Hi - not sure if this is the correct place to post or not.
I'm about to come off percocet/oxycodone for good. I've been taking it for pain over the last 15 months...gradually increasing in dose. I've been taking it daily for about 12 months...and for the last 5 months I've been taking 90mg a day. 30mg in the morning, 30mg in the afternoon and 30mg at night. Combination of oxycodone pills and percocet. So my acetaminophen hasnt been high at all - they are 325mg so maybe 1300-1600mg a day over that span.
I've been taking these for pain mostly...however, anyone thats taken them would understand that you cant help but feel more than that from them and its enjoyable. Ive quit pain meds cold turkey before a few years ago - that was much lower though (around 30mg a day and for only 6 months).
I do have a prescription for clonodine so that should help with the physical symptoms right?
I'm going to see my doctor soon and i'm going to request that he taper me off (this is my idea to get off them not his). not sure what he'll give me. Maybe percocet 7.5 or 5's? Not sure how long he'll do it. Its better to do it that way right...as opposed to just stopping 90mg a day cold turkey?
The clonodine helps with the physical symptoms...but what about mental? Anyone know if it helps with that or anything does? I'm kinda going through a rough time in my life anyway and dealing with some depression...taking the pain medication has relieved that over the last few months...i'm scared whats going to happen. any advice?