When to jump off a codeine taper?
Long story short, I had a bad shoulder injury (destroyed my brachial plexus) which resulted in the major cluster of nerves in my shoulder that provide strength of movement to my arm to suffer severe damage and re-generate. They did re-generate and I got full strength and movement back but it took 18 months, a lot of physical therapy and was very painful for the first 6 months. Dr's prescribed oxycodone for longer than I knew was wise, so I tapered down to Codeine and now at the end of the 18 months am down to about 10mgs of codeine 3 x daily (no apap). Million dollar question: just "rip the band-aid off " and jump or keep tapering? In other words, feel a little uncomfortable for 20 minutes 3 times a day or just go for feeling crappy for a few days?
"Life is hard. After all, it kills you." - Katharine Hepburn