Hi everyone Im 62 years old. I have been on 80mg oxycontin and 45mg oxycodone for the past 5 years for chronic back pain. Talked to my Dr on Thursday and told him I want off and told him my plan. Plan is to drop oxycontin to one 40mg and one 30mg and use the oxycodone as needed! On Friday i dropped to a total of 60mg oxycontin , 30mg twice a day and still use oxycodone as needed but it is less then 30mg a day. Today Sunday I woke up feeling better than I have since I can't remember when! Took 30mg at 6:00am feeling almost normal all day! Just starting to feel WD at 3:00pm. So i took 7.5mg oxycodone and 2.5mg of xanax. Question is should I slow down I feel like I would like to drop to two 20mg of oxycontin use oxycodone and xanax as needed. Also I listen to the Beatles it comforts me greatly! I would appreciate and comments or suggestions. Wish all a strong day. Peace to all who are struggling!
My experience would suggest that if you lower anything by more than 25% of your dose in any seven day period is trying too hard. The withdrawal period should only by four to five days it is just that every day is as bad as the previous day until you wake up one morning feeling "cured".
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