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oxycodone and depression

Hi,

I have decided to go almost cold turkey this weekend because I can't miss work. From doing this before I remember being very depressed and having panic attacks. This is something I'm trying to avoid by thinking positive thoughts. Wish me well because I'm truly afraid of this entire process that I know I have to endure.

Dove
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495284 tn?1333897642
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What is almost cold turkey?
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do u have people to help you with w/d? did you go shopping for the things you will need? have you ever been to an NA meeting? they have them online. Let me know what your plan is ....Dove
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That's a good question. As little as I can to keep me from getting really sick. I'm better prepared this time with imodium and stuff like that. Last time I had very bad stomach trouble and could not eat and then went into blood sugar issues.

Dovecat
495284 tn?1333897642
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So you will be tapering down then.....Does your doctor know about this?  We just want you to be safe.  I am heading to work so will check back later this afternoon.         sara
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No my Dr. does not and he thinks we should cross this bridge when I come to it and I say I'm at the bridge. I feel I know my body at this age (54) better than anyone else and I can tell when something is wrong as compared to really wrong. If I feel I need to go to the hospital or take a pill to feel better then I will. I'm trying to test this out to see how addicted I am and how much pain I will be in without the pills.

thanks for your help sara

Dovecat
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I know that some people will disagree with me on this but...I found tapering to be way more uncomfortable than cold turkey. if you taper very very slowly, yes, but if you're taking enough to not feel sick - then you're not tapering very much at all and you won't have a good idea of what to expect. I tapered over a week or so and I was miserable..when I finally jumped off it wasn't so bad and only lasted a few days as opposed to the longer taper.

It doesn't work for everyone, but I really thought cold turkey was less painful.
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