I have had to wean off twice in my life. Both times I took the Norco after surgery. It is very addictive and easy to become physically dependent. After my first surgery, I tried to just stop but got very ill. I thought I had terrible flu but my physical therapist told me it was norco withdrawl. I started taking it again and felt better. I asked the surgeon how I should get off and he said: Just stop, it won't kill you. So, I went to my Primary Care doctor and she gave me a weaning schedule. It helps to have a schedule in mind. It also helps to stay as occupied with other things as possible so that you aren't counting the minutes until you can take the next dose.
I guess I want to make two points. Like others have said, don't be hard on yourself. It can be done and you'll feel better when it's all over. Secondly, if you need assistance there are doctors willing to help with a wean schedule. You don't have to do it alone.View Thread