I'm afraid to take my medication(3 oxycodone 5-325mg). I trust my doctor and all but, I'm just afraid of what will happen to me or if I will get addicted or not. I just need some simple answers.
Opiates are highly addictive, and I can understand why you do not want to take them. Yet if you are suffering with terrible pain, you might just want to take them for a few days.
You won't become addicted if you take them for a short time, and flush them when the pain is gone.
Please don't be afraid. As long as you follow your doctors directions you will be fine. I have taken oxycodone on and off for years and although I have a history of drug abuse, I was fine. When I took for a long time, I had to wean off of it but that just meant I couldn't just stop all at once. I had to taper the dosage over several days. Your doctor will guide you through this, just ask questions when you have them.
Do you have addiction issues? Feel free to talk to talk to the people on this site. They are very supportive.
- Oxycodone Information for Consumers
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