I told my DR I wanted off OxyContin

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J_Rene
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   Posted 10/27/2007 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Its not because I don't need it, trust me I do. Im just tired of the non-caring DR's. Im sick of them. I rather deal with it on my own. Ever since I told my DR I wanted a baby, he's treated me like dirt on the floor. I don't deserve it. I've been thru so much,my poor body has been thru much more. Im off work and Im gonna see if I can get this battered body into shape and lose some weight. I feel so depressed about myself. The way I look and feel. Im tired of never having energy and feeling 20yrs my age. Sure is easy to let yourself go.
 
Any ideals what the best way is to do this? I've talked to my Dr about it. But what if I physically can't do it. What if my body hurts so bad I can't? Thats the scary part.
 
 
 ~ J rene
 

Major car accident 07/02

On going back and leg problems

DX with fibromyalgia 10/05

Goal in life:

To go bra less as much as I can!


Chutz
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   Posted 10/27/2007 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi J rene!

I can understand your desire and there are ways to get off oxy without the misery. Ask your doc for suboxone. You get off the oxy without feeling the side effects.

about the pain...I have no idea what it will be like when you come off. It might be awful or not. Only you will have the answer. I would suggest looking around for a new doc who would treat you with respect before going this route tho. One who you feel comfortable with. If you go off and can't deal with it...will this guy let you back on??? Something to think about.

Keep in touch...
Chutz
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matthew24
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   Posted 10/27/2007 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I wouldnt just go cold turkey, do it slowly 10-20 mg every few weeks if you go cold turkey its will be hell. Its also according to what your dose is. I had a friend that went cold turkey and he said it was the hardest and most painfull thing hes ever done in his life. He still wasnt feeling write 2 months later. What ever you decide to do Good Luck.  Matt

straydog
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   Posted 10/28/2007 11:40 AM (GMT -7)   
J Rene you cannot ans must not attmept going off this medication by yourself. You need to get on that medication that is being used now to help peeps get off the drugs. Do this honey one thing at a time. First if getting off the medication is what you want, take care of that first and while you are at it start doing things to get your body revved back up. If you can exercise then do so, if not then walk, walking is the best form of exercise there is. When my DIL got pg her ob/gyn insisted she walk 3 times a week minimum. In addition he showed her squats to do to strengthen her legs. Although she ended up at complete bedrest, the baby came 6 wks early, she had 4 1/2 hrs of real labor. She swears had she not listened to her dr she would have really had a hard time. This was her 1st pregnancy. So, you can you have alot to do, but you are getting overwhelmed by it all. By the way, her job required her to be on her feet and she walked all day, that did not count with her dr. Susie


J_Rene
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   Posted 10/28/2007 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Thanks for all of the advice, I really appreciate it.
 
I know I'll need help getting off the oxy and percocets. Trust me I know. I've tappered off by letting meds sit at the pharmacy overnight saying " Oh I can do this, I can get thru 1 night!" Let me tell you if my pharmacy had been a 24 hr one , they would have seen me about 3 am. sad   It was not a fun night.
 
I just want to be a healthly human being. I know I'l never be the way I was, I can accept that.  But I know I can have a better life than I do know. I don't feel its the meds that makes me feel this way, its the pain and not being active. I'm sure you're all aware that you can slip into a non-active life style. Im 27 yrs old and I feel like Im 60. (not thats old..lol)
 
Maybe I need a combo of the meds and getting my butt off the couch and doing things, also eating better. Im getting a membership to our local YMCA.  I hope that helps.
 
Thanks again,
 
  J rene
 

Major car accident 07/02

On going back and leg problems

DX with fibromyalgia 10/05

Goal in life:

To go bra less as much as I can!


straydog
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   Posted 10/29/2007 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Its just a fleeting thought, but your dr may be thinking if she is wanting to have a baby, maybe she is not hurting as bad as she is telling me. He knows if you get pg you cannot take pain meds, it takes alot of energy and a person feeling good to have and take care of a baby. These may be things he is looking at. Susie


straydog
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   Posted 10/30/2007 2:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Gramps I understand fully what J Rene is saying. It is very difficult sometimes impossible to find a good team of drs who do care. Alot depends on your location and just what is available in your area, how far you can travel, ect.

I have left the big city drs and now ALL of my specialists are in this small town 30 miles from my home. These guys actualy communicate with each other. Susie


CRANKY 1
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   Posted 10/31/2007 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Hey J_Rene,

If you have enough pain to be taking OxyContin, Percocet, etc..., you have no idea how bad you are going to feel getting off all narcotics so you can have a baby.  With back and leg pain, and fibromyalgia (pain all over) now, while you are on very strong Narcotics, increasing your activity while going off the meds, is very likely to reduce your ablility to do much of anything of a physical nature, and respectively increase your pain.  I know you want a baby.  I wanted several, but with my chronic migraines and severe back and knee pain, I have come to realize that I can barely take care of myself.  Although I might physically be able to have a baby, I certainly would not be able to provide the care a child deserves.  That's not fair to the child.  Taking the medication you do, it might seem like a possibility to have a child.  I doubt you will still feel that way if you stop all your pain meds.  I only wish I had doctors that would provide me with adequate pain relief and pain meds you are rejecting.  Let me know what you think.

Leigh Ann cool


Basic info:
  • On Disability for: Chronic Migraines, serious Back and Knee problems (will need surgery eventually), moderate Depression, Anxiety/Panic disorder, TMJ 
  • Divorced, 42, no children
  • Surgeries: Gastric Bypass, Gallbladder Removed (followed by a week in the hospital for a Blood Clot), Impacted Kidney Stone Removed, Broken Ankle, Major Dental work(four molars pulled, multiple cavities, root canals) 
  • Current Meds: Lexapro, Klonopin, Wellbutrin, Stadol Nasal Spray, Lortab, Trazadone, Buspar, Nexium, Tramadol, Phenergan, PROHIBITED FROM ALL NSAIDS
  • Current Problem: Internal Bleeding, possible ulcer in location of Gastric Bypass
 
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