Re: Need help. Hep C recovered and now have Oxycodone dependancy.
Welcome to the boards. :-)
I have come off Oxycodone and did it by slow taper. If the anxiety is unbearable, then coming off cold turkey is not the way for you. A quick taper will also lend itself heavily to strong withdrawal symptoms.
A long, slow taper comes with the least amount of withdrawal symptoms. For myself, this meant a cut of only 10% from one dose at a time. (I started with four doses a day). After making the cut, take 10-14 days for your body and brain to level out and then make a 10% cut from another dose. Along the way, begin stretching the time between doses. For example, I started increasing the time before I took my first dose in the morning by 15 minute intervals. Again, I went slowly doing this... once a week or so. It is also good to start moving the final dose of the day farther and farther back from bedtime to break any dependence on the Oxycodone for sleep.
It would help to know your total daily intake and the amont of doses per day.
Learn to measure the taper in progres, rather than time like days or weeks. It took me a few months to get off 60mgs total a day at four doses a day.
This really can be done. :-). Don't rush it. In the end, I pretty much walked off the Oxycodone because I took my time.
With hope always