Re: - Having a Oxycontin problem........posted again for Robin

From: marianne bolding (
Fri Aug 10 03:36:03 2001

Lots of Luck, Robin...I'll put in a prayer for you. Marianne --- Robin <> wrote: > Hey there,
> Right now, I am not having a problem with any meds,
> although, I am
> having surgery again on the 15th. After that, I
> will need to come off
> meds again after taking them for about 5 months. I
> am taking the MS
> Cotin & Vicodin 10mg. My Dr is really great at
> working with me to help
> me come off the meds slowly with the least amount of
> with drawl problems
> possible. I am taking 60 mg MS Cotin 2 times a day
> right now. I just
> saw my Dr on Tuesday & we talked about the plan we
> would follow for
> after surgery. I really had a hard time with
> comming off the Duragesic
> patch in December, I think I got off too soon & had
> knee spasms for
> about a week everytime I laid down. It was really
> hard, but I got off
> of them & my Dr & I are sure I won't have any
> problems this time.
> love
> robin
> At Wed, 8 Aug 2001, wrote:
> >
> >At Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Helen Dynda wrote:
> >>
> >>Last June (99) I had to come off of taking Vicodin
> 7.5 after my surgery
> >>for adhesions. I still took the meds for about 1
> 1/2 weeks for surgery
> >>pain. Which was 1/2 of what I had been taking
> before surgery. Then, I
> >>had to start taking 1/2 a pill at a time to start
> cutting back. I was
> >>having head aches, from the withdrawals. I think
> I got off them kinda
> >>fast, it took me 2 weeks to get off of them. I
> still kept about 4 pills
> >>in the bottle just in case I needed them. Just
> remember, you are not
> >>alone, We have been there, & we are here for you
> now.
> >>Robin
> >>
> >>At Mon, 9 Oct 2000, Kath Findlay wrote:
> >>
> >>Dear chrissy,
> >>I have had 5 operations to separate Adhesions.
> Which means I have had
> >>to come of narcotic drugs, after long term use (
> minimum 1 year ) and
> >>what I have learned from this, is that you can't
> just stop using the
> >>meds because you have had, your surgery. It
> stands to reason that your
> >>body will still crave them for a time. My doctor
> advised me to cut them
> >>down slowly. Try taking 3/4 of the amount you
> normally take for a few
> >>days and then take 1/2 the dose for a few days,
> and then 1/4. Then cut
> >>that down until you don't need it anymore. If you
> try and stop too
> >>quickly, when your body is still dependant. You
> will suffer withdrawal
> >>symptoms, feeling sick, hot, sweating and
> sometimes light headed.
> >>(dizzy) These symptoms are normal for someone
> taking long term
> >>medication, and I am sure if you tell your local
> Doctor about your
> >>symptoms. Tell him that you want to come of them
> gradually, and ask him
> >>for more meds ( perhaps he could give you a lower
> dosage) to keep you
> >>going for a little longer.
> >>
> >>You have suffered enough with the pain of
> adhesions. You don't have to
> >>suffer, from being forced to come of your
> medication to quickly. It can
> >>take any thing from 0 to 3 months depending on how
> long you have been
> >>taking the medication.
> >>
> >>Good luck Chrissie, As I said before I have been
> in this position 5
> >>times and I find this is the best way to get
> through it. I will do it
> >>this way the next time.
> >>Kath Findlay UK (United Kingdom)
> >>
> >>>--
> >>>Robin
> >>>
> >I have been taken Oxycontin now for up to a year.
> I wasn't perscribed
> >them. I just took them because I felt depressed
> and they made me feel
> >better, and they motivated me to do everyday
> activities I wasn't able to
> >do without them. I finally realized I had a
> serious problem when I
> >spending every penny on them. I couldn't get out
> of bed in the morning
> >without them. Finally I realized this dependecy
> couldn't last any
> >longer. It has now been five days, I went through
> the withdrawls and
> >I'm feeling better by the day. This morning I was
> up at 7a.m walking my
> >dog.If anyone needs a friend to talk to about this
> let me know.
> >
> >Recovering addict..

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