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The effects of opiates do vary but one tell tale sign of heavy opiate use is weight loss or weight gain. Typically, It's the latter. Oxycontin and other narcotic pain relievers are known as "perfect drugs" to some because you cannot smell or taste them, and you usually will have no idea someone is one them. Most people are able to function quite well while on Oxycontin. However, you will notice when a person is NOT taking oxycontin.
While I was in the hospital these past couple of days, they started me on Oxycontin 40mg sustained release tablet. I've previously been taking percocets and I'm finding that, the longer I take them, the less of an effect they have on me, which I understand is totally normal. At the hospital, they were giving me the 40mg tablet every 6 hours and I literally felt in a constant daze - which was fine, when I was confined to a hospital bed!
As many of you already know I quit using Oxycontin Friday March 9th. Life has become much different during these past few weeks. I find myself sad and depressed one minute and on top of the world the next. I have been going to NA meetings on and off. I really havent had a good experience with the program. I call my sponcer and he doesn't return my calls. That hurts because I thought that NA was there to provide unconditional support. I get temted to use on a daily basis.
I'm don't know much about oxycontin, but if you type 'oxycontin hair loss' into google, there are 1.9 million results, that suggests a possible correlation to me...
a little over two years ago, after numerous cold turkey quits on vicodin- i started taking oxycontin... i am a 37 y.o. male and my normal weight is 260 to 285... after about 8 months of being dependent on oxycontin my weight shot up to 360... at that point i quit cold turkey(which completely sucked and won't do again). needless to say quitting cold turkey did help with weight loss... i was clean for 4-1/2 to 5 months and in that time i dropped sixty pounds, (without dieting or even trying).
99 at Ikea, good deal!) so I hopped on it and I have lost over 20lbs. I was never trying to lose weight and this loss has come upon in the last 6 months. I'm not excercising any more then before can the tramadol just do that? Is it from being up all night? Is this a really bad sign or normal?
It should take about 2 months to get to that dosage but I'm getting kinda excited hearing about the benefit of weight loss especially since it was weight loss pills (metabolife and xenedrine) that caused me to find out that I was epileptic in the first place! The doctor told me that i might get tingling in my fingers and i might feel a little dopy but happy dopy he described it as, so I figure i can deal with that! If I start losing weight at a rapid pace i'll definitely post again!
so I apologize if this is not the right place for this post.. I ran across your site when doing research online about Oxycontin and the effects of long-term use. I'm not sure that you can help us with the stage we are at, but I thought I would try anyway….because my mom, who was addicted to Oxycontin but now has been off of it for 1 week.
I couldn't eat so I'm dropping weight like crazy. I'm chubby so it's no loss. It's not a diet I'd recommend,however. I am an emotional mess and shake and cry around the clock. Everything hurts. I hope these symptoms soften soon. I'm a willful guy and will hang in as long as I have to. Please tell me it wont be too many days more. Friday is one week. All i take is an occasional 10mg valium. it does not appear to be helping much.
I have been taking lots of vitamins and have started taking Hydroxycut, a weight loss supplement that also increases energy and it seems to help the lethargic feeling that is the worst part for me. I have been going down one pill every 3 days and seem to be doing ok. My surgeon is working with me on this and is incredibly helpful. I got lucky with him, he is 37 and is being moved to Kaiser South Sacramento to be the Head of Neurosurgery.
The main one's are the Roxicodone 15 and 30 mgs. When those aren't around, I go to the Oxycontin. Like I said, for about 4 to 5 months, I've been taking nearly 60 to 90 mgs of painkillers each day. I have gotten to the point where I can't afford to pay for them anymore and I just hate having to rely on something just to get me through the day. One thing that I can't do is go into any detox or rehab clinic. It would kill my parent's for them to know that I was doing this.
In 2007 he had a hip replacement done and ended up having 3 operations within one week because of complications. My question is could the buildup of medications etc cause him to now have memory loss, language skills loss and tremors in his right hand. He walked in to the hospital on crutches and now is dependent on a wheelchair.
I got on a script and started to lose weight, looked and felt terrible. I blamed stopping the meth for the weight loss but as I have been taking as least subutex and missing picking it up, i have put some weight on. its really pissed me off because they would be ideal but im 5ft 3 and when i started to fell under 7 stone I couldnt carry on. Im getting no answers from the drug team or doctors, I ate well while on them it made no difference, i used weight gain too.
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 found a smart doctor and he switched me to Oxycontin. Any MD worth his weight know that this is the way to go. I lead a very successful lif eon them and do not have any more pain. My cravings are all gone.
I will say this, you may think that Oxycontin "cured" your depression, but it only exacerbates it, making it worse. Depression is the result of a chemical imbalance in your brain. Oxycontin gives you those happy chemicals to stave off your depression. However, with long-term Oxycontin use, your brain "gets used to" the Oxycontin supply of happy chemicals, and it starts producing less and less natural happy chemicals on its own.
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.
But wait, I have been reading alot about the medication and it is doing wonders for people. Recovering addicts. People that suffer from depression and anxiety. Cronic Pain. Helps with weight loss. This would be amazing if I could find a way to make it work. Now, to my big question. Is it possible for an addict to be prescribed a substance like this and use it beneficially and not abuse it. I'm done with drugs and ruining my life. This is not an excuse to get high.
Current meds are baclopfen,zanaflex,valium,ativan,vicodin,oxycontin plus rebif.Could any of these be effecting the central vision loss.
I have heard from many people that methadone makes you gain weight. the doctor at the clininc and my psychiatrist and my primary care doctor all insit that it doesnt... they say it makes you crave sugar and most people gain the weight because they werent eating right before they started the program, and the done makes you crave sugar. I need an answer from someone who is actually in the program. I dont want to hear he said she saids... i need the truth.
i could never undedrstand it before, i always thought opiates would cause weight loss, but i guess iots different for everyone, but this theory is making more and more sense to me....this may sound sad to some, but hearing that getting clean will probably help drop the weight gain as well, excites me and motivates me even more......
June 2008 I noticed severe hair loss, and was diagnosed with Alopecia Aerata after several blood tests came back normal. Started having hot flashes and weight loss. By October 2008, I had lost 25 pounds and had severe abdominal pain. Admitted into hospital in November 2008 for gallbladder removal, but was diagnosed with gastritis and h. pylori instead. February 2009 finally tested negative for h.
Now it seems that she has got stiff muscles all over her body and that is causing her reduced movement and loss of stability. Can this be a result of the compression of the spinal cord in her neck or from the oxycontin that she is taking for the pain. Or maybe it is something else.
I am also taking diuretics that help keep my potassium, beta blockers for my palpitations that I have developed over the years from the roller coaster ride of my labs, and finally pain meds--percocet or oxycontin for the horrid Joint/muscle pain I get from the same roller coaster ride of my labs. Out of all this, I have been blessed to have 2 healthy, happy girls who show no signs of this disease.
This comes from my own experience not to mention other side effects Oxy causes weight loss, sleepiness, loss of appetite and unsteadiness when you walk. In your father's case the shock of the fall may be his problem or it could be nerve damage which is hard to detect . If, as you say, he has had a complete examination xrays and such, I think the next move is to get your doctor to recommend a neurologist in case of nerve or possible brain damage. The sooner the better.
and it is the onlly thing that has given me any relief at all. Yes I too have weight gain/ hair loss, my doctor says its not related but I disagree. I was told by one doctor to use zinc and selentium ...I'm not sure if it helps as the loss is so slow its hard to tell, maybe someone else on this forum has some suggesstions? You have already tried everything I know of for nerve pain....its a pain that is very hard to treat.
She is 54 years old and, over the past 8 months she had lost a considerable amount weight, experienced frequent bouts of dizziness, causing her to fall, and would also become disoriented and confused. She had complained of pain and had been taking huge amounts of oxycontin. Upon arriving to the hospital, she suffered a mild heart attack and then developed pneumonia and blood clots in her lungs. Her breathing got shallow and weak and she was put in ICU.
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