I saw my surgeon today and burst into tears telling him I am a drug addict and he laughed at me. I am a police officer and cant be on drugs when I go back to work in 3-4 months. He quit laughing at me and said " You just had two major surgerys in five months and the last one was as bad as getting hit buy a forklift!, (I WAS ONLY REALLY ON A CONTINOUS BASIS USING OXYCOTIN AND OXYCODONE FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS FOR PAIN NOT TO GET BUZZED, NEVER ANY CRAVINGS OR HEY I JUST WANT ONE, I GUESS IN THE THREE MONTHS I AVERAGED MAYBE 60MG A DAY, I RELIZED I WAS ADDICTED WHEN MY FOOT FELT OKAY ENOUGH NOT TO EVEN BOTHER THINKING ABOUT THEM, A HOUR OR TWO THEN I STARTED SHAKING AND ANXIETY AND I FELT LIKE HELL, I TOOK A OXYCOTIN AND FELT PRETTY GOOD STILL MINOR ANXIETY AND SHAKING...THEN I THOUGHT OF **** I AM ADDICTED ) you were on alot of meds, okay first off addicts dont admit to being addicted to there doctor and no one who has ever left my office became one, stop being a ***** and listen to me. Your doing one oxycodone 5mg pill every 6 hours??? down from 10mg every 4, plus oxycotin 10mg 2 times a day. Of course your sick and cant sleep, your system is out of whack and your scaring yourself to death. I will help you wean! Chill out." I felt better almost instantly. He put me on this every six hours (1) 5mg pill, the next 6 hours (2) 5mg pills the next six hours (1) 5mg pill. the next six hours (2) 5mg pills...for 7 days then I repeat these steps every 7 hours for 7 days. then 8 hours so on. I hope this works and I gave my mother all my pills. I dont get cravings and if a miracle cure for oxycodone was found I still wouldnt take them in fact looking at the pills make me sick in my stomach. I hate myself for not sucking up the pain in the beginning and am glad I told on myself before its to late, and if this wont work...I am going to inpatient rehab! I will not let this ruin me and if I am sick for three months while tapering then good, if I do get a craving later in life or a day after I am clean of the little white devils RENEMBER THIS ****! My only fear is going into full withdraw I am TERRIFIED of just the thought of it. I dont mind not sleeping, a LITTLE anxiety, trembling, a mild non stop headache 24-7 is fine with me, hell a good bout of diarrea cleans you out, I prefer to vomit actually. But deep depression noooo way, and aches and pains I can live with that, just the MIND part of the withdraw scares me.