My Pain Dr. reduced my Oxycodone dosage from 4--60 mg Oxycontin per day, down to 120 mg Oxycodone. I requested to be changed from Oxycontin to Oxycodone because of cost.
I did not think he would cut the dose in half. In the experience of others here, will I have some withdrawal symptoms, or just less pain relief?
My Dr. wants me to start a weaning down process in the next couple of months. I feel he is concerned that long term use could hurt my body, and also lead to the med no longer working.
Right now I am taking 300 mg Lyrica, 400 mg Tramadol, along with the Oxycontin.
I have never abused Oxycontin---Oxycodone. I have never taken more than what has been prescribed for me.
Will I still have the horrible withdrawal symptoms I read of, if I wean off slowly?
Any thoughts and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You------Robert in NC