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Hello Droop

Good job on working the dose down. I tapered off the opiate Oxycodone. When I was done, I moved into a taper from Xanax. What I learned for me in both tapers is that as we near the end, the cuts need to be smaller. I tried to keep in the 10% range on cuts and at the end of both tapers, I was taking crumbs of the tabs as I finished. Like you, I chose not to add any other narcotics to the mix as I tapered. I did, however, use some of the suggestions found in the second thread on this board, "Sample Home Detox."

I would start breaking one of the tabs into halves or quarteres and decreasing by that amount at this point. When your body and mind level off, make the next cut. Slow and steady wins the taper race.

I wish you continued success in your plan, but need to share a big concern with you....To truly get out of the bondage of addiction truly takes more than just getting off the pills. We need support in the needed changing in our thinking. The changes involve more than just "Don't do drugs." We need to discover what in our thinking allowed us to seek the overkillmof the drugs' effects. From that starting point, we can work to change all the thinking that causes the triggers and sometimes, sadly, relapse.

Any plan to stop he abuse needs to contain an aftercare plan. We need others whether peers or professionals, we need other live, 3-D people in our total plans. This is not a luxury to our plans, but a necessary component. Once off the pills, we need help in learning to live again in a restored state of being. It does not just happen; it takes a lot of work.

There is a state of excitement in withdrawing, a kind of euphoric high emotionally that we are finally tackling this burden head on. Similar to a kid's excitement as Christmas approaches, you know? However, we need to plan on how to handle life after the withdrawal is accomplished. NA, private therapy, whatever our personal choice might be, it needs to get put into place. Think about it, okay?

In the meantime, congratulations again on working to find recovery and restoration in your life. Stick around and share your journey, your thoughts, your questions. This board is a place of hope.

Best wishes
reach
[QUOTE=reachout;3590787]Hello Droop

Good job on working the dose down. I tapered off the opiate Oxycodone. When I was done, I moved into a taper from Xanax. What I learned for me in both tapers is that as we near the end, the cuts need to be smaller. I tried to keep in the 10% range on cuts and at the end of both tapers, I was taking crumbs of the tabs as I finished. Like you, I chose not to add any other narcotics to the mix as I tapered. I did, however, use some of the suggestions found in the second thread on this board, "Sample Home Detox."

I would start breaking one of the tabs into halves or quarteres and decreasing by that amount at this point. When your body and mind level off, make the next cut. Slow and steady wins the taper race.

I wish you continued success in your plan, but need to share a big concern with you....To truly get out of the bondage of addiction truly takes more than just getting off the pills. We need support in the needed changing in our thinking. The changes involve more than just "Don't do drugs." We need to discover what in our thinking allowed us to seek the overkillmof the drugs' effects. From that starting point, we can work to change all the thinking that causes the triggers and sometimes, sadly, relapse.

Any plan to stop he abuse needs to contain an aftercare plan. We need others whether peers or professionals, we need other live, 3-D people in our total plans. This is not a luxury to our plans, but a necessary component. Once off the pills, we need help in learning to live again in a restored state of being. It does not just happen; it takes a lot of work.

There is a state of excitement in withdrawing, a kind of euphoric high emotionally that we are finally tackling this burden head on. Similar to a kid's excitement as Christmas approaches, you know? However, we need to plan on how to handle life after the withdrawal is accomplished. NA, private therapy, whatever our personal choice might be, it needs to get put into place. Think about it, okay?

In the meantime, congratulations again on working to find recovery and restoration in your life. Stick around and share your journey, your thoughts, your questions. This board is a place of hope.

Best wishes
reach

Thanks for the insight, reach. This is the scariest time for me. Tramadol has consumed my life for so long it will be a struggle to stay clean. I will taper down by half a pill from here on out and stay on that amount for several days and advance. I will keep you guys informed on the progress and where I go after the tapering is over. Thanks for the support!