Are you talking about yourself? If so, if you are wanting to take it before it's scheduled time, or craving it would be my answer. You should only be needing to take it if you have pain that warrants it's use. If you are craving the feeling it gives you like a high or even making you just want to sleep, then that would mean there is definately a problem. I take oxycodone for chrontic pain. I have never gotten high feeling or craved it ever. Sometimes I forget to take it until the pain is so great, then I remember 'oh, I forgot to take my meds'! If you are taking it to get the high feeling thens it definatley a problem. Just my thoughts... Mary
Having lived with the hell of abuse from opiate abuse (oxycodone abuse one of their worse, next step heroine, next methadone, next HELL) I can tell you almost anything you ever Thought (?) you wanted to know about any of the many number of opiates as I have read, researched, & compiled over 1200 hours of data in the last 3.5 years since I became aware of the addiction. Understand I said since I said since i became aware of the abuse, she was addicted for at least 6-8 yrs prior to our knowledge. This drug is a truly a wonder drug for those who use it as it is supposed to be used, pain sufferers who do not expect relief from surgery or anything else in the future, extreme pain that is. But it has become a drug of choice for heroine users to shoot up, snot, or take by mouth for years now.
If it is you that you are asking for, you already know if you are asking,,, just the fact that you ask is proof that you are more then dependent, it is good you are seeking answers now before you get further into the addiction state, as you can go thru with getting help before it gets worse. You know if you take it & are not truly in severe pain, that is a positive sign you have a problem, if you are worried that you will run out because you are taking too much, warning warning, please understand that I am not judging you, i am reaching out to you before you loose everything you have, everything you ever loved, everyone you ever cared for, this drug used in the wrong way can & absolutely will destroy your life, not a possibility, a 100% fact! No one is exempt, no one is strong enough to fight it, so please read this, & read it again, I am the mother of one who started with just one Vicodin, and now sits in prison, not jail, but prison for possession of heroine & shoplifting, while her babies are split up all over the place. She is a (or was) loving, once beautiful young women, now extremely over weight(methadone does this) just plain worn out. Her family is broke from helping her, dad had 2 heart attacks, the list goes on & on..so I beg you to please be honest with yourself & if it is you: STOP, if it is a loved one, call their doctor & tell them you think they are addicted, do whatever you have to now before it is to late, or you are putting them in the ground or visiting them behind bars! i wish you many blessings as I will pray for you tonight ! MommaNancy... alone-dad left - too much for him!
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