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Ready to stop this Percocet madness

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    I don’t really know how to start except to say that I am addicted to oxycodone. 7 months ago I was prescribed oxycodone 10 mg 4 times a day, for multiple (4) herniated cervical disc, among other neck problems. By month 2 I was taking more than the prescribed amount, sometimes to relieve my pain and sometimes just to feel good and keep going. I had surgery 10 days ago and I am just ready to get off this med. I have gone through the roller coaster of withdrawal and the excitement of the date it was time to pick up my pills. I have done things that I am ashamed of to feed this addiction, like manipulate people to help me get or give me pills when I ran out. I left my job because I had easy access to narcotics I just couldn’t trust myself not to steal drugs from my employer. It just happened that my neck problem is such, I was able to leave my job for medical reasons. I need help. I am going to my doctor who prescribed this medication to me so that I can come clean about my problem and ask him for his guidance and help.

    By the way I now average about 60-70 mg per day.

    I am currently prescribed by my neurosurgeon 5 mg 4 times a day. Just picked up this script yesterday, what a shock to the system, I told myself I would try to take only 4 today, I took 7, I am so frustrated and ashamed.



    It sounds as though you have admitted you are an addict. Getting honest with your doctor is the next right thing to do! Are you going to make a plan for your recovery beyond getting honest your need to get clean?

    I am an addict in recovery. I learned how to stay clean as a member of Narcotics Anonymous. I went to meetings to find others who had learned how to stay clean. NA has been a great program for learning.

    Let us know how we can help. Your frustration and shame can be overcome by taking the 12 steps.




    Right now I am struggling with getting clean. I knew that when I started taking this drug it was addictive. But until you really experience addiction you just don’t understand how horrible it really is. I now take a drug to make me normal, but that is not normal. The depression is debilitating. I am trying to figure out if I should try to wean myself from this drug, Is that possible? I have a child at home, I need to function, but I need to get off these meds. I know I am rambling. My mind is going a million miles a minute. I want this to be over, but this step has just begun.

    I will be calling my doctors office to make an appointment, hopefully he will see me today. Need guidance. Need Help. I am scared. I am ashamed.

    I did look into what my community has to offer as far as NA, and there is a program close. I will be calling them as well.

    I did have surgery 11 days ago, I do have pain, has anyone ever experienced accu puncture for pain. Any suggestions for pain control other than drugs?

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