Recovery From Oxycontin Withdrawal

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drjimmy
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   Posted 6/9/2012 1:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all...I thought I'd give an update. I'm doing much better with my recovery from withdrawal from Oxycontin. No more witthdrawal symptoms, but still headaches (less frequent) and some exhaustion and high blood pressure. I'm on Bp meds...A few weeks ago I got bronchitis (unrelated) and my doctor says I now have Post-Bronchitis cough, which he's prescribed steroids and cough medicine for. I've been having bad pain on my right side/lower ribs area, which I'm attributing to my severe coughing fits. Now I'm chest pain on my right side near the arm pit. Feels like muscle pain. I have to go for a chest/ribs xray to rule out broken ribs, although there's nothing they can do for it anyway. How is everyone else doing? I hope some/all of you are finding relief from your pain. Talk to you later...byeeeeeeeee

Eric
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   Posted 6/9/2012 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning Eric!

You sound better!…even though you are suffering from that constant cough. Than can be a pain for sure! shakehead

I was wondering what you are doing for pain med's, now that you're off the Oxycontin? I too went through the Oxycontin withdrawal…and I sympathize with you on it. Absolutely horrible!

I hope you get that cough under control, and thanks for the update!

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   Posted 6/9/2012 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Erin, I am wondering now what the dr has prescribed to you for pain relief. I remember the mess with the Oxycontin. I hope you don't have any broken ribs or torn cartilage, boy that smarts I have been there & done that before. There is really nothing they do for it like you said.

I hope you get to feeling better soon.Take care...Susie
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drjimmy
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   Posted 6/9/2012 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been on just oxycodone 10 mg 6 times
Daily...the pain is worse, but I'm doing ok.
I've taken Advil too, but I've cut back because I'm wondering
If the Advil is causing the pain on my right side.
Thanks, I know the rib pain will take a while
To heal...I'll keep you updated...byeeeee
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Herniated Cervical Disks C6 C7

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Pes Planus Both Feet

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Brachial Plexus/Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

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tmjpain
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   Posted 6/9/2012 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you are doing better Jimmy. Withdrawls are pretty tough to go thru.
 
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   Posted 6/9/2012 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Eric...thanks for updating us.

I do have to caution you though that since things are getting tighter and tighter with DEA and state regulations/laws, that your Dr. may be wanting to switch you back to Oxycontin in the near future.

Since most Drs. do not want to keep a chronic pain patient on short acting medication. Usually after a few months of treatment and if someone is taking more than 2 or 3 a day...., they want to move you to a long acting medicine.

So it may "appear" a bit odd that you are ok with taking the exact same medication of Oxycodone at 6 a day (180 a month) but refusing to take Oxycontin.

Especially since you said your reason for going off the Oxycontin was because you didn't want to be tied to medication any longer...If the same thing happens again where you run out of your meds (Oxycodone) you would be in the exact same situation.

So...just some thoughts to keep tucked away..

Anyway....I certainly hope that your bronchitis gets better and that you haven't injured yourself from coughing so hard. As you mentioned, there is not much they can do for broken ribs but let them heal. The old way was to wrap you up tight with a corset like wrap but now they realize that is dangerous and can cause more issues with breathing.

We have all been thinking of you and glad you came to let us know what is going on...

Hope you can enjoy some of your weekend:)
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   Posted 6/11/2012 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I am thinking the bad coughing from the bronchitis may be your culprit for the pain you are talking about. I have pulled ribs from coughing with bronchitis and pneumonia. Thats rough I know that. Keep us posted on how you are doing...Susie
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