Addicted to Loperamide-New Year, New Start, New Motivation and support is key - Part 70

By Nefret · Sep 27, 2014 · ·
  1. Hi all, :)

    It's been a bit since I posted eh? But have been reading everday and have posted on others.
    But did want to mention that today (more than 24 hours) I have not touch a Lope :) though my husband did give me my rations for the day of 20 Loperamides, (my husband buys them for me and doles them out, so I won't take more..... usually).

    I took today a higher dose of my newly prescribed Lyrica, and haven't felt the beginnings of withdrawals at all. Usually less than 14 hours, I start to feel agitated, anxiety, runny nose etc. I remember when I first came here, someone who I have forgot their name, mentioned that if I could grin and bare it, to not take the Lope for a day or two, that my tolerance will go down a bit, so I wouldn't need as much Lope the following day. I have not been able to go a day without it, but the Lyrica has allowed me to now go a day at least without any Lopes. I don't have enough Lyrica to take a higher dose everyday, and even if I did, tolerance happens with that too. And don't want to have to take a higher dose, I don't think.....though Lyrica and Gabapentin that I take for pain is much better than taking Lopes daily....but don't have enough anyway. I have read that someone on here that Lyrica is a narcotic. I asked my pharmasist, and she said that it is not. So feels good to have a day plus without any :)

    So I will try a lower dose when I get up today. Dang it is late! I stayed up all night....not good.

    Anyway, open to constructive suggestions and input.

Comments

  1. Roaddoggy
    Nefret Glad to hear your able to skip days. Yes I believe that could help with your taper. Down to 20 pills? pretty Good, your getting closer to 0. I am sure wishing you the best. You have helped me out so very much. You deserve to be off these pills, and living a normal life. Ill be thinking of you, and wishing you the very best. Much love. Roaddog....
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