Myself I have come of what I concidered high dose's of Oxycontin 80mg 3x/day plus Percocet for bt when my old Dr had his lic taken away with no notice could not find any Dr to help so had to just stop didn t want to go to the Hospital as a last resort herd they would not do much anyway I would show them all my medical/specialist report and MAYBE they stop the W/Ds and give me a short few day s of med 's then if I couldn t find a doc when the med s run out I would be back in the W'D s plus have a file at the hospital so just suffered the W/D's process to see if I can live and function without them was just so fed up with all the trouble and law's here.
My experience was pretty much same as what I had read, it is very very bad and I had severe trouble with my leg s also both of them twitching and jerking for day s I herd and found it true that Oxycodone gives very intense W/d's really severe but they subside rather early compared to other opiate s if that s any comfort myself I didn t /couldn t sleep for days was unable to forced to be awake through all of it
If Oxycontin is takin for pain as it should the Psychological aspect of wanting the opiate feeling was absent with me but we have the majour increase in my and our pain level when stopping these med s more than ussual level it is completely inaccusable for the medical community to allow pain patients taking Oxycontin or what ever to be forced to edure this widthdrawal process if we take these med s for legit reason s and take them properly and adhear to all the rule s after all they put us on them but I herd unless their is a underlying medical condition eg heart/ high blood pressure etc suddenly stopping these type med's will not end our lives although it will fell like it
From my experience their isn t really anything a individual can do without medical help in stopping Oxycontin I took Gravole took OTC pain reliever s which did nothing used a very hot waterbottle for my back pain and went into my bedroom and told everyone I was sick with the flue and NOT to bother me I kept the real reason to myself and basically suffered through it period worst part was about 6 day s the higher the dose the worst it is and I burned this experience on my memory so I would never for get I got mad at the people who abuse Oxycontin and other opiates and the Dr s I asked for help and was told NO and at the people who abuse these drugs getting Methadone so they would not suffer as I was for taking it as it was invented for then it clear s out of your body and you start to feel better day by day
So my advise is to eat through the experience even if vomited up, don t drink booze and get drunk as I though about doing, address your pain as best as you can DO NOT take to much asprin etc. as it can harm your liver. you can try going to the Hospital for help your choice and when it clears out of your system personally evaluate if you can live at all without Oxycontin or other perscription pain med s if if you or anyone can I strongly suggest doing just that and live your life without them but I know as in my case some people just can not and that s a fact, and if you start them again stay on the lowest possible dose possible and really that s all I can say no matter how it is lookes at it is a rotten terrible experience to be put through and the only thing I know to stop it or make the process more humane is more of the drug that is causing the W/d s to happen in the first which is opiates.
Please take care day by day it WILL get better I wish you all the best
Post Edited By Moderator (Chutz) : 1/3/2009 10:55:14 PM (GMT-7)
Daddy, you found Christ in your life!!! If that's the case, going cold turkey is not a good idea, but find Jesus is a prizw winner. Stay close to Him. Pray and thank Him. I believe He can help you with your withdrawals and maybe if not for them, you would not have called upon Him--so great. You'll live through the withdrawals, as miserable as they are, but having Christ live in you, is far better.