Oxycontin and norco

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Avatar f tn I'm not too familiar with oxy or suboxone, but I take norco, and I hear that suboxone is a good treatment if used correctly. I know it's hard to stop opiates, but you could try tapering if he's willing. It's a little easier than going cold turkey, but takes a lot of dicipline.
539841 tn?1235398322 I mean, lets face it-they picked oxycontin because it is easier on my kidneys than pain meds such as vicodin and percdan and other weaker meds that have tylenol in them- so the way they (oxycontin) kill pain is to shoot endorphins in the pleasure centers of my brain, I.E. getting high...is this wrong? Well, I am taking it this way. As I type this I just crunched one down. I dont become beligerent. I still try to be a father to my son-and it usually enables me to do so. I dont know...
Avatar n tn Hi sorry to butt in on the thread, my name is amy and im addicted to oxycontin and other opiates. I'm 17 years old, I work at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor and if I don't have a oxy I don't go to work. I'm sick it I see pills all day long and knowing I can't have them makes it much more restless going so I think if I just don't go I just don't have to deal, RIGHT no not with me I have to pay rent every month work 8 hours a day,hide it from the love ones.
Avatar n tn I did the tapering with oxy and norco. I am down to 30mg a day and 2 norco (been here for months), but I think my body is screaming for "MORE" though I don't need more I know my body is saying what I am giving it just isn't doing the job. I just watch the clock. I am thinking "okay it's 5:15, you have had 2 oxy's and 1/2 norco" Should I take another 1/2 of norco? Can I make it through? If so till when because I sure can't make it till morning I need something tonight.
Avatar n tn Hot showers, and things that you like to eat ,lots of fluids ,minimal asprin products,no tylenol PM ,sleep aids like that tend to drag you down even if you sleep on them,,try and keep occupied and realize this is temporary and will be gone in a few days.
Avatar f tn u dont see it till u get clean ...everything seems to get clearer and then u wonder where all the time and money went and for what? u sure she wouldn't understand? alot of people thought that on here and when they broke down and told their spouse they found out different..they became their main source of support....but only u know for sure..i just hate to c someone not have support at home...would be tuff to have to hide and suffer and pretend everything is ok....if not impossible...
Avatar f tn Taking 10mg hydro isn't the same strenth, but will lead you down the road to oxy's if you keep taking them. And it depends on the person with there will power, want, mental and physical strenth on what and when there going to quit everyones diffrent...I started taking vic;s and perks here and there and then went all the way up to a 80 and a half a day and couldn't go through a day w/out doing at least a 40 oxy that didn't even get me high it just made me feel "normal" Are you using?
Avatar m tn ) I take a lot of Norco and Oxycontin everyday (along with anti-depressants and other crap) - for like 6 years now. I had a weird virus many years back (in my 20's) that messed up my body and put me in a wheel chair for a while - had to learn to walk again, etc... now I have two fake hips and my spine is not so good. However, I know I'm very addicted to these pills and I just don't want to take them anymore. I know they are messing me up mentally and physically pretty bad.
Avatar m tn I have had 3 back surgeries and have been on Norco 10/325 for about two years now. I started out taking 1 Norco 3 times daily. I now have to take 2 to 3 norco up to 3 times a day for the same relief. My question is that I was just perscribed Oxycontin 80 and am supposed to take 1 every 12 hours. I have not yet taken any of the Oxy for fear that 80 maybe to much. I do have a high tolerance for the norco but am kind of nervous about taking a whole oxy 80 because I have never taken them before.
Avatar m tn There is no conversion for oxycontin to Norco. They are two different medications and their strengths can not be compared. Oxycontin will always be stronger than Norco 10/325.
Avatar n tn I go to a spinal pain clinic for my scoliosis,and they had me on Vicodin and muscle relaxers for 3 years,then they changed it and put me on Norco M367 3x daily and Methadone 5mg 3x daily,and got rid of the rest...ive now been on those for 2 years.when this happened they offered me Oxycontin,but i refused very adamantly,ive heard too many horror addiction stories....and although im sure that i must be addicted i dont feel i am.....on my days off i usually only take one of each a day.
Avatar n tn I didn't use oxy again but I DID use heavy amounts of vicodin, norco, etc. I tapered before stopping and am on day 7 without anything. Before this I had horrible w/d when I ran out of pills, etc. But this is the first time I tapered - and the first time I had w/d that were tolerable. So I believe it helps a lot. And that was only with tapering for a week. Good luck and post often to let us know how you are doing.
Avatar f tn I have been prescribed many different opiates over the years for chronic pain and illness. Oxycontin, though not the strongest, wreaked the most havoc on my body and brain. In fact, both times my doctor switched me to it I went cold turkey off of large doses of it because I knew I was in trouble. It made me high and changed my personality. The number one thing was stomach pain, it really really hurts I know. Try drinking warm fluids and not cold.
Avatar n tn -) )so I am not sure the dosage and how it is comparable to norco (what I take) but was over 20 norco a day and last year started to self wean. I am now at 5 a day. I have noticed as I wean and have been on a lower dose for a few weeks that I could not take such high doses again. But I think everyone is so differeent and every pain medication is so different. I have read that oxycontin is very strong. Sorry that I am not much help. I just wanted to mostly send my best.
256169 tn?1191688915 I will not get oxycontin again and would have refused them this time had I been aware of their power. I am a CP patient (Chronic Pain for you Beach), that takes Norco regularly for constant pain. The oxycontin was a very short term thing for a serious cut that almost took half my hand.
Avatar f tn I have had 5 operations on my hip and have been prescribed oxycontin and hydromorphine for over a year. I tried getting off them but can't do it as the symtoms are terrible..Will clonidine help me? My medical dr has prescribed them to me and I havent tried them yet as I need some input on them.
Avatar f tn He can't keep food down and sleeps a lot with the help of sleep aids but he has managed to go to work other days and seems fine. I'm afraid that he's lying to me and still taking meds to help get through work. I don't know how to trust him and can't tell if he's still on drugs or not. How long should his withdrawal symptoms last once he has become completely clean.
233003 tn?1196163744 After I left the hospital, the doctor tried several different pain killers and none really gave me the relief I was seeking. But, aha, we tried Oxycontin ER tabs and they really helped. And I took them as prescribed. Then my tolerance built up so the dosage was increased over time, finally up to six 80 mg tabs a day. I have a huge tolerance for just about anything and a very addictive personality.
Avatar n tn Ok this is my first time in one of these things, so please bear with me. My wife and I have been taking oxycontin the past year or so and it has gotten to the point of a 120-150 mg a day habit of snorting each. It has taken over our lives and has us fighting over money. We have finally come to a point where there is no money for the next 3 weeks and the time has come where there is nothing left to pawn or sell to keep this going any longer.
244884 tn?1189759429 This includes drugs such as tramadol (Ultracet and Ultram) codeine (Tylenol #3, #4), Darvocet, Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco, Lortab and derivatives), Oxycodone (Endocet, Percocet, Oxycontin), Morphine, Demerol. Fentanyl, and Dilaudud. There are many other opiates not listed, so if you don’t see it listed, you can still use these suggestions if it’s an opiate based addiction. None of these apply to benzodiazepine based addictions. These addictions should never be dealt with by going cold turkey.
Avatar m tn Right now I'm taking about 300mg OxyContin a day and about 30mg of hydrocodone for break through pain. It's getting to the point that it's not working and a lot of the day I'm feeling like I'm in withdrawal. Quite frankly I'm sick and tired of taking the stuff. I feel like I'm a slave to it. Planing my whole day around it. I'm sure you've heard it a thousand times. I'm thinking of just going cold turkey but I'm deathly afraid of the withdrawals.
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 I wrecked my motorcycle and was on oxycontin and oxycodone for 4 months and if the transplant team didn't object to it I figure it can't be that hazardous to the liver. Of course, 5 years is quite a long time and I have no idea about proplonged use.
Avatar n tn I've said this before and it needs saying again. If you are taking 80 mg of oxycontin and STOP taking it for a period of time (which varies with the individual) and start at 80 mg you will go into respiratory arrest and become a corpse. Do not pass go. Do not collect two hundred dollars. To reduce your doeage take it with grapefruit juice, which extends the half-life and enables the same effect with 1/2 the dose. Read some of the books by Dr. Thomas Szasz on "The Therapeutic State".
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 f tn Legs trembling, I step to the edge and stare down into the open nothingness below. I show myself a pale and shaking hand and compare the size of it to the void stretched out expansively before me. I blink eyes that no longer want to see and breathe air into lungs that would rather not. Furtively, I glance behind me, a small part of me hoping that someone, anyone, will come rushing out of the darkness and give me back the sense of self that seems to have been misplaced.
Avatar n tn will i still have withdrawals from the norco when i switch to the oxycontin? I have two amazing young children and a terrific husband. i feel like i am losing the best years of my life with this. i had to quit my job at a huge corporation that i had for 15 years and that also is very, very depressing. Sorry for the long, long disertation. I need some advice/feedback etc.
Avatar m tn I went cold turkey from 70mg/day oxycontin and 40mg/day percocet, and i'm 60 years old and on my 51st clean day... so no, you won't die... if you can get some meds from your doctor to help u thru the first few days, like something to settle your stomach, and anti-anxiety, it will help you greatly... this forum is also a great place for support...
Avatar n tn I have been taking Norco during that time and never had to take more than 6 in a day. My main pain medication is ibprofen 800, but my prescribed dosage for Norco is now 3 per day. My knee pain has been getting better and I have good days with my back that sometimes allow me to take only 1 Norco a day. But one of the odd things that seems to be happening concurrently is that I have been getting a runny nose and watery eyes on a very regular basis.
Avatar f tn Hi Everyone, I was just wondering if Norco, 10-325 is easier to withdraw from than Oxycontin 80mg. My friend was taking 2 oxycontin 80mg a day and told her doctor ( they were not prescribed) and she told the doctor that the only thing stopping her from quitting oxycontin was the horrible withdrawals. He put her on Norco and told her to wean down with those, and that going cold turkey off Norcos ( once she's weaned down to 5 a day) is easier than w/d from oxycontin.