Break percocet in half

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Avatar m tn the physical part is hard for me I want to stay busy but energy level wont allow it. today I will take 3 and monday going to cut in half and try for 2 and a half for 2 days. thanks again for feedback.
Avatar n tn Sorry to break in but have a question for the doc. I am 3 1/2 weeks off of 4 1/2 - 5 oxycontin chewing them and also taking from 15 - 18 norco at once. I have severe neckpain which is driving me half crazy. do you think it would be possible to take a much smaller dose (4 or 5 norco)once a day just to get a break from the pain and try to keep my sanity.Do you think I would have to go through the withdrawal again taking it once a day????
2110255 tn?1334192149 The active opioid ingredient in percocet (aka oxycodone) comes in a pill without tylenol so if your tylenol intake through taking percocet gets to a level that is above your comfort zone, be sure to talk to your doctor about oxycodone IR or roxicodone. And, as the other poster won't stop breathing in your sleep as long as you take it as prescribed by your physician.
Avatar f tn I have cried for days knowing I am on the brink of a nervous breakdown and the thought of detoxing alone hoping my lights wont get shut off during the process of detoxing. I have no support a in shame. I am SCARED people. I have no money to buy anything special to help with detox. I want to start in 3 days..I will be out of pills and never want to look back. I tried tapering when I had my full script...ha ha ha..never worked.
Avatar f tn you said you took one percocet. If you really want to succeed in this now, whatever percocet you have laying around THROW DOWN THE TOILET. I took like 20 ultram after I took that one ultram and threw it all down the toilet. Boy did I feel REAL good about that. I felt powerful. And then I went above and beyond and made it so I have no way to turn back. All my connections to opiates are gone. Impossible to get.
1750887 tn?1313102891 I tell myself Im going to ween down I try but I just cant..Like right now I wANT to take a 1/2 just to ease my pain in my legs..thats where it always starts for me..leg restless leg jaw hurts soon as I wake up its like I have to have one just to feel "ok"..I did this before in 2008..I quit for 6 months and started up again..I then ran out for a week..went through the withdrawls for a few days and then dealer came through with more..
Avatar n tn And alot of those people were or are still in the same boat I was in. I was up to taking anywhere between 10-20 percocet 10mg a day, depending on what I could get that day, I did quit for a few weeks, using saboxens, but I ended up in the same boat again. So this time, I am trying to do it by myself, I keep denying that it was a problem. Someone HELP!!!
Avatar f tn then see if you can break that in half and take 2.5 at night and so on. That way you can ease yourself off without a shock. Read my blog, which you can easily find by clicking on my name about other options, but I think you can do it. I believe in you. And stick with it, please, you must believe in yourself!
979261 tn?1248646448 I hate these withdrawls!!! I have been on 10/325 percocet since I had a hysterectomy last Dec, and another surgery last month. I am still in pain, but cannot live this way either. Any idea on how many days this will last? I have been trying to ween off them, but think it might be better to just stop. My doctor wants to put me in pain mngmnt. but I fear that will just be more medications.
Avatar f tn I can't tell you what to do (heck, please disregard *EVERYTHING* i am saying because I'm not a doctor), but even if you are prescribed a bottle of 15's, please consider RESISTING the urge to take one! Break them in half, and just take half at a time. That's my 2 cents. Now, watch how everybody will disagree.... Oh, and one more thing... I'm not trying to scare you. And, if you NEED the 15mg to kill the pain, then fine, whatever.
Avatar f tn I do believe that my digestion has been sped up, and I believe the Erythromycin sped up the Percocet in my body and essentially made it as if I overdosed. I tried talking to a pharmacist about this, but she said the Percocet would have stayed in my body for a longer period of time, not run through it faster. I don't believe this is the case, though, because after an hour and a half all of my pain was back again. My heart calmed, I stopped shaking, and I was in pain.
Avatar f tn If you're taking 4 pills you'll want to take one every 4 hours or so. If that's too far apart, break them in half and take half every 2 hours. Then try to stretch it to half every 3 hours and so on until you're able to get off. Good luck, keep going.
1161075 tn?1262992028 Sorry, I wasnt clear... the highest mg of Percocet is 10mg.
Avatar f tn i suffer from lower back 2 herniated discs and 3 discs that are collapsing,i am curently on 200 mgs of ms-contyn 2 times per day,and 150 10/325 percs per month,i find after 4 years of being on them they have no effect on me,i have been know to abbuse them,i know when i was on a high intake of 200 mgs pure morphine per day and 120 mgs oxycodone per day my dose was cut in half i had diareha and vomit from the withdrawals,everyone is different,if you slowly cut back on your meds and hold off on tak
Avatar n tn hey there!! just got back from trying to be a swimmer. now understand i haven't been swimming for over 3 years because of neck trouble. saw a bunch of folks i used to swim with everyday. i used to be faster than most of them. guess what? all them swam faster and further than me! my ego is in the process of recalibration. i'm suprised how much of my self worth i had tied up in just one activity! it's going to be a longway back!
Avatar n tn you were moved from percocet to fentynal? thats a huge jump...the meds in those patches are up to 40 x stronger than morphine. in the long termit could be a nasty addiction, in the short term fentynal is accused of lowering respirations, raising body temp, irritation at the patch site, and in some instances causing moderate to extreme mood swings. if you must take them, take them the way the package says, no more than that.
Avatar n tn Your story is exacly what I'm going thru I am in day 2 of no percocet after 2 years. I am struggling very much. I am doing the Thomas method and I hope it works but I had the worst night of my life last night.
Avatar m tn I have decided that I am probably going to take the 1st half of the day off tomorrow and try to go in for the 2nd half. It is a bit risky of a decision at this point, but a few hours ago i got extremely bored and the psychological part kicked in. I would have loved to have a pill. I will be around and would love to hear from some of you! Thanks!
Avatar f tn Try taking 3 pills tomorrow and two the next day and perhaps even break the last few you have in half as you taper off. Even if you were to stop cold turkey right now, you would feel bad for 2 or 3 days at the most and will improve quickly after that. Opiate addiction is nothing to play around with. It nearly ruined my life and my use of them began from a situation similar to yours. Do yourself a favor and endure a couple of days of discomfort now.
228208 tn?1189759424 I was very concerned about pain pills and kept a chart tracking exactly how much I was taking (also so that I didn't take too much Tylenol which is the other ingrediant in Vicodinand it can cause liver damage in excess quantity).
960021 tn?1270666282 For those of you who have been following me on here the past few days, you know that yesterday I got rid of everything I had in my apartment that I could venture to in a desperate time of need. I've been addicted to percocet for the past year, give or take a month or so.
Avatar n tn down to zero. When you get to 1/day, you can break them in half taking half in the morning and half at night. Remember now you are taking them to help stave off withdrawals, NOT get buzzed. There really is no need to drag this out too long, especially if there is a chance of eroding your resolve to get off them.
900459 tn?1304996859 i am still doing fine with the pain meds still havent taken any but for the shoulder pain not so hot its getting worse by the day it seems and i am getting less and less sleep every night when this first started i could lay down for 3 or 4 hours at a time and it then it would start to bother me and now it is only about 5 minutes and the pain is starting and within ten minutes the pain is horrible and this pain increase is in like a little less than three week timeframe and i am worrying myself t
Avatar n tn 5 and then near the end go to only 1 and then from there if you decided to go cold turkey youd be fine, youd have maybe the faintest hint of discomfort but highly unlikely so what you can do is to break it into many pieces and slowly take them throughout the day but in the middle of the week only take a total of a half of a percocet and then at the end of the week you should be down to maybe a 1/16 size crumb and then you can stop.
2030190 tn?1329813587 They come in and I go to the managers office with em, manager is like yo cut that **** in half n cut that half in half n swallow it. AWESOME! yes best feeling of my life. I was instantly in love, except back then 1 pill lasted like 2 days. So every night we were on the same shift we bought jawns, it really wasn't a financial issue yet, I was hardly addicted.
Avatar m tn in the mean time they have been putting me on hydromorphone and given me percocet to off set the pain. It has been so bad that I can not eat half the time and my chest hurts so bad it feels like a heart attack and I start to panic and freak out. Needless to say, its been 3 weeks and I've been given over 75 percocet and have taken my last one today. now I am worried that something will affect my unborn child and make him sick.. what do you recommend I do? I'm just scared.
955456 tn?1316230779 I sure am hoping that once I am down to those last 2 halves, the hot/cold sweats and pains in the legs will be something that I can bear with because my body will be down to the half a pill. Has anyone successfully done the taper method, and if so how was it once you got down to your last pills and finally were down to 0 a day? This site is gonna help me, I think not having a support system was what was holding me down and back.
Avatar n tn I have been on Percocet for 4 months for a herniated disk. 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.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed percocet 5/325 for a lower back problem, I found out that my back wasn't really hurting but the need and desire to take the pill was there. I was only taking 1 - 2 pills every day for about almost a year and found myself feeling very tired every day and not performing to my full potential at work, often times forgetting things. I caught a severe flu and decided to quit. I am now on day 4 and regardless of the terrible flu symptoms I feel good that I am off the pills.