Still on the withdrawal plan. The good news is I am down to about a 1/8 of a pill 2 times a day. It is harder on my body to take out a dose (from 4 a day to 3, etc) than reducing the amount I take. I started increasing the times between doses when I would either forget to take it, or my pain level hadn’t increased. Yesterday I reduced it down again to 2x a day when I was so busy coaching during a soccer tournament I forgot to take my afternoon dose.
This morning I woke up feeling really sick to my stomach and had a headache. Not sure if this was from coordinating positions for soccer players for nine games this weekend or from the reduction on medication in my system. Most likely it is a combination of the two. It may take a few days for my body to adjust. Fortunately after my morning dose the symptoms gradually disappeared.
I am excited to be on less medications and back to 2x a day for medication intake. I hate having to take medication with me in the day, especially when out on the field or with other people. I feel inspired that soon I may be completely drug free. I am amazed at how much better I can focus and the increase in my energy level. Unfortunately some of my symptoms were intensified with the medication. My pain level is higher, but not to a unbarable level.
So thank you for listening to my progress.