Lost a finger in an accident, had been on oxycontin for gout and built a tolerance to it, doctor put me on Exalgo and now I am building a tolerance to it very quickly. I am taking 32mg/day but I start going into detox (miserable hot/cold/sweats that start about 2 hours apart but get more frequent within a couple of hours), How do I get off this stuff and what can I use for pain?
Hi Eric,Im woundering how you are doing?I am thinking you may have been takeing it more often then perscribed .Regardless the best way is to gradualy ween yourself off.I do meen gradual.The cutting back by half every 2 days or so is to hard for most and it usualy wont work.So start the first week by keeping track on exactly how often and how much you take normaly.The second week add 2 hours between doses and do the same for the third.Continue this until your back to what and when you should be takeing it.After that cut back on doses by about 15% every week until your takeing a very low dose then start back to more time in between until your at about 5 mg every 12 hours.
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