OK here we go. My boyfriend got hurt and now he been addicted to percs for a year now. Now he decided to try n stop taking them. He hasnt taken them in seven days, been taking subs. He doesnt crave percs now but he body hurts soo badly. he also is becoming very distand with me which isnt a concern. i just want me better. Is he doing the rite thing by taking subs or is that just hurting him? i dont know anything about this, i just want to know how to help him. Please if u know please tell me. thanks
Percocet is oxycodone. It's tough to come off of, but it can be done. Subutex is used as a substitution sometimes. Is he getting them from a doctor? If so, he needs to discuss how he is feeling with the doctor. He may be on the wrong dose??? I am a week off, and my body is killing me right now! It's pretty normal. But I would think that the subutex would help that somewhat.
yes percocet is oxycodone and tylenol and it is hard as hell to come off of, but you are right it can be done. Percs were my drug of choice. At the end of my using I was taking 60 ten mg percs a day. March 11th has been one year for me. It is no cake walk but I am here to tell you it can be done. As far as the sub is concerned, he should not be taking that unless he is being followed by a doctor. Sub is a very, very strong narcotic, much stronger than the percs he was taking. Have him come here and read a few posts and ask a few questions. It may help him. Keep posting and let us know how yall are both doing.
Thanks for helping everyone. He hasnt seen a doctor for any of this. He is afraid he wont help and just send him to rehab which he wont do. Are there any doctors that will help him without doing that? I really wish i knew something about this. He wants to stop and be free of percs. How do i help him?
Hi~~ You can help him by being supportive and urging him to get to a Dr. and be honest. As some others said,Sub. needs to be dosed properly. Most feel just fine on Sub. if taken properly. Also,there are other meds that can be prescibed to ease withdrawals from Percocet. Most Dr.s understand that people can't always go to rehab. and are happy to help. It sounds like he really wants to stop. Hang in there with him...
So,there's not a Dr. who prescribes this?
He can see an Internist/General Practitioner. Ask around who people recommend or just check the yellow pages. He probably needs a complete physical anyway and some lab work. The usual stuff. Just make a new patient appointment with whomever you find and he can go and explain what he needs. It's a good start.
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