Met the the Detox Dr Pharmacist Lady, we had a long visit and discussed many things. Symptoms are getting better but it is still very difficult to go to sleep. Addition of benadril equiv and meletonin may be some small benefit. I am trying it and will know better in a few more nights.I was given a choice whether to continue decreasing in steps taking a month at each step. I expect each one to be much like this firstone. Hopefully the OTC's will help with sleep as that is the worst part for me, daytime I can try to stay busy, sweat it out and distract myself. The other option she gave me was to cut it all off all at once. Total immediate withdrawal could be disturbingly hard. There is a med for that, I forgot the name, started with an 'S' and can only be prescribed by a psychiatrist. She has already talked to him, he is willing to see me and write the prescription after he evaluates me. I said I would pass. Stay with the decreasing doses and just deal with it as I am doing now.It's a bitch, but I will get through it.Had a gout attack that lasted most of the week which gave an added thrill to my crankiness. Much better this morning. Thankfully.I so hope any of you regularly taking pain meds to watch your use carefully. Try to NOT use if at all possible as dependence sneaks up on you. Granted we feel that we are using them responsibly, and we are, but the addiction is still there. And it sure is a shock when that day comes your Dr says you have to cut back.Time to disconnect from my Cycler, weight, do BP's and fill out my log book.Take Care,Charlie B53
I don't really have any choice.
Dr says they have changed standards and no longer want anyone to be using at my current level.