percocet oxycodone addiction taper
I started taking percs percocet (oxycodone)10/325 seven years ago at least every 5 hours, usually 1 1/2 every 5 hours or more. I almost always run out of my meds before my refill date. I have a few left, enough to taper off without having to go cold turkey. Today I taking 3/4 1/2 1/2 1/2. I am doing that for a few days and then going down to quarters. Then maybe 1/8's and then off.
I have tapered off before. The worst thing is the depression afterward; the blahs, not feeling like doing anything. In the past, I took L-tyrosene as per the Thomas Recipe. It helped.
I am also on antidepressants and valium. I don't abuse either of them.
Today is the day I decided not to go to my monthly med check at my pain management doctor and to just get off of the percs
The worst side effects are acute constipation and loss of libido. And after 7 years, I have finally had enough of that and of just feeling bad about myself. I am middle aged, much too old for this nonsense.