... quit. My biggest problem is that I am in SO much intense pain due to my medical condition, that i do need meds. Is it possible to quit/withdrawl/detox, and then manage my meds responsibly? My tolerence is so high now that 30mg Oxycodone is the only thing that even effects me. The rest I take as maintenence and to avoid withdrawls. How do I get help???
Oxycodone is a useless painkiller for chronic pain. For a broken arm or post op surgery it is great but not for chronic pain. After 6 years of opiates then I would get on methadone as it is a exellent painkiller, it's almost impossible to get tolerent to it and lastly it is cheap if you don't have insurance. If you can't go that route then get of a sustained release opiate like ms contin, kadian ect. Taking pecocets or vicodin type pain killers are useless for long term and don't work very well anyway... Good luck... Dave
Hello... I am in the same boat... 3 years taking pain killers for chronic pain & I agree is is NOT intended for long term use so why doctors keep giving it for that?? I am going into detox in 2 days to get off the meds.. I have no plan on how I am going to treat &manage my pain?/ One thing I do know is I can NO longer go this route... I am well past the point of taking them because I am in pain.. I have to take them because I am physically dependent on them... Love the way My doc says take as needed for pain & i explain as I did I became addicted in the process so now its all about having to HAVE the meds to just feel norm & function!!! I just cannot cont to allow pills to control me.. my life!! So I dont know what to expect when i go admit myself in 2 days but my intention is to come home clean & find a way to cope & manage my pain!! So I guess I will let you know how it goes?? I should be home in 5 days from friday so I will check back & update you on how I am feeling etc. Right now anxiety is SUPER high because I know its going to get worse before it gets better... I know I have to get very ill before I feel better & I can only pray that they make the WD as comfortable as possible... I know once before when I ran out of meds for like 12 hrs I thought I was going to die!! That is why I am going to detox in a hosp setting where I can be monitored & given other meds to help. Please wish me luck & say a lil prayer.. I need all I can get =] We all do!!! Good luck to you also =]
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