It may be a little bit harder because well getting off the meth you had the tabs to fall back on. Now in the back of your mind you know there will be nothing to fall back on. I'd go a little slower with your taper maybe? No point in being really uncomfortable. If you're gona taper,taper right. Dropping half pills is a good idea,but I'd do it maybe over a week or so. Not a few days. I know the first one you have to because doc left you one short. So when you get to 3 stabilize intill comfortable,then drop half. The point of tapering is to not be crazy uncomfortable,if you are then just try dropping a quarter at first. Then another quarter. You're on a low dose,this will be over before you know it. You've kicked tramadol and methadone!!! You're a F'in EPIC!! You can do the tabs too no prob!! :))
Yea I am sure regardless if I was an addict or dependent just the mental part of knowing I was still taking tabs helped with the Methadone detox and I wont have that this time I am on day 2 of 3 and half tabs and doing ok I just wake up early with pain in the morning I have enough left from last month to make it another 6 days at 3 and a half a day I guess I will have to deal with it
Your plan to get off the hydrocodone sounds like a good one....
I had a dr advise me to reduce 1/2 pill per week until I reached zero....and to expect some rebound pain before I assessed by true pain levels.
Since you consider yourself "dependent" rather than addicted, you should do well with the plan you have laid out and total freedom will be yours!
Please keep posting and let us know how you are getting on~
I have been taking my doses every 5 hr instead of every 4hr and doing ok at that but I will have to go to 6hr prbly to get to 3 a day but I am doing good so far
Yay!! Good for you dozeman!! Freedom is so close for you,and I know you've been through a lot doing this all alone. Getting off the methadone and the trams,you are truly amazing!! Have you decided about what you will do for pain relief when you're off these? I'm assuming if you were on very strong meds,you have some chronic pain? That is the hard part. You don't want to hurt everyday either. Lots of diff things out there though. :)) you rock dude!! xox Krissy!!
I was on meds for an injury but I think im healed enough to not need Narotic meds anymore but that is not yet known but so far its going good I realized one day out of the blue that I was taking them to avoid the w/d that was coming on I was mistaking w/d for pain because I didnt know anything about meds other than the Dr gave them to me and I felt great but we all know you just keep needing more to get the same effect I will study any thing I ever take from now on