My Norco Withdrawal and Addiction Story - Part 20

By sadbutglad · Dec 16, 2014 ·
  1. Well the new law for norco states that it is a level 2 drug now. That means pharmacies have a limited amount as to how many they can purchase in a given time frame. They run out faster or are more judgmental toward who they will distribute them to. I read a pharmacist journal and saw that a lot of pharmacist are only distributing them to their long term customers vs. newbies who come in to get their prescriptions filled. Super huge stigma placed on those who use them and the DEA now classifies them as more addictive and dangerous, basically. I've heard people are robbing more pharmacies now to get them. So there's that...

    As far as my hubby goes, we went through a rough patch recently, but things are much better as he's reflected on his behavior and changed quite a bit to keep his family (me and his kids). We are both working on our relationship and I can honestly say things are much much better.

    I do have a lot of pain that I mask with the pills, and that's just the truth. I so need to learn how to cope with life without a substance to curb or soften the blows in life. No doubt about it.

    My main concern right now is the Ativan WD. I am seeing that I am having a hard time sleeping - even with the assistance of the norco. I am having like heartburn and strange chest sensations, especially at night and I KNOW it's the Ativan WD. Given that I have been taking benzos off and on for less than 6 months and no more than 2 mg/day, I've read the WD shouldn't be too bad or last too long. I also read that everyone is different, so I don't know. My norco concern is secondary to that at this point


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