About 2 years ago I got my teeth pulled and was given Oxycodones and now im addicted,and now i really want to get off them for good..
First let me ask you a few questions, how much were (are) you taking? And how are you taking it? Ingesting, snorting or injecting it, I mean no offence by asking this, 'tis just so many people abuse opiates that 'tis a legitimate question.
If you want to taper down, then that would be acceptable. Talk to your doctor about a taper plan. If you are at a high dose, you may want to go the Suboxone route. Please google Suboxone, so you can learn all about this med. It can be addictive as well, yet if tapered properly, it is a good alternative to opiates. One does not suffer withdrawals while on Suboxone.
You can go cold turkey, but it takes serious guts and courage to do this. It is no walk in the park, and you may become quite ill. Depending on how much you were taking, and for how long, you could be ill for quite a while.
I went cold turkey. And suffer I did. For a while. I do not recommend it unless you've ovaries of steel.
You will have many answers and opinions by days end, so hang in there!
Do not lose hope, there are many ways to do this, and you can choose the best way for you.
Wishing you all the best,
My dear friend Sweet Lemon is right. It's a tough road regardless which one you chose. Personally, I would recommend a slow taper from the oxycodone. I believe it would save you money over the long haul compared with Suboxone. Don't get me wrong, Subs are are great way to go. It's just expensive. Depending on your usage, would help coming up with a good taper plan. But let's say you have a 10 pill per day habit. If you cut that down to 9 per day, your system would hardly miss it. Then stay at 9 per day for at least one full week, giving your system enough time to adjust. Then cut back to 8 pills per day, staying on that for another week to 10 days, etc. Before you know it, you're down to half a pill per day, then a quarter, then switch to advil and success! It's easier said than done. But it is a successful plan. I've done it this way and it worked. Be sure and eat healthy, drink plenty of fluids. The more you urinate, the faster your system will adjust to the new dosages. Suboxone is also very popular. But if you take that route, be sure to take the minimal amount that still controls withdrawals. That way you are on it for a shorter length of time. Whatever you chose, good luck to you. Be strong.
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