I am a chronic pain patient on oxycodone (NOT oxycontin) for 4 yrs. I've been tapering off since Feb 24. My normal dose was 25mg/4 hours. I've weaned down by 5mg every 3 days & planned on going to zero mg tomorrow.
I have Clonidine,Clonazepam,supplements & herbs for withdrawal symptoms.
Today my PCP said I'm doing very well, but wants me to slow down the taper to a crawl. His taper schedule is a week each at:
I am looking for input from anyone who tapered quickly from oxycodone. I DO NOT want this to take another month.
I am contemplating doing one 5mg dose a day for a couple of days rather than going directly to zero mg tomorrow. I want this over with.
I appreciate any input from anyone who has been in a similar situation.
I had some discomfort when i jumped from 10mgs/day to 7.5mgs. that was a week ago.. it wasn't as bad as full blown withdrawl though.. some restlessness, nausea, had a night i couldn't fall asleep.. I felt like i was at 80% instead of 100%. If you need any help or need someone to talk to just ask.. my email is ***@****
80mg x every 8 hours (3 per day)
10mg instant release x 3-4 per day every 4-6hours as needed
My doc wants me to try to lower my dose, so far I have cut down 10mg per day. 3 months strong. He is against the instant release pills as they are habit forming and abuse potential is high. I am not a addict nor have been* They help immensely with breakthru pain**
My Q? - I was going to suggest this taper for now;
80mg x every 8 hours (2 per day)
60mg before bedtime instead of 80mg before
.......... all else same.
how long should I try this for ? And then move to 40mg at last dose from 60mg.
Any ideas? comments? Recommendations?
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