Some doctors are not very knowledagble about
tapering and withdrawals, but wont claim to it, cause they know they got you dependent on it, and it's their job to get you off, but yet they know nothing about
tapering and withdrawals. Their are not very many doctors that specialize in this, but an addictionologist would be somewhere to start, I have one right now helping me to taper off of pain meds, and I am NOT an addict. But my doctor knows about
how the brain and body and how it responds to tapering and withdrawals and would be able to build you a plan accordig to how you feel and what you can tolerate, as every person is diffrent. But if you cant find an addiction doctor (their's none in my town so I have to drive quite a ways to one) their are websights that will give you a list of doctors that specialize in it, just look up addictionologist and your state, I'm sure you can find a list. But sometimes the body wont feel the drop for several days, so usually they have you drop every 3-4 days, but this just what I've heard, but again, I'm not a medical perfessional, and you should get your advise from someone who knows what they're doing, somebody who has gone to school about
this. I know in my past when I asked my PM doctor about
tapering, they always blew me off, they either talked me out of it or told me to just stop and take some benadryl to sleep, which just doesnt work for me. But good luck either way, I too was taking too much meds that I felt wasnt working for me, but yet the doctor kept upping and upping my dose, but yet my pain went up too, so I knew it was time to stop all pain meds and reevaluate my pain when I'm not taking any meds.
Chronic Pain Moderator
Dx-Gallstones at age 14 that caused Fibromyalgia in 1998. Chronic Pancreatitis at age 15 from Pancreatic Divisum. Fell down cement basement stairs on my bottom in 2001. Got severe migraines after the epidural from my 2nd childbirth in 2002. Was rear-ended by a lady doing 55mph in 2004 then 2 months later rolled my car down a hill and did even more damage to my back. Depression caused by having chronic pain. Asthma from allergies.
meds- Suboxone for pain, Cymbalta for pain and depression, Lyrica for pain and migraines, Imitrex for migraines, Ibprofen for migraines, Ventolin Albuterol inhaler for asthma. Phenergan for nausea, Seroquel for sleep.
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." -Mother Teresa