... am now at 50mcg and its getting pretty rough. I go down to 25 in 15 days and I scared to death of the withdrawals at that level. After 25 its 0. I am also weening myself off os 300mg of lyrica per day. This is a 3 week process and will finish with the Lyrica by Dec. 2. the Fentanyl will be done on the 15th of December. Will I need help after this or should I be trying something different. Is there anything that will help with the uncontrollable leg movement, especially when trying to sleep?
I have been on 150mcg of fentanyl for 1 1/2 years. I started weening myself off them 45 days ago?
Added 18 Nov 2009:
Thank you for your support. As far as the Lyrica it has some serious side affects and I haven't been able to drive since I started taking it 2 years ago. I want my life back and if that means I have to try and handle the pain so be it.
Thanks again Dave.
Added 20 Nov 2009:
I seen my Doctor on Tuesday Nov. 17 and he has given me 50MG. Trazodone for 6 days then 100MG for 34 days. It seems to be helping but I don't know if I am sleeping better because of it or because I put on new patches on Wed. morning. I feel a little anxious tonight, its been 36 hrs. since I put the patch on, but its early I hope I sleep OK.
Could the patch be wearing out in 36 hours and I amd actually starting the withdrawal symptoms again?
Added 29 Nov 2009:
I am well on my way to completing withdrawal from both the Fentanyl Patch and Lyrica.
Please take the time to befriend Keemo7. Read her story as well as those that have used her for support, mine included. If you are not completely amazed, Talk to her anyway I am sure she will amaze you.
I understand weaning off the fentanyl but why are you detoxing off the lyrica?? Lyrica is a exellent pain med. Other than that you should be ok with the way you're weaning. fentanyl was never meant to be taken chronically and can really cause a lot of mental problems after taken for a while... Good luck and hang in there... Dave
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