I was in pn. mngmt. for 3 years and was discharged for a false reason, found another dr. he cut the medicine down to 4 per day until I can get into new pain mngt. The new place wanted to change my medicine to feynt. or morphine. I snapped in the office and told that dr. that I did not want to be doped up and refused his treatment. Now I have to wait for a new pain place to call. The new Dr. I found just wrote me my last prescription. I just want to quit all of this and dont know how to do this, can anyone help with any advise? IT will be more help then my first pain management Dr. Who drugged me up and then kicked me to the curb. No meds, no referal, not even advice. I just want off of this drug, hopefuly there is another med out there for me.
With your determination, you should be able to taper off the oxycodone 30's without much in the way of withdrawal. You'll need to reduce your daily dosage by 7.5 mgs every week. So if you are use to taking 180mgs a day, drop to 172.5mgs a day for 5 days, then to 165mgs a day for 5 days, then to 157.5mg a day for 5 days, etc. The oxycodone 30's, I believe, are scored so you can cut in half and then into fourths so to get the correct dosage. This will take a fair amount of time to get off the oxycodone but if you do it this slow you will avoid the majority of the withdrawal symptoms.
If you want to give more info about the cause of your pain, we might be able to make some suggestions as to what you can try other than the opiates for pain control.
- Oxycodone Information for Consumers
- Oxycodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Oxycodone (detailed)
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