You might be decreasing it too quickly. Try taking 15mg. in the morning and 30mg. at night for at least a week before you decrease any more. I have found that "rescue" doses (those small amounts extra taken while decreasing meds.) are sometimes necessary. My problem is; too many rescue doses and not enough will power. I was able to go from 140mg. "morphine equivalent" down to 20-40mg. morphine, or, 1-2 10mg. Percocets. (and I cut pills)
Oxycodone is twice as strong as morphine and pain management scores all the opiate meds. by that scale. So, a 10mg. Percocet is equal to 20mg. morphine.
Good luck with your detox. Mine is dragging on for more than a year now.
Hi & Welcome to our forum.
Most of us could not do a taper, so we got down some and jumped off a med or many meds at once. We can not give taper advice on this site, but I can tell you to let your Brain/Body adjust to each drop. Everyone is a bit different and metabolizes these drugs different too.
We have many Brain Chems that are affected and Body ones too. The Receptors in our Stomach get full (sorta putting it) when we use opiates and this will cause constipation. As we taper or stop these meds we have all kinds of side affects/(w/ds) and one is bad stomach pain or using the toilet alot.
Are you at 30mg a day on Oxys right now???
With this info we can help further.
I am done to 22 mg a day...wd caught up...so sick.dizzy,headache hot, cant control urine, heart fast...body pain. chills. when I take reduced dose only heps after 2 hrs and lasts for only 2 hrs.
Stay hydrated, Gatorade. Hot Epsom salt baths, take Imodium, eat bananas.
Magnesium/ calcium/ zinc supplements. You will get through this.
You are having rebound pain. Your brain needs to rewire itself with less opoates.
Keep the faith. You are healing.
Hi.....well withdrawal can happen at any time threw a taper....my advise is to just jump now and get it over with acute withdrawal only last 3 to 5 days then it is done you may very well have bad withdrawals for the rest of your taper only prolonging the agony we have seen this a lot of times on the forum.....it is always best when you reach this point to just get it over with let us know what you decide to do we will continue to support you..........Gnarly
How are YOU feeling?? Did you get off the pills all the way??
Give us a update..OK?
You might as well jump because you are gong through the w/ds already. This way you can just be done with it and not suffer for a few more weeks. I would just be done and then your healing will begin sooner. This is all up to you!
Are you drinking tons of fluids and taking some vit/min.?? Get the ones that you can add to water. Eat small healthy meals every 3hours a day..Real small
Make sure you are soaking in the tub with that Epsom salt..Magnesium is one of the best minerals to help pull toxins out.
I sure do feel for you..Maybe you will get lucky and not feel so much after you stop. I will keep my fingers crossed. Good Luck!
I responded in your PM.
Give you some tip in there. However, others will share some things too!
hi.....well your taper has been going pritty good so far....if you have another night like that I would recommend just jumping off all together there is no completely comfortable way to do this but your withdrawal should not be any worst then what you have experience....it is always worst in our minds then it turns out to be let us know when you make the jump as always keep posting for support
Hi......you will find that the whole body freaks out wile detoxing so the throat thing is not common but we have seen it b/4 here on the forum....once you jump off it will take around 4 to 5 days then the phyical part of the withdrawal will be over....aftercare is a critical part of doing this.....I recommend the N/A progam to everyone it is free the meetings are only a hour long and it will give you some place to share where the people will understand.....you dont even need to be clean you only need the desire to stop so google a N/A meeting near you and go....as always keep posting for support......Gnarly..........