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hello how long have you been taking morphine?
have you discussed with your doctor about coming off these drugs?
yes...they think that opiates are the only answer...I would rather live the pain than the addiction
it is good of you that you want to withdraw
i would not agree with your doctor that yu should continue with this addiction
you should consult a psychiatrist for getting off this drug
Oxycodone and Morphine withdrawal is usually a long drawn out process. But done correctly, it can be without any particular discomfort.
Oxycodone and morphine withdrawal should always be done under medical supervision (MSW- medically supervised withdrawal).
This is most important. You should lower the dose according to the advise of your doctor.
During all this time, you should discuss with him constantly about your symptoms.
. Usually it is lowered 10% at a time, at 10% a week.
Opioid withdrawal should never be attempted ‘cold turkey’.
Most symptoms of withdrawal can be counteracted by appropriate medicines.
This is something which your doctor should supervise.
i would advise - consult a psychiatrist for this since they are best equipeed to handle withdrawal
discuss about medically supervised withdrawal with him
ask about lowering by 10%
using this method, you will be able to come out of your addiction, do not worry
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any further questions?
I need help with withdrawal is there anything I can get ? I don't trust the VA anymore...I am a 30 year SCI patient but did 20 years with out opiates
as an online site, we can only provide you advise on how best to get off these drugs