So long story short. Went to my dr today. A word of advice to all quitting either ct or taper, consult a physician!!! My bloodpressure was all over and I have hypoglycemia from the fast taper. Thus causing the stronger withdrawals than what I experienced when I went cold turkey from oxy's. Anyways, she said she would NEVER recommend ct per se bc of the underlying issues it can ( and did for me ) cause. The hypoglycemia was dangerously low. My bloodpressure fluctuated so greatly from 163/103 to 108/75 back to 100/95 in the matter of 30 minutes with several other readings too! She wanted me back on 2 halves of the norco daily for one week til I regulate my issues, but I'm torn. I don't want to withdrawal again, and yet I know I don't want to continue to suffer in silence and cause more significant issues later. Any any advice???
I am sorry to hear what you are going through but I do hope members will read this. You are a prime example of why we don't give out taper schedules here. Every member is told to see their doctor and do a proper taper.
Did she put you on any other medication to regulate your blood pressure other than pain meds?
Yes. I was put on lisinopril and a diuretic to help flush my kidneys. I guess I didn't realize the ramifications of ct and/ or fast taper, and what truly was going on inside. She assured me I wouldn't experience the harshness of withdrawal if I follow her advise. But I'm done with all of this and can't wait for it all to end!!!! I hope all the suffering I went thru wasn't for nothing, meaning bad withdrawals again after I'm done tapering. I feel so down about it.
Don't feel down about it. Look at it this way - YOU took control of the situation by consulting with your Dr. and finding a good and more importantly a SAFE way to quit. IB's right - giving out any kind of schedule would be complete negligence on anyone's part - we don't have your history and only your Dr. knows what's best.
Feel good about what you're doing here like_mom - like I said, you are now in control of the situation and with your Dr.'s assistance, you'll get there. This isn't supposed to be a race. So pat yourself on the back for finding a safe plan and move forward. You will be off the drugs before you know it and you aren't taking any risks with your health. So it's all good! :)
Thank you for those EXTREMELY comforting words Imdonenomore. I felt like a complete failure and that I went thru all the utter hell for nothing. I should've talked to my dr from the get go. And I should've not been so ashamed and embarrassed. But no more! I WILL get thru this all in due time. All on "my" time.
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