One more experience here - just a few weeks ago I went off Oxycodone (7.5-325, x a day.) I'd been on either it or the equivalent dose of Hydrocodone for 6 & 1/2 years. I was still taking some Diazepam following surgery and my doctor says that's a bad combo long-term, so I chose to try forgoing opioids - and hoo boy, what a nightmare! The whole weaning off period was only 9 days, waaay too fast. My pain did increase some, but what really made life miserable was the diarrhea...something I almost never get. My old system is just too used to be slowed down, I guess. It was quite an eye-
I ended up going back on Hydrocodone and off the Diazepam for now...still want to get off of it someday but I won't do it that fast again!
Fibromyalgia, degenerative disc disease, discectomy L4-L5 - (w/lots of Sciatic Nerve damage), frozen shoulder, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, IBS, migraine, dizziness (mostly from visual stimuli), elevated liver enzymes, tachycardia, hearing loss (probably Menieres).