I"ve gone cold turkey most times, was taking up to 7-10 percs/day. Tapering down seems to work best for a lot of people, but it does draw out the withdrawal symptoms. Immodium for the stomach issues works wonders, lots of exercise, vitamins, and good eating habits are very very important. Your body is getting rid of all this waste and toxins you put in it and it will take a lot of time to heal. You didn't get this way overnight, and getting better will take time. You have come a long way, don't let all the progress you've made go to waste. Hang in there; you may be surprised at how much the family trip gets your mind off the addiction.
time to jump! jlannspr gave you good advice. Good luck and come back often for support. It helped me so much to have this group.
Hello, I am on day 2 of trying to get off of about 200milegrams a day of mostly Percocet and some roxys. I'm in excruciating pain and my last blood pressure reading was 139/107 with a heart rate of 96. Is it too much to try to go cold turkey from 200milegrams a day to 0. I've never hurt so bad in my entire life. I have the usual symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, restless leg syndrome, headache, and in general just pain everywhere. I need my life back. I have lost almost everything, and I need to get off of these so badly. Please any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I don't know if I need to get into some sort of medical detox program or just keep going. I just literally feel like I am about to die. Like I'm on the verge of wanting to take my own life because I'm in so much pain I can't hardly stand it. Any feedback you could give I would greatly appreciate. Cudos to you for cutting back so much! You should be so proud of yourself.
Hi Count- I remember you name. Yes, as the above posters said, it's time to jump. Your wds won't get worse. At this stage, and you may not consciously realize this, but it's a mental crutch. You are prolonging the wds. What helped me during that time was surrendering to the fact that I just am not going to feel good right now no matter what. You probably won't feel good on that vacay but that's ok. It's not the end of the world. It will end up being a great reminder. You will think back to that awesome vacation you had but couldn't enjoy it because you were detoxing! That's ok, we all have those stories. Just accept it and embrace it. So glad you are going to meetings, YAY!! I love that you pushed yourself to go, you are so on the right track. If you can find a sponsor, even a temporary one before you go, do it! It will be great to check in w/ someone daily instead of feeling lost and sick and alone on vacation. I can't recommend that enough!:)
YAY! Keep us posted. Even during vacay!:)
You will be fine! Don't force yourself to feel "happy". Just be. Keep us posted:)