Is taking xanax every once in a while when opiate cravings reach their peak ok?
- 15 Feb 2012 by freethinker
- oxycontin, twice-a-day, xanax, depression, anxiety, pain, oxycodone, breakthrough pain, opiate
I was going to a pain managment Dr. and he put me on Oxycontin 20 twice a day and Oxycodone 5 rapid release 4 times a day for breakthrough pain for 3 months. Well I guess I liked the feeling (uphoria) that opiates give you allittle too much and I started taking 12-14 oxys a day. I stoped cold turkey and its been close to 2 months since I have had any opiates but the "mental" desire is soo much more powerful.
Also if I was to take mabe a simple hydrocodone 5 to help with some pain and cravings will my brain try to reboot and start the visious cycle again?
15 Feb 2012
Did you sign a contract with your pain doc? And man, do I ever know bout the oxy euphoria ... totally a mental thang
U r taking ur oxys too fast and oxys and hydrocodone, being both narcs and all, show up different on a drug screen. If the p.d. gave u the Xanax, have fun. If not, tread lightly.
The Sweet Hippie
16 Feb 2012
Hey freethinker, welcome to the site. It sounds as if you have an addictive type of personality. Xanax is also very addictive too, just like the oxy etc... You don't say what your pain is, but if you can handle it without taking pain meds or taking them without cheating on your script which it looks like you have that figured out already, I vote would be a great big NO to the xanax. You will find yourself craving it as well.There are other meds that are out there to treat chrontic pain that are not addictive in nature. Lyrica, gabepentin, Cybalta, some antidepression meds too. You list depression on your question so why not be really honest with yourself, & your doc & tell him the truth so he can better help you with you pain control. Sound like a plan? They can't read your mind, & I realize once you put it out there, you are marked for life to say, but you don't want to become an addict or you wouldn't be on here asking what our thoughts are. Those are my thoughts...
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