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Just an account of a taper a relapse and then a cold turkey withdrawal. I have been on percocet 10/325 15 mg every 5 hours since 2004, plus got higher on them. I have tapered off once and cold turkey once. The percocet gave me so much energy, and a feeling of euphoria (I love that word)I needed it for pain a sometimes. The best word for detox is hell. The best word for 2 weeks after detox is melancholy (also a great word, just fits). And the best word for good clean abstinence is reality. If you are dealing with opiate addiction and want recovery, I hope that my blog will help you as much as it helps me.
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day 2 of oxycodone / percocet taper and sobriety

Posted 09-27-2010 at 07:05 AM by rosebuddy

Day 2 at 1/2 (5mg) every 5 hours. I slept well with Walgreen's brand sleep aid (and 4 prescribed valium.) I think it is similar to Benadril and non-habit forming. Slept like a log.

Today is also my 2nd day of sobriety. Not ready for AA yet though. I've had long term sobriety in AA in the past and relapsed when I started the percs. I have a central nervous system disorder that causes pain. (I know the difference between addiction and dependence. I have both.)

I am concerned (all of a sudden) about liver damage due to taking so much tylenol and drinking. (The perc's have tylenol in them) I think i will ask my PCP for a liver function blood test.
I didn't realize until yesterday just how long I have been on the percocet. It blows my mind that it has been 7 years.

I know a lot of people aren't able to taper because of their high dosage. The most I have taken is 4 or 5 which is 40 to 50 mg. at one time. My suggestion is that if you are going cold turkey is to use the Thomas Recipe. Take care in the sun though because ithe L-tyrosene will make your skin have dark and blotchy areas if you are in the sun. I have this on both arms from a previous taper. The L-tyrosene really helps with the blahs and depression that sets in once you are off the the opiates

Well I guess that's all for now. It's only 8 am so I might blog more later. Glad to see that I had a few readers; I hope someone leaves a comment.
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    i meant to blog not comment.
    Posted 09-28-2010 at 02:15 AM by rosebuddy rosebuddy is offline
    Updated 09-28-2010 at 05:26 PM by rosebuddy

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