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Tapering Slowly but Unsurely

Welp...For the past few days I've went from 10 perc 10/325's to 7 a day....I wish I could say I'm well on my way but bro.....

When I wake up in the morning the wrath of these bastards are very very evident. oh my dear lord...I feel like such hell when I wake up and throughout the day, although I take them, I feel so spaced out like the life hass been sucked right out of me. And the amount I've been taking isnt even that drastic!?! I dont see how people go cold turkey, the shock on the body and the wrath is so brutal...I must be weak man, because I couldnt imagine going days and days on end feeling the way I do at 8:00 am after my tapering process. I think its going to have to be a definite for Suboxone. Plus sleeping is becoming an issue.

Does Suboxone help you sleep at all? I wish I could close my eyes and wake up and have this all over with, this is a battle I have to face but I am seriously questioning whether I can really beat this and still maintain normality in my life for a while.
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306867 tn?1299249709
I guess tapering is like cold turkey only longer, if you taper to quickly. I think whole purpose of tapering is to avoid withdrawal symptoms and it must be very gradual. I'm a cold turkey girl. I just wanted it over with as quickly as possible.  
352796 tn?1200607746
Suboxone makes me sleep like a baby without feeling groggy the next morning.  I also don't have that "gotta take meds now" feeling like when I was using.  Get on the NAABT website and find a doctor.  Mine is a couple hours away, but he is wonderful and understands addiction well.  My Doc, my wife/family and suboxone have put where I am today.  I am a high school English teacher and looking at buying my first home.  One year ago today I was on my way to rehab.  Stay strong.

182493 tn?1348052915
Have you read the article on tapering in my journal??  It could really help you. Tapering can be done if done steady and slowly.
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Congrats on tapering.  I have tapered down to 7.5 mg percocet.  Today I haven't had a pill yet.  I'm thinking allaboutmary might be correct.  Been going through all the withdrawal symptoms for a long time now.  Don't know if I'm going to go cold turkey or not yet.  I'm scared of the withdrawal symptoms, but think I may already be feeling them anyway.  Don't know if I will feel any worse whether I just stop.  FLaddict does have a great article on tapering.  In my experience, some cuts are harder than others and it doesn't make a whole lot of sense.  I think I would have asked for suboxone,but I want to get it over with shortly.  Best of luck to you.
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