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Old 05-30-2004, 11:49 PM   #1
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Question Percocet/How Long Before You Are Addicted?

I have been prescribed Percocet regularly for the past three weeks (six a day) for back pain the doctor thinks is kidney stone related. Before that I had taken Vicodin off and on for about 10 days. My prescription has run out and my doctor is out of town until next week. If the pain gets really bad of course I will go to the Emergency Room as a last resort, but am concerned that I am going to go through heavy withdrawal symptoms like I have always heard about. Can a person get addicted in the timeframe I have been on them?

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Old 05-31-2004, 05:33 AM   #2
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Re: Percocet/How Long Before You Are Addicted?

When people are prescribed narcotics for pain-and use as directed for under 2-3 weeks-there are generally NO w/d's-maybe some mild sluggishness-but nothing intense.
Many experience no w/d at all-the stories you read here- are generally folks that became addicted by choice(getting high) or thru use due to medical issues-but were on opiates for an extended period of time.
You shouldn't have any real problems-but should talk to your dr. about your concerns-if you are worried.
If you find yourself taking more-or are trying to get high from them-thats when you know you may have a problem.
Good luck-and hope your feeling better soon...

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