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Hi all -- I thought I would start a new thread with my daily taper progress. (My other thread is aptly entitled "Oxycodone Has Ruined My Life".)

Today is Day 5. I made a 3.75 mg cut today and am now down to 41.25 mg of Oxy IR daily, split into 4 doses. (Oxy IR is like Percocet but without the Tylenol in it.)

I had been having a problem with morning WD's, so yesterday and today I nipped a little bit off my noon dose and took it about 7 AM to try to avoid the WDs and even things out. So far, so good.

Last night I went out with the girls and had a great time. We actually met one of the stars of (a TV show about the mob, remember?), who nicely posed for photos with us, so it was a really fun night! I didn't have any WDs while I was out. Don't get me wrong -- I'm still watching the clock. It just makes it easier to be distracted if I'm out and about.

We had a death in the family. I was on the phone/internet all day today making travel arrangements for my Mom. This would normally be a perfect excuse for me to give up the taper....take an extra pill to deal with the stress. But I feel like I've come so far! I can't go back. I won't go back. I am so excited about feeling "normal" someday soon. I think my mood has improved just anticipating being "pill-free". I'm so envious of people who don't have to rely on pills to get through the day. I'm going to be one of them soon!!!

It is so good to have all of you guys for support. For those who celebrate Easter, have a great one!