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Quitting Oxycodone Cold Turkey

rd0417rrd0417 Posts: 1
edited 05/22/2015 - 9:28 AM in Pain Medications
I have been on oxycodone since May 2013. i am on 20mg six times daily and i have gone as high as 300mg daily (obviously supplementing my prescription with more). bottom line is my conditions aren't going to ever go away and i want off this med stuff. i know it will be difficult but i wonder if anyone has been on a high dosage like this (up to 300mg daily) and quit and how difficult it was.

i figure it will be a week or two from hell and then i should be on my way to normality. i hope so.



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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    Are you talking with doctor about wanting off pain med?

    He would be best to advise on how to best quit med. cold turkey may not be best for you. Doctor may want to guide you through tapering off.

    Please seek advise from your doctor.
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  • As Savage suggested, talk to your doctor who can give you a tapering plan for stopping the oxycodone.
    A good tapering plan will minimize any withdrawal symptoms, and achieve what you are trying to do with minimal problems.
    You should always keep your doctor included in your plans so that they can assist you.

  • Only you can truly know if you need addiction therapy. "Supplementing" is obviously a bad sign. I know nothing about addiction personally. My pain levels mean that I take narcotics as part of my therapy. I've stopped taking all of my meds on a few occasions & I've stopped individual meds. I've always had a slow titration plan from my doctor (sometimes including the use of other meds temporarily) & I've always found it really easy. (Sometimes horrible pain which proves I need the medication) but I've never suffered 'Withdrawals' or discomfort. Oxycodone is a med I've stopped (30mg OxyContin x3 a day + Oxycodone 30mg 4x a day). We're all different but why take the ricks of going cold turkey when it's going to be at least 'less bad' with a doctors plan?

    I'm not sure if addiction plans say cold turkey is best. I'm speaking from a non-addiction situation.
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