Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

15 mgs oxycodone once a day for 5 months withdrawal

I was prescribed 15mg oxycodone to be taken every 4-6 hours 5 months ago. I have only needed to take one in the morning. I don't want to take them anymore but after googling what will happen if I stop taking them it scared the crap out of me. Should I cut them in half and taper down. I'm really scared about horrible withdrawals. Please help me
8 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
3197167 tn?1348968606
Hi Jayne, and welcome to the forum.
Your dose is low and if you've only been taking this amount for 5 months your withdrawals shouldn't be too bad.
If you are able to cut them in half and do a slow taper, it would help too.
You may have some chills, sleep issues, and some tummy issues, but we can help you with that if you'll keep posting and let us know what you'd like help with.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Thanks for your help. I cut them in half and took one this morning. How long do you think I should keep taking this amount?  I can then cut them in 1/4's. My doctor said that I could just stop taking them and would have no problem since I only take it once a day. Quite frankly I don't believe him after reading everything on here. I have kids with full schedules and have to be able to function. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Helpful - 0
3197167 tn?1348968606
Good morning, Jayne~
The forum doesn't allow us to give specific taper details but waiting until your body adjusts to the reduced dose and then dropping again is what works.  You won't have the degree of withdrawals that so many others have because of your low dose so don't let your head put fear in you. OK?
You'll do just GREAT!
Keep posting if you have further questions as you go along.
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Thank you so much for your help. I definitely have fear in my head. I'm going to continue at 7.5 mg for a few days and then cut it in 1/4's for a few days and then stop. Does this sound ok?
Helpful - 0
3197167 tn?1348968606
It sounds great..... let your body and how you're feeling be your "indicator" as to when to make the next reduction.  I think you have a grand plan☺
Helpful - 0
4522800 tn?1470325834
Hi & Welcome!
It sounds like you have a good plan. Just take it slow and let the Brain & Body adjust to each drop. There had been many times, before I got so hooked on my other meds, that I did very little for about 3 months and never even had a w/d. However, my first taste of opiates after that lead me up a bad road that lasted 12yrs. SO I really think you will be OK. The big thing is to keep flushing the chems out of the system. Eat Healthy and take some good vit/min too. You want to have a great immune system build up when you get off of these. My Opinion is that it will not be that bad at all. Keep your mind redirected at all times and stay busy. Exercise, Sun & Music will help stimulate those Happy chems in the Brain that get knocked down a bit when we use certain types of meds. Thank your God that you where able to take control of these meds before they took over your Brain. Just keep telling yourself that to have No Fear is to have Faith. YOU will be OK. Most of us used for a very long time at higher doses, so do not let your thinking make you think this will happen to you. It will not be as intense or long, speaking from my own experience. Wishing you all the best and a Big High Five for not being or becoming Addicted to these..You are getting out at the nick of time..Good for YOU!!
Bless
Vickie
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Thank you so much. Had a little stomach ache this morning but it's gone now. Will stay at this 7.5 dose for a week then I will cut that in half. Will keep you posted. ❤️
Helpful - 0
3197167 tn?1348968606
That's a GREAT plan, Jayne~
Glad you will keep us posted.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Addiction: Substance Abuse Community

Top Addiction Answerers
495284 tn?1333894042
City of Dominatrix, MN
Avatar universal
phoenix, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Is treating glaucoma with marijuana all hype, or can hemp actually help?
If you think marijuana has no ill effects on your health, this article from Missouri Medicine may make you think again.
Julia Aharonov, DO, reveals the quickest way to beat drug withdrawal.
Tricks to help you quit for good.
Herpes sores blister, then burst, scab and heal.
Herpes spreads by oral, vaginal and anal sex.