I am prescribed 120mg of Opana ER 3 times a day. And also Roxicodone 30mg tabs. 5 per day as needed for pain. I have been on this dose for over 2 years now. I feel like my body has gotten used to it. It doesnt help all that much, till I run low, then I realize I need it for the pain of my back, and the pain associated with getting low on medication/withdrawal symptoms. I want to break this cycle, without getting into it with the Doctor, he is very c*ck, no bedside manners at all. I do always run low on my meds per month, due to overuse, and end up feeling like hell till Im replentished. I want to try top taper off of this. I have beaten street drugs before, for 15 years sober, same with alcohol. I dont touch either of those. But this is due to a bad injury/surgery. I need to break this. I wanted some advice on tapering off. Im already low on my months supply of these pills. How could I cut down my dose, and still deal with functioning daily for my kids??? I neeed to care for them, especially since they are out of school for summer. Please help me? I take alot of vitamins already. Thanks in Advance... BTW..I do have Valium 10mg tablets for my anxiety disorder... I am allowed 5 per day, my script... but I only take 2.5 tablets instead of all 5, so Im well ahead on my Valium, 10 mg tabs.
hi there neroadrunner. You have a bit of a dilemma. The good news is 2 years isn't a "hard core" addict. You can get through this. The valium is key. Please google the "Thomas Recipe" and follow it exactly. It will minimize the withdrawals. Please try and remain focused on this most important goal. Exercise and sweat even if you feel like crap. Hot baths for aches and pains, ImodiumAD, Advil, valium,. Drink so much water and gatorade until you feel like you're going to burst! The more you sweat and urinate the better. Try to stay in a quiet, calm, dimly lit area that's comfy. And most importantly, do something fun with your kids! It will help get your mind off the pains of wd's. Even if you have to force yourself in to a routine, stick with it! Do you have hobbies you enjoy? Reading, walking? Playing board games? Get back in the game of life. One thing I CAN promise you... the people here will support you in any way you need or want. Prayers, humor, or just someone to chat with. You are definitely NOT alone in this fight. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hang in there, dig those heels in and do it. You will survive this. I'm not saying it's going to be easy, but you will NOT be alone.
Good luck to you and Godspeed!
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