I have been taking Lortab 20mg 3 times a day for the last four years for pain. I stopped taking it cold turkey sixty days ago. The first week was awful. Things improved slowly after that. Now all I am dealing with is restless legs and sleeplessness. I have read and do think that the lack of opiates have caused the restless legs. Any one have any idea's on how to stop it ?
I suffered severe RLS all my life. The only thing that helps me sleep are Opiates. A six year heroin addiction, was not supportable, but methadone helped, and then Suboxone.... Now taking a small dose of 2 mg a day and I sleep....Thank God!
How are you? I'm sorry to hear about your present condition. While RLS can be managed effectively with prescription medications, withdrawal from your Fentanyl may be a different matter. It is important that you inform your attending physician about these for proper management. A referral to a specialist as well as trying complementary and alternative medicine like acupuncture and biofeedback therapy may also help. Take care and do keep us posted.