Oxycodone Withdrawal Symptoms

Whether you have been in a car accident, find yourself having back problems or you are experiencing any other type of pain, a common pain reliever prescribed by doctors is oxycodone.  It has a time-releasing formula that helps a person control pain.  Unfortunately, this can lead to an addiction if not handled properly.  When a person who has become dependent on it tries to stop taking it, there are oxycodone withdrawal symptoms to be aware of so the person can get help.

You can find yourself in a catch-22 situation by increasing the dosage of an oxycodone medication so that you do not have to suffer oxycodone withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop taking it.  There are both physical and psychological side effects involved because drugs make their way into the bloodstream and then go straight to the brain.  Anxiety, depression and mood swings are major psychological symptoms.  oxycodone withdrawal symptoms 300x199 Oxycodone Withdrawal SymptomsHeadaches, nausea and vomiting, pain, heartbeat problems, all are physical symptoms of oxycodone withdrawal.

Still, that is not even half of it.  There are even more symptoms associated with oxycodone withdrawal.  A person can suffer from insomnia and have flu-like symptoms which can confuse the withdrawal symptoms with simply having a cold.  It is fortunate that withdrawal from oxycodone is not life-threatening the way other drugs, both prescribed and illicit, are, but the process is still quite unpleasant.  Since oxycodone medications are often given through a prescription, it is more important than ever to stay under your doctor’s care while going off the medication when your illness or physical injury has healed.

Some people can not end an oxycodone medication, whether legally or illegally used, without the help of a detoxification program.  Narconon understands this and has professional and caring people standing by to help a person suffering from oxycodone withdrawal symptoms who can not do the process alone.  The withdrawal symptoms, while not life-threatening, are still painful and rough enough that a person should seek the aid of either his or her physician or a drug rehabilitation center such as Narconon in order to successfully beat the addiction because that is ultimately what it has become, an addiction.

Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms are usually discussed thoroughly with you by your doctor and they can occur.  Just be open and honest and your doctor will help you through it.  If you are taking oxycodone drugs without a prescription, then you need to seek help for the detoxing of the drug out of your system.  Your doctor may also recommend this if it was prescribed for you and you are unable to stop taking it without the effects of addiction withdrawal.  The key is to seek treatment immediately.

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Article by Nick Hayes

Nick Hayes is a graduate of the Narconon drug rehab program in 2005. Nick takes much enjoyment in writing, and feels there needs to be more information about drugs and alcohol provided to the people of the world. He believes nobody should have to go through an addiction.
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5 Comments

  1. Thanks for information, I'll always keep updated here!

  2. Shelley_bean_30 says:

    Hi, I started taking oxy 6 yrs ago for a medical condition and now find myself very addicted to it. I have tried to stop but i get SO angry and my body hurts like nothing i have felt before. I'm to embarrased to tell my doctor. I want to stop this now. But i just can't stand the pain. The more i read about it the more scared i get. I need help but i also like the way the drug makes me feel. It makes me happy, and involved in my life, but i am sick of constantly worrying about where i'm getting my next perscription, how many pills i have left and how many i can take so i dont run out. If i have enough pills i can take up to 8 a day but now i am running out so i have myself down too 2. Today i was sooooo bitchy with my family it was awful. I need help but i am scared of the withdrawls. I HAVE to take them before bed or my leg muscles wont stay still and feel like they are crawling in my legs, if i touch my legs it makes the feeling even worse.

  3. Michele says:

    hello, I was wondering if someone could help me.
    Six months ago I was rushed to the hospital with severe abdonminal pain and found out I have a 9 cm tumour on my pancreas.
    I was prescribed oxycodone and remained on them until I had the tumor removed.
    Im not sure what the dose was but I took about 4 a day for six months, I don't think they where strong at all.
    Im off of oxycocone and Im suffering the same withdrawal symptoms as people who abused oxycodone for years??
    How long will this go on for? I don't want to take oxycodone ever again so Im thinking its more of a dependency then addiction.
    But I would love to feel normal again.

    Does anyone have any ideas on how I can get through this??
    Its midnight and Im awake with aches and pains, restless legs and the horrible feeling of the flu.

  4. melissa says:

    i have been taking this med for over a year because i have complex regional pain syndrome and major nerve damage in my knee…i have been through 8 surgeries and am only a 30 yr old healthy female…i know you said u r too embarassed to go to ur doctor but take my advice dont be….this isu00a0 a very serious drug and u need to get off of it immiditaely….u have an addiction and that doesnt make u a bad person….it happens to the best of us….i feel stuck as i have 2 young children that i need to look after a house and a husband i hate the fact that i ha ve to even take it but at this point i hav e no choice….i withdraw severly in the early morning hours before i am to pick up myu00a0medication…it suckds to say the least ….if you dont have to take it then dont….i hope i have helped some way..the best of luck to you…i really do hope your ok…

  5. Franklin says:

    Drug addiction is not fun, no matter what drug it is. It may seem to help you feel better, but can hurt you in your everyday life. I hope all people can find help and support from drug addiction. Here’s a site for citalopram withdrawal that anyone can use for support:u00a0citalopramwithdrawal . com

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