Oxycontin side effects liver

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He's not anywhere near the way he used to be, but at least he's not having all the horrible side effects anymore (diarrhea, cramping, hot/cold sweats, twitching, etc). It was so hard watching him go through that, but I'm so proud of him! He did it all by himself. He didn't wean himself off oxy either; he just stopped cold-turkey and didn't take anything to help (like Methadone). He just suffered his way through it.
Is there something I can take so that I don't go through unbearable side effects.? I am desperate for advice.
My wife is at the point where she is getting off Oxycontin soon. She is taking 120mg/day to contol her back pain and her back will be repaired shortly. My question, is it better to reduce the dosage quickly (say over 6 days) and endure the sterss of all the withdrawal symptoms and be back to normal sooner or to do a slow letdown and minimize the withdrawal symptoms? Also any estimates of how long the slow method could take?
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......
I was wondering if anyone knows if there is any long term effects to kidneys or liver from tramadol use. I have been on 400mg a day for 1 year follow a botched back surgery.
How many are suffering from Post Interferon side effects?
I suffered badly with the withdrawal and four plus weeks post op went to my general practitioner and said I wanted something for the pain, but without side effects or constipation. She recommended panadol osteo, which is strong panadol and timed release. Not magic but a great help as long as I keep taking eight hourly. I wish someone had told me about this earlier. Symptoms of opioid withdrawal now gone, or almost, it took at least 10 days - maybe I am specially sensitive to it.
Also he is a big believer that there are no long term medical side effects to the drug ie liver heart ext. Obviously depression and sexual side effects aside as he does not see these as long term medical side effects. I honestly do think I will sit and talk with him so he can give me the proper medical advice on how to taper properly. Thanks for everything and please keep the suggestions and comments comming as it really helps and knowing I am not alone in this battle of drug addiction.
Would it be alright if I cut'n pasted your post over there, naming you as author of course! We've often discussed side effects etc. but sometimes one needs a good poke in the eye. I do recall Kat (posts here too) saying F is hell on the kidneys & that worries me even more because I have to take florinef in a fairly hefty dose for my hypotension. That's used for kidney disease & hypotension. That dithers around with your fluids & salt balance & I do worry.
I was taking half a day, then one a day, then up to 6 a day. Then I started having awful side effects. My back pain got worse, my tongue was swelling some, and had stomach pain too. Then I had my lumbar injection and the pain got worse. I am scared this is an allergic reaction. I had my lumbar steroid injection, and the pain got worse, so my Dr prescribed Tylenol 4. I haven't taken the Percocet in over a day now, as it has scared me. I took the Tylenol 4 only twice yesterday.
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.
(only if you take equivalent doses os Oxy-which is a joke as I increased my Oxy intake to 320+mg a day all through the nose) I do suffer from chronic pain but not enough to warrant so many painkillers. I LOVE Oxycontin for its positive effects but I hate it for the addiction & cost in dollars & time seeking it. I gave up Cocaine in 1983 after 3 years of abuse & that was a cakewalk compared to getting off Oxy! I also stopped smoking pot after 27 years last November.
I have found that there are ALOT of Side Effects from the Ultra High Doses of Oxycodone that are Not normally spoken about. I have actually come to believe that it is the ultimate reason for me developing Type 2 Diabetes. Oxycodone is known to impair Pancreatic Function. Plus, I have started getting Severe Dry Eye to the point that my Lens & Cornea dry out so bad at Night that I wake up with the Feeling of a Foreign Body in my Eyes.
DOes anybody know if Cymbalta would have a negative effect, or worsen the effects of withdrawl from oxycontin. I am not sure whether or not the affect it has on norephineprine would counteract the negative effects of opiate withdrawl, or help? A doctors feedback would be helpful. Bottom line is that I have gotten a prescription for Cymbalta and don't no if I should take it or not? Will it help? Please help me with everything I need to know about Cymbalta.
Are these (numb hands, vomiting, and increased heart rate) side effects of oyycontin? I would also like to know what the long term effects of this drug is in terms of liver and stomach damage.
a few days ago, but the side effects were awful. I felt really dull and spaced out. Couldn't concentrate AT ALL. I don't know what I'm going to do because I have to work and my job requires me to be sharp and also have stamina. However, I know withdrawals from the hydro will be MUCH worse. I can't even believe the place I've gotten myself into. I'm a single professional in my late 30's with no kids and have been successful in my career up to this point.
MY PERSONAL DIARY OF OXYCONTIN WITHDRAWAL. May I briefly fill in a little background.I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
i think you're doing it the right way, because if you quit both at the same time you could have very serious and dangerous side effects. Post here to let us know how you're doing. Others can really help you through every step of the way through your wds. Also, aftercare is absolutely needed, as in NA/AA meetings, addicitonologist or therapy sessions, etc. Whatever you decide, you have to do it though.
I'm only taking half the recomended dose of suboxone as I don't like the side effects much. I feel great right now except I cant seem to sleep longer than a few hours at a time. I'm wondering if I can just stop taking the suboxone in a few more days and be done with it?
It was not easy telling my two daughters ages 19 and 26 that I , there Father, was abusing Oxycontin, NO! Its was not easy telling my wife that I relapsed into my addiction for about the fifth time in five years on opiates! I was detoxed on the following meds: Darvocet,Catapress,Robaxin, and finally Phenobarbital. Please hear me when I say it was totally physically painless! But understand also that I was physically, spiritually, and mentally beaten when I arrived at the treatment center.
Opiods are very safe if taken as directed. The side effects are minimal. I asked Ann if she was truly in pain or simply addicted. If Ann suffers from chronic pain, then there is no shame in being prescribed opiods from a medical doctor. The reason I suggested oxycontin was that it is pure and does not have tylenol in it to destroy the liver. Ann can not be taking 10 to 20 lortabs a day and feel safe about not hurting herself.
Just to make sure I'm not misunderstanding, you do know that your liver is high on the right side of your abdomen, up towards (and maybe even partially behind) the rib cage. So, below the waistline is def not a "painful liver". I'm probably reading your post wrong though. Just wanted to clarify.
If you read above, I have seen a doctor and am on Zoloft! But nothing compares to the oxies, and to be honest I have never felt better than when I use in small amounts.... I literally only use if I feel anxious and not to be ****** up. Still I realize that this is not healthy....
Not to scare anyone but ive read in mens health and have seen on discovery that is someone taks oxycotin for more then a certain period of years, the medicine has side effects and it honestly smoothes out the brain. Not like paper but it has effects o make you have short term memory, your alot slower to do stuff... but its been a few months since i read it, i think it was more then 10-15 years for the side effects to start acting up.
Early SVR, but non responder at the end. Here it is April of 2008, and I have prolonged side effects from the tx to this day. My life will never be the same. I have tinnitus, which I never had before and have developed some sort of arthritic type disease that started while on tx. Was given Percocet and am still taking it for the pain. I have never been a pill taker...lived a normal active life and worked full time. Now, I am not the same person, emotionally, physically or mentally.
I was afraid to do treatment too because of the side effects. I never did the treatment and ended up with liver failure, and had a liver transplant. I had Hep C for 25 years before my transplant, and my viral load was always very low. I am genotype 1a. I have done the treatment now since my transplant...52 weeks, and am clear of the virus. I didn't have many side effects during treatment except anemia, and my head got foggy, but that has gotton better now.
Some people do experience "blackouts" from sleeping pills. I've seen articles about it in the past -- If I run into any good ones, I'll let you know. For now, search for "Ambien + blackouts" or "Ambien + side effects" on Alta Vista -- you'll get plenty of hits -- some from other message boards. I've never used Ambien, so I can't comment from personal experience.
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