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what is the best way to detox from oxycodone??
I have been taking oxycodone regularly since the birth of my son 8 months ago from my severe back pain due to how much weight i gained while pregnant. I want my life back. I want to be healthy and sober for my son. I have heard that taking a laxative can help with the detox since constipation comes along with taking the pills. Has anyone else heard this or does anyone have any tips to make thia process a little easier for me since I am a stay at home mom and need to be able to take care of the baby?? Thank you to anyone who can give me any advice!
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Hi & Welcome,

The last thing you want to do is take a laxative during withdrawal. While opiates do cause constipation, the detox will cause you to have diarrhea. You will find the need to take Imodium instead. You will have flu like symptoms for the first 5 or so days, i.e. lack of energy, sleeplessness, stomach issues, achy muscles, etc. Hot soaks in the tub will help with the muscle aches. You will need to push fluids and stay hydrated. Keeping nourished by eating when you can is important and light exercise will help with the process as well. Some members found natural vitamin and minerals that helped them. Others will come on during the day and can help you with that. A good, positive attitude goes a long way during this process so think positive and know that it will not last forever, you will get through it and you are doing the right thing.

Is there anyone who can help you with the baby for a few days? You may find that you need the help. Also, are you still in pain? And if so, what will you be doing for the pain?
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i would add vit. and supplements that worked for me htp-5, magnesuim, valarian root caps or tea, vit b6, vit b12 and if u can get to an NA meeting it will help. i found an NA chat room with meetings online very helpful. u r going to feel like poop but it will pass i promise. bananas, carrots and  beats help as does zinc and iron. good luck and dont give up. if u are having trouble call ur doc and let them know what u r doing be well
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Hi there
Well the good news is that your not in too deep, yes it will be painful but right now you could detox and get it done and not have to much trouble post detox. Getting help with the baby would be something I'd highly recommend. I also got hooked after the birth of my son and if not for help. I'd never have made it. I was dxs with ddd and quickly got hooked on oxys. I spent 2 miserable years fighting to get off it. Detoxed a couple times only to go back a month in. Finally I decided to go on sub and have done well with that except for a couple slips. I wish I would have stayed quit after my first detox. But the addict mind is a tricky thing. We feel better and convince ourselves it'll be different this time. It never is.

Detox and don't look back ever. Your at the point right now where you can escape the grips of oxy and not suffer much post detox. The longer your addicted the worse it is post detox. Do it for that precious baby and do it for you and the future of you and your baby. The pill bottle is a bottomless pit, oxy will let you spiral down as far as you can go. It's up to you to decide where to draw the line. Do it now and you'll save yourself from a future of unbelievable suffering. Just my 2 cents, you'll do great and have your life back in no time!! Stay strong and post lots here. These people are incredible and will help you through every step of your journey back to life.
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Thank you so much! It means a lot. I am definantly ready to quit and I am a very strong willed person in every orher aspect of so I believe that I can do it. Also with all this positive energy from the comments i have already gotten gives me a light at the end of the tunnel. One of my friends is deeper into the pills then I and we talked today and are going to do it together because she also has a child and we want to do it for the babies so we can be HEALTHY and happy mommys. I will definantly keep posting day by day because I feel like getting what i am feeling during my detox process will help. Once again thank you to each and every one of you. Everyone on this site is saving a life and I am so thankful that I am blessed enough to have complete strangers who care and have been in the same position as i am right now.
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Get off if you in any way can bear the suffering and never look back. My doctor told me fifteen years ago that oxycodone would be wonderful for my back pain. Today I am up to 20 mg but every time I try going past 6 hrs. I suffer and eventually get to the point where I am crawling on the floor back to my pills. The last 2 months I have slowly cut myself back by breaking the pill in half and for a while sometimes had to take a half and a quarter. Today I am on a quarter and after another month plan to ask for Vicodin 7mg and if goes well 5mg. so pray for me. The first yr. I started, I did not know much about them and did not even realize I was hooked until I tried stopping
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Yes you are correct in your statement by not knowing that you are hooked until you try stopping and that's when you realize that you have fell as a victim of substance abuse. Sad but definitely true. I wish anyone the best of luck trying to get off of these meds.
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I wish you luck. I myself start as of today to detox and get completely off of pain meds. It has taken control of my life and its spiraling out of control. I've lost a great job after 18 1/2 years, spent $40,000 and now am facing bankrupt amongst other family and social problems. I have quit several times but have went back each time like an idiot. I was 14 days out at one time and went through hell to get there and my advice there is if you beat it that long then never go back period. I guess we will always be considered addicts and hopefully with enough will power then we can all overcome this disease before it kills us. good luck and I will now say a prayer for you and I hope you will for me as well. Good luck and God bless.
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HI Michael...well you posted on a post from 2011 you may want to start a new one....just go to the top of the screen and hit the button that says post a question you will get more awanser ......as far as getting clean.....that is the ez part ....it is staying clean that takes the work....over the years on this forum there seams to be 2 kinds of pepole those that try to do this alone thinking strong will will do it....and those that take the advise of us that have years of clean time....those that go it alone have less then a 10% chance of making it....and we see them over and over here on the forum.....aftercare is the key to long tearm recovery weather it be a addiciton tharapist or a substance about conslor or one of the many 12 step progam...for me I tryed most over the years and was able to stay clean...but was still stuck with the addict behaviors  for me the N/A program has givin me my life back...it is free the meetings are only a hour long and will give you some place to share where the people will understand....with time and working the steps you will loose the very desire to use.....something I thought was impossible... N/A works on treating the addict that is alive and well in our heads long after the pills stop...with help you will learn how to overcome the obsessions the compulsions and resentments that cause people to relapse  I have said this a lot but the only way to do this wrong is to try to do it alone...one addict helping another is without parallel and one addict can best understand another...those that go to meetings tend to stay clean please dont try to skip this critical part of recovery without aftercare this disease ends in jails institutions and death...it is a progressive disease that only gets worst with time....I  used for 35yrs more then 1/2 my life....if it will work for a old dope fiend like me it will work for any one honest with them self....so step out of your comfort zone and go to a meeting....most addicts feel right at home....you dont even need to speak just listen you will soon realize that you share a lot in common.....and recovery is then possible
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Gnarly<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
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