To be brief. Was subscribed 3 years ago Oxycontin for bone cancer. Started on 80mg per day. I ended up on 480mg for the last year. I hated this drug with a passion and knew I had to get off it. I didn't care if I was to be in pain, anything was better than this soul destroying drug! I went cold turkey. It was absolutely horrendous. This Monday will be my 5weeks off this drug.All my withdrawal symptoms have gone, except sleep is still a major problem,which is pretty damn horrible, but I know it WILL get better.
Guys, I just want to say, why replace one horrible drug with another ? Sure, withdrawals are just horrible, but if I can do it, believe you me, anyone can. I too was terrified of the withdrawals, as I knew all too well that feeling when you know you are starting withdrawals and have to take another pill!
Go cold turkey, if you don't, all you are doing is prolonging what is for me freedom.
I now see things so much more clearly. The sun is brighter, colors are vibrant, everything looks and feels so much better. Even tho I am still undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and my radiation burns are terribly painful, I honestly know 100% I would NEVER take another opiate again in my life. Going through these horrific withdrawals really installs that reminder.......why would I ever put myself through that experience ever again!
Good luck to everyone out there.
And for those of you still going through this opiate roller coaster ride to hell, my heart goes out to you.
Please believe me when I say, life is so much more beautiful without Oxyxontin !