Can you cut oxycodone in half

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hi..new to the board and I read all of it everyday and even posted a comment regarding Darvon. (skip was kind enough to answer) Anyway in regards to your liver question: Get a liver panel done..(I also have achey, annoying pain in my upper right quadrant...kinda feels like when you sleep on an empty stomach all nite and wake up with that horrible ache?..yep) been taking vicodin for 3 years and drink on occasion. I have had a ct, mri, and hyda-scan and docs say NOTHinG WRONG!
If you don't and you have not been on them that long there is really no need to draw it out. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> could <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span> it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> every day and should be fine if <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> are truly not dependent. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> would know with how your body is feeling. This is something you really need to be talking to your doctor about. If you are this concerned about it your doctor should be clued in. That is what they are there for. Thery are there to help you.
you may find (as I did) that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> are <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> LESS pain than <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> are on. Keep <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> mind it takes about a month for your body and brain to heal after all the drugs are out of your system. you will have a much better idea of where you are at pain wise if you do this. Know that you will suffer rebound pain that is caused by hyperalgesia, you need to push through it and use NSAIDS, heat, massage, acupuncture, etc in order to make it through. I think you should follow Vickie's advice and taper.
What non narcotic are you switching to for pain? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>can</span> also look <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the top right and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> will see health pages. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> there <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> will find the thomas recipe which many have used to ease w/ds's also. Generally speaking the worst of the w/d's will last 4-6 days, but it's different for everyone. I am sorry your in pain, hang in there.
Too me,, I really do get the impression that deep down <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> that mind of yours <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> are trying to figure out how much fire <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>can</span> play with before <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> get burned... Please correct me if my perceptions are not correct, but in thinking this thru over and over, it seems like the only logical explaination I can come up with in my mind that has you keeping a concentrated focus on the wd isuue and the lack thereof of the symptoms.. Let them go Jed.. you've been lucky so far.
Hello and welcome to the forums you have come to the right place sorry to hear about your situation as i was in the exact same spot as you except mine was 2 back surgeries but as for your question the best way to come off of the pain meds is to do a slow ween if you can do that most of us cannot because we cant control ourselves when we have the meds and wind up just taking them to much and not weening off but if <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>can</span> do a ween it will help <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the end by making the withdrawals not as bad or
I don't think another pain doc will take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> on if <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> go <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> asking for more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span>. What else do you do for the pain? pills alone are not the way to go. There are gels, patches, ibuprofen, PT, procedures, etc. When you use several things together, you will usually get better pain relief. And of course, it's unlikely to ever get pain free. Snorting or shooting your meds in an IV is putting you on a very dangerous path that will not end well.
What's that old saying about beating a dead horse or something... or the other saying, can't get blood out of a turnip, or, my favorite... something about lipstick on a pig (but that one doesn't apply). Anyway, if I were you, I'd get a copy of ALL my medical records, and simply find (heh heh "simply".... well, you know what I mean...), and simply find a fresh brand new Pain Doctor.
Thanks for your help and I wish <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> all success <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> kicking your habits and hope that your loved ones <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>can</span> weather the storm with you.
Once you feel comfortable at the dose you are on now, are <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> going to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span> the pills <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> to further reduce? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> should do this as slowly as possible and stay on the dose until you feel comfortable and have no withdrawal symptoms. Good luck and please keep us updated on how you are feeling.
My drug of choice was also <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span>. It is very powerful and grips your soul, making <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> believe that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>can</span> never live without it. Guess what? It's not true! Some folks here like me did it cold turkey, while others used suboxone under medical supervision. We have all been successful. It seems that those who used methadone just traded one big problem for another. I think c/t is faster and more efficient. The most important thing is that you stop using oxy.
I have put in a call to my Doctor and asked for a supply of 5mg oxycodone so I can maybe drop to 3 per day and then 2 a day then 1 and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>can</span> even <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>. I am an Alcoholic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> recovery and I am scared to death of doing something stupid to ruin my 4+ years of real sobriety. Any suggestions or better methods than the one I have come up with??? I am worried I am impatient and doing it to fast if I feel the effects of withdrawal.
the reason you can't cut the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> is it is time released and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> will get too much at a time if <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span> or break them. work out a plan cut out one pill a week, that gives your body time to get use to the lower dose and the w/d arent as bad. good luck! there will be others on later that might have more advise.
Is there a family member <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>can</span> confide <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> for support? Believe me, this is not uncommon to experience... Keep posting!
I want so badly to stop taking these pills esp now that I am pregnant. If I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span> it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> I dont get why I cant just stop now or even do less but I have been steady at 10 mg/day for like 2 weeks now. Please anyone with some positive advice.
When he was born he started to display w/d symptons after 2days and had to be given morphine which he was weaned off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> approx 2wks. If <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> were on 5mg and your dr put <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> up to 15mgs when <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> hurt your back and he thought there was a safer option he would have offered you an alternative medicine that was suitable in pregnancy. It is a horrible thing if your baby does have withdrawals but if the dr's know what they are dealing with it can be easily treated. Good luck with your pregnancy!!
I would taper if I were <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span>. I have had to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span> my dose <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> (although I think I take a good deal more than you have been taking) for a few days due to a problem with getting my prescription filled and it was very difficult for me. I do believe that a lot of it is mental, too, and if you go into it expecting to feel as good as possible, it will go a lot better for you.
) But, girl, let me add this...it's not good for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> or the baby for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> to be <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> pain. The stress causes all kinds of problems (early labor, high blood pressure, etc...). Talk with your doctor about the best option for you both. I'm praying for you!
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> have one of two options, either <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>can</span> quit cold turkey or taper slowly. A lot of find tapering to be very difficult because if we have the pills we want to take them all. It takes a great deal of will power to taper. As ballgame said, we can't give you specific tapering advice but I can tell you that taking less each day at a slow rate is best. As for the symptoms you are experiencing, yes they are very normal. you will feel like you have the flu for about 5 to 7 days.
As far as herbal crap goes, there is NOTHinG on any herbal shop self that helps with this kind of pain, BUT, there is a lot of herbal stuff that does help with your overall health, which will help indirectly with your pain. The healthier <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> keep your body <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> general, the better. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>can</span> increase your pain threshold somewhat by keeping yourself as healthy as possible.
They will only prolong withdrawals. Take care, hang <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> there, stay strong and focused! I know <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>can</span> do this! Keep posting. All the best!
I'm concerned because you say your new job will start on the 18th, and that will put <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> on about day 4 or 5 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> withdrawals. I also used to take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span>, and I found that for me, the worst days were 3 through 5. The best advice I can give you is to be honest with your doctor, and your husband. It is going to be extremely difficult to go through this process with your husbands pills in the house. When things get bad, I can pretty much guarantee that you will run not walk to his pills.
I was prescribed Targin (which is basically Oxycontin with naloxone in it - helps with the constipation) and Endone (immediate release <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span>). <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> summary, the pain got worse and worse, I kept having my dose of Targin upped to 40mg twice a day plus I was taking probably 20 - 30mg of Endone on top of that for break-through pain.
you've been doing a great job of cutting back. Remarkable <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> fact. It shows how much self control <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> have. Enough self control to see this thru to the end now. I would think with the way you've been cutting back the withdrawal shouldn't be too bad. More of a mental than physical thing. Try it for a few days without any thing. I really think you're ready ...
Have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> tried hydrocodone? Maybe the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>oxycodone</span> is too strong for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span>. Have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> asked your doctor about getting an anti nausea med? you can also get over the counter ones like allergy meds (Antihistamines) or I use Dramamine sometimes. Ginger also helps some people. When my pain meds make me sick it's always a sudden thing and it's usually an hour or so after I take them. So I tend to try and take something like Dramamine with my meds to help that a little.
what do I want? If <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> didn't want to get clean <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> wouldn't be writing to this site, right? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>can</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>you</span> talk with a Dr. and ask them to titrate you off the meds? If not, is there an E.R. you can walk into and ask them for help? I will keep you in my thoughts/prayers....you are not alone...
I made it through day two and you can too! I will check in with you later this evening to see how you are. Just hang in there.