Its not easy to get off opiod pain meds. I know, and it sounds like you know. I tried 4 years ago by trying to wean myself off slowly. It worked for awhile until the insomnia kicked in. I felt trapped then and was not able to get any help getting off these poison pills. This time though, I have found help, and am going into a detox treatment, then see if I can line up some counseling if I can afford this too. I know it won't be easy. I think it will be somewhat like getting off smoking, which I finally did. I expect some days initially will be tough, some days maybe better.
The gal that works at the detox said she did not think I will have any withdrawl. We will see. But, I am a highly motivated person, and moreso, in getting off this stuff. I will still have my pain issues, but with luck I will NO LONGER need opiod pain meds!!! I wish you luck. Reach out if you need to. I take each day one at a time.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.