Are You Supposed to Feel Some Type of Withdrawl When Tapering?

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NickB_NoPercs
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   Posted 1/4/2008 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone:
 
Someone mentioned no withdrawls should be felt when tapering...I thought otherwise.  I was expecting some discomfort, actually quite a bit for the first few days, but as the opiate started lessoning in my system, less withdrawls.  Am I wrong on this?
 
Thx,
 
Nic

NickB_NoPercs
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   Posted 1/4/2008 3:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone have any experience with this?

Thx

mrsm123
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   Posted 1/4/2008 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Nick,
I tapered off 150 mg of Oxycontin. It depends on the opiate and how big a cut you make in the dosage as to whether or not you will feel withdrawal symptoms. What are you taking and how are you doing a taper?
When I did mine, I cut the dosage too big the first taper and had some mild withdrawal symptoms. After that I reduced my dose by 5 mg every three days, so I had no withdrawal symptoms to speak of.
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NickB_NoPercs
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   Posted 1/5/2008 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mrsm123,

Yes..my first day, I cut way down too low. I adjusted for a month based on your rec and feel much better.

Thx,

Nic
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