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I have been on heavy drugs called oxycontins  for 6 yrs not always on this high of a dose but have been for atleast 4 yrs now 80 mgs. yes i know its terrible and i hate my dr. for allowing this to happen i blame her all the way. But i will have no more as of tomorrow she is a way til next fri. and they will no longer give them to me. she sent me to a pain management and i went he said he wants her to keep me on them and add lyrica when i called my dr. and told her what he said her nurse told me she is away for the week and she is no longer giving me pain meds wtf? she cant let me withdrawl (withdrawal) like this its not right. I am in severe pain i was hit by a car 2001 walking with my little girl. i got her out of the way and i got hit i have had 3 surgeries and they want to do more but i do not want no more i have a hard time walking the pain is so bad in my leg and have a lump the appears on it when it gets to aggravated and its huge!!!!! back problems and everything. but what am i to do til i see her next friday!!!!! I will not make it im so scared i have went through it once before i cant not and will not go through the pain i did before i need help help me please!!!!!
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Hi,

I am sorry your post was not answered. It is normally slow on Saturday mornings so please be patient.

Something does not sound right with your doctor. I find it odd that she would just drop you without warning. Usually something has to happen that causes that reaction. Did you fail a test? Ask for medications early? Anything like that?

In the meantime, I am not clear what you are asking for. Is it that you are going to have to go through withdrawal and you would like to know if we can recommend anything to help ease the process? If so, please ask and you will get responses.

Hope to hear back from you.
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Hi!  I'm not sure what is going on with your doctor.  Maybe you could elaborate?  It sounds like you have legitimate pain since your accident, right??  Careful not to place blame too quickly though, ok?  It isn't going to help you one bit to have resentment.  Are you going to stay off the pills?  Or are you just trying to make it until you can get in to another doctor??  I hate to ask so many questions, but I guess I am a little confused.  

Post back and you will get some help!!!
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Did you say the pain management clinic was going to prescribe you oxy and lyrica? Why can't they prescribe it to you then, why do you need your old doctor? (Sorry this could be a stupid question but I don't know the process with doctors and pain clinics because I bought from the street so bare with me) Also, are you trying to get off the pills, or do you want to just figure out what to do the next few days until your doctor comes back. Also, I agree with the other posts, it doesn't seem to make sense that your doctor would just go on vacation and have the nurse inform you that he/she is no longer prescribing you anything and will not be back in town for a week...
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all i can say jess is just take it one day at a time..if you have to wait until next fri to get more oxy dont think to far ahead.. its not going to be pleasant, but if u take it one day at a time and stay strong u will pull through.
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yup that is what the nurse said to me. And my dr. sent me to that pain place i went and he said he wants my dr. to keep me on my meds and take the lyrica too. When i called my dr. to tell her what the pain dr told me. the nurse called me back and said shes on vacation and that she is no longer giving me my pain meds. SO i dont have anymore. I dont want to me on them anymore i dont want to feel like this when i dont have any. and i never heard of a pain dr. that does not prescribe pain pills wtf? I am just as confused as you. I just want off help me please!!!!! And i think i should call a lawyer about how my dr. had me withdrawal from oxycontins that i have been on for 6 yrs. can i die? im so scared what can i do? I never though i would ever be hooked on pills its just not me and for 6 yrs!!!! so embarrassed i have no where to turn so i have turned here. I have lost 10 pounds already in just a day.......i just dont no what to do
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Ok....here's what you need to do.  Take some Imodium (immodium).  Get in a hot bath with epsom salts if you have some.  If not, then just soak in the bath.  Eat soup and toast.  Take advil for headache or body pain.  Use a mag/cal supplement and hylands restful legs for restlessness.  It really works.  I couldn't have stood the WDs without both of those things.  You will not die from oxy withdrawal.  You may feel like it for 3 to 5  days, but you won't.  Drink plenty of fluids.  Gatorade, apple juice, water.  Eat as often as you can in small amounts.  

You can do this!!!  Just decide to get control of your life, and stop the stupid pills for good!!! : )  You will be so glad you did!!!
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You cannot die from Oxy withdrawal, unless you have underlying medical issues (even then it is very, very, very rare if at all) and calling a lawyer is a waste of money. Sorry to say, you have no case. The doctor is under no obligation to continue prescribing the meds.

The pain mngt doctor will not prescribe because you are currently seeing another doctor (or still a patient there) for the meds. That is standard procedure and they are just protecting themselves.

You lost 10 lbs in one day? From what? That sounds really strange.

I guess you have started the withdrawal process and I can tell you it will take about a week. You are on day 1? If you go to the top of the page, right side, you will see the health pages. In there is The Thomas Recipe and The Amino Acid Protocol. They both contain supplements that can help ease the process. Also, take as many hot baths as you can. Be certain to stay hydrated and eat something, even if it is only soup and crackers. Try and keep busy to take your mind off of it. Any questions you have can be asked right here.

Hang in there, you will get through this.
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I want to tell you. You need to call the doc and tell them to give you suboxon because you have been on oxys for 6 yrs if they dont i would say to go to a program to help you with this. My doc told me the same thing good luck ill pray 4 u
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thank you all so much im gonna call and ask for suboxon guess i have to wait for Monday all go to the emergency room........cause i can tell you now i cant to do this alone
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Your doctor has to be certified to prescribe Suboxone. Please read up on it before just taking it. It is not just a pill to take away the withdrawal, it is a program and if followed correctly could help you. Again, please do research on it or you will be back here in withdrawal from that.
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You have already been given some great advice. All I can add is Imodium (immodium) is for the runs. Take it when they hit you. I was helped immensely by eating small amounts of Dark chocolate, at least 65% cocoa, when I would crave the drugs. The other thing that helped me about a week to two weeks was a heating pad for my feet. I could not keep them warm at all. Good luck, you can do this.
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oooo chocolate works great ;) it helped me out on a few days lol if you suffer from pain go to the er. the horrible thing about opiates is it can make your mind play tricks on you, cause false pain! if you have been on them for 6 yrs your doctor (maybe) testing this. if you want to stop taking them, then stop. do what was suggested previously, you may not want to eat as you won't feel good, but try to eat protein, lots of protein as your body will heal faster. the subs are not good either, that route opens a whole new can of bleh. just stay strong, tell a few family members what your going through so they can help you through this we can't do it alone. get as much support as you can! read the Thomas detox page here on the forum, and or amino acid one also. just be strong and you will get through this. Also if you go to the er asking for subs you will not get them, they can only be prescribed by a licensed doctor. stay calm, try to relax when you can. God bless  
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My recommendation would be to see a behavior health counselor or to find a rehab. ASAP!. Oxycontin, especially 80mg, are usually given to patients who are dying, NOT to people who have moderate to severe pain. Withdrawals from that can be dangerous. I would definitely find her license # on whatever your state is.gov. go to verify a health professionals license, put her name in, get her license #, and call the Board of Medicine in your state to complain. She CANNOT do that without a plan of care for you. Her thoughts are to force you into rehab, but I'm telling you. She needs to give you all the resources and support she can if she doesn't want to give you anymore pills. I will pray for you tonight and always. GO GET SOME HELP NOW!
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WD from 80 mg oxycontin is NOT dangerous.  It's not fun but it certainly is NOT dangerous.  Many people on this forum (myself included) have done cold turkey from much higher amounts from habits that are much older.

You CAN do this.  Are you doing it because you have been cut-off from your doc or because you want to stop.  If you are stopping because of a problem with access, you will fail.  This takes every ounce of what you have to make it work.  Not trying to be harsh, just honest.  This is a tough road that is not easily travelled without working at it.  

Keep reading and learning and posting as there are many here who will help you!!!
Goodluck and Godspeed,

bob
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you all are the best!!!!! I do have some now.......but i do want off of these i have to do this the right way cause i have my ill mom to care for she needs me 24/7 and my teenager needs me. I'm gonna go to a new dr. she will wean me  off of them I'm not as strong as all of you i give all of you credit for all you have done to get clean!!!!! keep up the good work all of you!!!! I will keep you posted on when im off of them for good!!!
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I'm glad you found a Dr. who will work with you for a taper, but I'm curious as to how you got your meds so fast.

Also, it's really important to have a "Recovery Support Group," or some type of Counseling from a Professional who has specific training in Drug Addiction.

Getting off the Medication is one thing, staying off it is something else.  You need all the help you can get.

I wish you all the best.
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