Jan 22, 2013 - 2:05 pm
I will soon start to taper off the oxycontin I have been taking since October. I am curious to know how this experience was for other people. Was it easy? Was it awful? How long did it take as you tapered off to be off completely? Did you experience any withdrawal symptoms? I'd like to hear about any experience - good, bad and ugly.
I'm currently taking 20mg twice a day. My rad onc wants me to drop to 10mg twice a day, starting in 2 weeks. My surgeon suggested that to lessen the possibility of withdrawal symptoms that I start with 20mg in the morning and 10mg in the evening before going to 10 and 10. Any thoughts?
Thanks to all you amazing people!