Oxycodone-No Stranger To The Rain - Part 7

By Golddust Woman · Feb 3, 2015 · ·
  1. Yesterday, I tried holding at 50mg. Everything was fine until 2:30 this morning. I ended up taking the extra 5mg. I am just so tired of feeling sick and tired. Valium withdrawal has really kicked my axx! Lol.

    I will try to hold at 50mg. today. I already feel like such a failure. For all those who have managed to get off high doses of opiates, you are incredibly strong. Maybe, I would be stronger if I had some real sleep in the past five months. I dunno. Years ago, I found myself in a situation where I had to CT 40mg. of hydrocodone. It was rough, but I did it. Life, fibromyalgia, and a doc giving me monthly scripts, led me down this path I find myself on now. Hindsight really is 20/20.

    I guess that was a strong statement about benzos. They are great when not used daily, month after month, year after year.

    JD, thanks for the heads up about the gabapentin being habit-forming. Is it OK to use it here and there? Will it still work that way? That would be so great if it will also help my benzo withdrawal. My appt. is Thurs. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

    Going to try and get a nap now.


  1. BeachWalk
    Hi GDW,

    If you can get the gabapentin from the nurse practioner even better and faster. Don't beat yourself up on the oxycodone taper. It's a long process. You will get through it eventually.

    I think you will have a much easier time once you have the Gabapentin. You may also find that it helps with your pain so it may be something that you want to continue. At this point I'm convinced that everything causes withdrawal -- although some easier than others that's for damn sure.

    And while you're at it maybe you could get some clonidine, although I have no idea what you could tell the NP. Maybe JD knows. But use it sparingly - especially if you have low blood pressure. It will help with the restless legs, anxiety, etc. I took one at night before bed, along with hydroxyzine to help me sleep.

    Hang in there~
  2. Lex_Talioniz
    I've quit benzos a handful of times and it's never easy so I feel you on that and hope you find comfort soon. It's hard when multiple narcotics are controlling your life but I'm glad you want to get clear of them.

    I am currently working towards swapping a 150-300mg a day oxy habit over to kratom and am hoping it will be easy enough. I don't mind staying addicted to kratom for a bit but would ideally taper that and be back to fully clean before too long. Addiction is a pain as it takes away your control.
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