I am taking 20 to 30 percocets a day and i want to stop but I start getting sick i need help
The best way to get off the percocet without getting sick is to taper off them slowly or to use a medication like Suboxone. You have to have determination to do a taper plan but it is possible to wean off the pills and avoid most of the withdrawals. Suboxone is another route to consider. It requires a prescription from a qualified doctor. You have to be in withdrawals before starting it, but once you do the withdrawals subside.
You really need to get off the percocets not only because of the opiate addiction but also because the acetaminophen in the percocets is damaging your liver and kidneys. This can result in serious health problems. If you would like a taper plan, would be happy to help.
Dear Prieta, there are a couple of medications that will curb your craving and stop withdrawal, but you will have to go thru about 24 hours percocet and all other opiates free, you have to let the opiates recede off the pain receptor sites in the brain, but once you start suboxone or subutex, after your first dose, you will feel pretty damn good about 45 minutes later and fabulous 2 hours later. It is kinda expensive to get on it because the drs charge a fee called an induction fee to get on it, and you will have to go for monthly visits to get a refill. It stops the withdrawal and was designed to help people get off opiates with the least amount of downtime. You do have to go to a specially licensed suboxone dr, but you can find one in your area on their webpage, suboxone.com and it has a here to help page, and that has a dr locator service button.
You also should do the recommended addiction counseling that is supposed to be mandatory, if you don't do it, you take a dangerous shortcut and could relapse. You can look these meds up here and if you go to YouTube.com, there are a couple of people who have GOOD suboxone videos on there. The first man is named SuboxDoc, because he is a psychiatrist who treats addiction with suboxone and he has used it himself, watch SuboxDoc's easy to understand 2 part video on how it works in the brain, it also explains tolerance to opiate and how the need for more opiate increases. He has many that might help you, you can go to his channel on there and he is accessible in other places, i.e, you can google him as Dr. Jeffrey Junig, MD PhD. There is another poster on YouTube named Maple2609 and he gives an excellent testimonial about how suboxone helped him change his life back to what it was before opiates. It does work and you can click my avatar and read my suboxone story if you'd like, it might answer some questions too. Patti
Prieta, the reason a person feels like they have the flu and the stomach flu at the same time when they quit opiates is that the whole body of systems that work the body all send bypass attempts to try and reach the opiate receptors to get them to work. The natural pain relieving system the brain uses normally sends the neurotransmitters to send a signal to those sites. When a person becomes opiate dependent and builds a tolerance and the amount of opiate they require to keep the sickness away goes way up. If the opiate is stopped, the neurotransmitters are not able to send their signal at a high enough rate to stop the withdrawal, the body kicks in and sends other signals, stomach cramps, pain, restlessness, anxiety, fatigue but insomnia, those are all signals to get the receptors to send the brains own opiate, or to get you to break down and take some.
You can try the taper and Laurie is really good at giving a schedule for that, I mentioned subs because I used it and it worked for me. Please stay here for support with either way you choose to stop the percs. We care around here and most of us have been where you are. patti
simple answer is you cant n screw suboxone i was on em for 5 yrs they r just as addicting as opiats but they may help you get to a lower dose where it will b alot easyer getting off it and they dont give you the high you get from percs so you will be less likely to abuse them really only good things i can say about em but yea hang in there sometimes ya gotta go threw hell to get to heaven
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