Posted 1/3/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -7)
I did thanx I noticed the panic disorder forum. I also was gonna do that, let my sister in law hold onto the pills for me cuz I know she would never give them to me except everyday. I also suffer from severe migraines, and cluster headaches. I wanted to wean off this myself and my doc is helping me by reducing the dose by ten milligrams every two weeks.
Posted 1/3/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -7)
Well I hope everything works out for you, I too tried weaning off the pain meds and it never worked, my pain got out of control and I got a severe migraines, dirrhea, heartburn, restless legs, severe anxiety, all those fun stuff. But like I said, methadone is a good option cause it works for pain but going their every morning for your dose seems like torture to me, but since it's a scheaduled 2 drug it has to be administered in a clinic unless your doctor gives it to you for pain, but weaning off of methadone hurts as much as oxys plus a longer withdrawals. Suboxone is used for pain when taken at smaller doses every 4-6 hours, and when weaned right the withdrawals are very minimal and can usually be tolerated very well. I too also suffer from severe migaines and cluster headaches but once I Started the Subs they suddenly seemed to disappear, where I use to ge thtem 3-4 times a week on the methadone and oxys, to now where I've only had one since starting the Suboxone 6 months ago. I know that taking narcotics can cause rebound headaches/migraines, and withdrawals will make them worse, but eventually they get better. I would just research your options before you relapse, because theirs so many options out there, even for us who dont have a addiction but have a dependence but want off of pain meds. I see a addiction specialist who has been great to me, maybe look into one of them, like stated before they do know how to help chronic pain too. I have to drive an hour and half to see mine and pay $131 out of pocket but he's worth every penny!!
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain, Fibromyalgia, Asthma from Chronic Bronchitis
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday, Cymbalta 60mg @ night,
Zanaflex 2-4 mg @ night as needed, Treximet as needed,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed which seems to be everyday.
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas(started the processes when I was 19, I'm 25 now) but am working to get off of it ASAP,I want to be a nurse and work at a Impatient rehab with people with addictions of all kinds

Posted 1/3/2009 9:05 PM (GMT -7)
wat about the amino acid protocol
Posted 1/3/2009 9:42 PM (GMT -7)
I never heard of amino acid protocol, but if works then it wouldn't hurt to try, theirs also meds to help with withdrawals, like clonodine. Just dont take benzos cause that comes with it's own set of issues. Vitamins I heard can help too, also excersizing to get your natural endorphins going, and lots and lots of fluids. Also when your tempted to take more meds then you need try something to get your attention on something else to get your mind off of them, like watching movies or going out for a walk, spending time with friends.
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain, Fibromyalgia, Asthma from Chronic Bronchitis
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday, Cymbalta 60mg @ night,
Zanaflex 2-4 mg @ night as needed, Treximet as needed,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed which seems to be everyday.
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas(started the processes when I was 19, I'm 25 now) but am working to get off of it ASAP,I want to be a nurse and work at a Impatient rehab with people with addictions of all kinds

Posted 1/3/2009 11:07 PM (GMT -7)
im on cybalta also at the 60 mg dose, do u find it works?
Posted 1/3/2009 11:18 PM (GMT -7)
I found that 30mg worked better, i'm having too many side effects from it, and the doctor said that with cymbalta the side effects just get worse as you get on a higher dose and only like 5% better on the depression, so I'm thinking that when I go to get a refil tomorrow I'm gonna ask them to refill the 30mg ones and not the 60mg.
I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain, Fibromyalgia, Asthma from Chronic Bronchitis
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday, Cymbalta 60mg @ night,
Zanaflex 2-4 mg @ night as needed, Treximet as needed,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed which seems to be everyday.
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas(started the processes when I was 19, I'm 25 now) but am working to get off of it ASAP,I want to be a nurse and work at a Impatient rehab with people with addictions of all kinds

Posted 1/4/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -7)
Welcome to HW GetMe, sorry you are feeling poorly. I had a stomach virus so badly that I couldn't keep my meds down, which resulted in withdrawls & the withdrawls were terrible! I really thought I was going to die. After abother round of being sick, they got some meds in me...& I thought I had gone to heaven. Please follow your drs orders directly! Your dr has you setup these meds for a reason, and I doubt that its going to be easy to just come off that level of oxys. Let us know how it goes! Good luck, we are here for you!
RX's: Oxycontin 80 MG 2x's daily; Dilaudid 8 MG 4xs daily; Zanaflex 4mg 3x's daily; Restoril 15mg 1x; Soma 3x's daily; Lyrica 100 MG 3x's daily (pain & fibro.); Phenergan 25 MG (as needed); Amitriptyline 25 MG 1x (chronic pain); Cymbalta 60mg 2x's daily (pain from fibro); Metoclopram (as needed) & Senokot (as needed).
"The most critical choice you'll ever make is the one you make about what you're going to do with this. The past is over. The future hasn't happened yet. The only time is now."
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