Short version: I was on painkillers and muscle relaxants because of a back injury for over a year. I’ve also been on a couple other prescriptions which have nothing to do with the injury. A couple of weeks ago my doctor switched my meds around, and I ended up in the ER with the shakes, erratic mood swings, and a pile-driver headache.
The ER doc, in addition to telling me inform my doc immediately, suggested that I had come close to actually OD’ing on the meds (yes, I took the recommended dosages, nothing more, nothing less). He told me to stop taking them immediately, which I did.
I realize what I’ve been going through since then is a withdrawl --headaches, mood swings, among other symptoms. I did a Google search on detoxification and could not find anything specifically relating to my particular case. The upshot is that I could very well be experiencing these effects for a very long time.
What I’m asking is twofold:
Are there any other Dopers out there who know anything about detox from prescription drugs?
And, if there are any Doper MD’s or other health-care professionals – what would you recommend I should do next?
I’m changing doctors, btw…