Percocet vs vicodin vs oxycontin

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I am trying to take only 10 percocet a day and survive. WHat does 10 percocet equate to in terms of ES <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span>? I am having some pretty nasty nausea at night and heart palpitations and nausea dizzyness. I have cut down overnight from 14 to 15 pills daily to 10 pills daily and it is causing me some of the nastiest withdrawal I have ever had yet from it. I think I tried to taper off to quick, but in the past I have never had to taper like this.
so I have kind of stalled my taper at 60mgs oxycontin/day plus 1.5 percocet 1-3X/day for bt pain. it's still less than I was taking at my peak (90mgs oxy/day plus 4-6 percocet/day for bt). I am allowing the stall for now, partly b/c I'm (weak!!) and irritated with it, and partly b/c of pain. I will see this week if I feel ready to taper more. take a deep breath and push forward a bit more. I am glad to be taking less and feel better overall.
Oxycontin is a lot stronger thn <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span>. If take a lot of the percocet before you get your vicodin the vicodin will not do anything for you. They will maybe help with some of the withdrawl you will have from the percocet. If you can help it stay away from the oxy's and try to taper or stop the vicodin you are messing with a serious addiction that WILL ruin your life.
I was prescribed Percocet and I received the generic brand Oxycodone W/APAP 5/325 Two weeks later i had a kidney stone and was prescribed Percocet again. This time the generic name was Endocet 7.5/500 Why was it Oxycodone one time and Endocet the next time.
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 was not a heavy abuser, but I have taken <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span>-Percocet-Tylenol 3 throughout the pregnancy for migraines and ovarian cysts. It was helpful to read your concerns, I took the medicine sometimes when I wasn't in any pain, I just took it (like you) to feel more comfortable around people. I felt that daily life was easier to deal with on a pill, but the sad fact is that everything comes back time times worse when the pills where off.
i have taken both medications and with any hydrocodiene(vicodin, norco) i feel a little itchy. With oxycodiene(percocet, oxycontin) i do not feel it as much. You could still have itching but i am going to guess it wont be as bad.
Percocet (oxycodone) is stronger than <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span> (hydrocodone). Percocet is typical prescribed in 5mg doses. Hydrocodone is also typically prescribed in 5mg doses. At these levels percocet is definitly the stronger drug. Norco a brand of hydrocodone that comes in 10mg pills, and is there for equivalent to 2 normal hydro pills. People get confused and think it is stronger because they are taking two pills in one.
Hydrocodone (schedule III, in bulk formulations only containing hydrocodone its schedule II) is a opioid that is a mild potency opioid, in between codeine and oxycodone. Oxycodone (Percocet, Oxycontin, Tylox) is about 50% stronger than hydrocodone , where as hydrocodone is about 50% stronger than codeine.
Can someone explain to me wat I will go through and the timetable because I am on hour 11 of quitting oxycontin and percocet cold turkey and iwas taking about 120 mg's a day of either one that I could get my hands on (not 120 mg's of each a day, just 120 mg's of both together) ...any help would be much appreciated. thank you.
I have been trying to manage my pain since October, starting with Darvocet, then we tried <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span>, neither of those were effective, so we tried Percocet. I was taking 2 every 4 hours and still having a great deal of pain. While we were waiting for MRI results and the wait to see a surgeon, I was put on Oxycontin 40 mg 2x each day (every 12 hours) and 2 percocet every 6 hours for breakthrough. I ended up still needing to take 2 percocet every 4 to control the pain.
I can identify with your oxy experience, I for instance was a percocet user and now im on the oxycontin. Bro the perks did all you stated,they where great,i could drive and if i got stopped ,their was nothing to worry about,unlike the booze. The only thing that would give us away would be our inability to shut up,boy those drugs make me chipper.
Getting back to Dependent vs. Addiction, No one with pain ever intends to become an addict do they? Well, unfortunately it happens to just about everyone taking pain meds long term. There is no getting around that. NOW.... How Drug Dependence Becomes Drug Addiction... In my office hangs an Advertising Council public service ad from the late 60’s/early 70’s entitled “Diagram of a Drug Abuser.
I know from experience that if you get drug tested, and if you are tested for opiates and are taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span>, it will come up positive. Likewise if you are taking percocet. Percs will show + for opiates, as will vicodin, oxycontin, darvocet, roxicet, etc etc... you get my drift. There is no way they tell whether you're taking percs or vikes- what they CAN do, if they have the time/and or resources is test for the amount of opiates in your system- but they seldom do that.
These other ailments were treatable and possibly even preventable, but rather than explore that route, her doctor and nurses just kept increasing her dosage of Oxycontin until she was taking 100mg twice a day. She also was given Percocet for breakthrough pain when the Oxycontin didn't seem to last long enough. As the dosage was increased, she, too, became less and less lucid. She had also been retaining fluid due to her lack of mobility.
i guess i will go into my whole story some other time just in case it helps even 1 person, but for now, i need HELP! i was on 180mgs of oxycontin and 90 mgs of instant release (IR) oxycodone (the stuff in percocet w/o the tylenol) a day for legit pain from an excruciating disease. my very 1st WD symptom is not typical i guess. i get extreme, unbearable, intractable leg pain. and this began happening before i EVER tapered down the drugs.
The only downsides I've found so far is that it doesn't work very well for pain (nowhere near as well as Percocet or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span>) and also most noteworthy PRICE! Methadone can be found for $2/pill where Bup runs around $8-10/pill. This addiction is a horrible roller-coaster ride. I want to kill the pain to still be able to work, which I must work, but then in order to kill the pain I am addicted to the medication.
Answer: 10 years Question: Was it percocet? Answer: Originally <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span> and then tylenol/codeine Question: Did you just wake up one day and say, ''THAT'S IT!?" Answer: Yes, in the middle of my taper I just stopped taking pills. Question: Do you know if there is some type of out patient program that works maybe faster? Answer: I think this varies by your area. My HMO wouldn't take me. I think this Forum is better than any program I could have attended.
In general people who are prescribed painkillers are given oxys if the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span> or percocet doesnt kill the pain without taking a large amount of them.
tom, Hey! I don't think you're understanding what pill I'm talking about. I read your letter again & you called them lorotab & vicodin. It is hydrocodone, but these have more in them than those others do. I've taken lorotab 7.5, vicodin & percocet(10), they were all like eating candy to me. They did nothing. I have to take at least 4 lorotab 7.5 to equal to 2 lorocet. I take lorocet 10/650 or lorocet plus. Well, I'll write more tonight. Thanks everyone!
/The other important issue here is the fact that there is nothing wrong with using Ultram or opiates (codeine, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span>, Percocet, etc.) if you have a chronic pain problem and are not abusing your medications by taking more than is prescribed, getting it from more than one doctor, etc. Chronic pain patients sometimes do become physically addicted to their medicines. This will happen even if you take the prescribed amount for a long enough time on a daily basis.
I've been taking about 6 vicodin a day for over & year & now I'm out. What will the withdrawal be like? Anything I can do as far as over the counter products or easy to obtain herbal or natural remedies? Please answer fast.
This week I am on about 560 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span>, and having troubl;e sleeping.,. but doesn't it have to be done sooner or later? I am kinda of confused about how fast I should go??? Except for the sleep, the worst physical symptoms are over. Constipated, diarrea, some anxiety..but the sleep lack is horrible to me. I guess my question is....is it ok to use 1.25mg of Ativan while I get off the vicodin and the Soma asap???? My first time on this board....
Shelly if you look under the posting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span>/percocet withdrawl you will see some postings from Brian to BOB and Bob to Brian. Brian answered this question for me. Im sure you will find what you need to know there. This is what the doctor will be using on me next week to help me get clean. I understand it is only for three days but I feel Im going to make it with this great head start.
I didn't take the warnings from others and my 8, 5mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span> habit turned in to about 20 or more 10mg percocet or norcos. I even went through a time where I talked my doctor in to prescribing oxycontin and worked my way up to the 80mg sometimes taking up to 5 a day. I know you are not there yet, but with time, you more than likely will get there. So deciding that you want to stop now and great! Most say cold turkey is the way to go. I disagree unless someone isn't able to taper.
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'm nervous about going back on vicodin because that type of drug is not acceptable to society but the drugs that they want me one prozac etc are useless to me. My delemma <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span> vs suicide. Thank you for listening.
My 36 year old son is coming home tomorrow and he has asked me to help him through an at home detox off of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span>. I guess he occassionaly uses oxycoton but primarily used <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span>. I think this is a 3-4 year addiction, escalating to the point of popping up to 20- .75m vicodin at a time. That sounds unbelievable to me, but I am certain that is what he told me. We plan to go "cold turkey" as he has lost his job, and we have no money and no insurance for him to see a doctor for help.
Hi all, I would just like to say that I have been lurking on this site for awhile now before finally deciding to kick my habit. I have been addicted to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span> on and off for around 2 1/2 years. I recently decided it was time to stop after having taken it for 3 months straight. I just did not like what I was becoming, and what this drug was doing to my life in general.
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