Hi Denim! Im sorry that both your and your husband are dealing with problems at the same time. That always makes things harder.
As far as your meds go, you can really only be the one to make that decision. If you want to try and get off them, talk to your doctor so that they can help to control your w/d symptoms. You should not attempt that on your own ever!
For me, i can tell you that it is NOT an option to get off. Thankfully, i have never had to struggle with the thought of "do i really need these meds?" For me, i would not be able to walk w/o these meds. I am actually thankful for them!
Anyways, you have come to the right place....everyone here is so great and so supportive! HUGS
Jan. 2009, complete hysterectomy, diagnosed stage 4 endometriosis & adenomyosis (age 36)
2003, dx moderate UC
2000, dx selective IGA deficiency w/ anti IGA antibodies
2000, dx Antipholipid Antibody Syndrome
1999-2009, chronic hemmoragic ovarian cysts, w/ partial ovary removal
1977, complete reconstruction of foot after lawnmower accident (chronic pain)
6mp 75mg, prednisone 40mg (just starting meds again)
percocet 5mg 3x day
potassium 3x day