Quitting Oxycodone with Loperamide- My story begins... - Part 206

By Jungledog · Feb 8, 2015 · ·
  1. Hey all!! Boards have been so quiet. I suppose this is good. People getting clean and moving on! :). But I miss them.

    I have started tapering kratom. Feel fine. Honestly, as long as I taper slow and push the dosing intervals apart, tapering this stuff is almost painless. Way more forgiving than oxycodone.

    GDW, there is a cross tolerance with kratom and opiates. So switching back and forth probably won't belp. When my oxycodone doses were low I could easily switch to kratom with no withdraw.

    My youngest daughter came home from college this weekend. It is nice to have my family together! Well, have a good day. Love to all of you!!


  1. BeachWalk
    To me, silence on the boards is not a good sign. I feel like people are in pain in some respect—whether withdrawing or doing drugs. Especially when a last posting was one of distress.

    Glad your daughter is visiting. I'm sure it's really nice to have the family together.

    And now you're tapering the kratom? I guess that will be my next step. Especially since I think it may be slowing down my metabolism and preventing me from losing weight. That's how I felt about the oxycodone—among other things. I am so relieved to be off the oxy—what a burden that was both physically and emotionally.

    I have to say, however, it's a real challenge managing acute pain w/out the oxy. And, therein lies the rub.
  2. Jungledog
    Ugh. I hate to think it is quiet because they are hurting or using. Will send out positive vibes.

    Yesterday, I woke with mild withdraw so I cut the dose. Today I woke up fine so who freaking knows. Yes, it is nice off oxy. My weight has also been stuck. Never thought it was kratom...hmm??
  3. BeachWalk
    Yeah, sometimes the kratom is a hard one to figure out. Anything's possible. I go from being okay to withdrawal symptoms so not sure what the answer is other than stopping it altogether. But I really can't wrap my head around that one yet. Rome wasn't built in a day. Or, that's what I keep telling myself. I'm still on my oxycodone free honeymoon.
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