Well after reading up and calling pharmacists, with the 3 Perscriptions I'm currenty taking - 10mg Valium, 12.5 Ambien CR, and 7.5/500 Hydrocodone at (8 to 9 daily):
I was FINALLY able to pinpoint, that it was the (on and off) long term use of 7.5 Hydrocone that has been causing that odd dizzyness, lack of energy, and so forth.
So, within in the past 3 days I have tappered down to 5 a day, and NOW approaching 4 today. (Hopefully!)
I'm not even off of them yet, and am already experiencing withdrawals: Depression, lack of motivation, upset stomach, difficulty in staying asleep but also groggy, and am starting to feel almost like I have a cold (when I don't), I'm seem to be colder than usual, and also having a runny nose.
On top on this, it SEEMS like I SHOULD be regaining energy, BUT I'm NOT, and feel down, sick and worse ON LESS, than when I was ON MORE! ???? I'm a little confused and don't know what to think, or expect when I drop lower.
Does this make sense to anyone? WHY would I feel less energy on 5 a day, than I did when I was on 9 a day? To me it would seem like if the Hydo was causing dizzyness, loss of energy, motivation and etc.. on HIGHER amounts,.... then reducing my daily intake by half - should help restore my energy and motivation - BUT IT'S almost like it's getting worse???
Does not make sense to me, can anyone please help? Even though I am feeling worse, I am also starting to have anxiety, and it's BECOMING HARDER to keep driving my daily count down.
You will feel some symotoms while tapering.. its best to give your body a few days between drops to let it adjust to the new dose.. the lack of energy is from the brain wanting more pills than you are giving it.. most experience lack of energy while detoxing or tapering.. pick up some B12 it helps with energy levels naturally..
THe other option instead of waiting a few days is to spread your doses farhter apart each day.. for example if you take them every 4 hours.. the next day go 4 and a half hours.. the next day 5 hours soon you will have your doses close together than you eliminate a dose out of your day.. Also what helped me is when I got to 4 per day I split them in halves and took 8 halves per day..
Try the B12 dots or even "Emergen-Cee" its a powder drink and it is full of it says here on the pack it has 417% of your daily value.. or if you have a doc they can give you a shot of it..Lady Sundown gets those and she swears by them..
Yeah I think you may be tapering too fast.. give yourself 3-4 days between drops.. giving your brain and body time to adjust helps alot in the long run so when you stop for good your body is already half way there..its gotten used to less of the drug over time so when it is suddenly getting none it won't be as hard on you...
If you need anything don't hesitate to send me a post
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