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Withdrawal from Oxycodone
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I've been taking oxycodone 10 mg for the last five months. Today is my first day without. How long will it take to get it out of my body. ## It takes about a week for the withdrawals to go away. If you have gabapentin, double up on that, it will take away nearly all of your withdrawals away. ## @Debbie (thread starter), According to nih.gov, Oxycodone's elimination half life ranges from 3-4 hours in its immediate release form. Given this information, you can do some math to get a general idea of how long it might take to be completely excreted. For example: A 10mg dose could dwindle down to a mere 0.00072mg within about 24 hours, based on a 3 hour half life (dividing the dose in half, and half of every subsequent half every 3 hours). As post #1 suggested, my findings also indica... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Oxycodone.
Fri, Jan 30 '15, 1:34 PM
oxycodone withdrawl
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Day 3 and the devil is still just sitting on my shoulder....I can't beleive how well I am actually feeling...Am I kidding myself, or could the worst still come? Over the last 7 years, I have been on morphine, percs, dilauded, etc, etc. Three days ago my oxy mg was 140 a day...What's up? Please help? ## In my opinion, It depends on how you are feeling now. the worst could be over. However, the devil will always be there from now on. You have to remember that only you and GOD can shake him off. Along with a good support system you can get rid of any addiction, just always remind yourself that you are strongger than any drug that man can make. GOD BLESS YOU, and remind the devil that you have GOD on your side from now on. ## It is also highly possible, that since you were taking th... ...
Updated 5 years ago in Oxycodone.
Sun, Dec 27 '09, 1:41 PM
oxycodone withdrawal
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please help!Ive been taking oxynorm 60mg for 6mths after being backed over by a four wheel drive.i want to go cold turkey asap but am scared as ive heard its painful and horrible.Can anybody help me with past experiences.I need to know what Im in for and what i will feel and for how long.HELP!!! ## I dont want to get any sub or the like.If Im not off this crap really soon my ex wont let me see my son.Long story.i need to know how to do it at home,like,2 morrow.Its only 80mg.It cant be that bad can it?help me!Im from Brisbane Qld,Aust ## Margie, are you prescribed these opiates that you are taking because if so your b/f cannot take away your son. Now, on the other hand, if you are using 80 mg of I'm guessing oxycontin, it is VERY unsafe to try and stop cold turkey on your own. In fac... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Oxycodone.
Wed, Mar 23 '11, 5:50 PM
Oxycodone withdrawls
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Can dilaudid help oxycodone withdrawls? I had surgery and my prescriptions got all messed up in the process. I take atleast 250mgs a day and now I have withdrawls cause I can't fill my perscription for 10 days. Please help! ## yes dilaudid will help with oxycodone withdrawals but there is a problem with dilaudid you can eat and get unsick but to get the real bang you have to abuse them and alot of people start just by doing it one time then cant stop because it is the best high you can have just being honest ## Dilaudid is just another narcotic, so yes it can help, but you do need to be careful not to take too much of it, or you run the risk of overdose. Learn more Dilaudid details here. The best thing to do would be to check with your doctor to find out if it's safe for you to ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Oxycodone.
Fri, Jan 31 '14, 9:36 PM
5 mg oxycodone withdrawal
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Was on Norco 10-325 on and off for a few years due to back problems. Had l4/l5 Laminectomy and was sent home with 5mg oxicodone. It's been 16 days since surgery and I tapered down from 2.5 yesterday. Last one last night at 10 pm. Withdrawals kicked in at 2:30 pm today! Not too bad. But the abdominal pain is bad when the immodium wears off. How long will this last and will it get better or worse physically tomorrow and the next day? No RLS yet. Is it comming???? I want to be done! ## Just wondering how your withdrawal experience went? I weaned the exact same way Im down to 2.5 mg tomorrow for two days then Im done. Just curious what Im in for?! ## I found the rebound pain to be the worst problem, when I stopped pain management, but I didn't taper. I just stopped. But I had extrem... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Oxycodone.
Mon, Feb 02 '15, 12:10 PM
10 mg oxycodone withdrawal
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Ive been taking 20 mg oxycodone daily for the past 6 months just to take the edge off, didnt think it would be that big of a deal because Im not very familiar with the drug. Before that i was a heavy H addict for 13 years, but have been clean for the past year after going through a 2 year program at a commune. The last 2 days Ive been taking half a pill (5 mg) early in the day before work, than another 5 mg after work to somehow get throught the day. I got 3 days to myself now. I know its not comparable to the numerous weeks, months and years of withdrawals Ive gone through but its always messed up kicking this. What are the best household remedies i can use and can i get off this garbage in these 3 days? ## Hello, Quickz! If you're down that low, the withdrawals at this point shoul... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Oxycodone.
Wed, Feb 26 '14, 7:11 PM
Oxycodone withdrawal help
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Have been using opiets for over 35 years. Started with auto accident. Doctor prescribed over a long period then passed away. Was addicted and had to purchase illegally locally. Now still having problem with addiction and paying most of my SSI and Retirement for what I can get. Went to a mandatory class in Elizabeth City, NC several times weekly just to be able to get prescription for Suboxone. It worked but got tired of sitting 3 hours in class with young people and now back on the hard stuff. Why can one purchase cigarettes and liquor that kills but I can't get the necessary drugs to make me feel normal. Is there any help in sight? ## One of the many flaws of this country is how our federal government controls and regulates whatever it is they "consider" to be safe and disr... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Oxycodone.
Sat, Feb 15 '14, 6:43 PM
5 mg oxycodone withdrawal help
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I've tapered down from 20 mg oxycodone ( for 3 months for back pain) to 5mg for the last eight days. I want to get this process over with, of course. I could drop to 2.5 for week or just stop oxycodone now and prepare for the symptoms. My dr has given me adavan and clonidine. Advice please. ## So, you sent from 4 x 5mg per day to 1 x 5mg per day? Is your pain under control? 3 months isn't that long of time. If I were you, I'd change to 2.5 mg 2x per day then cut it to 2.5 once a day then that is it. ...
Updated 4 months ago in Oxycodone.
Mon, Nov 10 '14, 2:33 PM
Mandated oxycodone withdrawl
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I must of posted my problem somewhere else on this site, sorry but I can not think straight. For 6 years I have taken oxy's for RSD. Something I never heard of in my life until after 4 surgeries, including titanium cage, in a period of less than 2 years I developed firery burning sensation in right thigh. The edema made my legs look like tree trunks. Nothing could touch that leg. Being a female I was able to switch to wearing skirts and sleeping with blankets held up with a contraption. No matter how much Vicodin or hydrcodone I was given nothing touched the pain. When, for those of you who can remember, I became like Linda Blair in the Exorcist, screaming I was on fire and feeling like my head was spinning around. I was taken to psychotherapist ( Dr's who study pain for additio... ...
Updated 11 months ago in Oxycodone.
Sat, Apr 19 '14, 7:52 AM
Please help! Oxycodone withdraws!
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Please help! (Long read but I am a single mom & don’t want to withdraw around my kids) I’m 26, have chronic pain, and been on Oxycodone for two years. I had an anterior cervical discectomy on my neck January 2014. I've been up & down on my doses since the surgery. Hydrocodone 10s to Roxicodone 15mg. A month ago, my pain was under control and almost gone. My pain management doctor & I decided to wean me off of the medication slowly. I cut down from Roxi 15s 5x per day to Oxy 10HCL 4x per day. I had a flare up when taking my two kids to the zoo, took more than prescribed & was allowed to refill a few days early. They gave me a month’s supply. This was two weeks ago. My pain was still flared & I continued to take the same dose as if I was still on ... ...
Updated 5 months ago in Oxycodone.
Sun, Oct 26 '14, 11:05 AM
How Long Does it take for fentanyl 25 mcg withdrawals to start and stop
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i have been on fentanyl 25mcg for about a yr. i am decreasing to 12.5 mcg for a week and then no more patches after. how long will it take to considering the info. will it take for the withdrawal to start and stop. i understand everyone is different. i will be taking valium 5mg for a couple days to ease the effects. any info would be great. ## Yes, everyone is different, so it really makes it hard to say, because it is going to vary. I stopped heavy doses of Oxycodone and Morphine cold turkey, after being on them for about 6 or 7 years for pain management and my withdrawal symptoms lasted for about a month. Hopefully the Valium will help. Has your doctor given you any other advice? ## Thanks for ur info. Several yrs ago I stopped fiorcet w codeine (on it for 4 yrs) and it took about tha... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Fentanyl.
Sat, Jan 17 '15, 9:28 PM
Oxycodone Vs Fentanyl Withdrawals
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I have just switched from oxycodone to fentanyl patches. I will be withdrawing from them following sugery. any suggestions as to which is easier to withdraw from? Thanks!!! ## Well, the Fentanyl is actually much stronger than the Oxycodone, a 0.025mg dosage of it is equal to 5mgs of Oxycodone, so it is going to be the harder one to withdraw from, if it is stopped abruptly. However, the other fact of relevance is how long you will be using it. If it is only for a short period of time, them the withdrawals may not be too rough, though they may still be annoying. Has your doctor provided you with any advice? ## i have been on fentanyl for a long time. prior to this was on a bunch of oxycodone. to give you an idea i was taking anywhere to 3 or 4 of the 80s per day and 5 or 6 of the Roxi 30s... ...
Updated 17 days ago in Oxycodone.
Fri, Mar 13 '15, 7:26 AM
switched from Hydroco10-325 to oxycodone 5-325..withdrawals possible?
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Is is possible to have withdrawals from hydrocodone, even though I am now taking oxycodone? Bad sleep, short of breath, anxiety, extremely tired. I thought I was sick, but I recall feeling like this when I was going off another addictive medication. I take klonopin to help me sleep, but want to take a hyrocodone right now to see if my anxiety will ease up...Any suggestions? ## Hello, Kathy! How are you? No, Oxycodone is slightly stronger than Hydrocodone, so you shouldn't be experiencing withdrawals. Those same side effects could be due to starting the new medication, though. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Have they eased up? ## I had a total hip ... ...
Updated 6 months ago in Oxycodone.
Sun, Aug 31 '14, 8:18 AM
15 mg oxycodone only at night withdrawal
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I have taken up to 15 mg of oxycodone a night just to take the edge off. I want to be off them completely. I have went 5 days with 15 mg before and withdrawals werent that bad. I have taken one quarter of a methdaone wafer for the last 2 days. I know it takes 3-7 days to withdrawal. does this mean I am almost clean? ## Hi Samantha, From my perspective it sounds like your strong intention to be off oxycodone will help make it an easier mental transition towards going with out them... but not having gone through this myself, I wouldn't know what amount of possible physical withdrawal symptoms to anticipate. Based on your description they theoretically shouldn't be any worse or drawn out than what you said you had experienced before. However I do think it would be wise to speak wit... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Oxycodone.
Wed, Jan 14 '15, 1:34 PM
How Long Do I Have To Wait Take Suboxone after taking 10mg oxycodone
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How Long Do I Have To Wait Take Suboxone after taking 10mg oxycodone so i dont go into precipitated withdrawals? ## You have to be in full withdrawal from all other opiates, before you can safely take Suboxone. Learn more Suboxone details here. The precise time that happens can vary from person to person, depending on their own body, how much of the given drug(s) they were taking and other factors. It's a very fine line, because taking it too soon can throw you into withdrawals, but you have to be full in them, before it's safe. Are there any other questions or comments? ## how long does it take oxycodone to be metabolized by the body after taking 10 mgs one time. ## I'm taking suboxone can I take a 15 mg of morphine I took it befor the sub and only asking because I still ne... ...
Updated 27 days ago in Suboxone.
Tue, Mar 03 '15, 2:37 PM
Can you have withdrawls from oxycodone when switching to fentanyl patch?
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Seven years of back pain with long history of muscle relaxant and more recently oxycodone and lorazepam. Docs finally did MRI and found Spondylolisthesis Grade 3-4 with bulging disc and appears vertebrae have already fused. Still being worked up by Neuro surgeon. Pain mgmt. just switched me from 10mg Vicodin every 4 hrs to 25mcg Fentanyl patch every 3 days with 7.5 Vicodin every 6-8 hrs for breakthrough. Started patch last week. First seemed to work okay but over the last two patches breakthrough pain has increased with increased pain down my legs. I get sweats then chills with pain in all my joints, arms, legs, hands, feet. Seems increasing my Vicodin and taking it more frequently is the only thing that relieves it but sometimes need 30mg of Vicodin in a short time-frame. Not sure if t... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Fentanyl.
Mon, Nov 10 '14, 5:31 PM
im on 2mg oxycodone will withdrawal be bad for me
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I have weened down to 2mg oxycodone every 6 hours how bad will I feel when I stop in a few days ## At that low of a dose, the withdrawal and rebound effects should be minimal, but much of it really depends on your body and how it reacts. How long have you been down to this low of a dosage? Have you consulted your doctor for assistance? The rebound type effects usually involve pain that may be worse than the pain you were taking it to treat and the withdrawal effects can include nausea, dizziness and diarrhea. ## I have taken oxycodone 20-30mgs daily for 3 months. I took 15 mgs for 3 days, I took 5 mgs this am. My question is I want to maintain the 5 mgs for 5-6 days and then come off. How bad will the withdrawals be ## Looking for a dr. That will prescribe oxycodone 5mg. Or hydrocodone ... ...
Updated 6 months ago in Oxycodone.
Tue, Sep 23 '14, 11:48 AM
Withdrawal from dilaudids
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Hey everyone, im recently cutting down from 16mg of dilaudid every 3-4 hrs to im at 4mg every 4 hrs now. Ive been on dilaudid for 10 months for a tumor that went undiagnosed for 8 months. Most doctors thought i was just drug seeking because they couldnt find out what was causing my pain, so im relieved they finally found something and i had it removed and i feel so much better. Now all my other problems are solved except for the dilaudid dependance. Any tips on getting off this stuff. It gets extremely unbearable after just 5 hours from the last dose. I know i dont need it for pain anymore, i just want to be off everything and back to normal. Any help would be appreciated ## Hey, that's all normal. I'm in the same boat but w/oxycodone. Anyone who's not an opiate user (and es... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Dilaudid.
Sat, Feb 08 '14, 10:46 AM
Withdrawals - help from Fentanyl
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I was on liquid Methadone for chronic pain for years and while on waiting list to switch to a new Pain center, I was weaning off methadone rapidly at 2mgs a day from 120 to 38mg. I was also on 20 to 40 mgs a day oxycodone for breakthrough pain. Now, last month, my new doc put me on 25mcg/h patch. Yesterday, he informed me that I am now ONLY getting pain management from him (understandable) and cut me off and did not prescribe any more oxycodone and I was to stop at 38mgs methadone. Bottom line, will a 50mcg/h patch I started today be enough for my pain and withdrawals? I am scared. ## Did you discuss your concerns with him? The Fentanyl is a very strong narcotic, over 80 times stronger than Morphine actually, but while it can handle pain very well, you may still experience some breakthr... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Fentanyl.
Mon, May 28 '12, 6:47 AM
can I take oxycodone with my dilaudid
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I have been taking between 30 -82 mg of oxycodone 3-4 times a day for 3 years and now my doctor wants me to start dilaudid at 8 mg and stop the oxy, but I'm afraid the dilaudid is not equal to the amount of oxy I am on and I will suffer withdrawals. My question is can I take oxy along with the dilaudid so I dont suffer w/d? If so how much oxy can I take? Thank you in advance. ## Hi deliteful, To answer your first question, dilaudid (hydromorphone) doesn't list any drug interactions with oxycodone, so I don't see why you wouldn't be able to take the two together as long as you inform your doctor about it first. On the other hand, because dilaudid IS reported to be much stronger than oxycodone, it's possible that you may not even need to add oxycodone back into the mix... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Oxycodone.
Wed, Oct 29 '14, 11:02 PM


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