I have currently been taking Percocet 5mg 4-7 times a day for five months for lower back pain under the advisement of my pain specialist doctor. We have done four steroid epidural injections and they seem to (finally!) be working. This leaves little need for the amount of Percocet I have been taking. I will still need to take them as I am still in a bit of pain, but nothing like I was when I began taking the Percocet on a regular basis. Since I haven't been in as much pain, I've been forgetting at take as much Percocet as I was. This is causing loss of appetite, nausea, and diarrhea.
Does anyone have any tips or advice to give to help me taper down my doses without these symptoms?