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Withdrawal

Postby kathmoore1 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:03 am

Hi am starting to come off OxyContin as its not working. I'm doing very gradually but still feel sick, dizzy and totally lacking in energy!
Any suggestions please?!
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Re: Withdrawal

Postby FluppyPuffy » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:46 am

I would see your GP about the withdrawal effects and to check that the rate at which you're reducing the med isn't too quickly for your system to cope with. I'm guessing that your GP knows about you coming off the OxyContin and has suggested the rate of withdrawal that you're working on :-? :-?


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Postby kathmoore1 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:31 pm

Yeh doc knows, but I still feel like death.
Maybe another chat to her is due.
It would be nice to have 2 days in a row when I don't have to think about docs!!
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Re: Withdrawal

Postby shazq » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:35 pm

Hi
I had horrible withdrawal affects coming of oxycontin even though i came of them slowly, think it lasted a couple of weeks, i had hot sweats, felt dizzy, sick, had headaches.

I just rode it out because it was a neuro doc who wanted me to stop taking them but he did warn me that the withdrawals would not be nice and would last a couple of weeks.

It might be worth going to see your gp to see if you can reduce them at a slower rate which might lessen the affects. :goodluck1:
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Re: Withdrawal

Postby sknowles456 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:19 pm

are you replacing the oxycontin with anything else?
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Postby kathmoore1 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:15 pm

I've been told to increase my diazepam to 5mg, which isn't even a painkiller!
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Re: Withdrawal

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