How long have you been abusing the medication and how often? What is the amount that you are taking and how often are you doing this?
I will be upfront and tell you that I have a hard time with wanting to "help" someone who has abused their pain meds, simply because it is situations like this one that make it so difficult for those of us who don't abuse our meds to find help.
It would be best if you had someone that you could trust to dispense your medications to you , at the right times since you have a tendency not to follow directions. Honestly, you are darn lucky you didn't kill yourself, taking 80 mg at a time. For the record, the only difference in Oxycontin and Oxycodone is that Oxycontin is the long acting version of the medication. Oxycodone is simply the generic medication itself, immediate release formulation.
You are going to have to set up a taper plan and stick to it. Can you do that? Honestly? If not, you need to have someone else to hold your meds for you.
I am not sure if you can ever go back to just taking meds as prescribed, once you have allowed yourself to slip on that slippery slope of abusing. I suppose it depends on how long you have been doing that, and how much of the medication you are abusing at a time.
First you need to answer the questions that I posed to you and I will check back later for your answers.
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I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.