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|01-29-2012, 05:04 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2012
PM patient stepping off Oxycodone on Feb. 7, 2012
35 year old husband and father of a 1 year old maniac who herniated L4/L5 and L5/S1 one month before my child's birth last year. I'm getting ready to detox from Percocet 10/325 (45 mg a day). Currently, I'm quickly tapering, getting down to 25 mg today in just one week without many intermittent withdrawals (although my chronic constipation seems to be gone, hopefully not TMI, lol). Anyway, I don't consider myself an 'addict' or anything as I believe my legitimate pain doctors (and the one found in scientific literature) distinction between 'addiction' and 'dependency'. Problem is that I am definitely dependent and tolerant to these pills and I am facing a painful withdrawal, although perhaps not as painful as someone who was using 100mg upward a day. I plan on using the Thomas recipe, some Hyland's Restful Legs tabs, medical cannab!s, and lots of Netflix to get through the week. I have my childcare covered as well for a week.
Anyway, just wanted to check in as I figure I may find some help here. I'm not big on NA and the language of loosing control as I've had my medication controlled closely by my doctor over the last year, so please look at this from more of a pain management cessation perspective rather than a recreationally addicted user perspective. If my last steroid injection would not have worked, I'd not be detoxing, but thank God that it did, so now I can get off the meds forever, or if not forever, as long as my wretched back will allow (and I will pursue another injection first, obviously). I really do hope to manage with Ibuprofen and medical cannab!s (not smoked as I don't smoke), my newly purchased Tens Machine, and core strengthening exercises.
Anyway, my jump date is February 7, 2012. I suspect I won't have much b!tching to do before then. I'm curious for those of you who have been in the same boat, how long your withdrawals lasted. Also, to the moderator, sorry if I've violated any policy as I didn't intend to. I got an infraction on another site for even mentioning medical cannab!s. Don't mean to offend anyone who believes they are 'addicted' to cannab!s. That's just not how things are viewed in the great state of Colorado (who has this law written into our constitution).
|01-29-2012, 05:35 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Starting over all over again
Hello goingtokicksoon, and welcome to SoberRecovery
No worries about your choice of dealing with the chemicals. We support whatever method works for you, and ask that everybody respect everybody else.
This is a very quiet forum, it may be a few days before the "regulars" check in.
Yours truly has no experience with your issues, so I will just welcome you and hope you find useful information here.
Sunsets are not endings. If I have enough faith, they are beginnings.
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