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My husband is withdrawing from Oxycontin. He is on his 17th day. He went through the typical withdrawal symptoms the first week and is getting better everyday. However, he has these vomiting spells. Sometimes it's only once, other times, like last night, he goes on all night long. Is this normal withdrawal? He does have an extra sensitive stomach (perhaps from doing so many drugs) and vomiting isn't out of the ordinary for him.
such as Biotene. If this side-effect is left untreated, it will cause tooth/enamel decay leading to loss of teeth. Best wishes to you in your continued recovery.
I am not absentminded in the least bit because I have gotten used to the side effects. I did feel really guilty about taking the meds while pregnant, but the pregnancy was not planned. If you really need the meds and take them appropriately then there is no reason why you can't take them under a doctors supervision.
WHEN I NEEDED TO GET OFF THE OXY , DO TO MANY SIDE EFFECTS, INCLUDING LOSSING MY FAMILY DO TO MOOD CHANGES, FORGETTING FAMILY EVENTS, AND JUST BEING DOWN RIGHT MISSERABLE. THEY USED METHADONE TO WEEN ME OFF THE OXY. IT STILL TOOK ME 7 MONTHS TO GET COMPLETLY OFF THE OXY, THE WITHDRAWES. SWEATS. FREEZING, BODY ACHES AND PAINS, VOMITTING, YOU NAME IT I WENT THRU IT. PUT REMEMBER I WAS TAKING 80MG 4 TIMES A DAY, AND VICODIN, WITH SOMA,S ALSO.
The way it worked was 1/3 of the subjects got some new experimental medication that was an opiate, but supposedly freer of side-effects including addiction. 1/3 got oxycontin, and 1/3 got placebo. I was sure from the first dose that I got one of the non-placebo drugs. About a month in, my curiosity got the better of me and I broke open a capsule to see what was inside. Inside were small round tablets I was able to identify off the internet as oxycontin.
Congratulations Gene! I've been reading your posts and following your story and I'm so glad you got through it okay. Now for the hard part - staying off the stuff. Rehab was an eye-opener for me, too. One of the hardest things for me to accept was that I was just like everyone else there. I never saw the pills as "drugs" - to me, they were "medicine from the doctor." It took me - and my family - a very long time to realize and accept the difference.
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.
It's always nice to have the advice of your doctor if need be. You never know what kind of side effects you will have. Anyways, you replied to a thread that is almost a year old. I'm sure the original poster is long gone from this forum. If you need support for an addiction, you should start your own post by clicking the green "post a question" button at the top of the page. You will get so much support. There are some great people on here that do not judge. Best of luck to you!
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 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.
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.
Welcome to the board. I'm only going to answer what I know about. Your doseage of oxycontin as I know it if it is time released, and I think it is, seems a little high if you are adding hydrocodone to it. I believe the 100 mg is the largest dose per pill I've personally taken. But there are factors that are not clear here either and I'm not an M.D. I personally have taken MUCH more than you have described but that wasn't the directions from the Dr.
I was fortunate enough to be treated with pegylated interferon and ribaviran combination therapy for 48 weeks in 2006/07. I had many side effects during treatment, but I have cleared the virus. The comments from all of you are mirroring my life. I have joint pain in my fingers, wrists, elbows, ankles, knees, hips. I have muscle aches and fatigue from any activity. I have depression. I have lower back pain. I don't sleep well.
it is similar to compazine...google it to learn about it and the side effects that can occur...it is not known to be overly habit forming which is good...
the patch helped for the first 5 months, but it has a lot of side effects for me. not everyone gets the side effects and many find it very helpful. i am going to ask to be switched to oxcontin ER with the percocets for breakthrough pain. at least for a trial period of 2 months.
I suffered a ruptured disk a year and a half ago. I am in constant chronic pain, but still need to function at a high level with my job. I have had surgery, with no success. I have taken everything possible to alleviate pain in the past 16 months. Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin, Darvon N-100's, Tramadol, Neurontin, you name it ...I have a sympathetic Back doctor who trusts me that I am telling him the truth, and not just pumping him for drugs.
I do make love to him once in a while but grit my teeth because it hurts me so bad . My pain tell me what to do it control me it tells me when to get up and when to go to bed and when to eat because sometimes i am hurting and can't eat . I have a daughter 21 half of her life i couldn't be the mother i wanted to be. I love my family and i know they just don't know how bad the pain is .
I cant honestly tell you what exactly chemically causes opiates to directly cause the severe itching and dryness that the skin endures but every single opiate/opioid has those side-effects the more potent the opiate the more severe the itching will get. People that generally have dry skin will have more irritation and the itchies whereas those with very moist skin have less side-effects from them.
The side effects of oxycontin do not last. At least not for me they didn't. The side effects I get with the oxycontin is awful. They make me very ill, very dizzy, headache and I have thrown up when moving around too much. This only lasts a couple to a few weeks until my body gets use to the medicine/dose. Right now the only side effect I have of the oxycontin is constipation. Oxycontin only takes the edge off when the pain is not unbearable. I take percocet for breakthrough 10/650.
side effects and have come to the conclusion that we are helping and harming our bodies at the same time with methadone. It helps-you gotta work right? You have those sweet kids to support and your exceptional daughter to take care of. But right now, as you take the methadone, try to supplement with calcium from day 11...perhaps, just perhaps you won't have the leaching from your bones and teeth that has happened to me in just 5 years.
I was just wondering if you could advise me as to what signs to watch for if I don't catch him right away. Like what the normal side effects within a day or two after that I would be looking for.
I wouldn't recommened methadone for anybody. Make sure you know all the side effects. Weight gain, TERRIBLE damage to your teeth, if you want to talk more about this or have any questions, send me a private message.
it is inexpensive compared to the newer drugs for pain like oxycontin, seems to work ok but you do build up a tolerance for it as with any other pain med, it is conceivably the hardest one to withdraw from or quit taking due to its longer half-life ( the amount of time it takes your body to eliminate it) and just like most other drugs can have side effects. I have realized that it is hard on my teeth,they are a mess and sometimes if taken on an empty stomach can cause nausea.
All the pain meds can have serious side effects and alot of it depends on how you take it. Fentanyl for example has been the blame for over doses but so has Oxycontin. In your case, I'm not sure that the Fentanyl Patch would be right for you anyway. You should be on a stronger pain med like Oxycontin or Oxycodone before you switch to the Fentanyl otherwise the Patch would be much too strong for you.
Make sure you have done research about the side effects of Opiate Therapy for pain before you embark on this pathway. It can, seriously, be dangerous to your health, even when taken as RX'd. After an auto accident 10 years ago, and subsequent further injury I ended up on Oxycontin for pain control. It was great. For a while. However I had to keep having the dosage upped by my pain control doc.
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