Anyone take oxycotin?

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Amber Jo
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   Posted 1/30/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
My doc has me on oxycotin, which I am still getting used to. Does anyone take it, if so how long, and have you had addiction issues with it. Also, is there something not as strong that helped you? I have tried all the non narcotics, and I went from vicodin to percocet to oxycotin now. Ultram did not work, nor darvocet, ect. Any ideas for something less addictive? I really don't want to be on pain pills forever!
Fibro, Hemiplegic migraines, Seizures, Abnormal Heart rhythms, Sleep apnea..... Trilepital 1200mg, Keppra 1000mg, Ativan 3mg, Klonopin 3mg as needed, Oxycotin 20mg 2x daily, gabapentin 600mg, Altenenol 50mg.

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   Posted 1/30/2009 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I went from Vicodin to Vicoprofen and it seemed to help more. The doc told me the ibuprofen in Vicoprofen is longer lasting. I have not tried Oxycontin. I've been on Vicoprofen for years. Yes, it helps, but does not take all the pain away, just makes if bearable and allows me to function.

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   Posted 1/30/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I've heard that oxycotin, percocet and all those opiate-based drugs are not very effective with fibromyalgia. I take time-released Tramadol (150mg once/day) It's WONDERFUL. I feel virtually no pain and have no side effects. I do take "Wholy Tea" daily or else I'm constipated however...but that's ok...I like the tea.
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   Posted 1/30/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Amber!

I've been on oxycontin for a long time...over 2 years I think, and to me that's a long time to be taking handfuls of pain medications. Growing up I never even took an aspirin, didn't need it. But these days I hate having to take so much. But, I hate even more the thought of NOT having them.

I wouldn't worry about addiction, although you do want to be aware. The fact that you are concerned is very appropriate. What research has shown is that people with chronic pain rarely suffer addiction to narcotic medications. The Arthritis Foundation has done studies that show less than 1/2 of one percent (addiction = <1/2%) of people taking narcotic medication for chronic pain of arthritis have addiction problems. It's almost as if the pain uses up all of the

I'm sure you knew the difference between addiction and dependence but I'll state it anyway. Dependence is when your body is used to getting something and needs to keep in in your system to function. When stopped immediately (cold turkey) there can be serious consequences.

Addiction is when you are causing harm to your body by taking medications. This includes taking more than your doctor prescribes, getting them illegally, or other drug-seeking behavior. If you ever feel you are slipping into addiction you should immediately tell your doctor who is managing your pain. Always be aware but you shouldn't have to worry about it.

Hope this helps,
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   Posted 1/31/2009 1:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I started with taking Oxycontin when I was 19 (well went from hydro to percocet but the pancreas pain was too much and moved to oxycotin within a month) and it worked wonderfully. Started with the 10mgs every 8 hours then went to 20mgs every 8 hours. I stayed their for a few years til my psychitrist told me how taking antideppresants with narcotics was a no no cause antiD's can make the narcotics not work as well (something to do with how it's processed through the body) so he recommended the fentanyl patches. So I went to those but after a few I couldnt stand them cause they where more of a pain to use then pills, so I went to MS contin 100mgs 3 times a day. then when I lost my insurance for a few months the doctor gave me methadone to try cause they're dirt cheap and found them to be wonderful, for once I had way less pain then past 6 years on the other pain meds. But between that time I fell down cement stairs on my bottom, and had 2 very bad car accidents. But because the doctors always decided since I was already taking pain meds their was no reason to do any mri or anything on my back (4 doctors said this)so after several years my back has gotten so bad it's turned to arthiritis, so I got mad at the doctors so I made a choice to stop taking the pain meds all together, and that was horrible trying to taper, tried for a year and couldnt get anywhere, we always ended up raising the dose after a month or so cause the withdrawals where so horrible, even with clonidine and other meds to help lessen the withdrawals, but thats when I read about Suboxone that they give mostly to people who are addicts, but I am taking it to be tapered off of cause it's alot more easier to stop on it then regualuar pain meds and it has been a life saver. So you should know that if you ever decide to stop using or start having addiction issues theirs always hope and choices with other meds, so I wouldnt sweat over things like addiction or stopping right now.

I have Migraines, Pancreatic Divisum, Severe lower back pain (possibly turned to arthiritis from lack of treatment), Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic, and Asthma
Meds: Suboxone 8mg 3xday for pain, Cymbalta 60mg @ night for depression & Fibro,
Lyrica @ night for Migraines and Fibro, Treximet as needed for Migraines,
Ventolin Albuterol Inhaler as needed for Asthma Attacks.
Been on Diability since I was 22 for Migraines and chronic Pancreatitas but going to college Spring '09 to be a nurse
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