Re: how can i get weened and off oxys/and percs
You are taking the meds for pain and not because you are looking for the "high" ? Thatís the way I read your post but I had to ask.
If you are taking them as prescribed for the pain and the Dr believes you are not in need of them any longer because of MRI data but your pain has not gotten any better then you may need to get a second opinion or talk to another Dr or Pain Management group. I say that because I know of many folks who have CP (Chronic Pain) at a serious level that is not supported by MRI or other test data. Root cause for pain can be difficult to determine and many, many Dr's will not prescribe a pain management regime if not validated with test results. Seems short sighted but thatís happens.
I also know from experience that most Dr's do not know how to taper their patients off the pain meds they have prescribed. I live in Houston and you would think I would be able to find a Dr that would have helped me with a taper schedule for all of the opiates I was taking but sadly I came up empty. I finally used my friend the Net to learn and educate myself on tapering and I with the use of multiple info sources was able to create a taper schedule for myself. I then teamed with my PCP (Primary Care Physician) to implement the taper schedule. My Dr Reviewed the plan, timing and schedule, agreed and we worked through it over the next 60 days.
I can tell you to taper is not easy, actually one of the most difficult tasks I've ever completed in my life. I did taper at an accelerated pace so if you take it slower it shouldn't be as bad as what I went through but just the same its a difficult task as when your pain gets bad or you feel minor withdrawal discomfort its hard to resist taking a pill when you know by taking the pill all the pain and withdrawal goes away in about 15 mins. Like having the flu and you knew that you had a pill that when taken would make the flu symptoms go away in about 15 mins. Sub is certainly a choice but you may need to get off the sub so you will have to taper off sub at some point.
My thought is if you still have legit CP then please see another Dr for help as you may come off the pain meds you will still have issues with pain and you will need to address that sooner of later.
For what its worth, hope this helps