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arthritis strength tylenol and two or three 200 mg. advil. I don't feel stoned at all and it really helps with the pain. So the idea is to alternate them. Example: In the morning I would take the tylenol, then a couple of hours later I would take the Advil etc. This was recommended by my doctor after my surgery when I wanted to get off the hard stuff but still needed pain relief.
It has been 6 days now that I have not taken anything except Advil for pain (seems I have a constant headache), and I think I'm getting back to normal. My question is this: was I actually addicted or was this just a "bad habit". I don't actually "crave" the drug (I know I can't get my hands on any anymore so I don't really think about it). The most I took was about 80mg daily for about one week. I have not told my doctor about what I have been doing.
Today is day 3 for me and I feel so much better than I did yesterday! Take hot baths for muscle aches and advil pm at night to sleep. Don't worry, the misery will pass. I'm getting my strength back today. So hang in there! You can do it!!
I also did a detox diet for seven days. I drank lemon water and ate brown rice chard and beets for seven days. I was taking 80mg of oxy for about 2mos so not too much. I didn't have any withdrawal symptoms except for insomnia. I haven't been able to sleep in two weeks. I thought it was becuase of the withdrawals so last night I took some percocets to try and go to sleep this didn't help at all. I am going crazy here becuase I can't sleep.
I have hot and cold sweats and felt just terrible. I only reduced the small amount of oxy's though and I want to get off the other as well but I am terrified of the WD's. Is/are there anything I can do/buy to take to ease the withdrawals?
I have so many allergies to medication that the Oxycontin was the only resourse for my pain. I am afraid of becoming addicted and have recently taken myself off for one full week with no with drawal effects. During that time I tried Ultram and it did nothing to help or relieve the pain. So I went back to the Oxycontin. I currently take 20mgs twice a day with 800mgs of Ibuprofin twice a day. It takes the edge off, for now. The doctors have yet to decide their coarse of action.
I took my last dose of OxyContin almost 10 days ago. I was prescribed it for Extreem back and neck pain due to an MVA. I started out 80mg 2x day. Then went to 60mg 2x a day. Then the last time I saw my doc I told him to decrease again to 40mg 2x A day. Well stupid me went through the percsription WAY TOO FAST. I went through a months worth in TWO WEEKS! I was in so much pain at the time I did not care about the consequenses. Anyway......
You people who take Oxycontin and the like illegally and for recreation make my stomach turn. I HAVE to take it because I have terrible chronic pain. I worry everyday of my life about the side effects but I would be a cripple without it. I had to search far and wide to find a DR willing to give it to me for REAL pain because most DR's are too scared to provide it for people who need it because of idiots who take it illegally.
Hot baths really help. I'd also take some imodium and 800mg of advil about 3 times a day. Push fluids and eat crackers and soup til you feel better.
Once I have recovered I will be sure to return the favor. First off, I am 27, my name is Joseph and I am addicted to Oxycontin and Oxycodone and am about to cold turkey detox. Currently I am taking (and chewing) approx. 200mg of Oxycontin/Oxycodone a day. I have been on this regiment for about 2 years now. Today is May 27th (Wednsday). Tomorrow will be my first day sobber (Thursday). I am going to do this at my friends house for 7 days. He is a nurse and has off for this period of time.
It took the doctors 2 years to figure out that it was my kidney that was causing all my pain, during these 2 years I was sent to a pain specialist that did multiple spinal nerve blocks and nerve burnings which none worked. I was put on Oxycontin 20mg 2 times daily. The pain was getting worse and worse because the kidney was free floating in the abdomen and the urinary lines were being pulled on I was moved up to 80mg of oxycontin 3 times daily.
i was taking loratab and got to where i had to take so many that i started taking oxycontin .i have been taking oxycontin for about atleast six months.i have a husband and two children. my husband has never took meds in his life.he wont even take advil unless he is hurting bad.i feel very guilty because i take all of our extra money to support my habit.i got off of tabs cold turkey before and it was hell. i had what i call the hebby gebbys creepy crawlers what ever u want to call them.
I think it must be oxycontin you are taking, since oxycodone doesn't come in 20mg pills, it comes in 5, 15 and 30mg. Oxycontin and oxycodone are the same drug, but the oxycontin is the time-released version. If you break those pills, or even if the coating on one is chipped, it's dangerous to take them because you will overdose yourself.
I was in a major car accident 2 years ago and was perscribed oxycontin and oxycodone. Now, it seems that I need to take it just to keep my sanity and it does get rid of my back pain. I feel so hopeless, I've lowered my dose four times and still suffer from withdrawl. I've been an addict since my early 20's. It all began with physical pain, migraines, kidney stones, 3 herniated discs in my lower lumbar spine, and many aches and pains. I can't sleep or eat.
I told me doctor about what was going on and he didn't change my meds this time. I was in pain and going in to withdrawal in between doses so I began to take 4 a day even though my script was only for 3. I was able to get my prescriptions early for a while and now this has cought up to me. I had a 30 day script but since I filled it two weeks early and was taking 1 extra a day it ran out 3 weeks early. Yesterday my script ran out and I went to my appt.
I have been using for like 4 and a half years now, I used to be pretty social and would go out a lot and drink and do coke and then one day its like I traded it all in for oxycontin and got so addicted it was shocking. Id never really been addicted to something before the way ive become addicted to oxy. Its literally taken over my life and I want so bad to stop it. Thanks for the suggestions on vitamins, i have 5-HTP that I will take and some valerian root and melatonin so I will try all those.
Qunine can help and is found in tonic water (If u can stomach it) Gatorade, immodium, Vitamin B12, and advil will also come in handy down the line. Epsom salts in those hot hot baths you are gunna take with sooth muscles, and allow for more magnesium absorbtion through the skin... Pretty kewl eh? You still with us? Just remember that a lot of this is a mind game, not all but a lot. A game you can beat. When Im sweating my *** off but freezing cold, I just laugh at it.
I stuck with a muti vitamin, extra B-12 suppliment (to help with brain healing from being manipulated by the pain pills), some folic acid, fish oil pill,,advil and immodium if stomach issues hit..Then bagels, toast in the morning,,, anything to keep some food moving as one's appetite really isn't the greatest..Then relied on Progresso vegetable soups and premake some sandwiches at times so I could get a nibble here or there when I just didn't feel I could eat the whole thing.
I stopped cold turkey taking 40mg of oxycontin twice a day and 15mg oxycodone 4 times a day. The first 2 days weren't all that fun but now I'm totally over it. Why is it not dragging out for 2 weeks for me? I admit I just took as prescribed but I did that for over a year. The pain is now *WOW* I sleep very fitfully from pain but I think I'll get better at that. How come for me it was over so easily? Is there something different if you abuse?
Hi Everyone, ***3 Weeks and 4 days since I stopped my Percocet and Oxycontin*** Just thought that I'd provide an update to everyone. I finally started feeling 100% about 1 week ago.. My leg still hurts and a bit here and there, but I'm no longer feeling the side effects of coming off of the hydrocodone. I appreciate everyone's support and hope that my words here and there helped suipport at least one other person.
My DOC was codeine so I don't know about oxycontin,what I do know is many people end up swapping addictions,you really need to get through this without using other mind altering substances such as alcohol.keep talking on here about how your feeling and more people with oxycontin knowledge will reply ,,they will be able to give you some tips on how to cope without using alcohol.
I would start trying to reduce your dose, and taper down to a lower dose before you do anything else (if you can taper) I found that when I was on those higher doses of oxycontin, it wasn’t even helping my neck pain, and in fact, it was causing more pain… Once I started tapering, I started feeling better, however, it took me a long time to finally get down to 40 mg per day and I stayed on that for several months, then I tapered more, I did it very slowly….
) ), but I recently tossed every prescription anti-inflammatory I've had in my arsenal against the OA pain and went back to Advil - brand name, not generic. The generics just don't work as well. I take two Advil RELIGIOUSLY every three hours, and that seems to keep the OA pain bearable. Again, I can't even imagine the pain from RA, but the Advil should provide at least some relief. Why don't you try it?
Just after Christmas 07 my 40mg 2x a day started, then I caught a virus, and was very ill, and it just would not go away, nausea, aches and pains all over, I blamed it all on this virus, never really suspecting the real culprit, yes you know don't you, it was because I had cut down on the oxycontin, and my body was craving it, this went on for 7 weeks, until one day it dawned on me what it was, by this time I had become tired all the time, getting up early and doing nothing, then backwards and
I have been using a lot lately, maybe 400mg of oxycontin and then add in the heroin and it just is killing me. I am so miserable lately. I didnt really notice it til a few weeks ago, but i know i am not hte person i once was. I am so depressed all day, i dont want to do anything, i isolate from all the people who care about me, my thoughts are so impulsive, i am literally self destructing and bringing everything down around me.
Just try to hang in there until you see the pain doc. Ice and heat packs and Advil is all I can recommend, sorry.
Can anybody please tell me if there's anything I can do to stop the aching in my arms and legs, be able to sleep and functional normally and not think about these pills. I want to get off of them.. I really do and it's been 2 days I just dont know how much more I can take...
Maybe a dumb question? Ive always used oxycontin which doesnt have advil/tylenol, but I am curious all the people on here that say they take anywhere up to 30 vicodin/perc/lortab/norco pills a day, how do they not OD on advil? Isnt that like over a few thoursand mg's?
It hurts very bad and not even Advil helps the pain. I believe this pain to be a symptom of withdrawal and so I do not want to feed it Vicodin. I sort of wallow in guilt and punish myself saying I deserve this pain for being an addict. I am sick. But what can I do? I am not ready for NA meetings because I do not want to be around ANYONE right now. Thanks for reading this.
Journal, write positive affirmations and a gratitude list . I go to and participate in 1 to 2 NA meetings a day. I work the steps with a sponser. I talk to my sponser almost every day as well as others in recovery. I attend a chemical dependency day program 3 mornings a week and meet with an addiction counselor often. Why is ths taking so long? I did not use this crap to get high, I was following my drs instructions. They reassured me this would not happen.
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