Current Dosage: 80mg It’s now week 17 of the OxyNorm reduction plan and as you can see from my current dosage, things haven’t gone to plan at all in the past three weeks. (I should be on 65mg!). (Clicking on the graph opens up a new window with a larger version)
Before I say any more, this post is based on information given to me by medical staff trained in the field of drug and medication addiction. You should not attempt any of the steps or stages I mention during this post, nor should you attempt to stop taking any medication without first consulting your own… Continue reading The ‘correct’ way to reduce your Morphine medication
A successful day. My first real one since finishing the INPUT pain management course.Everything worked today: Completed a full stretch program. Started ramping back up to baselines on circuits No more withdrawal symptoms from Tuesday drop No stomach complaints (as a result of the drop) Had a full active day* Pacing seemed to work. So… Continue reading Finally: Is this the first real sign of progress?
Current Dosage: 80mg It’s now week 14 of my OxyNorm reduction plan. That’s over 3months now in trying to come off the OxyNorm and it seems to be dragging on for ever. Mind you, you’ll notice the slight “hiccup” in this latest update of the graph. (Clicking on the graph opens up a new window… Continue reading OxyNorm Reduction Update: Week 14
Ever since coming back from INPUT, I’ve been in agony with increased pain from my back. It did get quite hectic in the last few days of the course, and at first I thought that the travelling back from INPUT had caused me to jar my back. (I did have my “holdall-on-wheels with everything but… Continue reading INPUT + 5 days
Nightmare of all nightmares. Let me just say that day 3 and 4 didn’t quite happen. I’m writing this from home having arrived back from London at 2pm this afternoon. I ended up spending from 9pm last night (Tuesday 11th November) through to 11am in casualty at St. Thomas’. When I eventually got back to… Continue reading INPUT at St Thomas’ | Week 1 | Day 3
Sleep was most definitely not an option last night. All in all I think I managed about two hours sleep tops. I was suffering with the stomach bug, and it’s severely affecting the absorption of the OxyNorm so I was getting withdrawal type symptoms on top of everything else. But on a more positive note,… Continue reading INPUT at St Thomas’ | Week 1 | Day 2
Well so far things haven’t gone too well. The two boys were off school last week with a tummy bug and I’m sure they’ve given it to me as a going away present. I feel dog rough and I’m sitting on the train heading towards London Waterloo at 7.30 in the morning. Having made it… Continue reading INPUT at St Thomas’ | Week 1 | Day 1
Absolutely typical… (Well for me anyway…) Perhaps changing from the OxyContin (The timed release OxyCodone Hydrochloride) was a bad idea. The bowel problems I was having before I changed to the Fentanyl patches is now worse than ever and I am suffering from major withdrawal symptoms nearly every other day. There doesn’t seem to be… Continue reading Major Withdrawal Problems
I don’t know if it was just the bad timing of my son being taken into hospital causing a lack of sleep (and an increase in stress), but switching back to tablets again caused massive problems for me today. I felt like a complete jibbering wreck when I got home from the hospital at 10.30am… Continue reading Round and Round, Up and Down, Highs and Lows.