Re: Morphine withdrawal
Hi There CALEIGHGrl
Welcome to the board.
I agree with Kylecat that the cut you plan is a harsh cut to make and some pretty harsh withdrawal symptoms will find their way quickly to you. No way around that. I think making your way down slowly would be hard, but nowhere near as dramatic as a huge cut. In my opinion, making a drastic cut as you are thinking of making may very well lead you into Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS). In detoxing, it is a lot of physical symptoms that get is... diarrhea, restless legs, sleeplessness, etc. In PAWS comes the emotional, psychological symptoms. Everyone has some degree of Paws after detoxing, but a drastic cut could easily lead to acute problems after that can last a really long time.
I did a long, slow taper off Oxycodone. Tried to never make a cut of more than 10-20% at a time, and only from one dose at a time. Even with that, I had some rough days. I made cuts, on average, every 10 days or so. When I felt leveled out somewhat, I made a cut to another dose. It took me months and months to taper. However, I had been on opiates years and years. The opiates just insinuate themselves into our brains and bodies.
In the end, we each decide the best way to cut down or cut out opiate use. I am glad you are smart enough to ask questions before you start. Whatever you decide, we are here to support you.