From controlling, to eventually tapering and to ending my opiate use. - Part 7

By Werecat · Jan 13, 2015 · ·
  1. I'm here!

    I've had a rough err, month? (I don't know how long I've been off).

    I've been a little stressed and under the weather. I'm also having side effects from my illness which are, according to my doctor, not drug related. They could last many months. I'm not 100% clear. I calmed down when I found out what it was.

    Basically I've not coped with the drug thing at all. Yup, disappointing but I overdid it. However once I realized what I was doing I decided to taper what I had. I'm switching to long term release stuff so this taper is a good idea anyway so that it's effective (only a small dose).

    Despite my taper I have some withdrawal going on due to the binge. Nights are bad but not hell (yet?), sweats (I can cope with those as long as I sleep), too cold (can't cope), sneezing, slightly runny nose, mild stomach cramps and weirdly, the opposite of the runs (I'm taking stuff for this) which may be attributed to IBS. Maybe they'll come soon, a mild horrible feeling in my arms and mild RLS. I'm controlling the headaches and have started to drink tea instead of coffee. I have about a week to do this and I should be ready. I'm at my lowest dose now.

    I'll catch up with you all soon. Just signed on.

    Hope you all had a good Christmas.

    (Also thanks Mono and Hi Lostly *waves*)

    Werecat added 1 Minutes and 8 Seconds later...

    Oh yeah, reason I'm switching but not quitting because I have lots of pain still but not as much.

    Werecat added 185 Minutes and 43 Seconds later...

    I just managed a small walk in this cold, wearing a wheat bag over my stomach, waiting for the heating to kick in in 2 and a bit hours and clock watching for my next tiny dose. :p


  1. supermono
    Great to see you back here posting my friend. Brilliant. I missed you. Not sure I have many words of wisdom but I,m clean now and so you can be to.
    I gave up coffee as it made my withdrawls worse and just tend to drink tea.
    But now I can have a mug or two.
    Keep posting and let us know how you are getting on. You can get clean and everyone here will give you as much support and love as we can.
    Best wishes to you werecat.
    Peace Mono
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