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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???
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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?
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Actually,most doctors WANT their patients to taper. They seldom suggest cold turkey because they know the drill...

My advice is do as the doctor said.  The doctors trump us here!! She'll continue to taper you,I'm sure...and if you follow her direction,you should be fine.
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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.
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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!  :)
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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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1580085 tn?1400944438
eaxctly!!, i am so glad you got proper advice and care! and now your doing the right thing, i really wish you well, god bless.
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1416133 tn?1351126817
GOOD for you - there you go!!!  Keep that mindset and you'll be just fine.  Stay strong and keep smiling!!  Remember - you have really happy day coming up - so embrace every single moment!!  :)
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1416133 tn?1351126817
Okay, that last post sounded a little TOO "cheerleaderey" - SORRY LOL  :)
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it was not for nothing.
take it easy, relax, get healthy.. (u can still make a meeting ya know..)

Be blessed
Frankie
(imdonenomore- i love cheerleaders)
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