It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Addiction & Recovery Message Board


Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-21-2004, 09:39 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 4
NeedAnsr HB User
Oxycontin Addiction-Help?

I've been using/abusing 40mg Oxycontin pills for probably a little over a month, through snorting them. Through the last month its been about 40 a day sometimes up to 80. I'm trying to see past the extreme stupidty in the decesion in abusing the drug in the first place, and get past it. Except, I feel like the withdrawl real fast, but at this point haven't experienced it yet because I am still using. Could anyone please help me guide me through my choices of staying clean. I thought going cold turkey would be my best bet. How long will the withdrawl last, as in when will the pain go away? How should I stop, right now I want to it at home, and use rehab as my last opition. Any suggestions/answers/what to except? Thanks alot, and please forgive me because I don't feel worthy of the respect for leading myself into something that I knew would have horrible consequences.

 
Old 04-21-2004, 09:59 PM   #2
Inactive
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Los Angeles County
Posts: 96
doggreensector HB User
Re: Oxycontin Addiction-Help?

First of all stop apologizing. Nobody ever sits down and says "gee I think that I am going to get addicted to drugs today" It seems that people get addicted to drugs for numerous reasons. Although I am sure not an expert.

I am detoxing from vicodin right now. Nobody can really answer what to expect because everyone is different. I would suggest at the least that you let your doctor know what you are intending to do. You may need some help. The typical wd's from opiates are flu like symptoms, in otherwords it feels fairly lousy although they wd's won't kill you. The length of time that you go through them is different for every person. However, from what I gather the worst of it is about a week. I have used a little motrin and flexeril under the knowledge of my physician to help me for the first few days.

I am only heading for day five so I still feel lousy. I really think that you should be under a physician's knowledge and care, he may be able to prescribe something to you to help you. Again I am not a doctor only someone who is dealing with something similar to yours namely addiction to an opiate. You can do it and beating up on yourself does not help at all. I wish you the best.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 04-22-2004, 04:45 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Queensland Australia
Posts: 30
sueinoz HB User
Re: Oxycontin Addiction-Help?

First of all congratulations for being able to admit you have a problem. My partner chews 10x80mg of oxy a day. Unfortunately he will not admit he has a problem and still insists that he needs them for pain. I know I cant feel his pain but I also know that this poisen is also his "crutch" and his "security blanket". Everytime a little problem arises he reaches for the oxys. What he cant see is that it his oxys that make him unable to cope with lifes ups and downs.

I wish you all the very best on your journey to recovery and hope that one day my partner will seriously take the same road you have decided on.

 
Old 04-22-2004, 06:40 AM   #4
Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: New York
Posts: 374
Best Friend HB User
Re: Oxycontin Addiction-Help?

Your situation sounds a lot like mine - and my twin's. We are weaning off the stuff. Down from about 2 40s a day to one 40 a day. Just the 'loss' of the one pill/day feels tough. The 'flu' type symptoms are bearable. But I hate the 'antsy' feeling. So wired and unable to concentrate. It's even tough to focus too long on this Board. I have clonazepan...but I use very little of it as I don't want to feel constantly sedated! I've tried Motrin and I do take 1/2 to 1 Ambien at night. I force myself out for 'chores,' but my only 'comfortable spot' is lying in bed or on the couch. I'm a freelance writer so at least I have the 'dignity' of 'suffering' at home! But forget getting much work done! It's like losing the Oxys has 'lost me' my 'muse!' It's a weird feeling - total lack of energy but so wired. I'm doing it gradually, but I bet many here will say it's easier to just stop and 'get it over with.' Please keep in touch. Let me know how you're doing. We're at about the same point now! (And, yes, I too never for a sec thought I could get addicted. Goodness, NOT ME!
Alice

 
Old 04-23-2004, 04:35 AM   #5
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 74
StarToo HB User
Re: Oxycontin Addiction-Help?

Last year at this time i was on oxy 20 2x per day. I decided to quit and just could not get down to even 10. I went into outpatience detox and they doled the 10's out to me for a few days, then CT. They gave me clonidine and a small amount of ativan and those two were my saving grace. Those and much prayer. But I got throught it!!! It was a full month before I felt fairly normal. I love oxycontin but I will NEVER do it again because of the withdrawal. It is just not worth it. I did this and i know you can too! Get some medical support and you can get clean!

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Is it the Endone/Oxycontin? patty62 Addiction & Recovery 22 07-04-2007 11:03 PM
Maker of oxycontin pled guilty to lying about how addictive it is copnpain Pain Management 9 05-14-2007 10:38 AM
bumping oxycontin joeyallin Addiction & Recovery 7 06-03-2006 10:35 AM
Effectiveness of Oxycontin? Bictwin Pain Management 6 05-24-2006 05:57 PM
Oxycontin question. slipperyslope Pain Management 11 03-17-2006 06:49 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:23 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!