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Decreasing Opiates Safely - 09/09/2012
I needed some time to go by in this new chapter of my life before attempting to write with some sort of authority on the subject of decreasing your opiate medication, in a safe and smart manner.  It is one thing to know this medically, and quite another to actually go through it. I need to remember how long I have been taking these medications.  This is not even close to the "withdrawal" I went through when stopping one opiate med after my 2nd surgery. I have been taking a long-acting opiate for baseline pain, and another for breakthrough pain.  Two medications are common in Chronic Pain Management, one to keep the baseline pain at a decent level, the other for the spikes that feel like acute pain on top of the usual long-lasting pain. Because I am dealing with two medications, this may not apply to you exactly, but the steps are basically done the same, and each will be discussed separately. *DECREASING LONG-ACTING OPIAT...

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