I know when I tried to taper my meds a few years ago, I too lost alot of weight very fast even though I ate normally, actually I ate more healthy then normal. But of course I gained all that weight bacck plus some later lol. I too was average about
155lbs and went down to 130lbs within a month or so. But I know how it feels to be too tierd to get simple things done like blood tests. The other day I just found a bloodwork paper I was suppose to take to the lab to get done from a few years back, but never did it lol. But I guess it wasnt very important as I havent died from anything yet lol. I guess I'm just too scared to get blood work done when 3 years ago they thought I had leukemia cause my whole body was bruised and some other flu like symptoms, but in the end it was just that a doctor was overdosing me in one of my meds. But why wont your doctor help you taper? I just dont get why all these doctors love to get people dependent on meds but when it comes time to taper, they back out and tell you something completly off the wall, and of course alot of people beleive them and suffer needlessly. I wish they would make these doctors take a class on how to taper properly when they are gonna prescribe any pain meds long term, and if they already do take these classes, then they need a new teacher to teach these classes that know what they're doing.
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