... four hours. I'm 6 weeks out from last treatment and trying to cut down. I have no direction from dr. I am now with no patch and taking 1/2 10 and 1/2 7.5 every four hours. What should my next step be? I tried once too fast and paid for it
Dr is incompetent because you need his help because to do this right you need 2-3 months (minimum) of gradual supervised reduction, which means more prescriptions so you have enough to make it through that time period. Insist he helps you unless he wants to be responsible for your consequences, that should help him wake up and care.
If you are expecting your cancer doctor to help you with this you are knocking on the wrong door. You need a good pain specialist or a good family doctor to help you with this. They can better help you accomplish your goal. Do not cut your ties with your cancer doctor as there may be an ongoing process you need him to help you with, but I've found out the hard way that specialists are only prepared to do what they specialize in. A good family doctor can help keep track of all your meds and help you taper off them if needed. Best of luck to you my dear, you have been through a lot.
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