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david walker

Trying To Tapper Off Meds

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Not going so good, been on Vicodin 4-6 times a day. It's not that I want the meds, my pain level goes though the roof about four hours after taking the medication. I did cut my meds in half over the weekend, but its alot harder at work. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks

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How much vicodin are you taking? You are going to have to very gradually taper off or you are going to have withdrawal symptoms. I was taking vicodin and it is not a good drug for chronic pain. You would be better off with morphine or methadone or some long acting narcotic. If kicking the drug is too hard go to the VAMC and tell them what your problems is. Did the VA prescribe the vicodin? You might need help getting off this drug if you are taking it 6 times a day.

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