... tried to quit a few times but still had surgery pending so it was pointless. It has been 90 days since my last surgery so the surgeon cut me of of oxy and said I need to go to pain mgmt. I dont have the $$ to afford that and my ins has been cut off because I could not pay the prem. It's day 4 now and still feel like crap hot cold flashes no energy cant sleep more than 30 min. The last time I went ten days and relapsed. I cant afford to buy this crap on the streets and it has become hard as hell for me to find anyway. I prey that i can overcome this beast!! I live alone with few friends (mostly addicts) and all family out of state. I still suffer from avascular necrosis although I have had both hips replaced I have been told my knees are next to give out. I need to get back to work because of past due bills due and scared to death of homelessness. I am in a dark dark place and close to throwing in the towel
11 Oct 2011
Do you qualify for medicare? I don't know much about it, but you might want to check into that.
If you have chronic pain you need to get to a pain management clinic and fast.
IF that is not possible, there are some things you can do to mitigate the effects of WD. Please google The Thomas Recipe, tis a diary and a list of otc and RX meds (you don't need the RX meds necessarily) that you will need while in WD. Also google Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome, opiates, it will explain in detail what is happening to your brain-soup while in withdrawal.
Brain chemicals such as serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine and endorphins are all affected during WD. Making one feel depressed, anxious, and tired, plus lack of motivation, etc.
I'll list some of the Thomas Recipe items you will need; Benadryl (for sleep and to dry up runny nose) Immodium AD (for obvious reasons) gatorade, vitamins (the recipe willl tell you what vits to buy). Also, melatonin and valerian root can be purchased at any supermarket or pharmacy, and they both help with sleep and anxiety (to a degree).
Take frequent warm baths to quell RLS, and to stop chills. If you are perspiring profusely, change clothing often and use lots of antiperspirant. Keep taking those warm baths too!! Epsom salts help a bit with aches and pains, in the bath. Keep yourself hydrated. Eat saltine crackers if you are able to keep anything down.
Lastly, please stay away from your addict 'friends' because they are not true friends, are they? You may make some real friends at AA meetings, if you need support, I recommend it. I prefer this forum for support myself, but others have chosen AA and done so quite effectively.
Let us know how you are doing? I did this, after ten years on OxyContin, and it CAN BE DONE!! At the end I was on 160-180 mgs of the stuff. WD, especially cold turkey is not for the faint of heart!! BUT It can be done.
If you cannot take it anymore try to call Suboxone docs in your area. See if one will take you on at a reduced fee? It is an option, at least I hope it's an option for you!!!
11 Oct 2011
Sir, see if any hospital or where ever they are where you live has a sliding scale program. We do where I live, & it goes by your income. If you are not working you do not pay. Robert Young the actor started it here because he was from this area. The amount of oxycodone & I pray it was strait & not with tylenol, well, I've never heard of anyone taking 1000 a day. I am surprised you are still alive to tell your tale. You really need in patient detox right now so they can handle your needs. Call all around your area & see if this is a possibility. I wish you the best...
5 Jan 2012
I just got out of rehab in Dallas. I was taking 1000-1200mg of roxycodone and oxcycontin dailey for 4 years. Let me be perferctly honest. There is no easy way to do this aside from a 3-5 day detox. Think of the worst experience in your life. Times that by 30. I'm not exaggerating one bit. It's really worth it though. I'm starting an outpatient program today. I may get on suboxone. If you keep going down this road, you will die. GET IN DETOX!
- Oxycodone Information for Consumers
- Oxycodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Oxycodone (detailed)
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