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- May 18, 2017 at 3:38 am #3751981
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.May 18, 2017 at 6:16 am #4946497
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.
MissyMay 18, 2017 at 12:05 pm #4946502
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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