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    SuperCat
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    I can relate, Mark. I’ve been taking about 30 mg of oxycodone/day for about 5 months. I joined 12 Step National Meetings about 1 1/2 months ago. I think I posted something a few times and haven’t been back since. I’ve tried to stop, but the longest I’ve been w/out any pills is about 36 hours. And to be honest with you, my physical withdrawal symptoms weren’t even that bad….it was more of a mental hook that brought me back. I have an appointment with a psychiatrist this afternoon. I made the appointment around the same time I joined this forum, to address depression/anxiety issues, thinking I would have stopped this oxy crap by now. Well, that didnt happen. So, I’m planning on being completely honest w/ the shrink this afternoon. I think confiding in someone out of the picture will encourage me to stick with a recovery plan…whatever that ends up being. I know this awful addiction cannot go on, but I also know I cannot stop without support. Anyway, sorry for the long message…and welcome to recovery. Remember you were sober at some point in your life…and it is possible to get back to that.



    #4610394

    Anonymous

    Mark, I used oxycodone to back off of alcohol (my wife conveniently received a scrip at the “right time”, but found myself strung out on the oxycodone. My wife (God bless her) had some valerian root that may have helped, but the main thing was to just sweat it out and get enough time away from my last pill. I’m a week or so past the last one right now and beginning to feel alive again. Hang in there. Just thing: If you get into the steps and God gives you the grace, you won’t ever have to go through it again.



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    sunshine23
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    I personally know where you are at with this one. I was strung out on oxys for about 6 years. Detoxing on your own isn’t going to be easy, but it will be like looking at the world through new eyes when you are done. Advil should help with the pain and imodium for the stomach problems. You might wanna pick up some Tylenol PM to help you sleep, IF YOU KNOW YOU WON’T GET STUPID WITH THEM. The restless legs will go away. It took about 2 weeks for me, which seemed like forever, but the tylenol pm helped me sleep through alot of it. Try to wear yourself out through the day. Walk alot and exercise. I know it doesn’t sound like fun, and it isn’t, but it helped keep my mind off of everything. GET TO AS MANY MEETINGS AS YOU CAN!!! THis is the most important thing in recovery. You will meet people that have been where you are, and just knowing that someone else has made it will inspire you to keep going. They recomend 90 meetings in 90 days… I did 135, but my ass was pretty hopeless. I needed all the help I could get. A few months ago I was exactly where you are right now… Now, here I am giving advice… WHO WOULDA THOUGHT??? Sobriety is pretty cool man. It’s alot better than I ever dreamed it would be. Good luck to you man. YOU CAN DO THIS IF YOU REALLY WANT IT!!! There are hundreds, if not thousands of people on this website alone that are living proof!



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