I am only 35 and have been on pain meds since 2003. After my back fusion in 06 I have been at my 3rd PM clinic and I hate to say it but all they do is keep increasing my meds! My husband is so upset with the Dr's for doing nothing but increasing....I have had every procedure possible before the surgery and after?? The pain meds work for a while but then I build a tolerance and have to increase.
I decided to try to taper off and hope for the best. I have also tried in the past to stop taking the meds and the pain is horrible. I now believe some of that pain is actually from all the pain meds. I want to have another baby and need to have the meds out of my system for at least 6 months prior.
For those out their that wonder why someone who still has pain would WANT to go off of the meds!! I changes who I am, I am young, I want to live without all this stuff in my body.
I am currently on MS Contin 60mg 3xday, Percet 10-325mg 6 a day, Soma 4 a day, adderal 3 a day, welbutrin 1 300mg a day
I think that is all.
Any advise you have for a plan I know about the 25% less but how do you do that with 60 mg pills? I can not afford to throw out what I have a by new mg pills.