Getting off Norco and need advice/tips

Hello. I have been taking Norco, prescribed by my pain doctor for 5 years. You see I had spine surgery (tumor removed from inside my spinal cord) which caused major nerve damage to my mid body to my toes. It is impossible to walk without Gabapentin and have always had a little Norco which gives me a more fluid feeling in my legs. My Doctor has advised it is time to stop Nocro. I have taken 1 1/2 pills a day, I know that may not seem like a lot but I tapered down to 1 a day last week and I am now feeling the withdrawals. I could barely sleep last night. Today is a bit better but I am sick to my tummy. I am out of sorts. I have a house full of people and animals that rely on me plus I work full time, from home thank god. Any tips? I know it will get worse this week when I go down again. I think I will split up the dose so I can take 1/3 3 times a day. I also wonder if I just stopped cold turkey would the withdrawal period be quicker than drawing it out like I am? HELP any advice would be appreciated.
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  • My detox list :smiley:
    Bath salts
  • @gigilovesme... Welcome to the community and thank you for sharing your situation with us. I'm so sorry about your spine surgery and the effects it had on you. But, I guess it's a very good thing that the tumor is gone, right?

    I'm wondering if the taper plan you're on was suggested by your doctor. It could be that you need to taper a bit more slowly. Maybe ask your doctor about that.

    I'm not a big fan of quitting opioids cold turkey. While the overall time it takes may be shorter, the withdrawals can be very bad...and, in some cases, even dangerous. If you are contemplating going that route, definitely ask your doctor about it. Or consult an addiction specialist. Don't do it completely on your own, though.

    We're here to offer help, support, and a listening ear. Feel free to reach out anytime you'd like.

    Sending you lots of healing, positive energy.
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