Getting Off Hydrocodone

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A few years ago I had a lung removed due to lung cancer. I was put on hydrocodone 7.5 500. I was off work for 10 weeks and in pain for several years including now. I found that stretching and massage therapy on the scar line and above and below the line all around my left side helps me with the pain. The pain is now tollerable. However getting off the hydrocodone is much more difficult than I thought. If I just quit, I take 4 a day, I get diarreha for several days. I can deal with that. But I get insomnia and restless and very tired and depressed. I end up back on the stuff in a few days because I feel so miserable and the soreness in my rib and shoulderblade gets worse. I really don't want to take this stuff but its really hard to get off. Any help appreciated.

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lil princess Says:

I have been taking high doses of hydrocodone. I have 3 suboxone 8mg tabs. What is the best way to use them to get through the withdrawal period?

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VerFree Says:

It really requires a slow taper to safely, and effectively stop taking opiates that you have been on for a long time.

Withdrawal Information

Withdrawal symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, rebound pain, dehydration, dizziness, and seizures.

Have you consulted your doctor for assistance? They should be able to help you set up a proper tapering schedule.

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