I had been taking about 40mg of Hydrocodone a day. I tried tapering on my own with little success, and I found myself taking more every so often just because I had a hard time with my addiction.
I received your herbal formula. At first, the first few days, I didn't notice much of a difference. But by the third day, I noticed myself a little more calmer and just feeling more leveled out. As I've tapered, I'm now down to 15mg from 40mg in about a month and a half, two month time span. I'm going a little slower than most would go, but it's really helped with sleep.
There's been times I've noticed that I've missed a dose by two hours and I don't even notice any symptoms. Whereas in the past, prior to using the herbal formula, I would count the hours down to my next dosage. I plan to be off in about a month to two months tops, completely off of opiates. I'll continue to use your product because I think it's a fantastic, and it really seems to get rid of the sweating and just general side effects.
I imagine it's good for tapering. If you go too fast, I don't know if it would be strong enough, but I swear by it. I've tried many other products. I've tried CalmSupport, I've tried medrol, I've tried just doing general other things as well. A big, huge thing also I think is diet as well, and a general commitment to your taper plan.
If anybody wants to just rely on this product as your only fix, it's probably not going to work. But if you're committed to coming off, it definitely helps ease my symptoms. I noticed when I don't take the herbal formula not in an addictive way, but I noticed my symptoms are definitely a little more unmanageable until I get it back in my system.
So it's really honestly the best thing I've found. I don't think I'd be where I'm at right now about it. I might still be stuck at a higher dose, so it's allowed me to go from 40mg to 15mg, which is pretty big for me. So, hats off to Richie and his product.
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Hi. I'm just here to update my status from using your formula.
I used it to taper down from 40mg daily plus additional abuse of Hydrocodone. I was able to taper down using the formula quite easily. The hardest part was the anxiety of knowing I was going to jump. I chose Christmas break since I'm a teacher and I had eight days off, so I took my last pill the day before break started, and started doing the formula.
So I doubled up, went to the 20g recipe that Richie suggested, and I really noticed that I was really tired the first day. But going on day by day, I really didn't notice much in the way of symptoms. I had spent the last month of my life prior to that worrying about this day. I had circled Christmas break since Thanksgiving. That was my jump off day, and I kept worrying and worrying, you know, about how bad withdrawals can be.
Because all of the stuff you read on the internet, you know, is a lot of fear stuff. And I don't think I'd be where I was at without the formula either; but I used the formula, used it daily, 20mg a day. And I noticed on day two and day three, I got a little sweaty. Sleeping was a little challenging, but I only say a little. I was able to do Christmas and Christmas Eve with family. It wasn't convenient, but I wasn't laid up in bed like I thought I'd be.
I did jump from 10mg, so I guess it's not that high of a jump, but to me that was increasingly scary. I tried two years ago to jump from just 5mg to 0 with nothing in support of, and I made it three days, and quit, and got right back on. I think this stuff is amazing. I'd recommend it to anybody.
I'm now sitting here. This is two weeks out, so I'm pretty much doing better. I'm still taking it for the pause. I don't have any acute symptoms anymore. They really only lasted four days tops, five days at the most, and they were gone. But I take it, you know, 6 to 10 grams a day just to help keep the anxiety at bay until my brain can figure out how to work again.
Also emphasize lots of exercise, push yourself to move around. That helps during the withdrawal, during tapering, and pause too. So stick with Richie. It's a good product.