hello family, im proud to say, that yesterday was my 1st day on my newest taper plan, and although i was a bit uncomfortable, i kept my mind positive, took ibu to help relieve the achyness, zofran to help with the wd symtoms, and xanax for my panic/anxiety that was brought on and also to help me produce sleep. so i can say it was a success. today be #2 day of #5 days that i will take the 13 pills each hour 1. this is a whole different process to me, and its takeing some getting use to, but i know its not gonna be fun nor easy. when i started this newest way of tapering that thor gave me, for the past 4 days my dose was allready upped and i was taking 16 1/4 pills, whooo! thats alot to be taking. i know that excersize will help me a great deal so ill be using my treadmill, stationary bike and also be purchasing a womens cruiser to go and ride around the lake, which in hawaii, keolu hills where i live the lake is 3 miles and many many people, walk, jog, run, and bike. im pretty excited and am looking to the day that i will only be taking 12 pills, the 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, then ZERO PILLS. such awesomeness to look forward too. im having my coffee and 142 hawaii time, my resltess leg and arm syndrome and body aches woke me up. i do know from reading other posts my sleep will be thrown off big time, but its ok, that too will be abe to be fixed back to a normal sleep pattern. i know that i cannot rush this process, baby myself no longer, and let this demon pills destroy my life anymore. it took me 3 years to get here and will take me some time to get back to this thing i call life. i opened up a netflix account and bought the movie courageous so i can keep myself busy and lay in bed when im uncomfortable and watch movies. anyone else that has other ideas that can help me succeed in this taper, i am open to all suggestions. im so excited for the 5 days to go by so i can drop a pill, because that would mean im moving forward. but i will not cut before those days being id probably horribly screw up. well, back to my coffee and stretching this dam ibby jibbys our of my legs and arms, and stretch the aches out of my upper back and shoulders. i will be back to update you all, thanks family, till then, leanne
Day 2 on my new journey, here is my update?
- 21 Jan 2012 by Anonymous
Added 21 Jan 2012:
I forgot to add the medication I'm tapering off, percocet 10/325
21 Jan 2012
What you are doing is great,hang in there and focus on the end of your journey.I am on a taper down myself,currently take six 0.4mg per ady then redcing one tablet every day until I will be off for the 31st Jan.Sorry I dont want to start on my story.Back to you.
Understand there will be discomfort.I would recommend cutting down on the coffee as caffiene aggravates your wd symtoms.Try green or ginger tea instead.It'll take a few cups to acclimatise but sweeten with honey and its very relaxing.I have also stocked up on seeds and nuts for my Omega 3,get loads of Vitamin C and drink plenty of water.I have been given Quinine 20mg tablets for the restless legs although I havent taken them,I believe they work a treat.Failing that try a long,hot soak in the bath before bedtime to relax your muscles.Also somebody suggested to me to listen to Alpha Wave music on low volume to help aid sleep.Its a little hippyish but does chill you out.Hope this helps,I am no expert but will do anything I can if it helps defeat that crap.
Also take 10 mins to look around you,honey youre in Hawaii.Surely that'll release a few endorphins at the very least.Good Luck,God Bless.
21 Jan 2012
I just woke up and I hope I misunderstood you. You said you'er taking 13 pills each hour. I hope that was a typo. You are supposed to take 1 pill at a time. I said make it 1 every hour because i don't know how long you stay awake. I'm guessing you may go to seep after 14 or 15 hours. But you should only be taking 1 pill at a time, approximately 1 an hour.
I told you can vary this a little. If you are waking up in wds, and if 10 mg doesn't stop them, you can have 2 pills on your morning dose. Or if you need the pills to sleep, you can take 2 pills for the evening dose. But otherwise 1 pill at a time. And actually it is fun. It's something all drug users like to do. Take pills often. You should get a small memo spiral note book and write down what you take and when. That way you won't lose track. And you will lose track.
I know you don't think so. But this much is easier. Like I said, at 130 mg you probably took 4 doses a day. Such as 30 mg 3 times a day,and 40 mg once. Trying to cut 1 pill off 1 dose was probably real hard. It was for me. But once you get used to 1 pill at a time, just eliminating 1 pill won't be so hard. And you will finally see some success which will make you feel even better.
21 Jan 2012
I am sooo proud of you. You have no idea what you are doing. How incredibly amazing it is that you are doing this. I didn't get sober from pills, it was alcohol, but I know what addiction is and I am just so proud of you. I want to continue to encourage you. It sounds like you are doing allot of right things allready. And yes, Thor did give you some great advise, and I am so glad you listened to him and you are doing so well. You should be proud of yourself too. Give yourself a big Hawaii hug! If I were there I would hug you too. Best of luck to you, and keep up the good work. Ruth
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