Dec 04, 2011
I am tapering on Opana ER. I was on 40 mg Opana ER 3 times a day plus prns when needed. I had 10 mg Opana prns and then 5 mg Opana prns. I am now on a dosage of 20 mg Opana ER 3 times a day plus the PRNs I need to make it. I was taking a 5 mg. ER with the 20 mg. ER. I just decided to cut that out because I want to have the 5 mg Opana ERs incase I ever had to emergency wean myself off of Opana. The only way I could do it would be by having the 5 mg Opana ERs to make 15 mg Opana ER, 10 mg Opana ER and 5 mg Opana ER. I have been thinking, and I need to save up 5 mg PRNs for such a purpose as that.
I have had some seriously rough patches while doing this taper. One of the worse days was this past week. I didn't sleep a wink that night. I was in so much pain. God makes it that we hurt a great deal when we don't sleep. Strong motivator to take care of this need. I believe the tiredness of that day greatly exerbated the pain of the withdrawal. I have had various times of feeling so anxious that I have prayed for the peace of mind to string thoughts together. It is so painful when you can't even think without being reminded of the the fear in your mind.