That's a wealth of knowledge. To be honest, I think I'm scared of the Imodium now - shit! So, I have a friend that is going to bail me out which will buy me a little more time. I had my script filled 11/12, so no refill until 12/11. She may help out with 10-20 more pills, so that 16 now, will become 26 or 36. You know what's sad? That's still considered a pretty empty bottle to me. I remember a time when 26 pills would last me a week. It will now last me half that. What really helps me out when WDing is Alka-Seltzer and just laying in the bed. I hate waking up at the wee hours in the morning with stomach cramps and the cold sweats, but I know the stomach cramps are nothing more than my body ridding itself of the opiates and allowing my body to get back to its normal self. I don't know if I want to fuck with that if that's the inevitable outcome. I don't know what it is about the wee hours being the time of the stomach cramp attacks. It's disruptive to an already messed up sleeping pattern without the opiates. Well, like I said, I will get more today. I will have to see how long I allow them to last me. I will do my best to watch my intake and hone in on what I'm doing with these pills so that I can either make it until my next refill or lighten the effects of the withdrawal. Thanks again for your input on the Imodium and support - that goes for everybody. I'll keep you guys posted - and please feel free to give me some insight on your struggles with these damn opiates. I don't want to be the only one on here complaining about my problems
sadbutglad added 36 Minutes and 55 Seconds later...
It just so happens that the moment I finished my last update, I had the "bubble guts" at work. Reason being: I'm trying to take less meds. I really indulged over the Thanksgiving break (roughly 8 pills/day). It's 2:41 pm and I have only taken 17.5 mg of norco today so far. My body is letting me know it doesn't like that very much. I'm going to take 7.5 mg right now to ease the discomfort, but will continue to try to keep my usage under 40 mg for the entire day. The next does will be tonight before bed to ensure a good night's rest. O shit...here we go.