tapering buprenorphine

Reblogging this article, that people can eventually get off opioids. But it can take years.


(hmmm. How does one reblog?)

6 thoughts on “tapering buprenorphine

  1. Barbara Lindsey says:

    Hi again, I’ve never heard of biofeedback but I did a little research and it sounds like just the sort of thing I need. I am going to make some enquiries. I will let you know how I get on. Thank you so much, I really appreciate it.

  2. Barbara Lindsey says:

    I found this really interesting. I look forward to further posts on this subject, not just addictive drugs but also lifetime prescribed medications for high blood pressure for example. It seems once you are on them you are in the loop.

    • drkottaway says:

      I’ve had people get off hypertension drugs. One went from a weight of about 300 pounds to under 180. The medicine has to be steadily lowered. But not everyone can, we don’t understand why some people genetically get hypertension or diabetes in their 20s or 30s.

    • drkottaway says:

      And I’ve had people develop hypertension at 90. They say they don’t care about a heart attack: but they care very much about strokes, so most want to lower it.

      • Barbara Lindsey says:

        Thank you. My doctor more or less told me that “it’s my age” (72) and when I am at the clinic my blood pressure mysteriously goes up past any reading that I get when I take my bp at home. I do understand the fear of having a stroke but I really wish I could get off the meds.

        • drkottaway says:

          ….is there a biofeedback clinic? I had one person get off medicine by doing biofeedback training. Most of the other people say they don’t want to be on medicine but also refuse to do biofeedback.

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