i'm currently being weaned off of oxycontin, and oxycodone. my pain management doctor said that it didn't matter whether i'd been using these medications 3 months, or 3 years...the medication reduction plan would be the same. it's not working out that well for me since i start with vicoden es for 3 years, 4x a day, and then 80 to 90 mg of the oxy's for 3 more years. i am making progress though. does it matter how long you've been using the medication in relation to how long the weaning off period is.