Hi – I’m in the process of quitting oxy. I’ve tapered down by half and am going to stop cold turkey from here. I am not capable of tapering the whole way. I know what I am facing in terms of being physically ill. What scares me is the depression that follows.
I’ve ALWAYS struggled with major depression (which is how I ended up addicted to alcohol and then oxycodone in the first place) and the ricochet from opiates really sends me into a black hole.
I read the ‘character defect’ post by Claudius and it really hit home. I know I need to quit, but I’m afraid of what’s waiting for me on the other side. I feel like I’m letting go of my life raft.
I’m just hoping for some moral support. Also want to say THANK YOU to everyone, particularly those of you who’ve had success, for posting. Reading your stories helps. And I need a new life raft.