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kowserkkowser Low Angeles Posts: 35
I am in a lot of pain but I have decided  to try to stop taking Norco. I have a physical  dependants on it and  seem to be depressed when I'm not on it . I'm on day three cold turkey and it has been rather hard luckily I have a little Valium to help me . Question is  taking muscle relaxers going to be beneficial for hurt my chances of getting off Norco .thanks for the advice. I just don't want to do something that is going to make me want to take Norco and I'm not sure of the answer 


  • I understand the desire to be medication-free, but going cold turkey can be detrimental to your physical AND emotional health!  Valium is designed to help with muscle spasms, so if that's what is causing the majority of your pain problems, then that would be the logical medicinal choice.  Comparing Valium and Norco, well...you know...apples and oranges in terms of what each medication is designed to do.

    That being said, a body in pain is a body in distress.  Please consider speaking to your doctor about this issue.  As much as I don't like the idea of having to take medication, I feel the alternative of putting my body through undue stress because of unchecked pain is doing myself more harm than good.  I believe it was Ellen who said in the other post about the difference between physical dependence and addiction?  She's one smart lady, and I wouldn't want to hear of you creating more problems for yourself health-wise (think elevated heart rate, cortisol/adrenal function, vasoconstriction).  Being in chronic pain is often a game of checks and balances... 
    Kimmy72, Spine-health Moderator
    Firm believer in PMA!
  • kowserkkowser Low Angeles Posts: 35
    3 days oh hell but cold turkey does work. I am still in a lot of pain but honestly it isn't that much of a difference than with the norcos. Either my mind is heloing or the norcos were helping as much as I thought 
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