Hi FordmanMustang, Holyhell, and itsnowornever:
Great to see you guys all posting!
I personally could not taper, hence my name. During my 2-year opiate addiction, the first year I thought I had had it, started tapering in 2010, which only caused my addiction to get worse. Tapering was recommended to me, but what "they" didn't know was that I would lie and go behind "their" backs to get as much drug as I wanted. Finally, at the end, I got so toxic from "tapering," I finally went cold turkey after a 3 day taper from 24 pills a day down to 0. Needless to say, I got very sick in withdrawals.
You will find all you ever needed to know about withdrawals on other threads, so I won't go into that here.
Holyhell: I came clean to my husband, too, after lying to him big time about my true addiction. At 6 days out, you will start having some much better days next week. I am 4+ months clean now, and feeling better than I have in a really long time.