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Is oxycodone 30mg a day for 12days enough to cause withdrawal symptoms&when will they begin to show?

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balbanese 4 Mar 2012

30 at once or 30 daily total for 12 days with an abrupt stop can possibly cause some withdrawel symptoms, usually after twice the time of the interval you were taking it and especially if you are not used to this medication.
So, one evey 6 hours may have you begin to feel symptoms about 12-18 hours after the final dose. Shouldn't last too long though. Your Doc should taper you off, abrupt stop after 30 a day sound stragne.

LaurieShay 5 Mar 2012

You may experience some discomfort, stomach pain, restlessness, insomnia even though you have only been on the oxy for 12 days. If you stop abruptly, you will feel withdrawals around 12 hours after your last dose. Best to taper off the oxy rather than stopping abruptly. Reducing your daily dosage by 5 mgs every few days should be adequate to avoid withdrawals since you haven't been on it long.

dsac6060 5 Mar 2012

In my opinion, stop now while you can!! You are at the point where you will honestly might feel a lil crappy but nothing crazy. You do not want to go through a full blown WD. Imagine have the flu times 10!!! I would not wish this on my worst enemy. Anyone that has ever been through WD knows exactly what I mean

Taller 5 Mar 2012

It shouldn't cause withdrawl symptoms because of the short duration you took them. Of course everyone is different but I would be very surprised if you do. Post surgicaly I was prescribed oxycodone for six weeks. The only withdrawl symptom I had was slightly restless legs while trying to fall asleep the first night I stopped taking them. It was not bothersome at all.

Taller 5 Mar 2012

I forgot to add that I was taking 45mg. a day. Also I didnt taper. Stopping oxycodone cold turkey is not dangerous. I chose the cold turkey route because I am impatient. I am glad I did it that way rather than prolong things, especialy because I had no problems with it.

sedrickusa 5 Mar 2012

I am currently on a less amount than you 5mg x 4 per day. I will be looking at a much longer duration of use. Cronic backpain I would discribe as surgical pain all the time the down part is I know I will eventually build a tolerence. In your case I would taper down 5mg at a time as was suggested. I can not say how long a time would go by to be considered addicted. I think addiction to anything is in part unique part of an addicts make up. That is different for everyone, because everyone is different. If I were YOU I would go the taper route to avoid any compulacations that might occur.

808wahine96734 7 Mar 2012

i believe it all depends on the person. but it shouldnt be too bad, hope this helped. 808wahine

Anonymous 7 Mar 2012

People are prescribed this for pain all the time after a surgical procedure or some other injurg that causes great pain. Altho' this is a very high dose of 30mg instead of the usual 5 to 10mg, I agree that it shoudn't be too hard to stop them. Do it now before it becomes a problem... Mary

jmccormie 13 Mar 2012

I'm sure it is. I am only on 10mg Oxycodone and yesterday, I took a pill in the morning before going to work, but left the container on the counter so I went all day without taking it during the day. Around lunch time, my right arm started hurting and my fingers went numb, then I started feeling light headed, and just didn't feel right. I got to a point where my heart started pounding and I honestly thought I was having a heart attack.

My girlfriend found this for me:
"There is a high risk of experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms if a patient discontinues oxycodone abruptly. Therefore therapy should be discontinued gradually rather than abruptly. People who use oxycodone in a hazardous or harmful fashion are at even higher risk of severe withdrawal symptoms as they tend to use higher than prescribed doses. The symptoms of oxycodone withdrawal are the same as for other opiate based painkillers and may include "anxiety, panic attack, nausea, insomnia, muscle pain, muscle weakness, fevers, and other flu like symptoms".

Good luck!

lynafred1953 9 Sep 2013

Well it has been almost 7 days without my oxi they had me on 5 pills a day-at 30mg. and I was tired of the guilt I felt. Bc I felt God tell me to trust him.and he said do you trust me and I said yes Lord he said well then flush them 145 of them to be exact, and I took then out one at a time, then the whole bottle. Now can someone help with how long the withdrawal last?

Cannelle 14 Mar 2012

I am sitting up with my daughter right now who is going through severe withdrawals. She was on it way longer than 12 days... probably 2 or 3 months... i'm not really sure. Even if you are feeling withdrawals at 12 days please, please, don't give into the temptation to do more to escape the withdrawals. More will only make it worse. She is in hell! Hot and cold sweats, RLS, nausea, vomiting, insomnia... and there is no relief. She was hospitalized with Hep B although she'd never been an IV user. She went into liver failure so tapering off is not an option. They can only give her Clonidine and it gives only minimal help. If anyone has any ideas on how to make this even the slightest bit easier please let me know.

lynafred1953 9 Sep 2013

Jesus Hot baths and benadryl.

BreakChains 31 Oct 2013

Don't take benedryl, that will only make RLS worse!!

Markemark239 12 May 2015

If you took it all at once per day the withdrawal will be very mild because the between time your receptors and endorphins would heal because oxy leaves the system pretty quick unless you have an extremely fast metabolism I can take one and it will be out of my system in 12 hours max!

Mackdee 11 Nov 2015

Yes expect withdrawals to last many many months. I went on oxy for 2 years at same dose and I was suicidal due to the withdrawals for a year. Stabbed myself with a fork. Done like dinner.

Jacko321 19 Oct 2016

This is a stupid answer it will not last many months a week at tops don't listen to this guy he's obviously never been on anything

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