Well, today is my first day in at least a year not taking any opiates whatsoever. I have been tapering down over the past 5 months or so, took my last dose last night. I will remain on a very small dose of oxy because of true chronic pain, but will not get more for about two weeks.
Anyway....I can feel the dreaded leg pain coming. Every time I have dropped in dosage I have gotten terrible, unrelenting pain in my legs, mostly in my upper thighs that lasts for four days or more.
In those cases, I still had opiates because I was tapering so if it got really really bad, I could up my dose temporarily. This is not an option this time.
Some things I have tried are magnesium supplements, OTC meds like naprosyn and soaking in hot Epsom salts baths.
Does anyone have any other ideas? I did call my doc and ask for a script for a non narcotic pain reliever like meloxicam mostly for my back pain but maybe it will help with the legs too?
Any and all advice appreciated! I am so excited to finally almost be non-physically dependent on these meds, but really want to get through the next week with the least suck as possible....