Re: Best Way To Taper
I am not sure exactly what the goal is here. Need some more info. "Cleansing the body....." sounds more like what is sometimes done in pain management.. taking a vacation' from the med in the hopes that the med will come back with more effectiveness. Even those who do this under a pain management doctor's guidance will suffer a degree of withdrawal because it is the nature of opiate pain relief for this to happen.
In my own experience with chronic pain, opiates are either going to be an everyday thing or nothing. The ptency of the opiate effect to mask pain does level off after time and increasing doses are often needed to attain the same effect. Consistent use of them accustoms the body and brain to them and a dependency develops. That dependency leads some into addiction, others not. Often the pain we feel when we take an opiate is exaggerated pain that is actually the body and brain hollering for its daily intake.
In my opinion, opiates should be taken for severe pain for short stretches.. ie. after a surgery, a flare up of severe pain.... short stretches like a couple of days or couple of weeks at most. After that, we fall into a danger zone of dependency. With chronic pain, a decision has to be made, with a doctor, about the best course of pain relief for us as an individual. For some, that might well mean opiates for life.
To taper for whatever reason, I would make small cuts, like a quarter or half a tab on one of the doses at a time. When the body levels off, make a cut on another dose. Continue until you get to where you are headed.