I am on 10 mg every 16 hours. I have tried tapering. I took 2 yesterday and the withdrawal is still horrible.
I don't advise cold turkey withdrawl - but have done it. Expect to feel (slightly) better after about 72 hours and when finally can sleep. Also ginger ale or tea to fluch your system will help.
I will try tea. I am now experiencing the hot to cold rapid changes and the anxiety is horrible. The doctors are not helping me and so basically it is this or the ER. I will try to call the doctor but they told me to just weane myself off, well it doesnt seem to work. Thanks for the help. If anyone else has any suggestions please let me know.
Most of the time there is reason for a doctor to stop a patient so abruptly with pain meds. Two years ago I had a spinal cord stimulator put in my back, the pain was horrible and I ended up Finishing my monthly prescription morphine 5 days early. I had been taking it for more than 1 and a half years. I called in for another prescription and the doctor denied it. Within 12 hours I was withdrawing. After 24 hours it was so sevear my wife took me to the emergency room. Once there after 4 hours of waiting they took me in and got all my info of why and so forth. They called my doctor who refused them again and told me they are not set up to take care of a morphine addict.
After they gave me a shot of dillaudid and had me wait another 9 hours in there and had me sent to a detox center. I stayed there for 5 days with withdrawal meds to calm me down.
Never in my life had I experienced such absolute pain and agony in which I felt those days. I had to come home and tell my childeren where daddy was for a week while I looked like death. I will never in my life forget it. I have never taken any illegall meds in my life. All have been prescription not that it makes it any better when abusing prescription pain meds.
I tell this time of my life, not to ridicule anybody only because sometimes I feel bad for people who unknowing get themselves into a bad situation from even a worse situation.
I still have to take many meds to control my rsd and have a feeling I will for a quite a while. Pain and all the problems it comes with is something that nobody I know can control. I just try my best, to live and learn, like everyone else.
Hope Everyone has A Pain Free Day!!!!
Chronic pain is so difficult to deal with, it's nice to know we can read,listen and learn from everyone here at healing well. Sometimes we even might find comfort and understanding, just to get by the next day.