I know we have some members who have "tapered" from fentanyl. I have read that it's pretty rough to come off of.
If I was you I would jump at the chance to go to a rehab.
If you type fentanyl into the search engine you will read lots of people's experiences with fentanyl and detox.
Hope this helps some.
Thank you all for your replies. I'm making a doctor apt to talk with my doctor about rehab to detox. I'm scared to death to do this at home. I know it can be done but I would rather my kids not see me go through W/D. I think I would rather get injections in my back then be on these meds. It's funny because one of the reasons I didn't want to stop taking Oxy is because I don't want to deal with the anxiety and depression they say you get afterward but I'm getting them while on it now so I want off these things. I tell my husband that I feel like I'm being poisoned sometimes. These pills are horrible they take over your mind and daily life ughh. Thank you all again.
Hi. I was on the fentanyl (and hydros) roller coaster for about 3 years. I tried to taper but felt wd while doing that then had about a week of restlessness, no sleep, no appetite etc. Plus the mental game of never having it again. I didn't know that much about fentanyl and joined this board on day 3 (I think) desperate and scared. After reading about this drug I am so glad that it has worked out for me the way it has... I am on day 40. If you can I would suggest you talk with your doctor. I was using the 50 patch but using more than I should. It is a combination of physical and mental.... the mental being worse for me. I also had someone that made sure I ate something and kept drinking. I am glad I am where I am now, my pain condition is better too. ironic isn't it? If you have any questions please let me know. I know my life without is already better and I still have a way to go. Best of luck.
I was o Fntanl an tried to come off CT but wound up in the ER due to dehydration. I also had some underlying he alth issues andI wound up tapering. Tapering can be hard as yo'realways going in and out of withdrawals. My doctors at that time didn't want me to come off. I taperedvery slowl and then asked my primary care for help. She upped my BT med, oxycodone, temporarily and thenndid a slow taper off that.
It takes timeand patience. The tapering can wear thin at times. It definitely can be done and it's easier than CT in many ways but it's still not a cake walk.
I'll note tha I was dependent versus addicted so I didn't have to deal with the mental component of detox. If you're addicted as well as dependent, then you would need to figure out some aftercare. It csn be done but if cold have done an inpatient I would have. You can always ask for comfort measures.
Hi, I'm new here and although never been on fentanyl but i wanted to say that i was on oxy for 2 years. Every place has a different way to go about it but i went from a detox center (detoxed with suboxone for 7 days) straight to a 28 day rehab center. Personally, if i wouldn't have went to the 28 day program to give my mind and body time to adjust in a positive environment, i couldn't have done it. I have however had people in my family who use to (no lie) suck the gel out of the patches and have the same testimony. Hope i somewhat helped and good luck!
I wish I could help you but I have never taken fentanyl! It us my understanding that it is one of the strongest narcotics that you can get. From what I have read, it is best to taper off the fentanyl slowly. I think they say to raise your dose of oxycodone while you are tapering the fentanyl then you can slowly taper off the oxycodone. I hope someone comes along that can help you and I hope your doctor can help you. I would assume that going into an inpatient detox would be the same as going for any other narcotics. Again, I am sorry that I can't help you but I do wish you the best of luck!
Thank you Rosy. Well no one else responded so I guess nobody has any info about detoxing from fentanyl.
I wish I could have went to rehab but unfortunately had to do it at home. We do have users who went to rehab! Hang in their and you should hear from them soon. I just wanted to drop in and give you my support. Hang in there!