He has been on oxycontin and is trying to get off. He is down to 5mg once a day and still can't quit cold turkey. What more can he do to get off this stuff? He gets sick and has chills and everything.
Hi waterbabe64, I did a cold turkey withdrawal off of prescribed (160mg) OxyContin. It was horrible, I was so very ill. Please google The Thomas Recipe, 'tis a list of over the counter medications that your hubby will need.
It takes a few weeks to detox, in my opinion. Others say it is only a few days. Your man isn't on very much, so maybe cold turkey is the way to go?
Also google Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome. If he has been on opiates for a long time, he may experience PAWS. If it has only been a short while, he may not experience any PAWS at all.
I wish you and your husband only the best!
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