took 10 to 20 mgs a day for over 4 years but have been on narcotics for about 10 yrs. i have fibromyalgia, osteo n rheumayoid arthritis, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue n degeneritive arthritis desease. im doing this on my own but have ben working with doc.
welcome gabbygrams, the withdrawl symptoms very from each person, how long and how much they took. im on a taper off of percocet 10/325, i am now taking 12 pills verses 13 that i was just on. i was taking up to 16-18 a day somtimes.its hell,but its like being in a prison with no way out when on these damm pills. hang in there, try stretching and bengay patches, i use that for the body aches i get and it helps some. some people get diarrea, well for some odd reason im opposite, im haveing tummy trouble and hard time going. hang in there, and come here anytime for support, there are so many wonderfull people on this site. take care
You know, I just recently read an article about Kratom, an Opioid type herb that can be bought 100% legally in the USA. It has been found to be highly effective in Methadone withdrawal, and might be something to look into. I also have fibro and take Methadone for the pain. In the back of my head I've always wondered as to how I was going to get off this stuff if I should need to and or want to one day. Reading about the Kratom made me feel a bit better about the entire situation.
I've read enough reviews in regards to the stuff that it does seem to be very helpful, and is in fact considered to be a highly illegal drug in Thailand, Australia, and other east asian countries. It apparently has a ceiling as to how much the body can take in if by its natural leaf form, but can be taken in higher doses in the extracted formula. Other than this, I know very little about the herb (actually comes from a tree's leaf native to Thailand). If you do give this a try, let me know how it goes as I'm curious. Some detox facilities utilize this in their programs. Best of luck to you!!
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