Oxycontin and driving

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135691 tn?1271100723 Being able to do light housework, prepare a meal, and driving would be great. I take two 650mg. arthritis strength tylenol and two or three 200 mg. advil. I don't feel stoned at all and it really helps with the pain. So the idea is to alternate them. Example: In the morning I would take the tylenol, then a couple of hours later I would take the Advil etc. This was recommended by my doctor after my surgery when I wanted to get off the hard stuff but still needed pain relief.
Avatar n tn check for oxycontin on the majority of drug screens..Go to this web site and you will see that drug test only look for by-products of morphine i.e. morphine,codine,and heroin..The site which is a gov't site put out by D.O.T. says that they do "NOT" test for synthetic opiates.Synthetic opiates i.e., hydrocodone(lorcet,vicodin),oxycodone( Tylox,Percodan,Percocet,and Oxycontin),hydromorphone(Dilaudid),Nubain,Stadol,Talwin,Darvocet,etc.. The web site is www.drugfreeworkplace.com..
Avatar f tn Sweats, a bit jittery but mostly fatigue and depression. I don't want to do anything. It's the fatigue that is driving me crazy. Thanks for your help.
Avatar m tn I had no idea of the side effects when you don't have them. I'm now 21 and I have quit all drugs and I rarely have a drink, but I cannot stop doing Oxycontin without having terrible withdrawals. I have been wanting to stop for years, but I CANT and it is driving me insane! Can anyone please help me or give me some information about certain things I can do to take away the pain? I really need help.
406989 tn?1202054882 I have been clean for 30 days now and my legs (mostly in my lower legs and feet) are driving me crazy. I dont ever sleep and if I do its a couple of hours here and there. When will the restless legs go away?
Avatar n tn Also, there are health pages on the right upper side of the screen and it is a Thomas Recipe for detox and an amino acid protocol that will help you to heal and deotx! Best of luck and welcome to the forum! It's a great place to be a part of !
Avatar n tn Hello All, Did anyone out there see the documentary on TV last night called the Oxycontin Express? I was an eye-opening documentary about how so many people are overdosing and getting arrested for purchasing Oxy's from pain clinics in Florida and reselling them where they live. It was scary to hear the statistic that almost 90% of all Oxy's prescribed are coming from pain clinics in Florida that just prescribe pain pills, zanex, valium, and other hard to get drugs.
Avatar m tn Thank you. Yes I have access. But I'm scared, truly scared for my life this time. Either I quit or I really don't think I can go on. I'm 45 and have lost a career because of addictions, was able to regain another and am now on a third but am tired of this monkey on my soul. I've got to be done. I'll always have access. Difference this time is my parents both died recently and it embarrasses me for their souls to have an addict child like me.
Avatar m tn I need answers!, i swallowed 56 x 10mg oxycontin, 56 x 20mg oxycontin, 84 x 30mg clonazepam, and roughly 60 x 30mg duloxetine, this was on aug 13th 2010.....i'm still here...wtf !....how can my body deal with such a high amount of drugs......my doc seems to think they stuck in my gullet and did not get absorbed........this is an insult to my intelligence !.......can you please provide answers please.
Avatar f tn I started on Loratab, then went thru some chemo and got onto Ms Contin, now the Oxycontin and Oxycodone....so it has escalated into bigger and worse drugs....they are so scary. Some people obviously, are not meant to take things like this. I promise to let ya'll know what I find out...please say a prayer for me (if you believe in prayer, that is) that all will go okay tomorrow??...Thank you...
Avatar n tn I have so many allergies to medication that the Oxycontin was the only resourse for my pain. I am afraid of becoming addicted and have recently taken myself off for one full week with no with drawal effects. During that time I tried Ultram and it did nothing to help or relieve the pain. So I went back to the Oxycontin. I currently take 20mgs twice a day with 800mgs of Ibuprofin twice a day. It takes the edge off, for now. The doctors have yet to decide their coarse of action.
Avatar n tn Well, the week of Thanksgiving, we got a call that she Overdosed on what they say was Oxycontin and Methadone. She basically was barely alive. Was in the hospital for a couple days and sent home, seemingly ok. A week later she went out for her birthday one night, and the next morning she acted totally different. Her brother (my husband) and I went over there Christmas day and she seems like a person who is totally lost (mentally). Is this any kind of indication of withdrawal?
Avatar n tn I took my last dose of OxyContin almost 10 days ago. I was prescribed it for Extreem back and neck pain due to an MVA. I started out 80mg 2x day. Then went to 60mg 2x a day. Then the last time I saw my doc I told him to decrease again to 40mg 2x A day. Well stupid me went through the percsription WAY TOO FAST. I went through a months worth in TWO WEEKS! I was in so much pain at the time I did not care about the consequenses. Anyway......
Avatar n tn It may also be that your blood pressure rises a bit as the sedation from the Oxycontin wears off. People with tinnitus often experience it as being louder, and even roaring, when their blood pressure is up or they are feeling rather anxious. I don't KNOW that any of this applies to you, at least it's one possibility to consider. By the way, it's great that your pain has improved, and also that you've made the decision to taper your use of Oxycontin.
Avatar n tn You people who take Oxycontin and the like illegally and for recreation make my stomach turn. I HAVE to take it because I have terrible chronic pain. I worry everyday of my life about the side effects but I would be a cripple without it. I had to search far and wide to find a DR willing to give it to me for REAL pain because most DR's are too scared to provide it for people who need it because of idiots who take it illegally.
Avatar f tn Here it is day 5 and I am finally managing to keep food down/in (mostly tomato soup and broth) and I managed to go to the health food store and get the l-tyrosine (with hubby driving). Between that, the supplements I started last night, and the nutrition, I am turning a good corner. I know there is a long row to hoe. I have been on and off Vicodin many times in the 9 years I have had this disease and never had the problem I am having now that the oxycontin was added to my pain management.
Avatar n tn Besides the restless legs being the worst, the ability to do nothing but sit in the bed and stare at the wall is driving me crazy. I hate not knowing what to do or wanting to do anything. I think this is the depression part and i cant wait for it to end.
Avatar n tn I'm 20 years old and recently had a motorbike accident that put me into hospital for 7 months, requiring 11 operations. I burst my liver and it became complicated. I've been taking OxyContin (40mil x2 daily) for the 7 months. The pain is gone. I don't suffer at all, but I can't get off OxyContin. I had no idea what the drug was like, so I just kept taking them even though I probably could have lived with the pain after 5 months. The doctors told me to continue taking them so I did.
Avatar f tn my dad and his gf want to go out every night and drink and all that mexico type stuff and i am just dying. I was snorting about 200mg of oxycontin before i stopped so i no this detox wont be easy but I will have 5 days clean by the time i get home so i am hoping thats enough to just stay away and not get any more. I am very weak and sick right now and I just keep thinking about how nice a line of oxycontin would make me feel. anywys i am going to try really hard to stay sober this time.
Avatar m tn You are having rebound pain right now and that should get better also. The sleep will come back and the diarrhea will subside. Just stay the course.......You can do this!!
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn last night i took 2mg of xanax to help me sleep and let me tell you after hearing how it works wonders for many many people this did put me to sleep for about 2 hours however i woke up very anxious,kicking the sheets and going nuts after those 2 hours, i smoked 2 ciggaretts and calmed myself down a bit and i'm back on here to ask for some more advice, I am very exhausted physicaly and i just want to sleep but i can't! is there anything i can do?
1697690 tn?1329127238 I have been using for like 4 and a half years now, I used to be pretty social and would go out a lot and drink and do coke and then one day its like I traded it all in for oxycontin and got so addicted it was shocking. Id never really been addicted to something before the way ive become addicted to oxy. Its literally taken over my life and I want so bad to stop it. Thanks for the suggestions on vitamins, i have 5-HTP that I will take and some valerian root and melatonin so I will try all those.
1481418 tn?1287881514 It seems like hes doing the same actions as he was as on Oxycontin nodding out, falling asleep sitting up and his face is breaking out in hives, all the same affects as Oxycontin!!!... He has started the treatment (45ml) 3 days ago the first times he had took the Methadone he went about his day fine and today hes acting really weird.. WHY?...
429155 tn?1205676864 Just after Christmas 07 my 40mg 2x a day started, then I caught a virus, and was very ill, and it just would not go away, nausea, aches and pains all over, I blamed it all on this virus, never really suspecting the real culprit, yes you know don't you, it was because I had cut down on the oxycontin, and my body was craving it, this went on for 7 weeks, until one day it dawned on me what it was, by this time I had become tired all the time, getting up early and doing nothing, then backwards and
Avatar n tn I have a question regarding my boyfriends addiction to oxycontin. He has used for 5 years, abused prescription and at one point he had taken about 40 oxys 20mg. I dont believe its that much on a daily basis but very high doses. He also crushes and snorts them. I have a question on the long term effects of this abuse. Everything I could find were vague. I am referring to other than withdrawl symptoms. He goes through being sick for about a week or two a month every month for years.
269143 tn?1310798952 she was in jail for drugging/drinking and driving and killed the other driver in the car accident and her 14 year old sister who was in the car with her...I am on my way to that meeting now...she has an 8 year old who was 4 when she left....I did not mean to be gruesome but the post just made me think of that...
Avatar m tn Well nothing hapend yet still taking 3200 mg per day,wcb paid for a part of it and i found the $2500 a month missing,but again this is about to run out,dam money and dam oxycontin,now i am so strest out i can function normally,they send me to toronto to see a doctor to try and stop me cold turkey,I was doing fin until they started to screw around with my oxy,i could to almost everything,but very slowly,,help clean the house take a walk go swimming ,now thats all over i'm in so much pain I dont k
429155 tn?1205676864 Just after Christmas 07 my 40mg 2x a day started, then I caught a virus, and was very ill, and it just would not go away, nausea, aches and pains all over, I blamed it all on this virus, never really suspecting the real culprit, yes you know don't you, it was because I had cut down on the oxycontin, and my body was craving it, this went on for 7 weeks, until one day it dawned on me what it was, by this time I had become tired all the time, getting up early and doing nothing, then backwards and
Avatar m tn The exact amount that I take daily is thankfully not as much as it was just a few weeks ago. I've gotten myself down to 1, to 1 and a half oxycontin 15mg's a day. I take 1 1/2 if it's a particularly bad day. Having a desk job doesn't help at all either with the pain. I am due in April, and I want to be completely clean by March 15th. That's my target quit date.