Almost done with opiats. Need a little advice

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   Posted 11/26/2007 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
So about a year ago I had a vicodin addiction. Spent a year on methadone going down. I started at 50 milligrams or so and tapered down to about a quarter of a milligram a day. I was planning on going down to an eighth of a milligram but my heart was tripping out a little and giving me little palpitations, or extra beats. Not sure what the terminology is but it was noticeable and annoying.

I ran across some percosets (7.5 mg oxycodone/325 acetaminophen) and started taking about a quarter of that pill a day for the last 4 days. I know I'm probably anal but I hate withdrawal symptoms.

Anyway two questions - if I drop that quarter pill do you think I'll need to expect any symptoms at this point? I certainly feel much better now that the methadone is out of my system. Should I expect those little heart flutters again? And is that common?

Thanks everyone.

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   Posted 11/26/2007 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't promise you anything...but going off a 1/4 of a percocet shouldn't bother you. The heart 'flutters' need to be checked out's nothing to guess at.

Keep us posted,
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   Posted 11/26/2007 6:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I to agree with chutz as well you need to get it checked out.Let us know what you find out.

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