the whole point is when will your systems opiate receptors down-regulate and going cold turkey won't help that part but it would get the drug out of your system faster. the reason tha depression is there is your opioid receptors are still set for somthimg to be binded with them and if not it's a bad chain reaction of neurotransmitters that control mood and depression. i think what you should do is be given a med like suboxone to give your system time to down-regulate with a slow taper of the suboxone [buprenorphine]. if your doctor can not perscribe that because it requires a waiver on the DEA # methadone works but must be very slowly titrated. and then trying to get your nor-epineprine and serotonin, and dopamine levels equalized with various meds like Effexor or Pristq. it takes a little time to adjust but no more than 3 months. if anxiety is a problem lorazepam or alprazolam would get your GABAnergic system calmed down. and last get circadian sleep patterns normalized and trazadone seem to be good for this paticular function. lunesta or ambien temporary would be ok and even with the addition of something like trazaodne or gabatril. sounds like a lot but you are chemically rebooting your brain so it can be fun . good luck and keep progress informed.
L4,L5,S1 bilateral Laminectomies, Foraminotomies 2002
L4-S1 PLIF with instumentation 2008,
current Rx: morphine sulfate ER 10OMg q8 , roxicodone 30-60mg prn,vistaril50mg prn nausea, Lyrica 150mg 2x,Adderall 20mgs 1x A.M. 10mg PM prn, Soma 350 mg 3X, Relafen 1000mg 1x, alprazolam o.5 mg, Supplements: CO-Q10 100mg, Vitamin D 2000IU, Fish-Oil1000mg EFA, B-Complex50 3x/day, GABA 750mg,