Good for you. Sounds like your head is in the right place. 5 to 7 days. Get yourself ready.
You will need some over the counter advil or something for body aches, diarrhea, Lots of hot showers or baths. Have a look at Thomas recipe. It really helps.
You can do this! Post often!!
Sounds like you have a good plan in place.Take Terry's advice and check out the thomas' recipe and post often.Lots of help and support here.I couldn't have gotten clean and stayed clean for over a year now without these fine people.Sending prayers and strength your way.YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!! All the best...Kim
Have your Dr. ever mentioned neurotin? I was wondering if perhaps a big dose of that daily might help with the leg pain alot. It has helped me, as I have Fibro along with SLE and so, I take 600mg of neurotin 3 times a day. This sounds like alot but I assure you it's not that bad. Some take more and some find less works for them.
I wish you could tapper longer but you know what you can handle, so best of luck on your quit and please look into the neurotin.
We've tried the gambit.
Lyrica - no effect.
Neurontin - Turned me into a zombie for some reason. Like I was paying bills twice and neglecting others. I shouldn't have been driving and it scares the hell out of me that I was driving my kids to school every day.
The best thing that I've been using is Voltaren Gel. It has been pretty helpful.
At my last pain doc appointment, they told me that they felt I should get tested for MS because I do have some symptoms that look like it. What's one more test? I've been MRI'd, CT'd, checked for rheumatoid arthritis and generally poked and prodded for the last four years. Whats a more giant needle into the spinal column?
As for a longer taper, I wish I could, too, but I don't want to refill another prescription. 180 more of those tablets scare the heck out of me.
I know this is going to suck, but I gotta get it done.
I agree with Ella that Neurotin might help with the pain. That's what I got in Detox. Even if you just use it for the first week of withdrawl. It made me really zoned out, but really helped with the pain. Seems like you should already be experiencing some withdrawl having tapered down to 15mg. How are you feeling?
Yes, I have been experiencing withdrawal during the taper. The last 3 days, I have only taken the 15mg in the morning and have held off until the next morning. The pain has been there and the loss of appetite. I've lost 15lbs in the last week or so. Had a round of diarrhea when I went from 30mg to 15mg that I used Imodium for.
I've been alternating ibuprofen and naproxin for pain. I'm not sure which one really works yet. I just got out of a nice hot bath and feel pretty good.
I have a refill of Neurotin that I could get as well as a refill on Valium. After reading the Thomas recipe, perhaps the Valium may be a good thing. I don't think I could do the Neurotin again and I don't think my wife would let me. It freaked her out to be living with a zombie.
Now the big question is what to do tomorrow. Do I take that last dose tomorrow or do I just let it keep rolling? Its been 14 hours since my last dose. Like I said, I have to coach the last soccer game of the season tomorrow.