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This is not the question I posted. I asked how I can detox safely from fioricet by myself.
I am sorry. How much are you currently taking and for how long?
I used to take fioricet with cod. but I stopped the cod. I now take up to 10 fioricet without cod. a day.
For about 8 years.
The best way to discontinue this medication is very slowly over time. Decrease by one tablet every other day for two weeks like this:
Sunday 9 tabs, Monday 10 tabs, Tues 9 tabs, Wed 10 tabs, Thurs 9 tabs, Fri 10 tabs, Sat 9 tabs, the next week:
Sun 8 tabs, Mon 9 tabs, Tues 8 tabs, Wed 9 tabs, thurs 8 tabs, fri 9 tabs, Sat 8 tabs, the next week:
Monday 7, tuesday 8 tabs, Wed 7 tabs, Thurs 8 tabs, Fri 7 tabs, Sat 8 tabs, Sun 7 tabs
and so on
if you feel uncomfortable you can extend it to 2 weeks for each rotation
it will take longer, but may be more tolerable for you.
do you mean Sunday instead of monday?
what are the chances of a seizure?
Do you still have an active prescription for this medication?
actually no; I purchase it online
Tapering it very slowly will prevent this from happening
Why are you taking them?
mmmm...... do you have something else planned for your headaches?
I take zomig
If I catch it in time, it does the job
So...what you want to do is take it very slow. I would really do two weeks each rotation if you have enough meds
what about the caffeine withdrawal?
you are going to do it slowly so that won't be an issue
plus, caffeine craving can be easily satisfied with a small cup of coffee daily
ok - is there anything else I should be concerned about? I so want to get rid of this!
Caffeine also helps to stave of migraines in some people, me for one.
If you begin to feel shaky, or unwell... revert back to the previous step and start over from that point.
for how long?
say for example on week three you feel like you have decreased too much....go back to week 2 for two weeks then proceed to week three
tapering slowly for most people works great
and they don't feel any difference at all
Ok. In the grand scheme of things, is detoxing from 10 pills a day really bad?
It really isn't
I finally have some hope.
that is only 4 pills over the recommended daily dose
not a huge deal... you can do this! :-)
Thanks. It's just scary because I take them every day.
I understand. You are going to continue to take them every day..... just less and less and less until you don't need them at all anymore
YES I AM
I am glad I could help you
you are very welcome:-)
Have a good night. I know I will.
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