It's been a while since I've posted a question. Or an answer/comment for that matter. I have a friend who has been going through the same situation that I was going through and asked me a question that I could not answer. He asked me "If I've been off of opioids for 5 straight days taking absolutely nothing, and then indulged in just one 2mg Dilaudid, will I reset my withdrawals back to day one?" I couldn't answer him because I do not know. He had been on opioids for about 8 months straight and decided it was time to quit. He took the cold turkey route with the occasional Benzo to help with sleep. He succumbed to his pain a few times before finally saying "this is it." Well today is his 5th day and he is struggling really bad and wants to know if taking a 2mg Dilaudid will reset his withdrawals and effectively take him back to day one? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
I'm not sure if it would set him back to day one but maybe he needs to take it a bit slower. Do some type of taper. I give him a lot of credit to be able to go the 5 days so I would say either cut the pill in half and only take when needed or find a good taper plan:) I'm sorry I'm not much help. I'm going through subutex withdrawals. I would never touch subutex unless it was a very short taper:) Good luck:)
hello pride. I have a q. for you(and him)... does he want to take the dil pill for actual pain or because he CAN and he knows it will comfort his unease? Because, if he takes it, he will likely want more. He should be extremely proud of himself for staying off for 5 full days (i hear the fifth day is the most difficult)and pray to God for strength to keep going one hour/day at a time. YOU can do this!
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