Hey all, another long time lurker, first time poster.
I used Oxycontin for about 6 weeks (20-40 mg), then went off for 4 months, then used again for 6 weeks (30-60mg), went off for 4 months, and now I had been using it for 10 straight weeks at 40-80mg a day.
So in the past year, I have totaled about 22 weeks -- or 5-6 months -- of on and off Oxycontin use.
I am on Day 4 off of them, coming off of 80mg/day for 10 weeks. I have been going to NA every day, which is something that has been rewarding and something I neglected the other times I slipped up. Anyway, for whatever reason, I had very very slight chills, sweats, nausea, slight depression on Day 1. No aches or pains since I stopped (thank God). Day 2-4, no pains, chills, sweats, etc.
The ONLY two symptoms I have on Day 4 now are insomnia and anxiety/rapid heart rate. I have not slept the last 2 nights, and have been up for 48+ hours. The anxiety isn't so bad -- the anxiety really only occurs when I'm in bed thinking about my insomnia.
Anyway, is it true that sleep is the last thing to come back? I mean, luckily I skipped all the coughing, sneezing, aching, sweating, chilling, etc. (or will they come on Days 5+?)
I just want to SLEEP! I feel like a zombie.
Started using L-Tyrosine + B6, which has been a godsend. Never tried it before.
Have been forcing myself to exercise and to the steam room each day, which helps with the detox, I feel.