I have been taking about 15mg (of "roxys") a day for about 2 months. I want to stop. I work so energy is a big thing. I was wondering if anyone knew of ways I can help with the effects of withdrawal. Like the stomach pains, being weak, energy gone. I'm weaning my self off. I tried cold turkey but I couldn't handle it at work. So basically I'm just wondering if there is something I can do to help with my energy levels and nausea when I'm at work. Thank you to anyone that can help. I don't want to be this person anymore its killing me ;((.
So this means you take 1 Roxi a day? The wds shouldn't be so bad at all.
Nothing can give you energy again. Nothing that isn't just as addictive and maybe worse for you. But several drugs ease the wds. Zofran, Clonidine, Trazodone, Baclofen or Robaxin. You need a doc for them. Imodium helps with bathroom distress. Benadryl helps to sleep. That's about it for OTC meds.
Hi jjflorida, & welcome to the site. I am just a wee bit confused by your question regarding the med you are taking, & the amount. You start out by saying oxycontin which is a time released drug over usually a 12 hour period, but go on to call them roxys which is roxicodone which is called an instant release drug. There is a big difference in the two. Could you clarify what it is you are actually taking? You should never cut or open a time released med as all the med will be released at one time which could be quite dangerous. How many are you taking a day? Is it just one tablet or what? We can help with a taper plan if you need it, but I am still a bit confused & want to get it right...
Can I try and clarify some of this. I no longer say this because I don't know who's native language is English, who's using a phone which seems to create errors, and who can't spell but doesn't run spell check. Personally I can't spell to save my life, so I use spell checker 1 - 3 times on everything I write. Errors still get in.
But ... these spellings are correct. OxyContin is indeed a time released pill. It comes in many strengths. I believe the lowest is 10 mg and I'm unsure what is currently the highest. I'd rather not post it if I did know. OxyContin is the drug Oxycodone. Contin is actually short for continuous release. So MsContin is Morphine Sulfate continuous release. But I am digressing. Oxycodone is also available in Percocet and Percodan. One is mixed with Tylenol and the other with Aspirin.
Now we come to Roxicodone, also called Roxis. This is a pure, very potent and addicting form of Oxycodone. This is the infamous little round blue pill. It comes in 2 strengths, 15 mg and 30 mg. It has been called pharmaceutical Heroin because of how quickly and how intensely the cravings for it develop. I could never take it for more than 3 - 5 months without losing control of it. That's how addictive it is.
So jj if you are taking only 1, which your original post makes me wonder, even at 30 mg a day you should be able to stop without needing Sub or Methadone. But you better stop now. If you need to do a taper as Mary suggested go ahead. But if you quit Cold Turkey after 10 days the physical withdrawal will be gone. Then it's all a battle in your mind. I highly recommend a Cold Turkey wd. Perhaps only by experiencing how hard that is, will you be able to win the battle in your mind.
The first time I became hooked, it was on Codeine and it was due to a nagging cough. I was up to a lot of Cough syrup a day for a long time. Finally the doc cut me off. I did a Cold Turkey and swore never again. I stuck to that too. Until 2 years later the tips of 2 fingers were torn off in a car accident. The pain was a 9. I couldn't stop screaming for long. Not until the ER gave me a Perc. That brought the pain down to a 7. But I still didn't get badly hooked. However, as pain increased in my life, I came to be where I am.
jj from what you said you're using the Oxy for energy. Stop now. You have no idea of the horrors you will face in a few years if you don't. And pray you don't get chronic pain in your life, so you will never be where I have been.
Don't know if you believe in God and karma. I do and I believe that if a person uses drugs for reasons they weren't meant to be used, later in life they will find that now they have the pain the drugs are meant for. I mean that's 1 reason. I am not saying that applies to anyone here. IDK. But I'd fear that if I were you, and therefore quit asap. If you want to get high, drink a few beers. Don't use opiates or any other addictive drug.
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
- OxyContin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of OxyContin (detailed)
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