ok, so i was gonna taper 5mg less then my normal dose, im worried because i had my appointment today and my dr wants me on 2 10/325 every 5 hours, he gave me a schedule of 7am, 12noon, 5pm, 10pm, he said thats the only way he wants me to do it, and he will keep me on that schedule for a longer period of time, so i guess with this new schedule, its day one tomorrow. he said he can give me clonodine for withdrawls, its a medication i will take 2 times a day, has anyone ever been given that for withdraw, and oh boy will someone please tell me im gonna make it thru this new taper
My dr put me on a different taper schedule, help help help?
- 8 Sep 2011 by Anonymous
- 19 Oct 2011
I understand the doctors reasoning in the low dose (compared to what you are use to) and the every 5 hours. You have to do this as the doctor is only going to prescribe the exact amount of pills for the taper. The clonidine will help the anxiety and restlessness that results with withdrawals. Taking the pills every 5 hours should ward off most of the discomfort. Gonna have to stick to the plan hon. You can do this and we are here to support you all the way.
I am adding my 'two cents' of support for you. Want you to see there are many of us here that will BE here for you as well as your support group. Both are great, and I have found to be oh so necessary! I am considering seeking a 'live' support group, but I absolutely love my DC fam!
I am on suboxone right now to be off of vicodin. I chose this path and it has helped my fibro pain as well as my multiple disc bulge pain. It works! If you are drug dependent due to pain management this may be an alternate route to take, HOWEVER... your dr knows all the ins and outs of your situation and the course he has put you on is the one he feels is best for you. You absolutely can do this. Your mind is trying to scare you, because now you are on the doctor's schedule and not your own. (been there, got the t shirt!) It is just that. A game of the mind. Your body is going to be fine with the new schedule. I promise. You just need to follow his suggestions, which are great, and keep busy and think of other things other than the pills. There in-lies the rub! Changing your thoughts. But, you will also find freedom once your mindset changes from 'where do I get more if I run out before next month' 'look how much money I am spending', etc. New found freedom in having other things to do than focus on pills.
Keep in touch with us. We are here for ya!!
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