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Day 4 Oxy WD
Day 4 Oxy WD
Well, I may be a new member but I have used this site for my own mental health and can't believe the amount of helpful,sincere people out there willing to give time and advice.
A little info about myself: Father of 3 kids with busy lives. When can I do this?
I have been on Oxycodone for 14 months now for lower back pain due to an accident at work. By June 2011 I was on 120mg. a day and started to up that to 150-180mg. each day. Of course because of this I nearly ran completely out. I immediately went down to 10mg. per day because it was all I had and figured I would save 1 per day. Well, I had an eye opening experience to say the least. Since then I educated myself better with alot of help from this forum!
Right now as the title suggests I am on day4. My last Oxy was Mon 8:00 a.m. I was scared to quit but my chiropractor talked me into it. I warned my wife about the w/d symptoms,gave her my meds and told her to take them out of the house! I had more than a months worth left. About 160 15 mg. pills down the drain. I even gave her the safe key wihich has a gun in it. That scared her but I remembered the total deep depression from last time. It certainly helps to believe in a higher power to get one thru this. I have been praying for myself as have others stated to me "I will say a prayer for you". Thgis is getting too long OK day 4 now and the worst is behind me. Insomnia,skin crawls,cold sweats,cravings,diarhea....yes all the above! But, very little depression which is one reason for this thread. I followed the thomas recipe....minus the valium. Only because I couldn't get any legally.
I still have cramps and pain,but the exhaustion is a little less. I even went out today and bought a dishwasher! A simple task I could not have imagined doing only yesterday! This is more like a BIG THANK YOU to this forum. I tried signing up Tues. but just couldn't even do that. God Bless, Joe
Last edited by ddcmod; 12-02-2011 at 04:03 AM.
Glad to have you here!!! I had a real bad opiate addiction a few years back, I did a long taper and made it.. but your going to get there a lot faster the way your doing it...Im very happy for you...
Keep us posted on how it is going..
Thank you for the kind words. So far so good but it is 2:07 a.m. and I am on the computer.....gave up attempting to sleep. Hopefully I can find some more sleep. My legs are weak as hell, but my back actually feels improved! I think I reached a point the Oxy. was producing the pain rather than helping anymore.
Any suggestions out there for a daily reminder how hard this w/d is? You know like a string on the finger or something. I do not want to forget 6 months from now when I may need pain killers. Thanks again and God Bless, Joe
I've been through w/d on oxy 80s and it was very, very hard
I was getting Oxy 80s for $5 a piece, and was charging enough to make my money back and still have enough OCs left to where i was using 5 to 7 a day! That deal ended when the woman i was getting them from got put into a nursing home. The w/d are horrific, but do not compare to those of methadone! That is what i got on to help get off of OCs, which ended up being the worst mistake i have ever made. So stay strong mentally, your not far from the painful part of oc w/d to be over, next will be the mental, but when you beat the physical pain, think of that every time any thought of an opiate crosses your mind!!
Day 5 now...legs in pain and little sleep but other than that most of the severe w/d's are behind me. WOW, what a feeling of accomplishment! God blessed me to this point and I will not turn back!