I was reading old threads from this forum with people trying to get off of oxycodone. I was in a car accident and the result was a back injury.
I admit it plain out, i abused the medication. I only get 5mg oxycodone imm release tabs. about the abuse of the medication, the more I take of it, the better I feel.
I am hoping that i cought myself in the right time. I want to taper down my dose, but not stop it. The most I've taken in a single day was 80 mgs. I have experienced with OxyContin, but never again.
Is there a way to get my tolerance back down to 20 mgs a day? I guess the worse part of withdrawal is the anxiety, being restless, and feeling like the world is going to end. Thanks for any help. I am deadly scared of stopping this medication because i don't want to be in pain. I just don't want my tolerance to be too high and I don't want to become addicted. I've taken it for other purposes, even though I am in chronic pain. But it takes away anxiety. I think in a weird way, my mind tricked me into thinking that the oxycodone was a small cure for anxiety.
I just want to hit myself in the head for abusing this med. I have read several times in these forums (but they are all from 05-07 and just stop) that oxycodone is evil. It's half evil half good. It helps with the pain but so easy to abuse.
Am I doomed now that I have over-taken the suggested dose? In all reality, I could take 8 a day or 10, because on the bottle it says take 1 or 2, every 4 to 6 hours as needed. So it is a five day script, according to the bottle and directions, but it can only be filled every 2 weeks.
I just want to bring my tolerance back down to 15-20 mgs a day. I know to some of you taking OxyContin, I must be a joke. I don't take Oxycontin, I take Oxycodone (no APAP) 5mgs.
How hard is it to get back on a 4/x (5mgs) daily? I wish i had a safe that only dispensed it to me, 1 at a time, every 6 hours. TY