Oxycodone for arthritis pain

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Avatar f tn I have made up my mind that I'm going to quit taking my pain medications. They make me slow in body and mind. They make me disorganized and overwhelmed. I get nervous when the end of the month comes and I worry if Doc will replenish my supply. I have reduced my marital relations to nearly nothing since these meds. These are all reasons that I am sick of this in my life! I am scared of withdrawls.
Avatar m tn If oxycodone is taken for arthritis pain (over 12 yrs) could it cause narcolepsy? It seems to happen mostly when the sun goes down and while driving. The other question is how do you get the addict to admit they have a probelm and that their complete personality has changed?
5422256 tn?1367731914 No judgment here doll, I would talk to your doctor so you guys can work out a plan that will work for your pain and not hurt the baby. I was in a lot of pain when I was Peggi with my last baby, I could barley walk so feel ya. See about acupuncture if that will be okay while pro I have herd amazing things from good friends of mine with bad back pain. there are some other women on here that have or are prego who might bee able to help you too.
Avatar f tn Two months ago I had hip replacement surgery with oxycodone prescribed for pain after surgery, and now I can't sleep and have severe muscle spasms if I don't have oxycodone around the clock. I'm going for surgical followup in a few days but need to know how to get off this drug without going crazy. Is there something I can take to alleviate withdrawal symptoms?
Avatar f tn What happens if you take it as prescribed? You need to ask yourself if you're taking it for pain, or to prevent withdrawal. And no, I am not suggesting you are abusing your medication. Of course you're physically dependent by now. It's normal on that high of a dose. It sounds more like you have not had good advise and guidance from your doctor, who is in my opinion, acting very irresponsibly.
1757846 tn?1312752049 worn knees, hips and three crushed discs, and joint pain everywhere due to inflammatory arthritis. While I do get much relief from my pain, and am able to spend more time out of my wheelchair than in it, I would like to stop taking these things. I've only had one brief experience with oxy withdrawal, which scared the crap out of me, as I never experienced much withdrawal from the fentynol, and not much to speak of from the morphine pills either.
Avatar n tn Ok so I was taking oxycodone pain killers for about 1 1/2 years for my back issues. 10 mg pills and I was only taking anywhere from 1 to 1 and a 1/2 a day. Never exceeded that. However I started getting nervous that long term probably isn't good on my stomach. So I lowered my dosage last week to 3/4 of a pill for about 5 days then I quit last Friday. That's where the problems started. First 40 hours I felt like I had a strange low grade current running through my arms/legs.
220965 tn?1189759423 I have been taking oxycodone and I am done with it. I have chronic pain in my back, But id rather deal with the pain than deal with this addiction or the fear that my doctor is gnna cut me off . I feel that the doctors are evil they start you on the pills then play God and one day because they are having a bad day they decide to cut you off. But am starting to slowing cut my pills in half and only take when I start feeling that feelin of anixety.
Avatar f tn Oxycodone is a great pain medication. However, it works best for breakthrough pain which is pain that is above your baseline pain level. Typically, a long acting opioid is used for pain relief from your baseline pain levels. If pain breaks through the long acting opioid, oxycodone or some other Immediate Release opioid is used to relieve the breakthrough pain.
9880688 tn?1414119247 I ended up on suboxone which was nothing more than trading one addiction for another. I was on all of these for about 12 years. Pain meds for 7 suboxone for the last 5. I have just completed week one of a very miserable experiance, but I did survive. Today is my 8th day of being completely free. It will b the worst experience u have ever been thru....but u csn do it. Others with more experience can give u better advice but I assure u...there is no easy answer. U can do it tho...
7810280 tn?1394406026 Can I take these supplements ALONG with my pain meds? If they help, I'll need less and eventually wean off. Thank you for your reply!!
Avatar m tn Taking narcotics just causes a vicious cycle in a human being's body that really usually leads to more pain and more need for the pain meds. Do yourself a favor and try another route. Depending on how long you've been on the meds, it may be a hard road to take, but eventually it will pay off. Also, if you are a smoker, that could be a big contribution to your problems.
Avatar f tn Ultram (tramadol) can be used too but it is an opiate as well, so just trading one dependence for another. Celebrex is great for arthritis but is ridiculously expensive. I'm not a medical professional. Try some alternative means if you're open to them. I've had a lot of relief through naturopathic pain relievers and kinesiology, but still use some meds. I couldn't do the CT either. Keep trying to reduce the intake amounts, but increase the frequency so the detox isn't so bad.
Avatar f tn 30 am and the first thing I did upon rising is pray, then turn on the computer to look for something from any of you. I did it yesterday on 60 mg. I woke up with pain/withdrawals about an hour ago and I am just watching the clock and talking to God until 6 AM, I can do this. I can do this. I WILL do this. I do already have some potasssium tablets and someone told me to try to get valium from my doc. I can't do that but I have some old muscle relax tablets for my migraines.
1144050 tn?1261296210 Good luck and I am sorry for the pain that you have. All best!
Avatar n tn I myself have herniated discs (8 to be precise) and i'm pregnant with my 3rd kid. I've been living in pain for over 9 years, i'm allergic to all pain meds, so I can't even take them for the pain! However, I do have this lotion, that is a muscle relazer, kind of like icy-hot but it doesn't soak into your skin. I use this at night before bed, every night (doctor approved) and it works wonders on my back to relieve pain through the day!
Avatar n tn Also she is throwing trazadone at u for pain that works way less for pain,is as addictive as percs,WAY harder to come off of than percs.Just my opinion u need to have a Dr who listens to u and if u had u would've found out a lot sooner what was causing the pain.Can I ask r u taking this amount and getting a buzz? Yes its possible2get off that amount n about4-6days c/t.What I'm trying to figure out is if u NEED meds that r strong to work w/ur pain,if ur getting high or just pain relief.
Avatar f tn Sometimes narcotics cause hyperalgesia ... increased pai that is caused by using pain meds. After you come off them for a bit, you'll get a better sense ofmwherenyour true pain level is. I have fibromyalgia for the last 13 years. I've primarily managed that through exercise and diet. Swimming is great for fibro if you have a pool available nearby. When I exercise, I tend to eat healthier and with the combination, my fibro isn't usually too bothersome.
413886 tn?1203610951 I swore that I'd never do this again but look what happened! They don't really do anything for pain anymore, I take them so I won't be sick! I just want to be normal again!!!!! This is a great place! Thanks all!
Avatar f tn I know for me the pain meds were giving me additional pain as crazy as that sounds. Just know that you are doing great! I am so proud of you! Try to keep your head up and know I am here if you need to talk.
Avatar n tn I have heard from friends that Oxycodone will cause back pain; I am wondering if I have been taking this drug for pain, when the pain was actually created by my medication.
Avatar f tn what's effective for me may not be for you and visa verse. If your pain is extreme enough to warrant opiates (and I assume it is) then discuss this with your PMP. Short acting oxycodone (Percocet) has never been as effective on my particular pain as hydrocodone. It doesn't make sense I know...but it's a fact. Why a lesser opiate is more beneficial then a stronger one does not make a lot of sense. I simply am proof that different meds work differently on different ppl.
Avatar m tn I've been on oxycodone for 2 years and prior was on perks for 10. Which I didn't become addicted until I started on the oxycodone. Many people will say they aren't strong enough to taper but me personal aren't strong enough to do it cold turkey. I was taking 5 15s a day and tapered down to 2 1/2 a day which I worked with my dr but now I'm back up to 4 a day since my surgery. I have very low blood pressure to begin with even prior to taking pills.
Avatar m tn Now I have beeen taking 15 patches of 100 mcg of the patch and 300 5mg tabs of oxycodone because of supposed arthritis in my back.. Now I am wanting off of these meds for good, My back pain still feels very real as I am now day 6 into my last patch and ocycodone pill. I went to the ER two nights ago because I feet so bad coming off of those drugs. What can I do. My wife is afraid I may hurt myself because I have been sleep walking, bumping in to thing and talk strange things in my sleep.
483733 tn?1326802046 I am hoping and praying that this drug will do the trick and start to relieve my pain and fatigue. I don't have copies of my blood work but will get them when I go back for my follow up in 8 weeks. Anyone out there who has this I welcome any advice you might have. It feels better to know what I am dealing with now and can start researching appropriately.
Avatar f tn I have read that some say hydrocodone works better for their pain than percocet and viceversa. For me, percocet works a lot better for my pain. Hydrocodone does not come without acetaminophen...yet. There is a drug in development called, Zohydro that would be a long-acting form of hydrocodone without acetaminophen. Clinical trials are underway but the drug won't be on the consumer market until probably early 2014.
Avatar m tn Hi. I'm 42...been on oxycodone 30 mg 5 times a day for 3 years now...sometimes I take 3 in the morning and 3 before bed...it's ruining my life...and it's not that I just want to take these..that's not it at all...I have HIV which in turn has caused me sever neuropathy of both legs and I have severe arthritis of my lower back and hips. I've had every test done for this and there a nothing they can do...that's why dr. Started me on oxy 10mg then we've increased over time.
Avatar m tn They had me on increasing strengths of Hydrocodone, then Norco, and now Oxycodone 10/325 4 times a day (120 pills for 1 month). 1 pill stopped working so I stay within my daily limit but take 2 pills at a time, once in the morning and once at night. I'm not sure if this is sever addiction or not but I can definitely feel it if I try not to take any. I've become aware that I need to be off these pain meds and go for exercise and weight loss instead.
Avatar f tn The blood test for arthritis is only for Rheumatoid arthritis, it doesn't show anything for osteoarthritis, which can be seen with x-rays. As for Oxycodone causing pain, its usually called hyperalgesia and it does happen, but if you're not taking a lot a day then this more than likely isn't an issue. If you want to stop taking them, great, but you should get tests done regardless to find out what is really causing your pain. Good luck to you!
766574 tn?1238469073 when i use restroom its painful and i bleed,my qusetion is what can i do for the pain and why am i always so cold? any info would help thank you and god bbless you all.