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Acetaminophen/Oxycodone - I want to stop using percoets. What is the best way?

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Anonymous 17 Sep 2009

It would be helpful to us who want to answer if we knew how much you are taking. Basically, the brain has a sender part and a receptor part. The signal goes from the sender to the receptor and then the brain sends out its own opiates/endorphins. If you take opiates for a long time, the sender part thinks it is no longer needed and takes a vacation or retires. It has to have time to come back, "online." Most people are unsucessful at weaning themselves back down on percs, lortabs, or vics , but, at least in theory, that is the way to go. However, if you have been taking quite a few for a year or more, you may want to check into the suboxone/subutex route. Some on this forum say that the best way is cold turkey and of course you will suffer withdrawal for anywhere from a few days to I think a couple of weeks. I went the suboxone route and I can help you with that if you would like to ask some questions on that. I know that probably didn't completely answer your question, but, if you give the info, how much and how long, I think others might answer also.

phillip6103 17 Sep 2009

weening is the best and safest way you could also try switching to a lower dose non narcotic while weening to ease the transition.

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