mrspile & Frances:
I just wanted to check in and tell you both that I am praying for you and hoping that things will go smoothly for you as you taper your meds. mrspile - I am SO thankful that you decided to go see your doc about
this after all. I just worried that you would get sick without her help. Especially as sensitive as your system seems to be to the medication. Withdrawals can really make someone sick suddenly and catch you off guard! And we want you to be okay!
Frances - have you thought about
opened lozenges in your microwave? I know that sounds kind of silly, but it is a place I sometimes set goodies that I need to leave out of the refrigerator but can't really cover up well another way. That would keep them safe from your uninvited "invaders" but still let you set them down periodically to control your dosing. Just a thought...
And mrspile - I have read (someone else here might have better info...) that chamomile tea really helps with the muscle aches that come with withdrawals.
Again, I am praying for both of you. Most of all that your pain would be controlled well even as you taper your meds. Please continue to be safe and keep us up to date so we can continue to encourage you and pray!
p.s. Frances... I'm in agreement with you - you need a 2nd opinion on the coughing. I don't think coughing up blood should be overlooked at any time!