About Me: Female, 47, Atlanta, GA, member since Nov 2012
I was very active in MedHelp before and during my detoxes from opiates during 2011 and the first half of 2012. First I detoxed from Opana ER (150 mg). Then, I detoxed from Suboxone. I stayed on Ativan because of the release I had from back pain as my muscles relaxed,
[More] and relief from the anxiety I had about my pain. I finished a two months plus detox from Ambien by use of Librium under the care of a recovering addiction doctor. During this time I also tapered off the other meds I was on: Vivance, Baclofen, and Lyrica. As I write this, I am on Day 18 off of the Ativan (by use of Librium) taper. My brain chemistry is trying to regulate. The anxiety is really difficult. My brain/emotions are fighting to normalize after 6 1/2 years of being on Opiates, and more recently, the benzos. I have been so blessed to been able to travel from Atlanta to Florida for all my treatment. Although I am still healing, I want to share my hope for overcoming my addictions. My back pain is sooooo improved by not going into withdrawals between opiate doses, as well as no longer having hyperalgesia. I am also greatly helped by "Active Release Therapy" and Guna Injections. I am sure God has been and is, guiding and providing as I trust Him. Also NA and AA is soooo helpful......Now, over 1 1/2 years after writing this, I am still clean, and live in the freedom of no pills, and very, very little pain. I still go to AA and NA, and hope to do so all of my life. It is a joy.
Thank you for your response. With the morphine I had no choice but to stop c/t as they were extended release and could not be cut into halves etc. With the Norco, I am trying to taper but am having trouble controlling it...........will just see how it goes. Going into Rehab is not an option for me.
All the best to you.
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