I took 1 oxycontin every 12 hours and 2 oxycodone every 4 hours for about 5 days. Are the sweats and head aches from stopping and if so, how long will they last ?
Yes, most likely the sweats and headache are from stopping the opiate. Since you weren't on the medication for long, you should be ok within the week. Kinda unusual to develop withdrawal after such a short time though so if you develop further symptoms such as fever, you maybe getting sick from something. Withdrawals usually include restlessness and body aches.
You didn't mention why you were on this med. Oxycontin is meant for over time pain relief & the oxycodone for immediate or break thru pain that the oxycontin did not cover. I am surprised you would be prescribed this for a short illness. This(oxycontin) is usually reserved for chrontic pain patients. I agree with Laurie you shouldn't really be having withdrawls from this for a 5 day use, but everyone is different. I would be more inclined to think you are coming down with a touch of something. On the other hand, if you have an addictive personality, yes it could your body craving more of the meds. If you don't want to get in trouble here, please if you can don't take anymore... Mary
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