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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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It's 5 a.m. I must be lonely Day 4

Posted 09-29-2010 at 04:08 AM by rosebuddy (My life on percocet, withdrawal sucks but worth it.)

I guess the Walgreens sleep aid is causing bladder problems because I keep having to get up to pee, so I'm going to stop taking that. I had nightmares again.
I hurt all over but that might be the fibromyalgia. My nose is runny again.
I took 5 mg percocet last night at 9:00 and 5 mg at 5 a.m. today. My next dosages will be 2.5 (1/4 a pill) every 5 hours. And I guess I will do that a few days and then get off of them. The malaise has already set in and the diarhya. I have 2 errands...
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Day 3 percocet oxycodone taper

Posted 09-28-2010 at 04:38 PM by rosebuddy (My life on percocet, withdrawal sucks but worth it.)

Side effects: nightmares last night, the blahs, tiredness
dosage 5 mg qid
I kept pretty busy today. Now that it's evening I don't feel like doing anything and I just feel blah. I will be glad when this is all over with. Tomorrow I have errands so my dosage will be 5 2.5 2.5 and 2.5
I haven't drank. Haven't called my sponsor yet. I need to get the L-tyrosene tomorrow--it will lift my mood. It really does work. If you haven't heard of it before, it is listed in the Thomas (opiate...
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Told Dr. not to give me anymore narcotics (percocet)

Posted 09-27-2010 at 02:11 PM by rosebuddy (My life on percocet, withdrawal sucks but worth it.)

I did it! After 7 years of playing around with these damn percocets, I cancelled my med check and told them to mark in my chart not to give me any more narcotics. Wow! I am so charged up and proud of myself. After this taper, no more tapers! No more awful side effects, no more counting out my pills to see how long they will last. No more counting them over and over and always having to taper every month and then refill them and take too many and doing it all again. And no more feeling bad about...
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day 2 1/2 oxycodone taper

Posted 09-27-2010 at 12:15 PM by rosebuddy (My life on percocet, withdrawal sucks but worth it.)

I'm getting read to get outside in the crisp sunny air to ward off depression. (I haven't started taking the l-tyrosene yet.) I just watched 2 movies--Good Fellas and The Way We Were. Good Fellas reminded me of the cocaine days in the 80's. I'm very grateful that i didn't free base or smoke crack because i probably would have lost my kids and ended dead.
In regards to the taper, I am having diarrhea which is to be expected. Part of me wants to just flush all the pills and go cold turkey,...
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day 2 of oxycodone / percocet taper and sobriety

Posted 09-27-2010 at 06:05 AM by rosebuddy (My life on percocet, withdrawal sucks but worth it.)

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...
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