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Posted by Carolina on September 21, 2000 at 16:25:15:

In Reply to: TO CAROLINE posted by kevin on September 19, 2000 at 08:37:25:

: Caroline,

: my wife recently became hooked on percocet and oxycodone and was taking them for several months and visiting emergency rooms on a regular basis. Upon being caught by me she entered herself into an outpatient group and they put her on a special medication that helps the withdrawals --she was taking at least 8 per day and has suffered no withdrawals at all while on this medication. It is buprenorphine --you may want to ask a doctor about it--pretty expensive but has worked great so far


Finally, someone responds. I will definitely look into it. I have exactly about 50 percocet left from this latest prescription. I am going to taper off the best I can, but believe me I am very much afraid. If this buprenorphine is going to help I will certainly ask my doctor. I was also told to get some skullcap/kava kava/valerian root from the health food stores. May I ask why she was visiting the emergency room so much? I am quite grateful to have you respond. I also have cancer. But believe me, I am more worried about detoxing than what may eventually happen in the future. No chemo for now. I already had the surgery. My outlook is positive about I want to deal with this addiction more than anything in the world. I will also begin going back to NA meetings. I didn't tell you I am 65 days clean from methadone. I had been on the program for 30 years. The last 10 years I was on "5" mgs. The withdrawals were so bad I guess that's why I thought I could take the percocet to ease it a little. Not so.

Peace. Out.

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