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1486919 tn?1289851143
Tapering off of Fentynal.
I last posted on here 10/25/2010.  I was trying to get off of 100 mcg of Fentynal. Happy to say that I finally found a doctor to help me!!  Its been 17 months. My original doctor began the taper 4/1/2012. 100 to 75mcg.  It took him getting into a bit of trouble to start tapering patients or sending them to a pain clinic. I was first tapered down and then sent to a pain clinic. This doctor isn't playing around! He said he was going to get me off the patches in 6 weeks.  I start 50 mcg 7/1/2012. Two weeks after that I go down to 25 mcg and two weeks after that down to 12.5 mcg and then done. I was taking 4 Percocet 10mg a day and he's reducing that to 7.5 mg at 4 a day and then after two weeks 3 a day.  Tapering to 75mcg was not as bad  of an experience as it could have been. Guess the Percs helped mask any w/d I might have had.  My original doctor just kind of left me hanging. I was waiting to taper to 50 in May when I saw him and he gave me the same scripts and then I was informed that he would no longer be writing scripts. I think it's not just for me but for anyone from what I've heard. Anyway, the new doctor also prescribed clonodin and elavil.  Just wondering if this sounds like a good plan and if anyone else has gone through this quick of a taper?  I was saved 2/04/2012 so I know I've got a huge supporter in my corner!! My family is very supportive as well.  Any thoughts or advice would be great!! Thanks.
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2126606 tn?1346348724
It does sound like a good plan. It seems like he is trying to manage anxiety and other major withdrawal symptoms....Best of luck..
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