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    I HAVE to stop Loratab! Help please...
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    kait1975 posted:
    Hello, I had 2 major surgeries within the last 6 months and have been taking Loratab 5s for the last 5 months. I average about 5 a day of those. I am ready to stop taking them, but plan to taper not stop CT. I am a teacher and cannot take off to do this. Any words of advise? Will I still experience withdrawal if I taper? Do you have any idea how long it will last if so??
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    James Golden, MD responded:
    There is no time like the present.

    Seeking the advice and help of your physician regarding this matter is the best way to go. Self-management and self-directing your care regarding matters like this usually don't work well, believe me. What you want to achieve is certainly reasonable, but you can't do it yourself.

    I wish you well.
     
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    ljude38 responded:
    Quitting opiate substances can be difficult but its definitely a doable thing. I am an addiction specialist and work for a rapid detox program in California. I have seen many successes and can tell you that people have succeeded in maintaining an opiate free lifestyle. I wish you well in your venture.


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