I couldn't handle the w/ds any longer. after 4 days I was feeling really good and almost back to normal when w/ds hit me hard once again. I didn't have the physical part of it,the mental part was what got me. I couldn't hardly keep my eyes open but couldn't sleep at all. I was up nearly 48 hours and finally my body just gave up and I passed out for 6 hours only to wake up from a dead sleep with what felt like a benzo w/d except when I took my dose of xanax,it didn't do anything to stop it. I had to get back to work and so I had to start back on the opiates again.
I seen one of my Doctors today,not the one who prescribes the vicodin and she told me I had put my body in shock and told me how to go about getting off them the right way. I was up to 60-70mg a day,but I didn't start back up to that dose when I got back on them. I am cutting a 7.5 pill in half and taking it 3-4 times a day. So far,I have been ok and feeling just fine.I haven't had the urge to take anymore then that a day.
I see the Dr who gave me the Vicodin on the 21st and I am going to discuss getting on a less powerful opiate to w/d from. I was thinking tylenol 3 with codeine 3x a day then dropping it from there. In the past,with the exception of the w/d last November I always had Darvocet in place of the Oxy or Vicodin and would always go to that to get off the stronger stuff and never had a problem doing it that way. So I am thinking that if I go with T3w/C I will be more successful at getting the job done the right way. I am only having minor pain mostly stiffness on the back of my neck but that is something I know how to fix without taking any meds,my vertebra "lock up" and I have to push them to loosen them up and I am fine after wards.It does hurt during the process but it has worked for the last 2 years and the pain and stiffness go away. I found this method out when I was in Physical Therapy,I remember her cursing at my neck because it would not loosen up quick enough for her so we could move on to something else. I also found the sometimes if I put a pillow under my neck the right way,it will loosen up.Feels weird,like something is living in my neck crawling around but it is the less painful method but doesn't always work.
So I guess I fell off the wagon for now and I will have to make it another week until I see my Dr to discuss getting off the Vicodin.He is very understanding and will help me through this.I will not take subs though like others have been put on,I want to get off the meds not get on something worse to w/d from. Wish me luck