I'm new here, so I appreciate any help one is to offer. I have chronic pain from a severe accident, but I've decided I'd rather live with pain (or try to) rather than the pain meds.
I've been on fentanyl for three years now.
Tapering (in general) works, but obviously, it's a lot easier with pills. How does one taper, or quit the last Duragesic patch? I've tapered down to the 25 mcg, but it's the lowest strength, and what does one do from there?
Also, I've heard, and read up on the new method called "rapid detox." Does it work? They put you to sleep and wipe the transmitters in your brain clean and when you wake up, you are addiction free. Granted, rapid detox doesn't deal with the emotional or mental addiction, but it certainly addresses the physical side which is one hell of a head start!
It's also expensive!