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Vicotin Problem?

By Anonymous October 18, 2011 - 1:00pm
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I got vicotin for an oral surgery (got my wisdom teeth pulled, was awake the whole time), and I get very painful pelvic infections, which they prescribed vicodin for, for both. Now that both are over with, and I don't have pain..I still take them. I didn't have a problem 2 months ago when I stopped taking them, but I started taking them again when I get depressed, like one every other day or 2 days. I am down to my last one, and I just took one because I don't know how to deal with a very stressful situation (trust me, it's not a small situation, it's huge. to me.) They make me vomit, and sick to my stomache, but I still take them (only one, they are 7.5 mg) I do see a therapist, but haven't mentioned this to her. I take them when I get upset. I am a recovering anoretic, cutter, and attempted suicide a few years ago. How can I stop before this turns into an addiction? Is it an addiction yet?

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I am terribly sorry but narcotic addiction is a tough thing to beat on your own. Call your therapist, tell her about your addiction and how bad things are for you and maybe you can be seen sooner. Your other option is to look up drug rehab centers in your area and see if you can be admitted. You need guidance and support from a counselor trained in drug rehab.

October 18, 2011 - 6:01pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thanks again, Maryann.
I'll call my therapist and see if I can be seen sooner. I do not think I need to go to rehab though ( already been a few times for anorexia, and a couple suicide attempts), nor do I want that kind of thing on my clean record. I have pretty good will-power...I think?
I think my college has a trained couselor who specializes in drug addiction, too.
I'll look at both. I don't have very many friends, and I cannot talk to the ones that I do have about it..and my boyfriend that I live with doesn't even know I do it (I take it behind his back). I need to find someone to talk to about it.
I will let you know how everything goes!

October 18, 2011 - 6:26pm

The truth is that you have already developed an addiction to Vicodin. Fortunately you are already seeing a therapist. It is imperative that you mention this to her right away. This is not going to go away on its own and will only get worse if you do not get the proper intervention.

October 18, 2011 - 3:31pm
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you Maryann. I have a session with her next tuesday; I will mention it to her. I have gone as far as to asking friends if they know anyone that has any. It's horrible, and so unlike me--my friends response to these questions were not good, they were offended that I would even ask. What can I do in the meantime so I don't feel tempted?
I appreciate your response and honesty!

October 18, 2011 - 4:13pm
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