Long term effects of oxycodone use

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My guess is I might as well take an aspirin other than I now need them to fight off withdrawals... Anyone have any advice on long term use... I am pissed my doc as told me several times "we just don't write scripts" after I say no to useless never burns or back injections.. If I say yes then writing a script is no issue at all.... I get the feeling it is more for the money than the cover for the FDA At one point I had to start PT again then I needed to see a Physiologist..
Google melatonin u only need about 2mg then go righ tto bed,i have tried it and used it sometimes.It is not a long term solution tho.Not suggested to use it more than a week as it will cause depression but for some it does work. Although the same person had a lot of spot on advice.But when your body produces melatonin naturaly,it is never higher than even 1/2 milligram of it.Melatonin is more suited for rearanging a sleep habit.Like resetting your sleep clock.
Yes, the antidepressants are monitored by a physician - wellbutrin, prozac and lamictal (which is actually an anticonvulsant that is used to treat mood disorders, Ilike tegretol or depakote). Depression is much more of a long-term impediment in my life so I am reluctant to change the regimen. However I know from experience that using opioids makes my depressions worse. Thank you for making me feel so welcome. I hid this problem, lied, denied, you name it for a long time.
No one has addressed the Long Term Effects of Vicodin except for bowl problems. What are the long term effects on your kidneys and liver?
HEY EVERYBODY How come no-one's talking about "LONG TERM EFFECTS" and how it AFFECTS you? (lol) THIS FORUM SAYS "LONG TERM EFFECTS" at the top. I wanna talk about long term effects, but it seems like everyone who succesfuly stops, ALSO STOPS COMING TO THIS WEB SITE! I'm guessing that this is the case because this "long term" forum seems to be full of people that are talking about being on their 3rd to 30th day of detox.
I have been taking oxycodone, provigil, and symbax for many years - more than 5. I do not abuse the medications, in fact my doctor is consistently telling me to take them as ordered because I take less than he recommends because the lesser dose does the job. I do not take oxycodone for pain but because my system is so weird it actually energizes me and helps me with my sleep apnea in that even if I do not feel rested, it will give me enough energy to function.
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and you know what, we never really seem to worry too much about long term use of ALL that acetaminophen that we put in our bodies, or the crappy cut that is in heroin, or shooting all that filler in dilaudid... but then we get clean, take revia and start to wonder if it will hurt us! we are fantastic people aren't we!! what is so wonderful about NA, or these forums online (most of the time) is that i still get to hang out with other addicts...
these medications are your best bet as opposed to vicodin etc. for long term use..for reasons such as the amount of tylenol found in the vicodin..where as the oxy and morphine are safe from acetaminophen thus saving your liver...maybe instead of the oxycodone he can give you the oxyIR? talk with your doc about switching your meds if that is what makes you more comfortable he, above all people should know that a tolerance will develope when a person is on ling term medication..
I was on15mg of oxycodone 3* day. My Dr switched me to 5mg methadone a day. I have chronic osteomylitis in foot . Will methadone deteriate bones quicker?
Long-Term Opioid Therapy – What Are the Effects? Most people who need to take opioids on a long-term basis for chronic non-cancer pain are understandably concerned about what kind of effect it will have on them. Many have mistakenly believed that opioids destroy both the body and the brain – and possibly even shorten lives.
The long term effects of oxycodone are more on the brain at the dose you are taking. A constant stream of opiates on the brain will shut down the natural production of neurotransmitters so all your brain is really getting is the drug to fill the receptors - most of all, the natural dopamine is not being produced and is replaced in your brain by the opiate. This is the reason that the body goes into withdrawl when you stop or forget to take the medication.
There have been a lot of questions in reference to long term use of opiods on this forum. This study answers all of those questions. Long-Term Opioid Therapy – What Are the Effects? Most people who need to take opioids on a long-term basis for chronic non-cancer pain are understandably concerned about what kind of effect it will have on them. Many have mistakenly believed that opioids destroy both the body and the brain – and possibly even shorten lives.
There have been a lot of questions in reference to long term use of opiods on this forum and in the Pain Management Community. This study answers all of those questions. Long-Term Opioid Therapy – What Are the Effects? Most people who need to take opioids on a long-term basis for chronic non-cancer pain are understandably concerned about what kind of effect it will have on them. Many have mistakenly believed that opioids destroy both the body and the brain – and possibly even shorten lives.
On would never want to put ones patients on high dose opioids due to the possibility or dependence and the side effects. Also with long term opioid pain medications, tolerance develops and one would need increasing dosage of the medication to produce the same effects which is not desirable. Also oxycodone is not the best suitable mediation for GI pain due to its effect on the motility and hence it is desired to keep the patient on a minimal possible dose. Take care!
when it is time for me to come off suboxone, i will go as low and as slow as i can, no rush (and if it takes me months to do it properly, than i will), and i KNOW it will be nothing compared to methadone at all. there are plenty of success stories of people coming off long term maintenance of suboxone with mild discomfort...that i can do, this is attainable ... methadone i couldnt.
Babs is correct often constipation goes hand in hand with the opiate use. Most of us could not function without the use of daily pain medication and have little choice but to rely on opiates to live a half way normal life.
Your right on the fence of about to being hammered with the real deals of extended use.. As was said back then,,count your blessing that your not being hit hard with wd's as you really have taken enough, long enough, that most people would be having some serious wd's..Get away from them..You appear to be dodging a bullet for the second time..Third time around might not be so kind to you. They "will" nail you when you least expect it...
All opiates are going to have these types of side effects that you describe after long term use at his doses. Is she in Pain Management? If not that would be the best option for her at this point. They may keep her on the Oxycontin at a lower dose and give her something else to take for breakthrough pain so that she does not have to stay on such a high and frequent dosing schedule or give her something else as I stated earlier. Oxycontin is a 12 hr dose medication.
I have morphine cr 45mg 3x/day which I asked to change due to side effects. Dr put me on Oxycodone 20mg 4x/day. After my back surgery recuperation I want to stop the meds. Which one should I be on for an easier withdrawal. I am scared because I have been on this for ages. When I have the surgery I can ask the dr to use the med that would be easier for me to withdraw so what do you think.
All i want to day ive tryed everyway possible to get of opiates, including cold turkey, methadone , short term suboxone, and long term maintance off suboxone, FOR ME being on suboxone long term helped give my brain Time to heal, and phycological healing, it lets you put your life together ;get up and go to work.
Hi, well a quick background.. back in high school (this was like 12 years ago) I started getting addicted to various drugs including OTC drugs like DXM, dramamine/benadryl.. after a few years I stopped it all EXCEPT diphenhydramine. I have no explanation for why this one stuck with me, I suppose because it's so easy to get? Now when I say "extreme" long-term abuse I mean extreme. I've been through periods of 80-100 pills nightly (25 mg each) and now I limit it to 40-50-ish.
I've thought of trying Lyrica, but the potential side effects put me off.
Gary...If it's long term Pain... "Cymbalta" a depression drug I actully use (and its been clasified for cronic pain by the FDA) worked well for 75% of my nerve damage. It takes a month of 30Mg then they up U to 60Mg then higher if you need it..I have heard of patients using up to 120Mg..Ask You pain management team/ Good luck, My MedHelp poster...
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