Friday, 5 June 2015

Weaning off the meds.............



Hi all remember when I wrote this.

Well I sat down and decided I was going to wean myself off the 75mg of Amytriptiline a day I was on.

I was very wary to be honest as I have been on them years and had an allergic reaction years ago and had to stop them. I was in agony and thought I would crack up with the pain. I was even given (after a huge argument with the GP who didn't want to listen to the specialist at the hospital) morphine patches and they did nothing! I thought I would go mad untill a new GP said try them again and see how you go and I was fine weird huh?

So when I decided I wanted to come off them I was dreading the pain coming back and hitting me round the back of the head.

Well here I am nearly off them, I am on 1 every other night till Sunday then it will be none!!! To be honest I feel OK. Apart from extra fatigue and pain it is OK. I can manage this with my painkillers and hot water bottle. I am assuming it will get worse but maybe it wont?!?

I am praying I can cope without the meds as the alternative is scary and I would rather be in pain than lost altogether.

Have any of you tried to come off meds and how did it go?

Thanks so much for reading (if you did)
Hugs :0) 
xxxJoolsxxx

6 comments:

  1. Interesting read, I have done this too and feel better for it in the long run. Hope you do too.

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    1. So glad to hear that. I am feeling a lot more alert than I have for years I am hoping I can cope without them for good now. Have you felt the need to go back to them at all? Thanks for reading and commenting :0) x

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    2. NO! I cope without any meds except for when I get amigraine or extreme hip pain, I go to hydrotherapy twice a week and a course of homeopathy and acupuncture has helped me tremendously. Also pacing and trying to live within limits yet till doing gentle exercise. xx

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    3. Brilliant I am glad you have all the alternatives on hand. I am still taking the pain killers regurlarly or I would go mad as that is all I have but am determined not to go back to the amytriptiline :0) x

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  2. I am not currently on medication and the one time I tried medicine it resulted in a horrible migraine landing me in the emergency room.

    I have total faith in you. You can do this!

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    1. Awwww thanks for your faith and for reading and commenting. How do you deal with the pain?

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