i have been on oxycodone for 4 years and it is out of control now and dont know what to do i get a rx of 180 15mg oxycodone and also another rx for 180 10/325 and they last me less than a week so then its out to the streets to look for pills day after day it is so sicking but dont know what to do i have had one surgery and am getting ready for a back surgery and also a neck surgery and my surgeron said that this is just the start that i will have many more so will prob be on these for rest of my life from the doctors but i dont wana be on them but without them the pain is horrible i am 30 years old with arthritis of 70 year old man so that also dont help i have had 2 friends commit sucide in last 9 months because of the pills so alot of days i think it is the best way out just want to hear from people in same sitouation and what do people think is the best thing to do when you need the meds but also abuse them too heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllllllllllllllpppppppppppppme please
Hi I am janymak I amm new here actually my name is bipolar4life i joined a long time ago but did not know that they had forums. I am on 60mg of oxycontin and i get 60 of them and am on roxicodone and get 90 of them they are 30mg each so i take 2 60 a day and three-4 30 a day. I use to abuse my percocets but that is because they werent working for me maybe u need to be on something else since u have been on the samething for a while dont know if this is helping or not but i have been on them for 2-3 years and they have gotten raised three times since them the oxycontin has. i think with all your probs and surgery they should up your dose is your doc aware that u are abusing them maybe telkl them they arent helping as they use to thats what i told my doc i am open and honest with her and she listens she knows i dont abuse them i have a problem where people try to steal them from me even hubby soo i sleepo with them and take them everywhere i go.
i wish it wasnt like that but oh well ii am rambling i am so sorry i am new. the thing is i wasnt very good at taking them right either it is very hard when in such pain u just want to do anything to feel good again and to beable to do normal activities this is why people abuse themn i got myself a pill organizer so i know how many i have taken for the day cause before i was taking so much i was losing count on how many i took! does that happen to u? please get one atleast for your own health u wil know how much u have taken and such and maybe it will help u not go over and the streets are so dfangerous honey be careful my thoughts are with u i woulkd seriously talk to my doc they are there to help u when u are honest u dont have to say u take themm all in a week u can just say i am not getting the help i use to get from them i think i would benefit from a dose change? good luck u are inn my prayers hon
Perhaps abusing your pain meds has made you sort of immune to their effects? And you might need something else to control pain, like MS Contin, or Opana, talk to your surgeron. If you pain is not controlled by the massive amounts of opiates you are ingesting then you probably need to be on something else, some longer acting opiate. And do not abuse any new meds you are prescribed, easier said than done, I am sure.
I did a CT WD off of 160mgs of Oxy (prescribed daily, never abused) and it was a hellish experience. Are you possibly depressed? Opiates can cause depression after a while, at first euphoria, then depression. Talk to your doc about an antidepressant, and please don't abuse your opiates, or you could end up like your friends, six feet under, ya don't want that pal !!!
Keep fighting, I know you need surgery again, and will need pain meds, just have someone else dole them out to you so you can't abuse them? It's an idea.
Let us know how you are doing, post again.
Best wishes to you,
You don't really want out, it's all the meds you are taking. Are you with a pain clinic? I don't know how you are tolerating that many pills in a week. Have you been to a Rheumatologist for the arthritis? I believe you are definately abusing drugs, & buying them off the street is not a good idea. You don't know for sure what you are getting. I think you need to be evaluated for drug addiction. Sorry, but from what you have posted that's how it sounds. Of course you can"t have surgery without pain meds, but you need to be honest with whom ever is prescribing you meds...
Hey the Kid,
I have been dealing with chronic pain since 2003, I will be honest with you unless you find a good clinic or good pain management doctor and be totally honest with the doctor about what you are taking you body will either be overcome by an overdose of medication or it will reach the point until the medication just won't work, it's been a good period of time the sooner that you decide to do this and I mean really decide then is when things are going to go better for you, I understand what chronic pain is about I have had to switch to multiple medications because I could not tolerate what I was on I do care about all the people that are on here, I want the best for you, but you are also going to have to want it and to fight to keep things straight, I hope rather than end up as some of the people you describe that you find the help of a good clinic and doctor who will help you to be the best that you can be.
I just wanted to add my two cents to this thread of already super advice~
I really does sound like you do not have a good hold on your pain, so you need to be up front with your Doctor. If you are taking that many pills in less than a week, you need to get everything readjusted so you can have continued relief. No pain ever goes away completely, however you should have the pain at manageable point, so you do not have to go with all the ups and downs of not having medication.
I take 60 mg. of MS Contin four times a day, and in between I take the 7.5/325 of percocet, four times a day. I also take 10mg of Valium twice a day, for sleep and severe muscle spasms. It sometimes take a bit of playing around with dosages before you can really find that "happy medium", and you're not in pain contantly. I wish you much luck, but most of all relief from your pain, God Bless kiddo. midwestma
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