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Please help me!
Please help me!
I am in my early 30's and am very successful...and now find myself hooked on roxicodone and oxycontin - i am taking too much, about 8-9 times a day I'll take 1 80mg ER or 2 30mg IR - I have a family and see that it is not only effecting my daily life, but also my family's. I've read alot of posts saying cutting down can work but cold turkey is best. Well I've tried cold turkey and when I hit the 10-12 hour mark I am a mess...can't even move. Is there a realistic number to cut down to asap...then when do i cut back again? How about the rapid detox to get off quickly...I know it's not the highest percentage, but there is a very reputable place not too far from me.
Please help...I'm really at a loss. Thanks.
OK...let me get this clear. You are taking 8-9 80mg oxycontin's a day? Just checking.
Assuming that is correct, you are going to have a heck of a time quitting cold turkey. Not sure if these are being prescribed or you are buying off the street. If they are being prescribed, you may want to talk to your doctor about switching to something "milder" like MS Contin...then once you stabilize on that slowly lowering your dose.
I was a successful business woman who was also hooked on oxycontin at one time. Looking back, I was a crazy woman. I thought I needed them to make me feel good - but in reality they just made me crazy.
There is also the option of suboxone. If this is correct, you're taking a pretty high dosage of oxycontin. I wouldn't recommend suboxone for someone hooked on norcos or vicoden - but large doses of oxycontin would definitely qualify. Suboxone will allow you to feel no withdrawl - and not get high while your brain adjusts and heals. Then you have to slowly wean yourself off the suboxone. Suboxone will not get you high - and you can't cheat because they have a blocker that blocks the receptors - so opiates will have no effect on you. Only certain doctors are allowed to prescribe suboxone. Go to the drug's website and use the physician locator to find a doctor in your area.
I have never heard from anyone who actually succeeded in the rapid detox. I'm a little cynical - think it's a scam. But suboxone is for real - you still have to quit the suboxone at some point - and people complain that this is difficult. There is no 100% pain free way to quit though. Some people say you are trading one drug for another. I say - you've done some damage o your opiate receptors - give them some time to heal - then you can wean off the subs.
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It's no scam, my husband just went through it.. it worked for him
Here is my story, will post it again for you..hth..:
My husband over the years has become hooked on opiates..(hydrocodone, etc..) he started taking them due to the intense back pain he has incurred from several accidents. Long story short, he has been taking them for many years 6 to 7, and the drug caused him to have to take more than he was prescribed just to function a somewhat normal day.
He ended up taking many more than he was suppose to, last count was almost 90 hydrocodone, (#10's)...over 900mg a day. I had no idea, I thought he was taking one or two. I was blown away by the news and how he spent our life savings feeding this expensive addiction. Noone knew as he was able to run a normal life. He broke down and asked me for help, he confessed he tried many times to do it alone but the withdrawals were too much to handle to then have to face the company we own and run it. So I went online and found a place in MI called Rapid Drug Detox Center. I called and had the pleasure of speaking to one of the most knowledgeable, and kind nurses that I had ever met. She was available 24/7 and listened to our story with a complete open heart. She explained to us that the opiate addiction could be treated at their facility and my husband would be placed under anesthesia for about an hour and when he woke up he would be free of opiates. I of coarse was very skeptical and did tons of research.. Jeanne (the nurse) gave me some references to call and we also compared this method to the Weismann method, which as it turned out was basically the same, but that method was double the price. That of coarse also raised a red flag to me, but after doing more research I understood the differences. For us, we needed my husband off these drugs and we could not pay double, plus MI was closer to us than the locations for the Weismann method. After speaking to several references we took the long 14 hr drive to MI and went for it.
My husband's friend went with us and so he was the one who brought him in, I stayed back at the hotel with our children in a separate room next door. My husband went in that morning and by that afternoon he was opiate free. He was kept at the facility for almost 12 hours due to some hallucinations he was having, but by that evening he was feeling better and just tired and needed sleep. Also a nurse from the facility came to the room and stayed with him along with our friend for an additional 6 hours. After that his friend and I took over. Later, he did get pretty sick, but we found out later it was an unrelated illness that showed up after the procedure.
The next day, he told me he could tell he was free of the drugs and it was just like that. He was so happy to be free of them. He is still dealing with some issues with original pain (why he started taking the pain meds in the first place) and side effects of some of the new meds, but nothing like what the opiates did to him. To this day after that he is still opiate free and says he has no desire to take anymore ever. It was the best money he has ever spent.. It was $6700 for the procedure and $400 for the Naltrexone implant (we can add to that if we need it longer) anyway for someone hooked on that many opiates it's really the only way to get off these things. He really could have never done it without this help. Without going into alot of detail, I just wanted to say that Jeanne at Rapid Drug Detox was my husband's life saver. She is an angel and is truly there for you just like it was your mom..she really cares about people..I really connected with her, she is now my friend. She has a very kind heart and truly cares about her patients. She continues to call us to make sure my husband is doing well.
Hope this will help someone like it helped us: Here is the website. http://www.rapiddrugdetox.com/
PS: Some people try another therapy...they take suboxone...The difference between this and the suboxone therapy is after this treatment, you don't have any opiates left in the receptors, the suboxone is an opiate, so you are treating your addiction with the same drug.. We decided that would not be the best approach for my husband.
Originally Posted by ymccormack