I don't mean to seem like I'm looking down my nose at you guys or that I'm judging you and for one I speak from experience so I've been there with you guys so just trying to pass along a bit of advice.......if you can, if you pain level can tolerate these things that is as I know we all exp differing levels of pain with all the various aliments we all suffer from, but just a few things you might try to lower your tolerance.....again just trying to help my fellow PR buds because like I said I've been there, I just recently started taking benzos again after a couple year self imposed exile from them because I thought I was started to enjoy them more than I was using them for my minor anxiety issues....but here go guys.
1, try all you can to taper down and just stop taking opiates all together for as long as possible, like I said above some peoples pain issues would never allow this and I totally understand as at times when I've tried this I have thrown in the proverbial towel and munched a couple.....but if you can perhaps buy some kratom or tramadol or some other type of substance that would help with WD's and just stop taking them for a week at the most you will find that it's amazing when you do start taking them again on all levels pain relief to how they make you feel.....like when you first started taking opiates if not better imo....not to mention it gives you a crazy amount of pride knowing this thing does not rule you but that you rule it. Very rewarding emotion guys.
2, try to taper down a bit and struggle with pain, I know you are prob thinking you moron why do you think I take the meds to begin with but when you realize how bad your pain could be if you were not taking these meds you begin to realize how much they actually do help.
3, try to buy some type of med to supplement your pain med prescription. Like buy some codeine or kratom or tram or anything that helps with pain to take with your dose instead of doubling or tripling up on your dose with your normal meds......sometimes you can find the proper combo that will work better for your body than tripling up with the same med you've been taking for a long time.
I recently did number three with DHC 120, I am prescribed oxy 40's with oxycodone 15IR for breakthrough. I was taking one DHC with my other dose if I was in more pain than usual and it worked incredibly well.....amazingly well, I am very opiate tolerant and never nod off having taken a few of the old formula oc forties at once without it happening back when I was in you guys shoes and it would not cause me to nod.......taking a dhc with even just an IR would have me feeling great energetic so long as I did not sit still for too long lol then it was nodsville.
Anyway I have some more to add but company just walked in, I'll add more later again though I'm not trying to sound or act preachy I just want to pass along info that has helped me when I was seeking relief.
Cheers fellas hope you are enjoying your weekend!
btw good luck in finding what works for you guys, it's a god damn shame that we must go through such procedures because most times it's the docs lack of compasion that causes us to pay amazing prices for these things.