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pain pill withdraws

Hello!! could someone plese tell me the best way to deal with withdraws. I have to work everyday. and can not take off. I have been taking pain pills everyday for 2 months. But been taking pps off and on for 3 years. If someone could help that would be very nice.  ky
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TAPER TAPER TAPER.  LESS EACH DAY.
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I said in my first reply to decide if you wanted to taper or go c/t. When I was done I saw you had posted again and asked that question. lol  sorry.

Tapering is probably best in your case, as the other poster said. You can w/d slowly. You can even shave the pills. As long as you keep taking less, you're on the right track. To do it c/t would be like having a severe case of the flu times five. That's hard to hide.

You could start your taper right now. Next pill you take try cutting it as much as you are comfortable with. Keep us posted.
Take Care....LS
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I don't want to be brutal, but I have news for you.  If you take pain pills every day for 2 months and off and on for a couple years, you have a problem.  Second, everyone keeps saying taper off, but there is no way around it.  You will experience withdrawls and if you try to use the pills to curb the withdrawls, you will end up taking just as many and it will never happen.  If you truly want off the pills then work can take backseat to your life without pills.
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I think what Lady and everyone else means is a "less" brutal way of detoxing from the drug when referring to tapering.
Tapering can and DOES work, if you can stick to it. It lessens the withdrawels drastically.
That I do know from experience, I am not over my mountain yet, but I do know that tapering can be the right way for some vs c/t.

That is the wonder of "tapering", your body adjusts to the lower doses of the drug.
Even if a person can get to half of the dose they normally take and be comfortable there is worth going for.

But tapering is not for everyone just as cold turkey is not for everyone either.

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the only way to stop using drugs is to stop using drugs
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I agree with you EJ the only way to stop the pills is to stop the pills. I tapered for a month and still had 2 weeks of WD's. I believe as long as you are putting the pills in your body no matter what the amount then you are using and will have withdrawals. There just isn't any way around it. If you want to quit the pills then you have to quit them.
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Wow.  If we are supposed to comment on the original post then why am I being critiqued on my comments?  Isn't the point of a forum to recieve many opinions so that there is a wide range of choices?
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As true as that may be, it does not mean it cannot be done in a less brutal way and or maybe even a longer route, again which is up to the discretion of the person.
Eventually someone who does want to quit bad enough, eventually will yes. But that does not mean they have to suffer doing it if they choose not to. You CAN successfully quit while tapering.

Good night everyone, hope you all have a restfull and peaceful night!





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Hello H3Girl
I am trying to taper.  I was doing 10 pills of 10/500 loratab per day.  I have cut it back to 7 per day for 7 days (1 and one half every 3 hours) and I plan to start with 5 per day for seven days tomorrow, then 2 and one half pills per day for 7 days then stop all together.  Does this sound like a good plan for tapering???  I am on the 7th day of 7 pills per day and I do feel a bit better today than I did earlier in the week.  Seems to be getting better.
I take my first dose at 6:30 AM then at 9:30 AM and every three hours after that until my last dose at 6:30 PM.  I stay awake until about 9:00 PM then take sleep meds to knock me out until the next morning.  I am doing the Thomas Recipe along with this taper plan.  Any helpful advice would be helpful.  How did you do your taper??
Thanks so much!!
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Hello All
I am trying to taper. I was doing 10 pills of 10/500 loratab per day. I have cut it back to 7 per day for 7 days (1 and one half every 3 hours) and I plan to start with 5 per day for seven days tomorrow, then 2 and one half pills per day for 7 days then stop all together. Does this sound like a good plan for tapering??? I am on the 7th day of 7 pills per day and I do feel a bit better today than I did earlier in the week. Seems to be getting better.
I take my first dose at 6:30 AM then at 9:30 AM and every three hours after that until my last dose at 6:30 PM. I stay awake until about 9:00 PM then take sleep meds to knock me out until the next morning. I am doing the Thomas Recipe along with this taper plan.  If anyone out there did a tapper plan I would like to know how you did it. Any helpful advice would be appreciated.
Thanks so much!!
Birdsong
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hey everyone i started my addiction with roxycodone15mg. i was taking about 10 pills a day i tryed c/t.  had about 7 days day of serious sickness. Now i'm having rls simptons in my whole body. Major mood swing. even to the point of lashing out at my women. I geuss the withdtraws got the best of me so i broke down and took a pill. I want to know if i took a pill for a few days then started cuting then in half, and then even in 1/4. if it would help me get threw this with out such serious withdraw simptons. I really want off these dam pills. cant sleep, and that kinda making it worse. I just want to now if that will be heading in the right direction with the withdraws. Can someone give me any advice pls
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i have been takeing pain killers yes that is what it is a KILLER for 6 yrs eanything that i could get my hands on and i had a great supply of pills guarantee every month my conection would have the killers i was like fire and they where water they would put it on me and plenty of it i have a really good job and so does my wife i have a pie chart on my online bank statment and the only time i take money out of the atm 95% of the time is for pills i have taken 10K out this year do the math my wife is as clean as can be never has done drugs of eany kind i hid my KILLER from here we have seperate bank acounts will she got to wondering where all my money was going she found out and gave me a choice right now not latter but right now called my familly over called rehabs the church i was in shock here i am liveing high for 5 years strong hidding my abuse for 5 years i chose no rehab took vacation from work and went c/t what utter hill unreal what a shock my body went through going from 15 to 25 pills a night and day i work third shift and work alot of over time to compasate my KILLER habbit to nothing i thought i was going to die 2 days into it i had to get me a pill of all things i went to my mother in law and scored me 2 took one straight to the head like i havent eaten in a month 35min latter i was felling some what better just off of 1 perct 10 that was at 4 pm the next day i took the other one at 4pm now every 24 hours i take 1 perck 10 it has been 5 days since i was busted by my wife 5 days 3 pills a big big difference in between pill i fell better alot better the w/d isent so bad cut down 4 times i fell some pain in my legs the jitters and a litte headake and still dont sleep much but ams getting some rest from time to time i also have a 4 year old at home with me just me and him he is totally on me which makes it harder then if i was by myself but i do want to stop im takeing away from my familly spending the money on KILLER so i am on my way i will stop i fell better every day i think w/o is a better way to stop it makes the w/d not so bad but you really want to stop takeing the KILLERS to w/o of it nothing to it but just to do it good luck        
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