Tapering Regimen - Hi, I am new to this. I was using 4 to 5 percs a day for around 3 years.?
- 25 Jul 2011 by Sashaleo
- 14 November 2011
- maintain, tapering regimen, tapering
... Laurie gave me a tapering method which I am going to follow as closely as I can. I am at3 a day (10s) and am going to maintain this for a week. So far it is doable. I am taking one in the am, afternoon, and pm. I am going to cut this to 7.5 3 times a day next week.. Anybody have any experience with tapering that can tell me how it went fr the,? I heard tapering slowly is the best way to minimize the withdrawal symptoms.
You're on the right track! Tapering off is slowly is definitely going to help. You may experience slight w/d symptoms but an anti anxiety medicine has helped me through it. I was also taking flexoril to help at night.
I am also on a tapering regimen which is working for me. I was also on 7.5 percocets about 12 a day..my Dr. cut me down to oxycontin, which is a slow release of percocet so you get a litttle at a time into your brain. After about 5 days of a little wd symptoms for my body to adjust from 120mg a day to 40mg a day, I am now living a pretty normal life. My dr. will drop me to 30mg a day of oxycontin next month after about 2 months on 40mg a day. It is a slow process, I have not taken more, although sometimes I am tempted, more for mental than physical symptoms. Some people say they would rather go thru wd symptoms and be done with it, but for me I couldn't handle wd's. I would rather taper this way. It is working, I hope I can stay strong when I am on nothing, but thats a while off. Talk to someone about this tapering regimen. For a Grandma and Mom who is always needed it seems to be doing o.k. Good Luck and please keep in touch. Golda55
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