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I was on 60 + mg of percocet.I tapered off once successfully, but relapsed and am now on my 6th day of cold turkey withdrawal. I suggest a taper since you can't rest and recover for 4 days. I have a blog if you want to read it. If you tell your doc that you are an addict/alcoholic, he will stop the percs. It's very hard to do, but just make the call. If you have a written scrip, tear it up. Keep just enough of the percs to taper a quarter pill every 3 or 4 days. That's what I did when I tapered. I was able to taper no problem Use Ibuprofen or tylenol, or ask your doctor.I have been in this hell since 2004. You don't want to end up like me. It feels so good not to be tied down to the pills. And I had a lot of guilt over it, like my secret that I didn't tell anyone. My best friend is a recovering alcoholic and she takes vicoden only as needed, no more than one a day, usually none. Most of 'us' can't do that. Good luck. congrats on your baby and I hope you feel better soon. Wishing you all the best. P.S. the percs led me back into drinking after 8 years of sobriety. My husband had 10 years and he relapsed to because i shared my percs with him. Huge mistake.

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