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Taper off Pain Pills

I'm tapering off pain pills under a Doctors care. Anyone doing the same? Long term opioid use just doesn't make sense. My body is developing a tolerance & the original prescribed dose isn't working for me any longer. Who feels the same way I feel ? Pamela
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I too have been on pain meds and have build up,a tolerance to them!  I had a hysterectomy 2 weeks ago today and have a message to my Dr. To taper off.  Can I ask how they are tapering your meds and what u take?
Thanks Sadiekins62
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6726276 tn?1421130268
Hi Sadie. I'm happy to share w you. Norco 10/325   (325 is the Tylenol )
Was taking 10 mg every 4 hours. Except it got to every 3 hrs & sometimes
1 1/2 pill (15 mg).
Now I'm on Day 6 of 30 mg pr day. 5 mg every 3 hrs. I got a little careless one day, so I must cut the pills in 1/2 & put them in my pill carrier so I don't miss my target. It's easy to forget + you feel cravings. Pamela
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Thanks for sharing!  I'm weaning from oxycodone 30mg was taking two every 3hrs n cut it to 1 every 3 hours for last two days!  Feeling good with that and waiting to hear what the next step is from my Dr.  How long do I stay here before cutting dose again?  Looking forward to getting off them.
Sadie
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6726276 tn?1421130268
Hi Sadie. Looks like you've 1/2 your dose already. When do you speak to your Dr?
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Hi Sadie,
I am proud of you that you are doing this! I on the other hand not so lucky. I have been taking norco 10 for the last 4 years and I am ashamed to say but when I built up a tolerance for them, I was taking 30 plus a day! I am now tapering off hard, I have only taken 10 mg today and doing fine. Please keep up the good work! It is important to stay on track. This stuff is not the answer!
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6726276 tn?1421130268
Hi Suzanne. You are Remarkable. So down to 10 mg pr day. How long do you plan to stay at that level, if you don't mind me asking.
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