I had been on 20 mg Kadian for 1 month and felt more depressed and anxious so my Dr. switched me to Oxycontin 10 mg twice a day. I'm also taking Paxil 20 mg once a day and about 2 Lortab 5/500 (one at a time) for breakthrough pain in the evenings.
It seems that about 2-3 hours after I take my AM dose of Oxycontin, I experience 2-3 hours of anxiety which gradually reduces. I'm hoping the Paxil will help after my body adjusts. I've taken Paxil before.
I thought I might try weaning off of the Oxycontin to see if it is causing the anxiety. (I didn't taper off the Kadian and felt OK.)
Since the Oxy is time released I thought I might try taking one a day instead of two, for a week. Has anyone done this with Oxycontin? Maybe the 10mg 2x a day is a low enough dose that I could just quit cold turkey like I did with Kadian.