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   Posted 7/17/2008 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
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Hi all, I am on my 3rd day without my oxycodone 10/325. I had been on hydro's for 4 yrs and was doing fine , then 3 months ago my dr. decided to change me ...I have not been myself ...I decided to come off the oxy's and ok I feel like I am dying here !!! I did call The Dr. today and he called in CHLORDIAZEP 25MG. which I have never heard of and also some phenergan, but I am still in bad shape here ....any advice...

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   Posted 7/17/2008 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi dear friend and welcome!

Coming off narcotic medication is never easy, but I'm glad to see your doctor helping you. That's the only safe way to do it. The medication you are taking is to prevent seizures when you are withdrawing. If this isn't helping you you might want to ask your doc about Suboxone. It's for withdrawal symptoms when coming off narcotic medications. Either way we'll be right here for you. Please keep in touch and feel free to email me if you 'd like. Just click on the little lit up envelope under my name.

Hugs,
Chutzie
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without hands we all could be silent
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   Posted 7/17/2008 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks so much Chutzie , I worry about whats next..I am 41 .I have to have pain meds just to be able to do day to day things (car wreck )2004...with a spinal cord injury. Have been told that surgery will not stop the pain. Anyway I did fine on the hydrocodone 10/325 for the past few yrs, but as soon as I took the first oxy I felt weird...and have not been me the past few months . doing crazy things that I would have never thought of doing before ...Can the oxy have different effects on different people? I don't even know who I am anymore ...it's 1:00 am here and I sit here in tears asking myself will I ever be me again !!! I have not yet seen an actual pain Dr. yet as my pcp has been treating me . I have an Appt with a Pain Dr. on The 28th in Roswell ga. I have no idea what to expect....anyway feels good to just write all this down ...blessings to you

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 7/18/2008 1:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Silent,

OMG, I went off Oxy two-three years ago. It was terrible. My GP didn't help me. You are fortunte because you have some help. If things get too bad there's always the ER. Once you get to the Pain Dr., things will hopefully get much better. My doctor put me on Methadone and I'm still in terrible pain 24/7 ... I KNOW it could be even worse.
Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 7/18/2008 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome Without Hands........., I'm glad you found this forum and that you posted. This is a very caring and helpful place. You will find many people here who understand and who want to help you.

First of all, I take Oxycodone 10/650 every three to four hours. For me it helps tremendously. I went on other meds for a time, including morphine, but none of them did the trick like the percocet (oxy). Why you are going off the medication and what is he switching you to? I do believe you are better off with a pain specialist. Try to hold on til you get to your appointment. I'm glad you made one. That was smart, indeed.

I will keep you in my prayers and hope that you get some relief soon.

God bless.

Lindaloo
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   Posted 7/18/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I too am on the oxy (percocet) for B/T pain. I take one 10/325 every 6 hours for the pain and it isn't helping much to relieve the pain. I hear so many horror stories about coming off of the medications and I am so frightened that I will be in a horrible state when this happens.

straydog
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   Posted 7/18/2008 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Scared try not to worry about it. Who knows by the time you need to come off of it, there may be some magic pill available. You are a very uptight person I think, you really need to learn how to relax some and not get all tensed up. By staying tensed up you are inviting muscles spasms from hell to visit your body and that just adds up to more pain. All meds come with a price, it depends on whether or not you are willing to pay the price. I am for a better quality of life, I don't worry about stuff I have no control over. Hugs, Susie


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   Posted 7/18/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Noooo I'm not the uptight kind hun. I know that all meds come with a price and I have no control over the way things are right now. Its all good :-)

Chutz
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   Posted 7/18/2008 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Pain meds can act so differently for each of us. If you feel 'strange' please do report that to your doc. You do not have to live like that. There are lots of other options out there for your doc to try. If you have an appointment soon for your pain doc then make sure he/she knows too. Try keeping a pain journal between now and then. I'll give you a link to the one I use. But basically you write down your pain level several times during the day, what you took, how it affected you, etc. Take it to your pain doc and your PCP each time you go and ask them to look at it. It lets them see clearly how you are doing on the medication. Otherwise all they have is a 2 minute description of how you're doing. Not very effective.

Here's the link and I hope it helps,
Chutz

http://www.painfoundation.org/Publications/TargetNotebook.pdf
you can print extra log pages from this pdf file or their main site.
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Fibromyalgia, Ulcerative Colitis, Insulin dependent diabetic, collapsed disk, dermatitis herpetiformus, osteo arthritis in spine and other locations.
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The only difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has it's limits. Albert Einstein: (1879-1955)

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