Hi Muffer, Welcome to the forum.. There is nothing to be afraid of, If there was it would be continued using. We are not allowed to give a tapering schedule but you can get one from your Dr. Just let him/her know you are ready. I can say to taper we remove a lil at a time till you feel normal then remove a lil again and repeat till gone. You will still feel wd in the end and thru the taper. This is why many just stop and go thru the wd It takes 5 days of feeling like you have the flu and a few weeks to feel like yourself.. I do not recommend the Xanax as it is addicting there are more Natural things to use. Anyway speak to your Dr. Keep reading we will be here to support you in what ever way we can. Take care, lesa
Hello muffer! I want to lend any and all support I can. It is true that many do not prefer the taper method. Some because it is difficult to ration pills, others because it tends to prolong withdrawals. I can only give my experience. The first time I had to take pain medication for 9 months through physical therapy. My doctor gave me a taper plan. It made me miserable. I still had withdrawal symptoms. One day I just jumped. The day before I bought tea, allergy meds, Advil, Epsom salts and told my hubby not to hover because I would be irritable the first few days, lol. It is not as bad as what you are probably thinking. At the end of the day, do what is comfortable for you. You have my support, good luck! Let us know how you are doing.
Hi muffer! I quit my use of perks about a month ago, and did the tapering method. I am not sure if it helped because quite honestly my withdrawals were still terrible. Didn't sleep basically at all for the first 2 1/2 weeks, but by the end of that second week I was slowly able to get more sleep. Unfortunately I slipped up due to some trauma that I went through last week, and ended my 3 weeks of sobriety... Back to day 1 today. I say just jump, don't taper. The longer you continue using them I feel like the worse the withdrawals will get, rather than just stopping now and forgetting about the taper. Since I did this a month ago, I know what to expect more so this time around. Baths are a life saver for every time you feel body aches or restless legs or anything of that matter. Epsom salts help a bunch in that department. Exercise will be your best friend, it'll be super hard to go, but that and use of the sauna really helped me feel better on a day to day basis. Keeping your mind busy is another thing that is key, especially for the first week because it will not be fun. Figure out a bunch of movies you love to watch and have those ready for the week you stop; or figure out a new show to watch on netflix and just binge! Take vitamins, and try to eat healthy and on a schedule sort of- just make sure you are getting breakfast, lunch and dinner. Xanax was the only way I was able to get sleep those first few weeks but they are extremely addictive and the withdrawals are awful and dangerous for that- however moderate use in the first little while of withdrawing I don't think is a bad thing. Just don't use them every day. I took one after 4 days because I needed sleep so badly, and then I took one another 4 days after that. Try to space them out and only use them if you are going to when you are feeling at your worst. Have a heating pad for aches and pains. If I can think of anything else I will let you know- and since I am redoing this process all over again if I come up with something while I am withdrawing this time around again I will share my info! Best of luck to you- you can do this :)
I wish I had the answers to your questions. I was on Oxycodones 10 for about 4 years. taking 4-7 a day. I have been taking suboxone to get off of them. It seems to work good. Without it I had horrible stomach pains. and much worse. I hope it all works out for you.
hey muffer it sounds like you are doing great! it took a lot of courage to CT, my hat goes off to you. the worst part is usually the first 7-10 days; some say less time; it kind of depends on your personal chemistry. everything you're feeling is common. you *will* feel better soon. just wanted to lend my support. good luck. :)))