Weaning off of Hydrocodone?
I'm 46 years old. I started taking Hydrocodone/APAP Tab 5-500mg for back pain (2 lower back ruptured dics) over 10 years ago. My back has improved since then, and so has my need for hydrocodone. For the longest time now I've been taking 1 and a half at bedtime, every night for years, I guess it helps with my sleep, the thing is I don't sleep well, but I can't stop taking them at bedtime. Now, I'm in the habit of taking them (2 pills) around 11 am everyday. Why, I don't know why. I would get a little buzz from them, but that isn't there anymore, but still take them. If I don't take them at bedtime or around 11 am I don't feel right, like I'm missing out on something. So, I'm going to see if I wean myself off of them will it lesson the withdrawl's. I plan to start with the 11 am one's, 5 days of 1 and a half, 5 days of one, 5 days of a half, then stop. Nightime, 5 nights one pill, 5 nights half pill, then stop. It sounds good on paper, but will it make the withdrawl's softer. Has anyone ever tryed this, and was sucsessful ?