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Old 06-29-2008, 07:46 PM   #1
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how to ween down to get off percocet

I am on percocet for 8 herniated discs, nerve damage, MS and pain is rediculous. HOWEVER, percocet and oxycontin control my every move. I take 2 30mg percocet every 4 hours and an 80mg oxycontin in the morning if I cant get out of bed from pain and another every 8 hours thereafter but rarely take the 80 mg oxys. How would I go about stopping taking 60mg of percocet every 4 hours? I would prefer to just take motrin and deal with the pain than be addicted to this devil of a drug. It literally controls me. I take it as prescribed and dont abuse but need to get off it because I am not the man I used to be, not even close because of this drug. Any siggestions on the weening process would be so greatly appreciate. 36 year old on permanent disability and want to live without a strong addiction to pain medicines.
THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE for any help you can provide.

PS - Not interested in suboxone, want to take the natural approach!

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Old 06-30-2008, 09:16 AM   #2
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Re: how to ween down to get off percocet

Phang, hi there!

Your situation is worse than mine, as I was only using to get high. You are in a different situation.

The only advice I could maybe give you, if you want to do this, is to taper down. You need to talk to your doctor as far as coming off of pain meds completely, but here is what you should maybe do...

Write down on a piece of paper how much, and when you are using. In another column, write down how much you think you might be able to wean off, every few days. remember, slo taper is better than fast. fast will give you bad wd's!

Write down a plan. Stick to it. Dont go too fast.

good luck.


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