fall asleep, and I refuse to take anything other than vitamins.

    Thanks for the help though! I will keep you all apprised on how I am doing. I have read through a few other similar threads and it seems after 30 or so days things start getting back to normal.

    BTW, I gave the pills to my mother, and she will dispose of them. I didn't feel right flushing them.


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    Good for you G MON!!!!!
    The fishies in the sewer systems , creeks and tributaries THANK YOU, yes?

    Someone here a month ago or so, said that they had just sneezed out an eyeball. I rolled, on that one!!! :-)

    Wow, you are determined!

    I am so glad that you off'd the meds, I'm equally glad you let you Mom in on your whole situation! Most of us hide, duck and weave. You are well on your way. And yes, 30 days is pretty cleansing!

    Thanks for joing us G Mon!

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    So it's a bit later in the day and still fluctuating on how I am feeling. I remember when I was on the pills I would kinda be up and down all day with more up time than down of course... But I was a lazy sob... Now that I am sober I am flat lined pretty much. No extreme highs, and no real real lows. The only thing I wold do to the lows was take a couple pills and I would be back up. I can't do that now. It's pretty hard :(

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    Hey. Yeah, that's probably the hardest part to get used to. The fact that we suddenly have to make ourselves actually feel good instead of just taking something for it. But it definitely gets easier as time goes on.

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    quote:Originally posted by g_mon

    So it's a bit later in the day and still fluctuating on how I am feeling. I remember when I was on the pills I would kinda be up and down all day with more up time than down of course... But I was a lazy sob... Now that I am sober I am flat lined pretty much. No extreme highs, and no real real lows. The only thing I wold do to the lows was take a couple pills and I would be back up. I can't do that now. It's pretty hard :(
    That happens in late acute and early opioid PAWS. The mind is just emotionally blunted to external stimuli. And yes it is hard, but the apathy and malaise always passes. You'll find that your raison d'etre has absolutely nothing to do with pills, and that running from self never works . Look in a mirror and not think, but know, that you have the courage and inherent strength to pass any obstacle in front of you.

    From a Buddhist saying, "the lasting revolution comes from deep changes in ourselves."

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    Wow... Saturday night and I am as bored as I have ever been in my life today. I sat around and did nothing. I am really hating this. I came so close to overnighting myself a refill (300 pills). I need to stop thinking that way.. I got 2 refills left on my RX both 300 pills each fill of 10-325 Norcos.

    It's getting harder and harder to resist esp when I am bored, or when I cannot sleep. I have to drink Nyquil just to get to sleep or I have no idea when I would, or wouldn't sleep. When I didn't take anything to sleep I would literally stay up for at least 40-48 hours straight. in a 90 hour span I had like 5 hours sleep. It was horrible.

    I keep telling myself that if I ordered the pills than all this pain I went through would happen all over again... I know I wasn't happy being on the pills, but I am even more unhappy NOT being on them. I know this should only last a month or so, but dang.. I wish I could fast forward.

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    quote:Originally posted by g_mon

    I hate the word "addict" (
    Oooh, baby. I've got another word that you'll really hate.[:x)]

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