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    Default oxycotin withdrawl

    so a simple question from a newbie...how long does this hell last? from stopping the drug to feeling human again?

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    Welcome Fletch

    I did oxy's, but was more into percs, because they were easier to get.
    I'll venture to say an opiate is an opiate is an opiate.
    There are variables that come into play here.
    How much you were using.
    How long you were using.
    Your age.
    Add some more info. to your postings it might help US to help YOU.
    one minute, one hour, one day at a time.
    Whatever it takes
    Don't pick up-no matter what!
    And a huge dose of good luck[;^)]

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    Give us some details and somebody here can help you. This place can help you too.

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    Well, it usually depends on the amount you've been ingesting. Do you care to elaborate on your use a bit? How long have you been taking/doing it and how much are you taking a day?

    Personally, I was somewhere around 100-180mg a day or so, had been that way for about a year. Before that, I took as much hydrocodone a day as possible for about four years. In my experience, the withdrawal lasted about 4 hellish days, and then a week or so of funk, sleep issues, etc. Once you get past the actual physical detox, things may be a little weird for a while- lack of energy, anxiety, depression, mood swings.

    I'm not trying to scare you, just giving my personal experience here. It's really not THAT bad, honestly. In my opinion, detox is the EASY part... the hard part is to remain sober. I'm 60 Days opiate-free today, and it's certainly become much easier.

    You can do this, it's very possible. It's a lot of work, but it gets better and you'll feel human again!

    Stick around and tell us more about yourself!

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    Welcome Fletch! Give us details and tell us why you want to quit. You have friends here that will help you.

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    quote:Originally posted by fletch22

    so a simple question from a newbie...how long does this hell last? from stopping the drug to feeling human again?
    You will touch the human-ness inside of you instantly upon stopping the drug.:)

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    Hey Fletch... So oxycontin withdrawals, huh? Well, I was addicted to oxy (about 100mgs a day) for about 2 months, and my withdrawals were hell, unfortunately. It got so bad I had to go to the er and they actually gave me clonidine and ambien to help (which was a lifesaver).
    I did however, not know any of the precaution drugs to take, like immodium, liquid cal-mag for the restless legs, and I was stupid and drank alcohol to try and hide the hell. So I think my experience is not normal. But honestly, you should feel less hellish (in other words, like you dont want to jump out of your body) by day 5.

    Let us know how it goes, and it WILL get better, trust me, Ive been there.
    Matt

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    Hi Fletch22,
    Your name reminds me of, "catch 22". Pretty accurate for active opiate addiction, yes? Like you NEED to hear that right now, but it is what it is.

    How are you feeling this AM?

    We're here for you if you want to share the specifics, K?

    Blessings!
    Jill


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    So Fletch

    I'm guessing you were hoping for an easy answer. Right? Ahem, we're addicts-in-recovery here.
    I don't think many of us would know a simple answer if we fell head first into it.[%]
    I think it's just the nature of the beast.
    ok, before I get pounced upon by the 'echolon' here Yes, I am very aware it is as simple as JUST DON'T PICK UP!
    [;^)]man, sometimes one needs to cover their tracks


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    i really agree with arlene and will echo her - the moment you stopped taking the drug is the point at which thing are actually getting better for you. it may not seem that way but believe me it is so! you are slowly rising from the depths, it takes time, patience, and persistence.

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    It affects everyone differently, I went from 1000+mgs Oxy (IV) to about 100mgs (eaten) and I will soon taper off that. The physical part is not that bad for ME, the mental part eats me alive though, I am popping benzos like candy (yes I know the dangers). Listen to everyone who says fill your day with other activities that are not sitting around thinking about how bad you feel, because as soon as a dealer calls with a special sale you will be there.

    At any rate the end result, waking up not sick and fiending, is well worth the maybe week of hell known as withdraws.

    Good Luck

    Here we go again....

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