I have took painkillers for numerous medical problems over past 10 years. opiates were the best solution for my pain, because of other medical problems I have. I am now on 60 mg oxys 4 times a day, I have tapered off over the past few months to only 3 a day, but I cut them in half. My doctor is leaving her practice, I have had her for 8 years. I am not from the area I live and it is very remote here so I have no idea of where to go to the doctor. I am terrified in going cold turkey if I cannot find a doctor who will give me my meds, or even accept me as a patient. I am open to any kind of alternative pain relief. or even if someone will help me try and stop them. I have no idea id I can even funtion with out them! I never abuse them, but other than when I cut back, I don't miss doses. I have one refill left. How can I taper off and quit on my own? I would love to know I can do this in case I can't find a doctor. I am terrified. I have a 12 year old child, three dogs and cannoy go away to rehab. I do not think I need drug rehab, just pain management and a good doctor. Any taper off ideas or suggestions. I am in the Knoxville tennessee area. God Bless You and Help!
Dear Brokenwingangel: 1st . be proud of yourself that you have the courage and motivation to do this. I too was in the process of OxyContin, currently I take 60mgs twice a day and I too have never abused it, but am aware of the mess it is making of my life. I thank God to have found this site, and on it met Robert. No doubt he will answer your post. Using a drug called Suboxone, you CAN make it happen, unfortunately it too is addicting, but if listen to him and use his method, exactly as he instructs you (and not how most Dr.s will) he will tell you step by step, day by day how to effectively taper off it and finally live a drug free life. Until I came here I was terrified to even try. Good idea to seek out help for pain management, no one thing works for everyone. I am using Lyrica, and Celebrex for my needs and hoping that this will be all I need. The use of OxyContin for so long lowers your pain tolerance level, so they tell me that the pain that I will go back to having may not be as bad as it really is, and may likely be able to manage it better than I think.
Seek out Robert ... he will be your angel. Be strong and take care
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