I have been taking 4 to 6 fioricet with codeines per day for the last seven years. I want to get off of these, but I know the withdrawals are going to be severe. I am a single mom, work a full time job and need to be able to handle all of this and still withdraw. Any suggestions. I really need your help.
Isn't fioricet the same thing as 'butabitol'? just wondering cuz I have a friend that takes those for her headaches and she always runs out of her script. I didn't think they were a narcotic but you say they have codeine in them? I thought they were more of a caffeine pill.
You may want to talk to your Doc about a taper, w/d's from barbiturates can be risky. You have a double whamy, Butalbital and Codeine to w/d from. Your doctor may want to gradually reduce your dose. Do you take these for tension headaches?
Hi, I have been taking fioricet for 8 years and I want you to be really careful. I once tried to stop cold turkey and I had a seizure - this time I tapered off. Please read up on the withdrawal symptoms - this may not happen to you, but I want you to have the full information first. It is really hard to taper but so much better then winding up in the hospital from a seizure. I was taking - between 10 - 20 of them a day; I started tapering at 10 and went down 1 pill per day. My withdrawals were not as bad as some people. Don't get me wrong - it still sucks, it isn't easy. But, I also worked every day while tapering. I wish you the best of luck and if you ever need anything, just ask. I am usually here at night - but I check in on the weekends.
Cinn - fioricet is a barbituate, the same as butabital. I was only supposed to take 1 every 4 to 6 hours as needed for migraines - well, you all know my story, that didn't last :)
I am new here and I appreciate all your feedback. I am taking fioricet with codeine, so it is a double dose of trouble. I do take these for migraines, but they have become a very bad habit. I take 4 to 6 per day and once I tried cold turkey and wow - I could not function. I laid on the couch in a ball. My doctor is being patient with me and wants me to taper off (not the original doctor who prescribed these). I know he is getting frustrated with me because I have been tapering now for two years!!!!!! I think you can all relate. I am having a hard time tapering. I get down to 3 a day, but then go back up to the 4 to 6. This is soooooo hard to do. I need to be able to work a full time job, take care of my son and still be able to get off this s#*t. It was my idea to get off of these because I know this drug is controlling me. I count my pills, etc....... I am just worried because my doc wants me to get off and I do not think he is going to keep on prescribing these pills to me much longer.
HELP!!!!!!! This is different than a chat room, so I am assuming you have to post and then come back to look for reponses? I will come back later - need to go to work. Still on the 6 pills a day so I am functioning properly, but doc is pressuring me to get off.......scared as hell if he does not keep giving me enough prescriptions to get off slowly.
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