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Posted by Carolina on September 05, 2000 at 13:07:27:

In Reply to: Re: How long does Oxy...... posted by john on August 30, 2000 at 01:16:11:

: : : : : : : : How long does Oxycoton stay in your system? I've been on Vicodin's
: : : : : : : : since 4-00 due to auto accident. Would they be able to detect Oxy's in a drug test since I've
: : : : : : : : been on Vic's for so long??? Or do they even test for things like that in drug tests??????

: : : : : : : I think that it WOULD show up on a test, but it may not be relevant to your prospective employer. If you are operating machinery or driving, they probably will rule you out. If you're obtaining the Vics legally, it should only be your business. You would have to find out what is on your prospective employer's banned list. Are you addicted? How many a day?
: : : : : :
: : : : : : No, I don't think I'm addicted. It's something I've been getting to relax and help
: : : : : : me sleep alittle better, I've been under alot of stress. Now the Vicodin's, I believe I'm addicted
: : : : : : to those, because when I run out I get hot and cold flashes bad.
: : : : : Oxycontin is just time-released oxycodone (percodan's active ingredient), and also the "cousin" to vicodin, which you know is hydrocodone. They both show up as opiates in a drug screen. They stay in the system about 5 days.
: : : : Doesn't Oxycontin have some type of Morphine in it? That's what I was concerned about.
: : : You might be thinking of MScontin, which is morphine sulfate. However, you'd better be concerned about oxycontin. They both test as opiates, and they will both ruin your life. They both are time-released pills. All three, vicodin, precodan, and morphine are cousins.
: : When you say they both test as opiates, do you mean Vicodin's also? If you don't mind me asking how do you know so much about them?

: I don't mind a bit. I too took vicodin 15 years ago for pain (chronic and acute). I then noticed it helped me sleep also (just like you). Then I kept taking any narcotic I could get ahold of. Finally I ended up in jail for stealing narcotics and went to treatment. Today I am clean of any mind-altering substance. I became an expert pharmacy student. I read drug books and familiarized myself with anything that had to do with narcotics. You see, they almost ruined my marriage (I was served with divorce papers), I was fired from my very good-paying job of 20 years, and almost went to prison for 5 years. I can attest to the terrible effects of narcotic usage. You are using all the rationalizations that I used to use. I built up to 50 vicodin in the morning and 20 at night. Most doctors won't support that habit, will they? I stole them from my friends, etc.. You have a PROBLEM and you need to face it. Go to treatment and get free! It's the best thing I EVER did!!!! Quit trying to beat the drug tests. They all test basically the same as herion. Yes, vicodin is a synthetic opiate. So is oxycodone. although morphine is tested a little differently, it too is a narcotic. You WILL be busted. Get some help. You don't need to go there. I've been there and done that. It's not worth it. Don't assume that a doctor will know about addiction and help you. Most know nothing.


My doctor gave me 100 percocets on 8/17. On 9/2 I filled another prescription for 100 percocet from the doctor. My problem. I am 49 days clean from methadone (5 mgs) (I have been on a MMT program for more than 30 years, and detoxed over the yeares to 5 mgs.) but the percocet has allowed me to do that without horrendous withdrawals. NOW, how do I know if I have a percocet habit? I take 2 1/2 pills in the AM and 2 1/2 in the PM.

Now the kicker: I was diagnosed with bronchioaveolar lung cancer in July, 2000. No chemo yet because I am in good shape and no problems, physically.

Somebody: About the percocet. Is that vicodan? Is that oxycontin? I KNOW its oxycodone. Does anyone know about withdrawals from oxycodone? Someone posted kava kava and valerian from the health food stores some time ago. Thanks for anyone who responds.


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