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How can I self- detox from Oxycontin?

Roxieann, This thread is still active. Click on the number under "Comments " to the right of "Topic" to go to the last page and most current posts. Or click on "Go to last page" at the top of every other page. I can offer you advice and support going through this successfully if you post information about yourself, what you're going through and what you want. Peace :-)  (Jan 4, 2014 | post #12182)

Getting off OXYCODONE

You can detox by lowering your daily intake of oxy before stopping. Taper your dose down over a few days at least.Or you can substitute methadone. The less the better. There is no need to use methadone for more than 5 days after quitting oxy.. Peak acute WD from oxy is usually over within 4 or 5 days drug free. You are already addicted and methadone is just another narcotic drug so you will be substituting one drug for another to relieve the same addiction. You will begin to recover from this addiction only when you have stopped taking drugs altogether and are past peak WD. From then on it will get better as long as you remain drug free. Amino acids with vitamin B-6 can also help with WD. 5-HTP and DLPA 3 times a day made kicking easier for me. And you must stay hydrated while going through this. Gatorade is best as it also replenishes lostelectrolytes. Fear of kicking is almost worse than kicking. You are not alone. Many of us have gone through this and ended addiction to oxy. It's not fun but it is definitely do-able. And remember that when kicking oxy the worst is normally over within 4 or 5 days and that from then on you will be feeling better. In time you will completely recover from this. I have not used clonidine but people say that it is helpful in lessening the severity of WD. Here is a link with info about aminos for kicking: http://www.medhelp .org/user_journals /show/6672/Withdra wal-Symptoms-There -is-Help-Amino-Aci ds  (Dec 26, 2013 | post #6)

How can I self- detox from Oxycontin?

a day. :-)  (Dec 20, 2013 | post #12179)

How can I self- detox from Oxycontin?

Amino acids with vitamin B6 can help lighten WD. I like 5-HTP and DLPA 3 times  (Dec 20, 2013 | post #12178)

How can I self- detox from Oxycontin?

Hi Bob, Congrats on making it this far. 800 to 60 is quite a drop. 60 mg. is an easy dose for me to quit at. Though I would switch to an equal or lesser dose of hydrocodone for the last few days before cold turkey. I prefer getting it over with as quickly as possible rather than slowly going to nothing. It only prolongs the misery for me to do otherwise. But do it at your own speed, whatever works best for you. 60 mg. is too much to stop at for some people. I have no problem coming off twice this amount. But reaction to drug WD is very individual. Annie, a woman who posted here over 3 years ago used 120 mg. oxy a day for 6 months. Though she gradually tapered to 7.5 mg. on her last day, she got so sick she had to go to the ER due to dehydration 3 days into WD. She could not hold down even a sip of water without throwing up. Yet I can quit at 120 mg. a day with just a few days of using norco or vicodin and suffer only mild acute WD. I used amino acids, 5-HTP and DLPA with vitamin B-6 three times a day as soon as I began CT WD. No drugs of any kind were used from then on. I did not want benzos, sleeping pills, etc. to induce artificial sleep. I just waited for my biochemistry to return to normal rather than to keep it screwed up by taking other (non-narcotic) drugs. And it did take time. People always write about their fear of acute WD. But for kicking oxy, what comes after, the post acute WD is the hard part. It lasted a long time and I had to be patient to get through this. I hope to see you post here again and succeed at this. I'm here to lend any encouragement and advice that might help.  (Dec 3, 2013 | post #12169)

How can I self- detox from Oxycontin?

Good to see you here Scott. This made my Thanksgiving. :-) Stuffed on turkey, dressing etc.  (Nov 28, 2013 | post #12165)

How can I self- detox from Oxycontin?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Times are tough for $$$. I have a roof over my head and eat though. And I'm clean. Peace  (Nov 28, 2013 | post #12163)

How can I self- detox from Oxycontin?

5-HTP converts to serotonin and prevents depression and some of the other WD symptoms for me. But DLPA is supposed to me more important in the long run in restoring the endorphin system back to normal. 5-HTP and DLPA are the only aminos I've used so I don't know about the others. I don't know what ER does for people in WD. l-tryptophan helps me get to sleep.  (Nov 14, 2013 | post #12146)

How can I self- detox from Oxycontin?

Sorry your situation is so complicated. I am not a doctor and cannot advise how detox would affect your condition. You might try doing this slowly. Less is better, or not as bad anyway. I once detoxed very slowly, from dilaudid IV to oral oxy to vicodin. Then weened myself to a very small dose of vicodin before quitting entirely. By the time I was clean I suffered no WD at all. I had kicked slowly and gradually through the detox. You might try something like this. Good luck with with this.  (Nov 14, 2013 | post #12145)

How can I self- detox from Oxycontin?

Your dose is on the moderate side and one month is not a long time. The longer you continue this habit the deeper goes the hook. So now is the best time to quit. Taper your dose down for at least a few days before going cold turkey. Or switch to hydrocodone for a few days in equal or smaller doses for a few days before quitting. Amino acids can help ease WD symptoms too. I like 5-HTP with DLPA. But these should not be taken if you are on antidepressants. WDs should peak out and begin to subside within 4 or 5 days clean. Remember this is only temporary and after 4 or 5 days you should begin to feel better. Amino acid info: http://www.medhelp .org/user_journals /show/6672/Withdra wal-Symptoms-There -is-Help-Amino-Aci ds  (Nov 13, 2013 | post #12140)

SF Bay Area: Pill Hill SF still a Bust?

I ran into an old dealer friend from the hill recently. He said money grabbing is now a common occurrence. The thief sneaks up behind the buyer while he is counting his money and grabs it. Be careful out there.  (Oct 25, 2013 | post #94)

Trying to quit oxy cold turkey, could use some advice

15 mg. a day is a very low dose. WD should not be bad. You are having sleep disturbance which is normal. This is temporary. Just quit and your sleep will return to normal. You might try l-tryptophan to get some sleep while you go through this. And you will probably start to get some sleep again after a few days clean.  (Oct 22, 2013 | post #2610)

Trying to quit oxy cold turkey, could use some advice

30 mg. is a low dose but taking any dose every day will cause an addiction. The WDs should peak out in 4 or 5 days clean and then subside. Stick with this. You are almost there.  (Aug 20, 2013 | post #2603)

How can I self- detox from Oxycontin?

Hi Jari, I'm eating fine and gaining weight. Good to see you on here. It's been years.  (Jul 26, 2013 | post #12123)

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