Off the Oxycotin...But..

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   Posted 1/4/2008 2:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone. I am new here and I to have been going through withdrawl from Oxycotin and oxycodone hence my handle Nightwalker. I had a total left knee replacement two months ago and while at the surgeons last week He told me to stop the 20 mg. oxycotin and take the instant release (IR) 5mg every 6 hrs. instead of every 4 hours. I think this is to much to quick. I am suffering from the "codone-curse" and wanted to know if there is any home relief methods I can use. I don't want to take more of the drugs but get away from them. Is there any home treatments I can use to get the monkey off or at least something to help with the suffering and all that goes with the withdrawl. I really don't want to go to my doctor and beg for help cause he will just tell me to cold turkey. I am really hurting here. Please me.

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   Posted 1/4/2008 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Nightwalker,

And welcome! Your doctor is asking way too much of my opinion. That's a pretty harsh cutback. I don't know of any home remedies but you might try OTC pain relievers like Tylenol or Aleve.

I would go a lot slower tapering down if it was me. I you have enough pills to do that you may want to try. If it's really bad there is a medication your doctor can give you called Suboxone. It helps with the withdrawal symptoms.

Hope this helps,
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