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Oxy Cotin
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Craig - July 5

Take it from me a doctor would not perscribe oc to a x heroin addict I am very adicted to the drug. p.s. it is pharmaceutical heroin.


Teresa - July 15

Most doctors would be very reluctant to perscribe narcotics to an addict. However just because you are a recovering addict doesn't mean you can't have PAIN! Most doctors are not up to date on the latest studies that say pain is the antidote to addiction, meaning that if you are truly in pain & taking a narcotic the chances of addiction are counteracted. When & if you start taking narcotics for the feelings of euphora, then you are runing the chance of addiction. Doctors take an oath to first DO NO HARM. This is why most are reluctant to perscribe narcotics to people with chronic pain unless your condition is terminal. You most educate yourself & your doctor. Research your condition & bring your information to your next appointment. Be careful not to step on your doctors toes ( most doctors have a God complex) but an educated patient is a good patient. If you can't get the results you need, you may need to switch doctors. Hope this helps.


Emily - July 18

Of course OxyContin is addictive, as are all opioids. However, two other things are also true: a) Opioids are exclusively the most safe and effective pain killers in existence, and b) OxyContin/Heroin/anything addiction is not due to a problem with the drug, but is due to an addiction problem of the person.

Former drug addicts are just as entitled as anyone else to pain relief. They should not be discriminated against because of their history. Although I can definitely see why someone would withhold such a history from a doctor, for fear of being treated differently.

OxyContin, just like all opioids, are completely safe for the body and all of its organs. This in in comparison to NSAIDS out there, including acetaminophen, ASA, ibuprofen, etc. These all cause severe organ damage (depending on the drug), including stomach bleeding and liver toxicity and failure, especially when taken over long periods of time.

Lastly, I do not understand how anyone can pretend that substances like NSAIDS are just as good as opioids at dealing with severe fibro pain. This is blatantly false, and these people are just kidding themselves. Consider when you go to the hospital with a broken leg-- is the doctor going to give you ibuprofen for the pain? HELL NO. He will give you at least morphine if not oxymorphone.

In short, by saying that inferior drugs are suitable for fibro then this belittles the pain that many people have to deal with every day of their lives. If ibuprofen is enough for your serious fibro pain then you've been misdiagnosed!


Emily - July 18

One other thing: Some people here do not seem to understand the difference between addiction and tolerance. Just because OxyContin can be addictive does NOT mean that everyone taking it will become addicted. Whenever you take a drug for an extended period of time, your body becomes used to it, and over time you may need to adjust doses to get the same efficacy from the drug. This is not addiction. Addiction is specifically when you take the drug for unprescribed uses and depend on it for everything, going to any means necessary (including illegal) to aquire it.
Studies have shown that people who are legitimately prescribed opioids are very unlikely to get addicted, simply because they are not taking the drugs to get high, but to get pain relief and lead normal lives. Similarly, it is highly unusual for someone with ADD to become addicted to their prescribed Ritalin. It just doesn't happen commonly. People with addiction problems often substitute one addiction for another. This is because they have an addiction problem, not because of the fact that the drug can be addictive. As an example, almost everyone drinks alcohol occassionaly, yet not everyone is an alcoholic. Furthermore, alcohol is infinitely times more harmful to the body than any opioid, yet alcohol is the ubiquitous one. This has much more to do with politics and money than it has to do with actual fact.


danielle - August 21

Please help me, I am 30 i have a lumbar fusion and have chronic pain, and depression. I have 40mg oxys, 20 mg oxys, 300 mg wellbuterin, 10mg ambien, and 10-325 mg percocet that I take everyday. I have been trying to get myself off of the pain meds, i went to the ER 3 days ago for heart attack symptoms, I'm scared. I have to have another disc fusion soon, the pain is horrible. I am taking care of my 6 and 3 year old everyday. I don't want them to see me having withdrawls. how long do the symptoms last?


Bruce - August 29

To end chances of addiction you must ween yourself off the medicine .The problems with morphine , hydo-morphone(didlaudid),oxycodone , Vicodin etc. is it's tolerence level goes up very rapidly were one needs more to get the same relief . this is terrible because some severe pain management people reach such high doeses it is almost not effective for there pain management. The most signifigant and strongest pain reliever would be heroin . I believe this in controlled amounts would be the most effective pain controlled med .with such small amounts to produce the analgesic affect needed with it tolerence not going up to massive amounts where it is physically impossible to take .Our gov. and pharm. companies should look into making drug legal and that it is absurd not to look into it . For terminal cancer patients , burn victims etc the addiction withdrawl from heroin is from what I understand is shorted and less dangerous than say methadone which is prescribed to manage addiction .i find this to rediculous to have methadone maintaince programs that just keep a bunch of Junkies happythat they get there fix everyday without any future of getting off of the methadone . This is all legal but the most powerful pain reliever for severe pain (heroin) is still illegal Does this make any sense .


Anne Hillebrand - August 29

Oxycodone and that group are very constipating. I never had trouble with that before hand, but Oxycodone from the hospital ER for a kidney stone shut down my gut for 3 days.

Unpleasant as it is, my doc's office said only an enema would probably get things going. It did. There was just no slick lining in my gut to let things slide.

With Fibro the last thing we want is for our fluids to shut down.

Backed up into my head and thought it would split. Too acidy due to FMS, so seemed to blister my brain. Very bad experience.

Next kidney stone my doc gave Tramadol.

Don't know of any problems with this. My Doc seemed to prefer it for me, too.

We seem to have the kidney stone problem licked.

But would really say No Oxy for FMS.

Anne at FibroFix



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