Re: just checkin' in
you are doing GREAT...when I tapered off of the Norco, I did the flip flop as I called it several times, if you have to stick with 10 for a little longer, then do it...everyone is different.
Maybe try going down to 9 and a half in a week or so?
Take it as slow as you need to, when I was tapering off the Norco, my surgeon told me, to take what my body required, the less I let myself get into acute withdrawal, the easier it would be for me to taper down, basically, when you go down too fast and the withdrawals get bad, your body craves more, so he was saying, stay at what is comfortable, go down slowly and try and avoid the stress of total withdrawal.
it took me almost 11 months to do my taper, I took my final 1/2 a pill for 5 weeks and 3 days and one day just forgot to take it, it wasn't until the next afternoon that I realised I hadn't taken it and that I had felt no withdrawals, that was when I stopped.
But do look into something for the depression part of coming off of the tramadol, it does have an ingredient somewhat like a mild dose of prozac, and according to my Dr, THAT is what makes it so difficult to come off of, anyone who has tapered off of an antidepressant can tell you, how difficult it can be.
Keep up the awesome work