- 10 Feb 2011 by nateoiler2710
- 9 April 2013
- opiate withdrawal, pain, tapering regimen, oxycodone, opiate
Please someone reply quickly. I am new to this site and am looking to make friends with people that have the same interest as me which is to get off oxycodone. I have been a pain patient for almost 4 years now and have gradually been moved up from 20mg a day and now 180mg daily. Yesterday my primary care doc told me I'm getting up there with a condition that shouldn't constitute that high of a dose and I agreed. I have lost my insurance so rehab is out of the question. Me and my doctor decided to quit cold turkey and he prescribed me clonidine. Not a taper because of my financial situation. So yesturday I quit my oxys at 12pm and began using my clonidine. By that night I was felling the effects of not taking my oxy. Every pain patient knowswhat this feels like. So I took another cloonidine and this really does help it is at the 35th hour oxy free and I ate half a 30mg tablet because although the clonidine has worked wonders thers is no way in hell I was going to sleep a wink. My questions are as follows:
1. Should I have not taken the 15 mg oxy to sleep and does that mean I have to start the process all over again? I didn't sleep v asery long anyways.
2. Can I. Cheat a little and still lower my tolerance to a reasonable dose quickly
3. Can someone give me a feasable taper because I have to sleep a little during the night I am looking for a good job everyday and have to present myself at least half way decent
How many oxy 30mg do you have left? Is there any chance of getting on suboxone or is a taper off the oxy a must? If you have enough oxy to do a slow taper, it can be done relatively safely. Cold turkey is very hard but can be done. Depending on how many you have left, a taper may be the way to go. But it's also important to find a support group, even if it's here. There's so many wonderful members who have been there and will support you!
Please post and let us know how many 30's you have left, start from there.
I have only 3 left and I will not touch a suboxone it is a opiate with a long half life. So ur saying a taper will be more confortable for me than adruptly quiting???
I do have access to methadone 10mgs but the half life on those r crazy too. U guys think I should just taper the oxy or the don or use both. I just did 15 mg of oxy to try to sleep and I'm already shivering and all the other good stuff
I don't recommend starting to take the methadone now. Replacing one for the other maybe asking for trouble. Can you get more oxy from your doctor and do a slow taper. Dropping your daily dose by one pill for a week, then dropping your daily dose one more pill for a week, etc is a much easier way to go. Does this make sense? If fact it can be done with little to no withdrawls.
Just because you took the 15mg to sleep doesn't mean you have to start over per say just that you need to taper. If you can't get anymore from your doctor then do as Christine said and try to divide your pills into half and fourths and slowly reduce that way. Space them out through out the day, not just at night. You may still have some withdrawls but not as bad hopefully.
I hope this makes sense. We are here for you, stay in touch
What happend today
Well no sleep is really killing my will to be done with this. I went out and bought 1 suboxone 8 mainly just to know I can end this. Going from 6 30s a day to 15mg is not for the weak hearted that is for sure. Buying the sub has brought a small psychologial boost for now. I sure hope I don't have to take it. How much longer till this shit starts to calm down its realllly pissing me o
Off. Thanks for the support guys. I have no idea how much longer I can last to be honest. These r great meds for pain but to come off them I just don't get why its so hard. Its the devil like death is on my door all I can do is get up to take a warm shower and it feels like I've walked a million miles. Look forward to hearing from someone... I gotta go shit my brains out and powerbarf lol
You can do this for sure. I just took my last norco this am. Now it's 6:30pm and I already feel the cramps. I'm in this for the long haul. So let's succeed in this together! Cathleen
Nateoiler!! How are you? Keep posting and we'll try to get you through this. If you need the Thomas Recipe, let me know. I can send you the link. In the meantime, where are you at? Pain wise? Hang in there buddy. It will get better.
Tylenol PM can help you sleep & help relieve some of your pain. It's acetaminophen & diphenhydramine (benadryl) 25mg. The dollar stores carry the generic ones so alot cheaper. I with my doctors permission 3 benadryl to help me sleep at night, but also xanax. Helps with the anxiety. You might ask your doc about this. Let us know how you are doing & good luck to you, I'm very glad you are tapering off the medicine!
I think I did it. Last night I took some ambien for sleep and woke up 16 hours later at almost 6pm now its almost ten and there is almost no discomfort today. I just have to remember how bad of a experience this whole thing was.
Mary again, I just looked in my drug book about Conidine, & it says it is used primarily for High Blood Pressure. Do you have this? It also said it can be used for other conditions, but did not list them, does anybody have a comment on this? Just wondering! Lots o Luck!
Nyquil will help with the sleeping, not to fall asleep but once your asleep your sleeping, take some 1 hr before hand
Taper is absolutely smarter than just stopping.
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