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Oxycodone overdose: How much amount of oxycodone to OD?

Drug overdoses basically are the result of taking too much of a drug. Given that the vast majority of drug poisoning deaths are unintentional, can you prevent too much oxycodone from causing an overdose?  We explore the answer to this question here.  Plus more on the risk factors for oxycodone overdose. We invite your questions about how much oxycodone to OD at the end.

How does unintentional oxycodone overdose happen?

You can accidentally take too much oxycodone for a number of reasons. First, if you are not getting pain relief from normal doses and either increase dosing amounts or frequency, you can overdose. Do you get high on oxycodone?  Yes, oxycodone can trigger euphoric effect.  So, other times you may intentionally take too much oxycodone to “get high” or intoxicated, but unintentionally overdose.  Or you might mix oxycodone and alcohol or other central nervous system depressants and overdose. Still other people intentionally overdose on oxycodone to hurt themselves or attempt suicide.

Oxycodone overdose – How much is too much?

The amount of oxycodone that is safe for you depends on your body’s current exposure to opioids. The amount of oxycodone that is too much for you is relative to how tolerant your body already is to oxycodone, opiates or opioids. Safe dosing levels of oxycodone will also depend upon the type of oxycodone you are taking. Oxycodone in immediate action or controlled release form is available in different doses, and has different actions. Furthermore, as doctors increase doses, they consider a number of different variables, including your age, weight, general health and other medication.. So, how much oxycodone is too much really depends on your specific case.

However, there are some basic guidelines to follow. Single doses > 40 mg of controlled release oxycodone or total daily doses of of controlled release oxycodone greater than 80 mg is too much for someone just starting the medicine. These doses may cause fatal respiratory depression when given to people new to oxycodone.

Oxycodone overdose complications

The most dangerous complication of oxycodone overdose is slowed breathing. Oxycodone overdose can cause breathing to slow down, become more shallow, and even stop, depending on how much oxycodone you have taken.

Oxycodone overdose prognosis

In an emergency oxycodone overdose situation, as long as breathing has not been compromised, prognosis and recovery without long term damage is possible. In more serious cases of oxy overdose, doctors may administer oxygen to help you breath better or medicine(s) to help reverse the effects of toxicity. Finally, oxycodone overdose can be deadly or can result in permanent brain damage you have taken a large amount of oxycodone and treatment is delayed.

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Oxycodone overdose death rate

The majority of unintentional oxycodone deaths by overdose are related to the nationwide increase in the use of prescription drugs, especially opioid painkillers. Overdose and death particularly affects people during the working years of life, and men are more at risk than women. People who are prescribed oxycodone frequently or at high dosage face a substantial overdose risk. And misuse or abuse of prescription drugs, including opioid analgesic pain relievers, is responsible for much of the increase in drug poisoning deaths.

Opioid analgesics were involved in more than 40% of drug poisoning deaths in 2008. However, you can find more up-to-date information about the mortality rate from oxycodone toxic poisoning, or overdose, by searching the CDC’s NCHS, National Vital Statistics System for mortality due to oxycodone drug overdose.

Oxycodone overdose amount questions

Abuse of any kind of oxycodone poses a risk of death. This is why you should swallow immediate and controlled release versions of oxycodone. You increase your risk of overdose when you chew, crush, snort or inject oxycodone.

If you have any questions about safe amounts of oxycodone in your system, please leave them here. We are happy to try to help answer your questions about oxycodone, and will try to respond with a personal and prompt reply for all legitimate queries.

Reference sources: CDC NCHS Data Brief: Drug Poisoning Deaths in the United States, 1980–2008
PubMed: A history of being prescribed controlled substances and risk of drug overdose death
Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs: Trends in Unintentional Drug Overdose Deaths
Medline Plus: Hydrocodone/oxycodone overdose

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241 Responses to “Oxycodone overdose: How much amount of oxycodone to OD?
shelly
5:14 am May 25th, 2012

I took 4 and 1/2 oxycodone 5 miligram tablets… will I overdose on this many at one time??

11:21 am May 25th, 2012

Hi Shelly – To Confirm, you have just taken about 22.5 mg of oxycodone. Are you currently taking oxycodone, or was this just a one time event? Also, did you take immediate release oxycodone or controlled release?

Dean
3:38 am June 18th, 2012

Hi. My mother was given Oxycodone apap 5/325 a total of ten times in her stay in the hospital. Her first 2 doses were given on 06/04 The next day 06/05 she was given 5 more doses of Oxycodone apap 5/325. On 06/06 she was given three more doses of this medication for pain. In the early morning hours of 06/07 she was found unresponsive, cold and clammy from a cardiac arrest. I later found out she suffered a brain injury called anoxic encephalopathy and her kidneys were impaired.

Could this be an overdose from Oxycodone apap 5/325?

4:38 pm June 21st, 2012

Hi Dean.

I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I am sure that it is a very difficult time for you and that you are looking for answers. I am not a medical doctor, and cannot advise on possible contraindications that OxyContin may have with certain conditions. However, I’d suggest that you consult with a toxicologist or an MD who specializes in pain management medications. These people will be able to help you definitively and provide the most accurate information for you.

I wish you the best,
Lee

Barry
7:42 pm September 4th, 2012

I have been taking 10mg oxycodone recreationally everyday for about a couple of months now. I usually take two per day spread out throughout the day, on a few occasions I have taken 3 in one day. I am wondering the possible health effects of prolonged use of this dosage? I know the dose is low, but sometimes I will go out drinking after taking it. Can it be trouble mixing such.a.low.concentration of the drug with moderate drinking? Also I have recently began taking 30mg adderall to study for school and I hate the headaches associated with the comedown so on days when I take it I will take an oxy for the comedown. I heard it is bad to mix in upper and a downer and that it might be asking for a heart attack is there any truth to this?

11:18 am September 5th, 2012

Hello Barry. Long term use of oxycodone causes tolerance, physical dependence, and drug addiction (especially when used recreationally for effect). In terms of physical long term effects, oxycodone use can cause liver and/or kidney damage. Use these keywords for more research results:

site:.gov “long term effect” oxycodone

I don’t know yet about the full dangers of mixing stimulants with central nervous system depresssants. But I do know that mixing a stimulant and a depressant confuses the brain. Depressants like oxycodone can increase blood pressure and weaken portions of the heart wall, making you more susceptible to overdose. In the end, the cocktail that you are using will affect your brain in ways that you can’t predict at the moment.

Plus, Adderall can provoke cardiovascular events and even cause sudden death. The effects of prolonged stimulant use have not been fully understood. But all in all, I’d suggest that you TALK with someone about why you’re using oxycodone to cope with life and try studying without Adderall. Are you interested in a drug free life?

Jodie
3:13 am December 24th, 2012

Hi, I had oxycodone 5mg prescribed to me starting 2 1/2 years ago, i have abused them when they weren’t working like they used to and my tolerance increased dramatically. Then i began taking 30mg and over a period of a few months i was snorting 1000mg/day for about a year. Alot of times I would take 8-10 30mg at a time. I started having seizures over a year ago, i have them daily. I stay clean but sometimes i’ll take 30mg or 15mg, which seems to suppress my seizures and ‘calm my brain’ down. Just wondering if i’ve basically destroyed my life from the continual high doses, withdrawals, and if it may have precipitated my seizures. Any insight would be greatly appreciated! Not sure if this matters but I’m 30y f, 5’4″ 100lbs.
Thanks in advance,
Jodie

12:37 pm December 25th, 2012

Hi Jodie. My advice is to make sure that you’ve been correctly diagnosed for the seizures and to seek medication to manage them without turning for opioids. Have you consulted with a neurologist?

Michelle Hawkins
4:11 am February 3rd, 2013

I have been taking 80mg of Oxycontin 4x’s a day for about a year (and 3x’s a day before that for about 3 years) along with 10/325 of Norco 4x’s a day for severe pain. I am a 5’3 female weighing about 130 lbs. How much would I need to take to accidently overdose and how long before I would have symptoms. It concerns me because there have been times that I had forgotten that I had taken it and took more. Thank you!

10:55 am February 12th, 2013

Hello Michelle. This is a very specific question that requires a higher level of understanding of your individual tolerance for opioids. I’d suggest that you talk with your pharmacist or prescribing doctor to establish an upper limit for how much is too much for you. Additionally, you might set yourself up with one of those weekly pill organizers to prevent you from going above this amount.

Betty Johnson
9:52 pm March 31st, 2013

Hello I am really scared. I have chronic severe pain and have been taking pain medicine for four years now. I take three 30mg Oxycodone a day and six 10mg Hydrocodone a day along, two gabapintine and two flexeril a day. I also take other medicine for other types of illness not related to chronic pain. Every morning I take four of my other type of medicine while I put my pain medicnine in my daily container. I take my oxycodine broken out as follows, One when I go to bed, one in middle of night around 3am and the other one around 9am. this is when i fill up the medicine holder and take my other morning medicine. each morning i take the four pills all at the same time, today i have not felt good and been in bed sleeping all day until 30 minutes ago, while i was putting my pain medicine in the holder i had already put the six hyrocodone in the holder and was getting the oxycodone to put in the holder right before i take my four other pills and by accident put the three oxycodone in my mouth thinking I guess i was taking my other four pills and swollowed them. I had already taken the one oxycoden about 30 minutes before that so I have four in my body now. I am 5′ 4″ tall and weigh about 240. I tried to throw up but I cannot make myself. I have fixed me four packs of oatmill to eat thinking that might help also. I am really worried. do you think i will be ok or do i need to go to hospital, I live alone and really do not think i should drive. i do not have anyone close to me that could drive me anywhere.. my breathing is ok and i do not know what else to do that will help . what do you recommend.

7:28 am April 4th, 2013

Hi Betty. I’m sorry to not have responded to you earlier. Call 1-800-222-1222 for the Poison Control Center any time you have drug overdose questions. They will advise you on what to do.

Debbie
2:54 am April 11th, 2013

Question….. I took 20 mg of OxyContin cr as scheduled but I forgot and took another one 3 hrs later should I seek medical attention???

5:02 am April 11th, 2013

Hi Debbie. Call the Poison Control Center to talk through your symptoms and to assess the possibility of overdose and what you need to do.

Kevin
8:56 am April 26th, 2013

I took 3, 5/325 mg oxycodones in the last 9 hours. Not trying to abuse it, just trying to get relief from my pain. It is prescribed at 1 every six hours as needed. Have I taken too much? Will I be ok as long as I don’t take anymore? No trouble breathing but I am itchy.

randy dubay
5:30 pm May 28th, 2013

Hi,

I have a problem with severe Fibromyalgia/CFS. I have been one oxycodone, instant release 30 mg/4 times per day for about 2-3 years. I also take Adderall, 30 mg in the a.m. as my Dopamine levels, epinephrine, and norepinephrine levels are very low as well as Dopac.

It seems like this is the one and only substance that calms my nervous system enough to actually allow me to sleep. I wake in the night with tremendous pain in varous parts of my body almost nightly. I get up, have to eat something, then try to go back to sleep.

My liver enzymes lab tests recently showed elevated liver enzymes. I smoke and I know this is killing me but I think I am now addicted to Nicotine.

I also started taking 60 mg ER at night so I can get through the night. Obviously I have a very high tolerance by now. I hate taking these as I feel my life revolves around them. I have tried hundreds of natural vitamins, etc. but it just got to a point I could not take the pain and broke down in front of my doctor way back in 2006 and said he had to give me something, which he did.

I am mostly concerned with the long term effects. I have gone into withdrawels and they are horrific.

Can you tell me what you think about long term use of this much opiates and about how long does it take to get your system clean so I can tell just how much pain I am in and if I can take it and survive without the pain meds /

Thanks,

Randy

I am open to talking about this. I’ve been through hell so I am not shy nor ashamed of what I have gotten myself into.

10:19 am June 3rd, 2013

Hi Randy. I feel for you, and understand that it must be INCREDIBLY difficult to live with pain, and with the discomfort of knowing that long term use of opioids like oxycodone can affect your body and mind. It can take about 7-10 days of acute withdrawal and then several months of post acute withdrawal to totally detox from the effects of oxycodone. However, pain management is crucial. Have you consulted with your prescribing doctor and pharmacist about other treatment options? Considered acupuncture or regular massage? Ask around and seek the advice of medical professionals. While long term care using oxycodone is less than perfect, it can increase your quality of life when used therapeutically.

Nancy
4:54 am June 15th, 2013

I have read these posts with great concern. I lost my daughter less than 6 months ago where she had taken too much oxycodone and flexeril. She was scared to go back on pain meds after recent surgery because she had been in pain mgmt for 8 years and for the last 2 yrs was in a program to get her off of opiates. She only had the prescription for four days before she stopped breathing. I just hope that you realize it doesn’t take but one extra dose. She was 30 and left behind a 6 yr old. Please be careful.

Anthony
8:28 am August 16th, 2013

Hello,

And here is my long story short for those addicted..I’m SSI since 2001, was taking all kinds of medications for my pain, started out with Hydrocodone 7.5 along with Voltaren 7.5 too..So, I also had many spinal blocks and the Surgeon I saw said that I needed surgery asap since I have 3 areas of cord compression..C-6 C-7 L5 S1..overall, I have 13 herniated discs, stenosis, pinched nerves, weakness in my right leg & left arm..

So, my fix was, have a bunch of metal in my back and walk like a robot and of course risk never to walk again all at the young age of 33 with 5 kids..Ah, no thanks!!! So, when my pain management doctor got his reports back, he totally understood! He said, he will give me all the pain meds I want and we discussed addiction, liver/Kidneys etc..Now, I’ve been taking Opiates for a good 20 Years and know that I have an addiction problem, but I don’t abuse it..I still take my same dosage of 20MG a few times a day, total of about 5 because I cut my pills..Why?? I only want to take the edge of the pain off at times, no reason to take a complete pill..But there are also times that I take a pill & 1/2, usually in the Morning, that there is my worst pain..

All that said, I could go cold turkey when I’m ready or just go to a center…Overall folks, if you’re like me, then I hope you have a Doctor playing ball with you as mine did..As for OD, reason I’m here as well, think I had enough of this so called life..I now live in a 3RD World dump, and need to go to a Cancer Hospital in order to get my meds which is a 3 hour one way drive via the Metro Bus..have not seen my kids in 7 Years, still paying support although the oldest 2 are 20 & 22…go figure that one!!!! Greedy Biatch.. no insurance, so I pay everything out of my empty pockets, so yea, I’m very much done…and I have 60 plus pills left…how many licks would it take to reach the center of a tootsie pop?

Oops..LOL..I think 20 would be fine..ZZZZZZZZZ Come back here you R a b b i t

Good Luck

Anthony

Joe Rosando
12:12 pm August 16th, 2013

Hey yo, Anthony! How you doin? Listen, I’ve got a torn spinal cord from a 2003 L5S1 Surgical Intervention called Discectomy Laminectomy. During retraction the Doc or his attending went in under my vertebrae to grab my cord with a small metal retracting device. Because of the weakened state of the Dura it was torn. Surgery continued. I never knew why I was still having severe pain and now in both legs. 2005 MRI tech misses it.2011 CTMYELOGRAM detects it with questionable Arachnoiditis, what the fuck is Arachnoiditis? It’s an incurable untreatable disease that twists,tethers, sticks and calcifies your spinal cord. It’s a progressive disease; a slow progression, that imprisons the sufferer with unbearable, excruciating,diabolical, sadistic pain. I’m 47, use to own my own tile business, worked since I was 12. Now, I can’t even go watch my 16 year old daughter surf or play tennis.
So you listen to me my friend! Are you “addicted” or “dependent”, do you get them adjusted from time to time? I was on hydrocodone 10/325,Butrans patch(sucks) oxycodone hcl, now a 50mcg Fentanyl patc and break through vicoprofen, 7,5/200, I’m very unhappy, many hours alone,not by choice, severe depression,panic anxiety attacks that’ll last hours. My marriage hangs by a thread. I’ve been called drug addict by neurosurgeons at Thomas Jeffersom, quoted the asshole the medical journals for addiction versus dependency which he was pissed at since “I’m no doctor”. You’re right. And neither are you Dr. Jack. He even told me get off the drugs and challenged me over 1 year if I stop I’ll feel better and the reason I’m like this is,and I quote,” you’re like this cause we do this to you. We screw up patients then get them hooked on pain killers. I know I’m a doctor.” I said put that in writing and sign it well it was like he never said it when I asked that.
Point is: you’re in pain. I’m going to say severe to intractable like me. I’ve had guilty feelings about my meds. Screw em. The pain feelings are worse. Sleepless nights, bowel and bladder loss, midnite trips to ER. Man, do whatever you gotta do to feel better. Let the body lead and the mind shall follow. I’ve felt so shitty that one extra pill made all the difference between staying in bed or riding to the bank with my wife. You have you. And that’s it. Do what you gotta do. But be careful. And if nobody likes my comment to you, PISS OFF. Walk a week in our slippers!

Joe Rosando
12:29 pm August 16th, 2013

Hello Nancy,
I cannot express my heartbreak for you and the loss of your precious daughter. I have 2 and a granddaughter. They are my life as well as my wife. I can’t help but feel a negligence on the part of the medical staff, in my opinion. Your daughter was off the opiates for awhile making her ‘opiate naive’. That amount of medication,dosage,etc. would definitely kill someone especially if there’s no home are staff or med staff around to monitor the situation.
Please accept my deepest and sincerest of sympathies and if you don’t mind, I’ll keep you in my prayers.
Joe

eugene
6:38 am August 17th, 2013

I have oxycodone that was prescribed in 2004. Would it still be good?

Fred
6:27 am October 22nd, 2013

I took an op 40mg about 7 hours ago. Not drowsy or anything. Heart rate is normal. Just feel a little weird and have a headache. Am I overdosing?

5:09 pm October 22nd, 2013

Hello Fred. Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 to report the symptoms and get qualified medical opinion about what’s happening.

George
3:21 am November 27th, 2013

A woman I was seeing back in February at 40 yrs old passed away from an unintentional od of a combination of oxycodone,sleeping pill,and an anti anxiety pill.She took these prescribed pills regularly.The oxy was a 15 mg.She took them for 7 yrs.How many could it have taken for her to od?I unfortunately had the task of telling her 2 children their mother was dead while paramedics were upstairs.I woke up next to her unresponsive and hours gone.Please be careful people…once you’re gone there’s no coming back…get help if you’re addicted.

Yolanda
12:05 am January 26th, 2014

Would 45 pills of percocet kill someone?

Louis
4:51 pm April 17th, 2014

Hi Anthony and Josè and all others, I can SO identify where you guys are. I am 44, had a L5/S1 discectomy and two other major procedures done 2 years ago in one operation. The surgeon drilled my spinal column bigger from top to bottom, and he made a comment that “he had to work blind as they couldn’t cut open my whole back.” Long story short, I had another MRI which showed that my back was broken in 7 places – 4 of the same vertebrae that was broken before plus 3 ‘new’ ones. And had another, even bigger surgery, a few weeks after the first one. He said he couldn’t understand it as he has never seen this before and my bone is as hard as rock. I had to stop working, the surgeon refused to do any reports even tho a dermatologist said they cut into my spinal column and you get a condition called Paresthesia where you get the most severe painful sores on your feet because when the nerve dies, the nerve endings in your feet die and ‘explode’ so to speak. The surgeon denied everything…! I was prescribed Oxycontin by a neurologist, and it has been almost a year since I took Oxycontin, but I take lots and lots of other very strong painkillers which simply don’t help. I got 100 tablets of the Oxycontin 40mg – the original ‘hard’ one that can be cut or powdered and doesn’t go into jelly (they were out of stock of the 80mg) and I am just at a point where no one understands. The side effects of the nerve damage manifests in about 12 side effects – all very painful, uncomfortable, 24 hours a day. I spend much time alone as I cannot even face going to the mall 1,2km from my house, or taking a shower and get dressed. Mind you I can’t even get out of bed and/or want to most days. I keep up appearances where needed so only one friend knows exactly how I feel, but I can only think of how amazing it must be to leave this earth. People do not u derstand this. They say they do but you have to go through what we are going through to understand. The surgeon is enjoying his jet set life with his Porsche, aeroplane, sports Mercedes, etc, and denies everything. This has now been two years and those 100 tablets are lying in my cupboard and waiting for me to take them all at once, together with a few other schedule 5 pills like Xanax and sleeping tablets. Its a lonely world when no one understands. The fact that I am financially independent makes no difference, except that I can get the tablets I want. I was a top performing professional until this happened to my back. I am rational, emotionally stable and keep up appearances so well that only my one friend knows suicide is the first thought when I wake up. Mornings are the wirst and I find myself delaying going to bed at night because I know what the next morning holds for me. I’ve slowly but surely gotten all my affairs in order and updated my will, told my parents where the will is as well as the title deeds to all my properties, etc. The only thing that has stopped me until now is that it will destroy my parents and they are still happily married after 50 years and enjoying their life together and are still healthy and happy. I am unfortunately getting to the stage where the constant pain and side effects has gotten me almost to a stage where I am not able to think of them first and the weirdest thing is that I can think of committing suicide and leave everything organized while I am completely calm and rational, so it is not a question of being in an emotional state where I don’t know what I am doing. I don’t know if this makes sense to anyone, but this is my reality – not my story but my life every day. Every single day, 24/7/365. Will 100 tablets of Oxycontin 40mg plus about 100 Xanax 1mg and a few sleeping pills do the trick?

Louis
4:14 pm April 18th, 2014

Correction, I meant Joe i.s.o. Josè.

jason pepper
5:11 am April 27th, 2014

Louis,

I am in the pain u describe. I have 6discs with spurs and a rare form of chronic epidytimitus. The l-1 nerve in my back to my testical is ruined and i feel as though im being kicked in the groin 24 7. The spurs cut nerves and cause nuropathy in my legs thighs and hips. I cry every day i wake and barely keep appearances. I wanted to end it for a couple years and have found ways around it. Please contact me if you truly feel as you do and i might be able to help you or at least relate to you. Please dont do a opiod od.. its painfull despite what people think. Its not quick and deosnt always work in super high doses due to vomiting and other defence mechanisms your body has. Write me.

Louis
1:36 pm April 30th, 2014

Hi Jason, thank you so much for your email. I appreciate the time you took to write to me. I don’t care that it is an open forum and that everyone can see what I am writing. I am way beyond what people think or say about me. I can so identify with your pain and the worst is that it is with you like your own shadow, in more ways than one. One thing I do know – when I leave this earth for a better and pain-free body my first attempt will be final and work 100%. Please email me. I would like to talk to you some more. Keep strong my man – only you can do it. The reality is very very few people really care.

Nancy
3:18 pm April 30th, 2014

Jason, I don’t know if my words will help you but I want you to know how much my life has changed since my daughter died from an overdose of oxycodone. I posted here in June 2013. I witnessed her journey of living with chronic pain from the age of 20 when she broke her back. Fast forward 10 years in “pain mgnt” and eventually having major depression. She had a prescription for 84 oxycodone
on a Thursday and by that Sunday she was gone. I write this to you and others that she did not realize that the symptoms that she began experiencing were the slow process that led to her death. You take a few pills and then you take some more until you unknowingly take too much. She started running a fever and her muscles were so weak she couldn’t hold a glass of water. She finally just stopped breathing. I spoke to her 2 hrs before I went to wake her up. We didn’t realize what was happening until it was too late. I will never get over this and I miss hearing her voice and I watch her daughter grow up without her mom. So, this is about you and others that live with chronic pain. I agree that no one realizes how much you hurt but we do care. I just don’t want to see anyone overdose on pain medicine whether intentional or on accident. It is not an easy way to leave this earth. I truly hope that you may find peace and that there is a way for you to have some days without the pain. Make someone listen to you and work with you. I know your pain is real.

Nancy
3:58 pm May 2nd, 2014

I meant to address you Louis. I think that Jason is here to help you also. My thoughts are with you.

Louis
11:22 am May 14th, 2014

Hi Nancy, thank you for your message. We live in a world where it often seems as if no one cares and everybody just goes about their own business, but in reality there are many people who care and give of themselves freely to others in trying to help other people. You are one of those caring people and I just want to say thank you to you from the bottom of my heart. I don’t know you, but what I do know is that the people who care often went through the same circumstances either themselves or with a family member or close friend, and people like that are the only one’s who truly understand and can identify with what we are going through. Thank you for caring. However small it may seem to you, it often makes a big difference and has the real potential of saving a life. A difference is made through one person at a time. Your flame might seem small to you, but it drives away a lot of darkness in many places. I have had two days of absolute hell and am in a situation where I have to keep up appearances for which I don’t have any energy, and just reading your caring words made a world of difference to me. My heart aches for your daughter, it really does, but you are turning it into a message to inspire, help, support and encourage other people. It might sound like a clichè, but I cannot give you a bigger compliment than thanking you for your selfless effort and encouragement when it is needed most, and it it is even a very small consolation which will never bring your daughter back, her passing is helping more people and possibly saving more lives thsn you will ever know and that keeps her wonderful memory alive and makes a tremendous difference. There are still many good and caring people in the world, and you are definitely one of them. I know your message today made an unbelievable difference to me.

Borris
7:48 am May 20th, 2014

Hey I have fallen of a ladder today and my back has been really sore….I’m going to the doctors tomorrow morning..my mother said for me to take 2 10mg oxycotins will that help the pain??and will I overdose ??

1:48 pm May 21st, 2014

Hello Borris. It’s illegal and not advised to take OxyContin without a prescription! Seek medical help BEFORE taking prescription pain pills, as you may not need this high of a dose for this strong of a medication.

Jamie
6:15 pm June 8th, 2014

I have been on high doses of narcotic and nonnarcotic pain killers for 10 years now because of severe chronic pain that has not been helped by multiple surgeries or basically all other therapies that are in existence. I currently take 180 mg of oxycodone IR per dose Once or twice per day and 200 mg morphine ER two times per day. I have purposely OD on narcotics numerous times in attempts to kill myself with no success. I have taken as much as 1800 mg of oxycodone IR and around 10 morphine ER 200 mg at a time along with a small bottle of alcohol and all that happened was I got a straight 10 hours of sleep. How many milligrams of oxycodone IR would I need to take at once to ensure death and not just end up getting committed or having permanent brain damage ? I have 150 30mg oxycodone IR’s and I also have about 55 200mg morphine ERs that I can take if necessary. I am worried about taking all my meds, because I am concerned about throwing them up since I suffer from chronic nausea, but I have anti-nausea/vomiting meds I will take. I am a 38 year old female, and weigh 210 pounds and am 5’7″. Thank you in advance for any responses that are respectful of my wishes.

David
10:17 am June 17th, 2014

Jamie, I also deal with severe chronic pain, although it’s neuropathic and isn’t helped by opiates, so I understand your wishes. But with you must have built up a massive tolerance to opiates, so the amount you would have to take would probably make you throw up just from the amount of pills, and if you don’t throw up it would probably make you go into kidney or liver failure, which are both horrible and also not necessarily fatal. I don’t want you to kill yourself, but I’d much rather you be successful than cause yourself all that unnecessary suffering

Dee
4:27 am June 26th, 2014

I am a nurse, a mother and a wife. I had a full, and athletic life, but now I live in constant, unrelenting pain. There isn’t a single moment when my pain is below a 6. I pretend to be normal, but my lack of concentration, memory and an ever growing physical limitation gives me away. Every single activity I attempt lays me out. I am sick of the degradation and humiliation I face every month when I have to pick up my prescription (they are the only reason I can even participate at all in my own life. I have 24 screws in my spine, plates and multiple fusion, I have other bulging discs, stenosis, ridiculopathy, psoriatic arthritis, severe (and untreated) depression. I’ve had level 10 pain everyday for 10 yrs (fluctuating from 6-10, but always climbing beyond a 10 by the end of the day). Lately when I take my medicine (like now), it offers me no more reprieve than a Tylenol night help someone with a headache. I’m so damned tired!!! Can someone, anyone lend me some advice?

Felicity
11:24 pm July 14th, 2014

Hi I have been reading all your posts and it devastates me to hear what chronic pain does to people .
7 weeks Ago I lost my fiancé to suicide overdose on endone, OxyContin and vallium . He suffered with chronic pain from several spinal operations and a fusion . Last April we found him just in time and he was on life support and in a coma for several days . Then again 9 weeks ago I woke up to him taking his meds and I called the ambulance . He was again on life support and then moved to a private mental health hospital which I thought he would b under the right care . A week later he showed big improvement but he went a week de toxing from all the medication and the pain specialist wanted him to take Panadol and get back to physio and hydrotherapy . So a week later when he got some day leave he went to he doctors got all his scripts and snuck the meds back into the hospital and overdosed that night . He was found dead and cold in the morning and had written notes to us all.
One thig I can say is I’m sorry for your daily pain but try and remember that there always is some hope even if its a tiny little bit there’s always hope . He left 5 young children behind plus two step children and I cannot explain the pain of loosing him feels like . He has left me with all his pain times a million . I tried to care and nurse him through everything I saved
Him over and over Nd he was so determined in the end he planned it so well and lied to me . There is always help talk about things don’t bottle it up

Robert
9:22 am July 20th, 2014

I’ve been insufflating 60mg oxycodone in one session after potentiation with antihistamines and enzyme inhibitors, also mixed with clonazepam, alprazolam, and diazepam. I haven’t overdosed and have been wondering why I haven’t. (not that I want to, I use this concoction to relax and catch some Z’s). But from everything I’ve ever been told this should have killed me, what gives?

B-jizz
6:52 am July 26th, 2014

Wish you’d have answered borris- same question here. I’ve already taken 2 10/325 mg. now I can’t sleep because I’m paranoid I’m going to od in my sleep. I don’t know if it’s unfounded or not, I took them nearly 2 hours ago. I feel slightly drugged and sick as fudge to my tummy, but am obv coherant and have motor control enough to type on tiny phone keyboard. Got myself so worked up though that id rather be in pain and sleeping than no pain and paranoid. I’m not used to taking them so I don’t know. Am I in the clear by now? I’ll sure the hell stay awake till daylight if I don’t get myself some peace of mind. Sure the shit won’t be doing this again. Hell no. I’m 5’2″ and 150.

wayne
9:52 pm August 3rd, 2014

My mother is 93. She is in a nursing home and is given 30mg of oxycodone oral tablets per 24 hour period for arthritis pain. I think this causes confusion, anxiety, & abnormal dreams. She sleeps most of the time and can hardly wake for meals. She weighs only 75 lbs. I think 20mg would control her pain OK and would allow her to be more awake and alert during the day. Is 30mg per day too much for her age and weight?

11:08 am August 4th, 2014

Hello Wayne. The dosage of Oxycodone for the elderly is 15–30 mg. So, what your mother is taking is within the recommended doses. Of course, if she’s experiencing side-effect from her prescribed dose, it can be lowered. Ask the doctors or nurses in the nursing home to see what they can do about it. The dose each person is taking is different, because individuals are different, so it should be tailored to fit their needs.

lance
7:26 am August 12th, 2014

I’ve been on and off hydrocodone 10/325 for over 4 years now due to arthritis, cysts, and tendinitis in both of my knees and recently 2 torn bulging discs in my lower back. I rarely drink at all. Maybe a drink or two once every 3 months. While I’m on a vacation though I drink quite a bit since it is vacation. Every other night, but not to the point where I cannot function. I have just recently got put on oxycodone because the hydrocodone wasn’t working that well anymore since I have built up a tolerance to it. I understand Dr’s have to warn everyone about the risks of drinking while on any pain medication, but if you Have drinks socially while you are taking your medication as recommended is it really going to kill you? Because I think that’s a bit over the top to say unless you are a really heavy drinker and are abusing your medication. What do you think?

Mike
1:25 pm August 12th, 2014

My gf has ended what I thought was a beautiful relationship. I had hip replacement surgery 3 1/2 weeks ago. Very depressed. Rip Robin Williams. I understand your pain and your hope for peace. I just needed to talk to a pal. Besides, I’m to big a scaredy cat.

3:17 pm August 12th, 2014

Hello Lance. The effects of mixing oxycodone and alcohol can be very dangerous. Both, alcohol and oxycodone depress the central nervous system. When they are ingested at the same time in large enough quantities they can slow down or even stop the breathing and heart function. Also, irreversible brain and major organ damage resulting in physical and cognitive disabilities can result from mixing oxycodone and alcohol. This mixture can also be fatal if large enough quantities if alcohol and oxycodone are ingested together.

Chrissy
3:14 pm August 21st, 2014

Was wondering is 0.69mg considered a leathal dose for someone that has been perscribed 60mg twice a day for several years.

Kevin
10:32 am August 22nd, 2014

My partner got in to my drugs box. She took 4 =20 mg Oxycodone instant release capsules of mine. I phoned the Chemist, he Said 400mg a day was the maximum allowed.
She was dead 2 hours later. Best efforts of me and the ambulance team failed. She died 30/01/2014.
I e them as prescribed, some some 320 a day.
I am hooked , cold sweats etc but there is little else that kills the pain.
Kev

Sammie
8:18 am August 31st, 2014

I just want to extend my sympathy to all of you who have lost a loved one. I also live with chronic pain in addition to severe depression and anxiety. I have had many, many dark times during which I almost attempted suicide (and had 1 attempt). Please reach out for help, as it is available, but even more importantly, you are worth it. I am so happy I am still alive. I’m terrified that I will have these strong suicidal thoughts again but I know I will reach out, even if it is a phone call to a stranger. Those strangers can save your life and your life is precious. Baby steps, friends, baby steps.

Fra
10:38 am August 31st, 2014

My friend has been prescribed oxycodone, diazepam and remeron for pain and depression but he also drinks alcohol daily. I have been warning him for years that he could overdose and even contacted his doctor. My friend says that he has developed a tolerance to the medications, so he is in no danger. He has a Doctorate in Psychology, so thinks he knows best but he looks ten years older than he really is and has changed drastically since i first met him at Uni over 20 years ago. What can i do to help him as I am very,very worried about him but he seems to be in constant denial? I do not want to lose my friend

Rick
3:13 am September 11th, 2014

I recently had surgery to the side of my neck and had a tumor removed. My freind has been cheating on me for over a year and left me a day after my surgery. I have had cancer about 12 years ago when I was 30. The results came back badly when I called to tell her what it was she told me I was lieing and hasn’t spoken to me since. This past year she has been playing mind games to keep me on the hook. I have been depressed lately and still in extream pain from the surgery. They gave me 40 oxcycodine 10 mg instant realease pills. Not really sure what I’m asking just need to vent

nadine
11:40 pm September 18th, 2014

Hi, sorry to my english because i’m french 😉
So i take 80 mg d’oxycontin per day in injection, can i increase of 80 mg or is dangerous?
Thank you

Kev
10:50 am September 19th, 2014

Nadine
Ask your Doctor about SLOW release pills.
The more you take the more you need.
Ask him for 60 slow release that’s day and 60 at night.
It worked for me. i was taking fast capsules and needed more every time.
Dont play with Oxycodone it will kill you .

Ski's wife
8:26 pm October 1st, 2014

I lost my husband to his addiction on 3/21/14. He was 39 years old and we had been together since we were 14. Telling our 15 year old son was the worst thing I will ever have to do. Getting help is NOT a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of strength. I saw the everyday struggle he dealt with concerning his addiction. I understand it is extremely hard and seems impossible to overcome it. You are worth the fight!

jen
5:52 am October 3rd, 2014

Hello. So I’ve been on 15mg of oxycodone IR 4-5x a day for almost 3 years for my crohns disease. And also 20mg of oxycontin 2x a day. I don’t drink because I know it’s really dangerous to drink and take that medicine, and its not good with my illness. But my question is, I went out with a friend tonight for her birthday and she drinks, I tried a couple of different drinks. But I took like a tiny sip. Is that still as dangerous as a full alcoholic beverage? I like alcohol but like I said I know it’s really dangerous. But I just want to know if it’s ok to just have a sip every now and again. Thanks.

10:38 am October 6th, 2014

Hello jen. I would suggest you to go through this article and see what are the exact risks of mixing oxycodone and alcohol http://alcohol.addictionblog.org/mixing-oxycodone-with-alcohol-use/. If this information doesn`t help, it would be better to ask your prescribing doctor about the safe use of alcohol while you are taking oxycodone.

Taylor
3:31 am October 14th, 2014

Louis, please don’t give up. This has very little to do with the overall topic, and I apologize to the moderators for that, but I wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t say something to help someone who seems to be at a place in life where I have found myself many many times. I am only 23 and have been sick and in extreme, unbearable, and excruciating pain since I was 8 years old. Multiple trips to the ER several times a week simply for pain control became normal for me- though we spent half the time trying to convince the ER docs that I wasn’t just a ‘seeker’ (yes, at 8 years old!). I have spent over 3 years in hospitals around the country, as they tried various procedures and medications to treat my pain and other symptoms, since there is no cure for the cause of my pain. I have been on incredibly high doses of every narcotic that exists- at times on such high doses that I was required to remain in ICU while on them. I suffer from an unknown connective tissue disorder that causes my dura (the lining of the fluid sack surrounding your brain and spine) to be very weak and tear easily, thus resulting in the fluid that supports, cushions, and protects your spine and brain to leak out. This leaves little to no fluid to support my brain, thus causing it to sink into the base of my skull, causing unbearable headaches, nausea, bladder issues, and many other symptoms. While a single leak is common- such as after an epidural- and can often be repaired by a spinal procedure known as a ‘bloodpatch’, I have anywhere from 17 to 40 leaks at any given time, and there is simply no way to safely inject enough blood to cover my whole spine without restricting it and cutting off nerve and blood supply to various other areas of my body. Thus all that can be done is to treat the symptoms. I spend 99% off my time lying flat on my back in a dark, quiet room (to minimize headaches, though it does so only slightly), with a central line in my chest for IV meds, and feeding tube in my stomach b/c the pain and nausea are often too severe for me to eat orally, and take over 8 diff to treat my symptoms. Currently I’m on a 200mcg Fentanyl patch and take 50 mg of Methadone q 6 hrs (which was recently converted from Oxycodone, and is soon going to be converted to Dilaudid). I am 23 years old and have never been on a date; I have never driven a car- and probably will never be able to b/c the DMV will not issue me a license due to the meds I take to control the symptoms (and understandably so). I use a wheelchair to get around most of the time and still live with my parents. I am unable to work or attend college and have very few friends. If I can’t give up-and trust me, I have been VERY VERY VERY close MANY MANY times- please don’t you give up either. With extreme guilt I must admit that I have attended funerals and thought how lucky they are to no longer be in this earth, but I know I am here for a reason and a purpose, and since I have not been able to do much with my life thus far, I have to assume that I have not yet served my purpose here. PLEASE know you are not the only one enduring the misery that uncurable pain traps you in, and that others, like myself, truly do care. There is so much more to my story, but I am trying to keep it as short as possible. Though we are not close on age or diagnosis, we both seem to have suffered far more than any single person should ever have to or could ever imagine, so if you ever need or want someone to talk to- someone who will not judge you or try to preach to you- but rather who might understand and/or relate to what you may be going through, please contact me! Much love, support, prayers, and tears, -Taylor

Jake
5:03 am October 14th, 2014

I have a question I’m 30 5’8 an 175 Pds I’ve been taking oxycotin immediate real ease for severer back pain an my friend offered me 3 mg zanax to help me sleep should I take them or is that a bad mixture

7:22 am October 14th, 2014

Hi Jake. Using OxyContin together with Xanax may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment, since both medications are Central Nervous System depressants. I would never suggest to a patient to mix these two.

eric
2:49 pm October 16th, 2014

Here is what happened to my brother crushing oxys if the drug effects the central nervious system dulling pain he abused it so much he developed a condition that mimicks ALS it fucked up his motor nerves . I belive the drug made his brain quit talking to his motor nerves he was doing 2 to 4 80s a day snorting them lost his abilty to talk he would sit in a chair and stay up all night super fucked up i believe he fried his connection to his motor nerves after 4 years he developed this condition after snorting the drug every half hour doctors are book smart but common sence tells me oxycontin did this to him now he mimicks als symptoms can move his arms and legs but they keep giving him oxycodone and fentonal and it makes it look like als this obversation was a 4 year study living with him so if you ger diagonosed with als look back on the drugs they were taking

Jennifer
4:10 am October 17th, 2014

Hi,
I had back surgery about a month ago. Prior to that I was in pain management for 2 years and taking 4 10mg of norco 4 times a day for the past two years. After my surgery I was prescribed the 10mg norco and 20mg extended release oxycontin. I stopped taking the norco all together and now take 2 of the 20mg oxycontin but I cut them and take them. I take 2 20mg extended release oxycontin every 4 hours. I cut them so they are immediate release so I don’t have to take the 10mg norco anymore. I know your not supposed to cut them but is taking the 20mg oxycontin extended release cut up an okay dosage to take every 4 hours?

Summer
3:29 am October 20th, 2014

I had a dental surgery and was prescribed Oxycodone (4 x day). When I took just one within a couple of minutes I began to feel dizzy and hear my own heartbeat and feel strong heat in my chest. I wantd to move from my work desk to bed, but before I was able to get up I passed out and woke up on a floor. Don’t know how long I was unconscious. I couldn’t move and stayed in the pose I woke up until I felt I could move and get up. Why? I have a low blood pressure and I do have a bit weak heart.

Simmo
7:44 am October 20th, 2014

Summer, that sounds a bit odd or at least not a Oxy response. A couple of years ago I done my back in before driving from Carnarvon to Adelaide with a caravan. When I got there I was a mess and saw a Chinese lady who gave me 30mg Oxy-contin, 3 times per day.
Next day I said they didn’t help, so she prescribed 40 mg.
Next day she gave me 50 mg which worked perfectly until I returned home in Carnarvon 3 weeks later. I am a retired Mechanical fitter which is a long way from being a doctor, but doubt that the Oxy caused your strange problems.
Cheers.

Summer
1:22 pm October 20th, 2014

Simon, thank you for your post. Well, I never fainted before in my life. Being petite, I’m very athletic and working out daily, and hardly ever go to see any doctors (there is no need due to no serious health issues), but this happened only after taking just 1 pill. I don’t think there was anything else to causing such a reaction. On the bottle it’s written 7.5/325mg.

ricky booze
8:59 pm November 9th, 2014

what does oxycodone look like?

11:00 am November 11th, 2014

Hi Ricky. You can check out how oxycodone looks, here: http://www.drugs.com/oxycodone-images.html

Tina
9:43 pm November 16th, 2014

Hi, I dont really have a tolerance to opiods. I just chewed a oxycodone 10/325. Will I die? I didnt do it to get high. In a lit of pain. Only 25 yrs 120lbs.

tina
3:29 am November 17th, 2014

I am 25 years old. Female. Weigh 120lbs. I recently recieved neck surgery and am in excrutiating pain. I was perscribed percocet 10/325s. I chewed 2 and swallowed them about an hour apart from on another about 5 hours ago. Am I now at risk for overdose? I have no tolerance to opiods. Also of not at risk, when is it safe to take another one as directed?

12:36 pm November 17th, 2014

Hi Tina. The usual adult dosage is one Percocet 10 mg/650 mg tablet every 6 hours as needed for pain. The total daily dose of acetaminophen should not exceed 4 grams. So, that makes your maximal daily dosage-6 pills, but since you have no tolerance to opioids it’s preferable to keep it to less pills.

robert
8:37 pm November 20th, 2014

how much is causing my suicidal thougths and bad moods . I take five fifteen mill. grams a day

Simmo
3:22 pm November 24th, 2014

G’day Rob, I don’t know where you are getting those thoughts from. I am 75 years and have been taking 3 X 30 mg per day for 4 years. When I started it was for a serious lower back injury, which seemed to heal after 5 or 6 months. I had to do some work on my Doctor to keep getting them. Now they wake me up and give me a small amount of relief from the burning, stinging pain in my feet from Peripheral Neuropathy. I told my Doctor that I was 32 years past my Father who died on his 43rd birthday, and I expect to go in the next 10 minutes to 10 years, and all I wont is comfortable happiness till I go. I cut the 30 mg tabs in half, and take from 6 halves to 3 whole tabs per day according to my pain and discomfort on each day. I hope that makes sense.

Oliver
7:02 am January 2nd, 2015

I weigh 140 lbs. Is taking 15 mg of oxycodone too much?

crystal
8:44 pm January 4th, 2015

Hi. My sister od on oxycodone. The toxicological report said there’s was 510 mg/ml. In her system. Is that enough to kill her ?

Rajhans
7:52 am January 5th, 2015

hey,
I have no taken oxycodone anytime before , just out of curiosity I m asking this question.
How much of this drug can stop one’s breathing ??

Simmo
4:28 pm January 14th, 2015

Oliver, first up I am not a medical person, actually a retired Mine Manager come Milkman etc, etc.
However I have been on Oxy-contin since Nov 2011. I weigh on average 95 Kg. After a 3,000 Km drive with a bad back I arrived in South Aust (in Nov 2011) and went straight to a Lady Chinese doctor who put me on 30 Mg . The next day I went back and said I need more, and she gave me 40 Mg, and then on day 3 she gave me 50 mg. On arrival back in Carnarvon West Aust my local Dr gave me 30 Mg 3 X per day and I have been on them now for a bit over 3 years, so I have a bit of knowledge re Oxy-contin. The important thing to understand is your body gets used to them and you need more to get any real effect. Fortunately I have learnt to manage them to a certain extent and cut them in half and take anything from a half to one and a half at a time and generally keep them to the prescribed 3 per day. On special occasions like a long drive (6 to 8 Hrs) I might stretch things a bit and take a total of 4 in a day but that is rare. It would be easy to give in and keep increasing the dosage every 6 months or so, but our Doctors are well briefed and put the brakes on. I hope my waffle is of some help.
Good luck….Simmo.

5:19 pm January 14th, 2015

Hi Crystal. What did the doctors say? It doesn’t have to be a lethal dose, but if she took another drug or alcohol along with the Oxy, the combination can be dangerous.

Lalaine
12:41 am January 26th, 2015

My mom was been injected sept 26,2012 of 40 mg oxanest plus 14 mg of loratsepam then. Sept 27,2012 my mom was injected again by doctor in Helsinki name jessica löf again 40mg of oxanest plus 16 mg of loratsepam moms was shock vantaa hear my voice when im taking to her she just stare at the windows of the hospital then next dat sept 28,2012 she got very swallowed breathing nothing eyes Closed then next day sept 29,2012 doctor tried to turn right and left mom no reaction no more eyes opened breathing going down then doctor gave again 40,mg of oxanest plus 32 mg of ativan afternoon then on sept 29,2012 at 23,15 at night she died mom weighs all the time 30 kilos or 20 kilos cause then dont give food and water for 4 days was this called overdose the doctor is to be blame for moms death pls reply to me thank you very Much

Saundra D
5:31 am February 4th, 2015

37 year old my son overdosed on oxycodone and was found by girl friend several hours later. The report said a level of 1.37 mg/L was in his blood his death was ruled accident . There were no pill in stomach so he was most likely they say snorting them. My question is is the level they found in his blood so high that he was unable to get help?

4:54 pm February 6th, 2015

Hello Saundra D. I’m very sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, I cannot give an accurate answer to your question. The amount of oxycodone that was needed for him to be unable to react and seek help is relative to how tolerant his body already was to oxycodone, opiates or opioids.

simone
10:16 am February 17th, 2015

Hey, I’ve been taking opioid for 7 1/2yrs now.. And I’ve recently started taking 30mg of oxycodone. I usually can take up to 3-4 1/2 a day, but I mostly start my day with 2 oxycodone 30mg. Am I taking to much even tho I’ve been taking them almost 8yrs? And yes they are prescribed to me. Thanks…

Ethel
6:19 pm February 17th, 2015

My husband had back surgery on 1-29 & was released from hospitalon 1-30. He was sent home with 300 oxycodone pills, 10 mg. I got curious & counted his medication because he was acting strange, not himself at all. I was shocked to find out that after 13 days or less, he had taken all of the pills. after 5 days, he still isn’t the same. His memory is bad. very short memory, almost kid-like. Is this going to be permanent or will he eventually recover?

Venessa
12:40 pm March 4th, 2015

Can snorting percocet 30mg cause infertility

chris
6:56 am March 6th, 2015

Accidently too 20 ml of oxycodone. Got through it just fine but was itchy all over all night was sweating but I felt cold. Did I have an allergic reaction to it?

SIMMO
3:05 pm March 7th, 2015

chris, if you look above you will see I am not a medical person however, I do have a bit of experience with these Opium based medications. If you have never had any of these pain killers before, 5mg or 10mg can possibly give you an enormous amount of pain relief first up.
If like myself, (on 3 X 30mg per day) for the last 3 plus years, 20 mg wouldn’t do anything, but 2 30mg give me a real lift, and I only do that if going on a long drive and need to have my wits about me. Your body gets used to them over maybe 6 months or so and you need to increase the strength to get some real benefit. Or you can slowly reduce the amount on good days but it takes a long time to reduce the demand.
I hope this little waffle helps a little bit.
Good luck, SIMMO.

darryl
8:13 am March 14th, 2015

Oops, I took 80mg crushed, then 4 hours later another 30mg. Right now I feel suicidal. I have never felt this way before. I seriously need to overlook if dealing with the pain is a better alternative method. It is getting into my mind. I really felt that I want to put a knife through my heart.
Totally screwed..

helen
7:19 am March 16th, 2015

i’m a little concerned about my prescriptive dose of OxyContin. After a stabbing in the chest near my heat two years down the line I’m still on 30mg twice a day. Is this safe? Helen. Thank you.

12:47 pm March 16th, 2015

Hi Darryl. Can someone drive you to the ER? I’m glad you are reaching out for help by writing use, but you should not be alone in such condition. Do you have anyone that you can call to stay by your side?

darryl
2:01 am March 17th, 2015

Hi Ivana,
I went online counselling. There is no way that I will go to the hospital as they will remove my pain killers. I have a deeper respect for them now. The suicidal thoughts took 3 days to subside.

darryl
2:31 am March 17th, 2015

To Chris, I take anti-histamines for the cobstant itch, and they work well. I also experience my body over-heating. Horrible feeling.

dixiedragon
6:42 am April 2nd, 2015

I’ve been on time release 40mg/ 3x day + 10/325 4x per day for 2 years – I occasionally go over the daily dosage by quite a bit – (and of course have to curtail my activities so I need less over the next few days) and have never had any issues – HOWEVER, after reading these posts and this information, I will be changing my ways — I had no idea so little could cause respiratory arrest – these drugs are the only promise I have of being able to live a halfway decent enjoyable life – of getting through a day without suffering, if I can spend time with my hobbies (crafts) sitting, or lying down watching TV – anything totally lazy and unproductive, the pain is MUCH more manageable with fewer drugs – but to live a full, functioning enjoyable life – to walk my dogs, ride my bike, go hiking with friends, if I want to do ANYTHING other than sit or lie down I NEED those drugs (I will be SO GLAD when pot is legalized in my state and I can come off of these – I’ve found that a couple of tokes of some GOOD reefer – maybe a few tokes 4 x a day and I can TOTALLY replace all these opiates – BUT the risk of jail scares me to death at my age plus I don’t have the connections I had when I was younger to shop around and choose the strains that best address my specific types of pain (joint pain) – I can see me asking my Sunday School class, “Anyone here have any grandkids that might have a line on some good Bubba Kush? I’m gonna be doing my spring cleaning this week and need it for my arthritis.” It’s undeniable that some strains are more effective than others for my pain PLUS THERE IS NO RISK OF OVERDOSE, falling asleep behind the wheel of my car and potentially killing innocent people, FALLING – simply tripping over my own two feet, no risk of kidney or liver damage – being able to use pot instead of opiates could conceivably add years to my life – such a SHAME that politicians cannot see marijuana usage through an end user’s eyes — THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS REALLY HELPFUL INFORMATION

alex
2:16 pm April 5th, 2015

Ive built up such a great tolerance to opiates whether it being oxycodone pills or fetynal. Im to the point where I can do 5 or 6 oxycodone 30mg pills within a couple hours and feel a slight buzz.

simmo
5:19 pm April 6th, 2015

alex, I can easily relate to your comment. Even though at 75, I probably have a couple years on you, I have been on a prescription of 3 X 30 mg Oxy-Contin per day since Nov 2011. I am only taking them these days because I am hooked and keep telling myself I will start to reduce my dosage, but every day I seem to say TOMORROW. I had to convince my doctor to keep getting them. I said to him, ” I give myself 10 minutes to 10 years, and only won’t some quality of life for what ever I have left”.

Elle
9:25 am April 8th, 2015

Hello! I’m dying with toothpain on day 4. I’ve never prescribed endone and panadol and antibiotics. Been using anesthetic mouthwash and gel. Dr said to take Max 4 Endone per 24hrs. But. ..because of the severity of the pain I’ve had to take 8 in 24hrs. I feel concerned about taking double what the Dr said. But…aaa…I’m still dying in pain. The pain relief of endone seems to only last about 3hrs. Is this normal.
Help please! !!!

Kev
1:42 pm April 9th, 2015

Shelly.
As already stated on here , My partner tuck 4 20 mll tablets and it killed her.
It depends on any other drug you might be taking , your body’s reaction to Oxycodone and other factors .
400 mil is the max in 24 hours according to the chemist and hospital at the inquest of my partner.
Yet 80 mill killed her.
So please never take or experiment with this drug as it will kill you.
I am on 200 a day fast and slow release.
It takes all my control to stick to it , as the drug demands you want more all the time.
And i have been on it for 17 months.
I am 52 and have been told its for life.as there is nothing better for pain.
BUT there are long term terrible effects that this drug causes.
So long term my future is not bright.
So i would ask Shelly , that you stay of it , unless there is no alternative.
Kev.

SIMMO
3:55 pm April 9th, 2015

Kev, you say,
” BUT there are long term terrible effects that this drug causes. ”
Can you give a bit more detail?
I have been on 3 X 30 mg (90 Mg) per day since Nov 2011 as stated above.
I think I have a fairly good grip on things, and have reduced my dosage to 3 X half a tab a couple of years ago, but keep taking them for the very small high I get.
I am not trying to lead anybody down the wrong path, just telling the truth.

Robbie
2:16 am April 10th, 2015

Hello,
My brother has just given his sick cat two 20mg capsules of oxynorm, will this end the cats life? Whilst I did not necessarily agree with him and his method (he told me that it is more humane giving his 17 year old sick cat two 20mg of oxynorm, as he said, it will put the cat into a deep sleep and he will then pass as his breathing will slow and then stop) I would like to know if this is true, regarding the cat going to sleep and passing over. Could someone please help me with this conundrum. Yours in Faith, Robbie. Thank you.

6:25 pm April 11th, 2015

Hi Robbie. I’m sorry but I’m not familiar with how cat’s organisms function. I’m just thinking about the poor cat. Please take her to the vet, this process may be a torture to the poor animal that was a loving pet for almost two decades.

Rebecca
12:34 am April 30th, 2015

My 2 year old taken one endone tablet should I take her to the hospital and asap

alan
2:14 am May 2nd, 2015

I messed up on my script 60 op 4mg 10 roux am shooter an 32 I do 20 ops 40 40 of the 10mg I been a emotion few days in my entire life plus kidneys hurt suscide thoughts running rapid just wondering if anyone else been d*mb like myself

Klinton
11:52 pm May 3rd, 2015

Can you get brain damage or any permanent damage for that matter from talking 5-20 mg OxyContin once every week for a year or so ? That is not prescribed ?

1:26 pm May 4th, 2015

Hi Klinton. I don’t believe it’s highly likely or possible. OxyContin does influence the way the brain functions, but these changes are reversible. Especially at the rate and dose you are taking the medication, you cannot expect any significant brain or other organ damages.

Simmo
4:22 pm May 9th, 2015

Klinton, if you read my comments above you can almost take any quantity if you condition you body first. Recently a friend was put on 5 mg twice per day when she fell over and broke her Femur, (Upper leg bone and she is 83). My 30 mg 3 times a day makes her dose look like peanuts. I cut my Tabs into halves and quarters, and recently reduced my dosage down to 3 quarters of a tab, 3 times per day and they seemed to work the same. Then all of a sudden it was Sat night and I needed a treat and took 1 and a half tabs and WOOPEE a great night. I am not recommending my little experiments, but after nearly 4 years on Oxy-Contin I have learnt how to get the most out of them. Yes I am hooked, but in control.
Ivana, I hope you can publish my little waffle, as I would like to see other peoples responses.

stephy
4:27 am May 17th, 2015

I HAVE TOOK TWO 10mg oxycodon earlier today tooka nap for aabout 3hrs took 3tramadol n just took a half of 30mg oxycodone will I be okay?

simmo
2:57 pm May 17th, 2015

stephy, That is a mouth full (pun intended), and the best advice I can think of is, follow your DOCTOR’S INSTRUCTIONS. You only get one bite of the cherry, don’t waste your only chance at life.

olivia
12:45 am May 22nd, 2015

I have had a brain injury for 11 years. I have tried three pills and the three again the next day and some times a little more. It relaxes me and I like the way it makes me feel. Can I have a greater risk of dying or am I ok as long as I dont over use them?

simmo
4:30 pm May 22nd, 2015

Olivia, I am not sure of what your question is, but as a retired Milkman / Mine Manager and everything in between, I can tell you that after some time (Maybe 6 months) your body gets used to the Opioids and the pain relief diminishes if you don’t increase the dosage. Having said that you can learn to manage the medication. For example, if like me on 3 x 30 mg per day (Almost 4 years), your original pain problem goes away and you suddenly realise you are taking the Oxy-Contin because you are hooked. I have on a couple of occasions cut my tabs and taken 3/4s of a tab each time. After about 2 weeks I have settled down to that much and reduced to half a tab X 3 times per day. In a nutshell it is all manageable if you are determined.
THE CHOICE IS YOURS.
Good luck, Simmo.

Blake
6:02 am May 23rd, 2015

I took 10 5/325 oxy/acetamin in the last 30 mins for unbearable pain wondering if i have over dosed 23 male 179lbs

Ashley
10:06 pm May 28th, 2015

Hey so just wondering, will a 20 of heroin kill someone who is 130lbs and only somewhat opiate tolerant?…

Mary
5:55 am June 1st, 2015

The person I am caring for has chronic neck pain and takes large doses of oxycodone. Sometimes when I am there he wants more. I am worried he takes too much, since I see 40 pills a night gone the next day. Please advise.

DiscoDan
7:03 am June 3rd, 2015

Please help. I am up to taking 35 oxycodone 30mg at a time, 2-3 Times a day. That’s 1050mgs a dose. I’m so scared because I have been to detox 15 times, and its he’ll, torture. My first detox was in June 2013, @ that time I was taking 450mgs a dose 3 times a day. That was my worst experience. After that, I only ever took 150mgs a time 3-4 Times a day. My question is, being I am taking so much, will the next detox be even worse? I am so afraid because in all 15 attempts I always went back to the pills, so if I try again am I just going through the torture for nothing? Is there any place that does sedated detox? I’m ready to throw in the towel. Please help me.

12:28 pm June 3rd, 2015

Hello Mary. That is a large amount of oxycodone taken throughout the night. If the medication is no longer providing pain relief, which tends to happen as tolerance grows, he should be switched to another medication that will provide pain relief without him having to take that much. Discuss this issue with a doctor. How can a doctor even be prescribing someone over 1000 Oxycodones a month?

Ginny
10:16 pm June 3rd, 2015

So I just started oxyconde hcl yesterday. I am prescribed 10mg every 8 hours and I took 2. Is that a fatal amount? In total it’s 60 mg per day. I am itchy, cold and breathing relaxed. I also take lorazapam. Should I be concerned?

SIMMO
5:29 pm June 5th, 2015

Ginny, first of all I am a Mechanical fitter, not a Medical person. However, from my personal experience there are no set dosages as every individual is different. A few years ago I was put on 30mg, 40Mg and 50Mg Oxy-Contin over 3 days, and had no bad effects. From what I can see it is up to the individual. I realey think the best advice for everybody is,
“TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR”.

simmo
4:22 am June 11th, 2015

Back in 2000 I gave up cigarettes after 45 years of smoking. I did it with the help of the patches, and it was easy in the end.
QUESTION: Does anybody know of any similar aids (like patches), that can assist with getting off the Oxy-Contin monster?

john
5:37 pm June 12th, 2015

Hi I have had spinal surgery almost 4 weeks ago and have been taking 40mg oallxycodone slow release twice daily along with one or two 10ml every 4 hours at night I tend to take a lot more. I was rushed to hospital yesterday morning after taking my morning medication and not a lot of sleep. I was struggling to breath and my obs were everywhere. I was treated for a possible clot in my lung but on returning g to the pulmonary unit the next day this was rules out. The doctor said it could have been the tablets but I am still anxious and concentrating a lot on my breathing. My oxygen levels were 98. Can you help.

Polly
10:15 pm June 12th, 2015

I have taken 160mg of oxycodone. I am normally on 80mg a day. What should I do? I think just sleep it off. I know I shouldn’t have done it. I just blipped out for a minute.

ANTHONY
6:50 am June 14th, 2015

HEY GANG, THANKS FOR YOUR REPLIES TO MY POST FROM I THINK 2 YEARS AGO. I STILL THINK OFTEN OF DOING MYSELF AND ACTUALLY HAVE MY PLAN OF THIS FOR TOMORROW NIGHT. ITS NOT JUST BECAUSE OF MY PAIN, BUT DUE TO MY LOW INCOME IN WHICH I HAD TO LEAVE MY OWN COUNTRY *NEW YORK, I’M SSID, IN 2007, AND HAVE NOT SEEN ANY OF MY 5 KIDS AGES FROM 13 TO 22 IN 8 YEARS!! AND FAMILY WHICH HAS FORGOTTEN ME, ITS THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WHERE I AM. AND OF COURSE US AMERICANS HERE ARE JUST WALKING DOLLAR BILLS, SURE, WE HAVE MONEY!!! WHAT HORSESHIT!!! SO TIRED OF THE BS HERE!! AND I STILL PAY SUPPORT ALTHOUGH MY KIDS ARE 20 AND 22, HOWS THAT??? WTF??!!! MY DIVORTCE CREED SAYS 18 PERIOD!! AND I HAVE TRIED TO CARRY ON SOME KIND OF A NORMAL LIFE HERE AND MET A FEW WOMAN IN THOSE 8 YEARS. YEA GREAT! NOTHING BUT GREAT ACTRESSES!!! FUCKING USERS!!! ITS EITHER MONEY MONEY MONEY OR JUST THINGS, NO HEART!! ALL EVIL WOMAN HERE AS I SEE IT. ITS BEEN PURE HELL!! ALL I DO IS OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES, NO INSURANCE FOR I CANNOT AFFORD IT AND OF COURSE WHEN YOU LEAVE THE STATES AND GET SOCIAL SECURITY, THEY CUT YOUR MEDICAL. I STILL NEED TO TRAVEL 4 HOURS ONE WAY TO A CANCER HOSPITAL FOR MY MED WHICH IS EITHER OXYCODONE OR OXYCONTIN, DEPENDS WHICH WAS DONATED TO THEM BY A LOCAL LAB. THAT SAID, I BEEN SUICIDAL FOR AT LEAST 4 YEARS, AND NOW ITS COME TO A HEAD, I HAVE ALREADY WRITTEN OUT INSTRUCTIONS FOR A FRIEND OF MINE TO FOLLOW ONCE HE FINDS ME. AND UNFORTUNATELY, I WIL BE SETTING HIM UP TO FIND ME. TOMORROW NIGHT BEFORE I TAKE ACTION, WILL CALL HIM SO HE COMES OVER IN THE MORNING. I ALSO PLAN TO WRITE THE MEDICAL EXAMINAR FOR I HAVE MANY OTHER ISSUES SUCH AS SWOLLEN FEET!! ABOUT 3 SIZES BIGGER THAN NORMAL, I NOW HAVE A DOUBLE HERNIA AGAIN AND ITS HUGE!! HAD SURGERY SOME 20 YEARS AGO WHEN I WAS BOXING AND NOW IT SEEMS THAT IT HAS BLOWN APART!! I’M TAKING 5 INCHES OF INTESTINES LAYING OVER MY STOMACH WALL AND TOTALLY ACROSS MY ABDOMEN, LOOKS LIKE AN ANACONDA UNDER MY SKIN, AND MY LEGS ARE ALSO BLOWN UP, FEELS LIKE 50 POUNDS EACH, VERY HARD TO WALK! AND I CANNOT GET HELP!!! CONTACTED THE EMBASSY, THEY COULD GIVE A SHIT!! AND HERE YOU CANNOT WALK INTO A HOSPITAL WITHOUT PAYING OR HAVING INSURANCE!! WTF?? THE STATES SHOULD DO THE SAME!! SO NOT ONLY HAVE I BEEN DEALING WITH MY CHRONIC BACK AND NECK PAIN, NOW I HAVE THIS OTHER PAIN AND ITS OFF THE CHAIN!! I CAN TAKE A LOT OF PAIN IN GENERAL, BUT THIS IS TOO MUCH!! ITS THE TIME FRAME THAT HAS TAKEN ITS TOLL ON ME, I GUESS EVERYTHING REALLY. WHAT BREAKS YOU AS A MAN?? WHEN IS IT ENOUGH FOR YOU?? I HAVE ROLLED WITH THOSE PUNCHES FOR WAY TO LONG, I NEED TO GO DOWN AND REST! PAIN FREE!! ALL THAT SAID AND SINCE SO MANY HAVE ASKED, WHAT WILL IT TAKE??? I HAVE WATCHED DR G MEDICAL EXAMINER BACK IN THE DAY AND WANTED TO SEE IT AGAIN, SOI HIT YOUTUBE. SURE ENOUGH SHE DID A FEW SEGMENTS ON DRUG OVER DOSE AND WHAT DRUGS..SHE STATED AND OF COURSE WILL DEPEND ON TOLERANCE, BUT 6 TABS OF ONLY 20MG WOULD BE ENOUGH TO DOWN THE AVERAGE MED USER. NOT GOING INTO ALL OF THOSE DETAILS, BUT GOOD INFO. I BEEN TAKING 4 TO 6 TABS OF 20MG OVER THE PAST 18 YEARS OR SO OF OXY, EITHER ONE, BUT NEVER IN ONE SHOT AND MINE ARE TIME RELIEF. I ONLY HAVE ABOUT 20 LEFT NOW, VERY LITTLE FOOD, SO I KNOW I AM NOT GOING TO GET PAST THIS MONTH WITH MEDS OR FOOD ANYWAYS. NO MONEY NOW!! SO COMPILE ALL OF MY SHIT AND NO MONEY??? THIS IS SIMPLE!!! ONLY FEAR I HAVE? MR GOD/JESUS, WILL I BE FORGIVEN OR THROWN INTO THE GATES OF FIRE, I HATE GETTING BURNED EVEN BY A LIGHTER IN WHICH I HAVE STARTED SMOKING AS WELL, HEAVILY! ALMOST 4 PACKS A DAY. WELL, NUFF SAID!! JUST WANTED TO GIVE AN UPDATE AND TO THANK THOSE WHO HAVE REPLIED TO MY FIRST POST! I WAS LOOKING FOR SOME OTHER INFO AND BAM!! THIS SITE CAME UP, WAS READING SOME POST AND THEN I REALIZED, ONE I WAS READING WAS MINE. HAHAHAHA, HOW COOL WAS THAT!!!! I’M OUTTA HERE!!! GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!!! THANKS AGAIN, ANTHONY

ANTHONY
7:12 am June 14th, 2015

SIMMO.

JUST WEAN DOWN, EVEN BREAK THE PILL. BEST WAY IS, TRY TAKING NOTHING WHEN YOU WAKE IN THE MORNING SINCE YOU ALREADY WENT 6 OR MORE HOURS WITHOUT A DOSE. YOU MAY WANT TO TRY GETTING SOME TROMADOL 100 MG, TAKE THOSE INSTEAD, AND IF YOUR REALLY HAVING AN ISSUE, THEN TAKE A 1/4 OR A 1/2 OF YOUR OXY. OR YOU WILL NEED TO DETOX PERIOD, THEN CHECK YOURSELF INTO A PLACE.. ITS GOING TO TAKE A GOOD WEEK OR SO TO GET OFF THEM. GOOD LUCK!! ANTHONY

6:47 pm June 18th, 2015

Hi John. Anything I say would be just a speculation as I cannot examine you or run any tests to see where the problem lies. Have you had your appointment with the pulmonologist?

Connor
8:43 pm June 21st, 2015

If I take one OxyContin will I become sick? I am 16 and weigh 107 pounds and I stand about 5’11 these pills where prescribed to me when I burnt my hand to the third degree

Casey
10:35 am June 28th, 2015

I have 6 herniated degenerative discs with surgery not an option. C3-C4 & L4-&L5 treatment started 7-8 yrs ago increasing to 7-30MG TABS Of oxcycodone & 3-60MG ER TABS Morphine daily. I do NOT drink or take anything not Rx. Also on Adderall for ADHD 30MG daily & Klonopin 2 daily as needed. No street drugs, no over the counter & never take more than Rx. I do not get high from the Meds but I do get weird memories that seem real but aren’t. This just started. Hands & left leg & hip go numb when sleeping or my hand from typing. I’m constantly tired, lethargic & have no energy. I’m get winded very easy. I’m depressed & no anti-depressants have help in 7 years.

My pain mgmt Dr said she thinks smoking pot could help & could also possible get me off of the opiates but it’s not legal where I live & at 56 I can’t hang out at the local HS looking to score. Catch 22. Any suggestions? I’ve tried to cut back & stop. Tapering down to 1-2/day but the pain was too much & I started having withdrawals. I went to a facility & considered checking in until they said I’d have to deal with the withdrawals without any Meds to help with the withdrawals. They said no one dies from withdrawals & to deal with it. So I left. I want my life back, I have no friends, disassociated with everyone, I just always want to be left alone at home.

Can anyone help or have any good suggestions.

Thank you
Casey

Kathy
9:34 am June 29th, 2015

i took an oxy 30 mg fast relief at 1:30 pm than when i got home still had oain than took another at 2:45 forgetting i had just taken obe at 1:30 am i at risk im feeling a bit racie but im not sure its just fear if overdoseing

10:54 am June 29th, 2015

Hi Kathy. Have you been taking the medication for a while now or are you opioid naive? Call your doctor or call the free helpline number 1-800-222-1222 to get in touch with a poison expert from the Poison Control Center.

john
1:03 pm June 29th, 2015

Yes thanks had ct scan and heart echo, both of which were fine so I can only put it down to maybe a pre surgery shock to my system. Stool getting a bit panicky after a couple of weeks bit to be fair I thought I was a goner so that’s undersized I think.

John

5:03 pm June 29th, 2015

Hello DiscoDan. You can call the helpline number displayed on our page to get in touch with our trusted addiction treatment providers and explain your past experiences and needs. The point is to find adequate treatment approach and a program that will meet your recovery needs, as well as your economical possibilities. Don’t despair! Relapse is a part of recovery!

Pat
10:13 pm July 2nd, 2015

I have also been reading many posts. I have been taking one narcotic of some type for about 10’years. First it was Vicodin until, during and after hip replacement. I had horrible headaches and my doctor prescribed Fentanyl Patch 50, then 75, then 100. When I was initially prescribed Fentanyl, I didn’t even know it was a narcotic. I thought it was just a pain patch until I started needing more and more and then felt it wasn’t doing anything. I tried to stop taking, with a decreasing dose. The first time my doctor just told me to stop taking it. Horrible withdrawals. My husband called the pharmacist, and he told me to put a patch on right away. I have epilepsy and thought I might have a seizure. Then she started me on Oxicontin 20 mg in morning, then again at night. And Oxycodone 10 mg. 2-3 times a day for breakthrough pain. I’m also on Amitriptyline 150 mg at night, Ambien, Paxil 40mg., and something for Hypothyroidism I just had to start taking. I have COPD-never smoked, mitochondrial myopathy,sleep apnea, depression, insomnia and I take Zofran for nausea daily. Lately when I do sleep, I wake up realizing I don’t really have to breathe that much. I don’t know how else to explain it. I also have encephalopathy. Should I be concerned?

Pat
10:22 pm July 2nd, 2015

I have had 4 major surgeries in my neck, one being a fusion…it bulged for years before I stating going numb and a dr. listened and was seen by a neurosurgeon immediately. I’m in the process of changing Drs. because of insurance issues and the fact my pleasant dr. has dropped the ball way too many times. I am still in agony…migraines daily and feel no one but God cares. I am an invalid now and feel worthless and contemplating not waking up…it just seems like the only thing I can do. I am a burden to my family, my medical pres. and care is so expensive and know I will soon be gone anyway. What’s the point.

Peter
5:06 am July 3rd, 2015

If I take three tablets at 5 mg of oxycodone a day will I get addicted and if so how quickly?

3:41 pm July 3rd, 2015

Hi Peter. When you take oxycodone daily for a number of weeks or months, you can develop physical dependency to the drug. Once dependence is formed, you will experience withdrawal whenever you lower the usual dose or try to quit cold turkey. Addiction is on a totally different level involving obsessing over obtaining and compulsive urge to use oxycodone.

Michael
9:25 pm July 3rd, 2015

I am prescribed 2 5/325 Percocets every 6 to 8 hours. So basically I can take 8 a day spread out over the entire day. I DO have severe pain issues and legitimately need the pain meds. My problem stems from the fact that I also have PTSD and taking more Percocets than prescribed “sometimes” helps with the PTSD. It is not uncommon for me to take all 8 at one time. I have never had a problem as I slowly worked my way up to that does. Today I am having a particularly bad PTSD day so I took 10 5/325 Percocets. Seeing as I am used to taking 8 do you think there is still a possibility of a dangerous overdose by taking 2 more than I ever have at one time before. I do know that I am running close to the max daily acetaminophen but I am more concerned about the 10 Percocets versus the max of 8 I have ever taken in the past. I have read quite a few of the questions and answers on here. I am asking here because I don’t get the feeling of people being judged as they are on most sites. Thank you in advance for any answers you can give me.

Gary
8:55 am July 9th, 2015

I take my 30 mg oxycodone three times a day 30mg morphine at night before I go to bed to induce sleep. I am up tonight like most nights I can’t breathe I feel like I’m suffocating I can’t catch my breath i’ve been on oxycodone now for about seven years. I want to quit but I am in such chronic pain I don’t know how.

Maryann
3:50 pm July 9th, 2015

Having had very painful foot surgery, my Dr. Gave me increased frequency of oxycodone, fleroril for pain. I have RA now for 50 years. I am 66. So you can imagine the multiple medications daily as well as anti-biotics,. Anti-depressants, cortisone My pain level through the night was 8 and with an attempt to bring it down have probably taken over what I should
d have. My oxygen level bounces around between and 84. Pulse is 91. I

Maryann
4:00 pm July 9th, 2015

CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT HAPPENS AFTER TAKING OXY. AFTER FOOT SURGERY. LOTS OF PAIN THROUGH NIGHT…SO TOOK EXTRA OXYCODONE, PLUS FLEXORILL. ALONG WITH MY REGULAR MEDICATIONS. THERE IS ALLOT. NOW NO PAIN, BUT OXYGEN AND PULSE BOUNCING AROUND. I THINK I AM LUCID BUT AM STARTING TO FEEL VERY TIRED. IS THAT THE WAY THINGS ARE WHEN YOU DIE? SLOW AND WITHOUT PAIN OR OTHER SYMTOMS. SHOULD BE. DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN GET SOME REST? GUESS THE REAL QUESTION IS THIS WHAT THE END IS LIKE OR MORE OTHER CONSEQUENCES?

Melody
5:24 pm July 14th, 2015

My sister started out 14 years ago taking percocets. She was up to 30 a day and 5 years ago she switched to oxy. She takes 4 pills a day (80’s) I am not familiar with all the lingo so bare with me. She is soooo skinny and looks really sick. She looks like a addict now. She steals, lies, and does whatever she has to do to get them. I fear for her safety. She has been to rehab once but only stayed clean for 4 months. When she runs out which doesn’t happen often but when she does she gets sick really bad. I don’t know what to do. She gets really angry when I bring it up. Any suggestions

marty
1:32 am July 20th, 2015

My wife takes 30mg 5 times a day olus 30 mg oxycontin 3 tines a day. All this wirrying about 5/325s or 10/325s is a waste. Your more likely to suffer effects of the 325 tylanol than the oxycodone. My wife suffered a brain aneurysm which is why she needs such large dosages

Jodi
11:35 pm July 21st, 2015

Our family recently lost a family member and the reason for death states accidental overdose of oxycodone. We believe this unexpected death needs to be investigated and have been given a cause of death if an individual had not been taking the medication for a long period of time. The individual was being treated for chronic pain and had taken oxycodone for over 10yr and has blood tests showing higher levels than detected prior to sudden, unexpected death… All the information I have been able to obtain indicates an individual who has been taking this medication has developed a high tolerance for the medication and the level detected was in the lower range without a increased tolerance level. The oxycodone quantitated in the blood and detected in the urine = 0.47mg/l
If you could direct me to documents that I can better understand this and provide an unprofessional opinion, I would appreciate it.

Laura
5:28 am July 24th, 2015

My mother in law is 78 years old and weighs 95 pounds and her doctor just prescribed her 40 milligrams of oxycodine for paine every 6 hours is this right she’s so loopy and out of it were very worried

Crazy kid jay
6:34 am July 25th, 2015

Hey I’ve been taking perks for 6 months now .. I take up to 60 milligrams of perks a day ( any kind ) and smoke a lot of weed to get high ! This drug addiction has gone so far that I have thoughts and voices in my head telling me to do bad things I think the oxycodone is screwing up my head and my health ! I’m getting skinnier each day and barley eat how long do u think k can continue this path I made for myself before something bad happens ? Also how do u get rid of the stomach pains wen u don’t have anything !!!

PAUL
10:57 pm July 28th, 2015

Hello, I have had a lot of surgeries and suffer from sever pain in my hips. I accidently overdosed on oxy. my doctor cut me off and I have no quality of life now. Is there another way I can get back on my pain meds. Tylenol arthritis does not work.

Darren
6:44 pm August 2nd, 2015

So I just took 30 mg at once. I’ve been taking 10 mg every 8 hours. I had surgery on my foot. I’m on crutches and accidentally landed on it so I was in incredible pain so I took some extra thinking it would help. Just wondering if I should be good or not.

Shelby
11:36 pm August 6th, 2015

Taylor,
I’m not sure when you wrote your post on here, but I just read it, and I want you to know how very brave, intelligent, and inspirational you are! Thank you so much for sharing your story. A lot of people don’t understand the struggles of daily chronic pain that requires daily pain meds. Amazing, how quick people are to judge others when they have never been in their shoes or experienced the pain to know the true, and real reason we are required to take pain meds. I feel like we are classified as pill heads or drug seekers. They just have no clue. Your story really made me think of how we all have problems in the general area of pain, and having to take meds. yet we can always meet or connect with someone who is in a worse situation. I know you said you haven’t been able to do a lot of things that you would have done otherwise or still would like to do, and I am here to encourage you to do things in life to make you happy!! Could you possibly take online classes with your local community college? I’m 35 years old, and starting classes online with my local community college in two weeks. Fall of 2015. I never thought I was smart enough to attend or could pay for it, but with a lot of time and perserverance I have been able to make this long time dream of mine a reality!! I have severe back problems, and I have always done physical labor for work in past, but I have decided to get training in office administration-medical. My goal is to work somewhere one day that I can work with elderly. My dream was to be a nurse, but since I can’t do the long shifts on feet I thought I could make my way in the field somehow! Guess what I am getting at, where there is a will there is a way! Thank you again for sharing. You don’t know how much reading it today help me. Pain and depression go hand in hand, and are like best friends, you know?!! I hope you can get around some of the hurdles that are holding you back, and just get your foot in the door to your dreams! I am also considering taking painting classes somewhere, like water colors. I think it will be very helpful to take mind of pain, and problems. Plus create a master piece to be proud of! I hope my message to you may have helped you also in some small way, Taylor,
Take care, and best of luck in the future!
Shelby

Ashe
4:03 pm August 14th, 2015

I have DID, and one of my alter personalities took what I think was up to maybe 12-15 10 mg oycodone/apap pills since as late as 1:51 this morning and as early as 6ish. My hands are cold and my breathing is shallow. I have been having pain all yesterday and last night. Should I call a hospital? My anxiety is keeping me awake, and my neck is cramping up badly. I take (usually) 6 pills a day, but I have weaned down the past few months to two and a half a day. I don’t remember much from last night, but that is not unusual with Disassociative identity disorder. Am I okay?

Aisha
8:17 am August 15th, 2015

My friend has a sickle celk crisis, she is been admited to the hospital and every hour she get 10 mg of oxycodone for one week now. I am concern that she is getting more she need. Pls advise.

Keller
1:58 pm August 17th, 2015

last night i had to visit the hospital for a previous injury of a snapped collar bone that happened this past december. was prescribed percocet 5s ample times, 7.5s a few then the 10s a bunch following. i have a natural tolerance to pills, im not sure why. but would nasal 40 mgs and only feel a slight differ in my soberness. have taken more for recreational highs when i was getting them prescribed but last night was prescribed 12 percocet 10s because the metal rod on my arm was giving me trouble. had an awesome day on them. but here it is less than 24 hours later and have nasaled all but 3. ive regurgitated multiple times and have nodded out all day. is 90mg too much in a 18 hour span? im still nodding and the last 2 i nasaled was a couple hours ago. but still feel like vomiting. ofcourse my nose itches but my whole body does aswell. haha. im not too fond of pain pills but indulged this time.

3:16 pm August 17th, 2015

Hi Ashe. I believe it’s a great idea to go to the hospital. But, you cannot drive in this state, so please ask someone you trust to drive you.

Gary
4:15 pm August 17th, 2015

I guess I am use to the opioids. I do have problems breathing at night and I have sleep apnea too. I am prescribe 30 mg. oxycodone three times a day and one 30mg. of morphine at night for sleep. Many times I am in so much pain I take both the morphine and oxycodone together at night before I go to bed. I am aware of my breathing problem and it was reported to me I quit breathing as many as 74 times a night while asleep. I have been on this quantity of meds for about 5 years. I worry all the time about suffocating at night while asleep I always awake gasping for air but some night I may not. Scary! My sleep apnea machine I cannot breath at all with the mask on so I don’t use it.

Christine
9:43 pm August 20th, 2015

So i have been taking 30mg oxycodone instant realase for three years now a few years now . I am prescribed 10 a day. Along with xanex. And fetnyl patches (I don’t take the fet because its too strong for me) I’m only in my twenties so I hate to be on this medication some times I take 6 oxycodone 30 mg at a time because I am in so much pain. I always run out a week or two early . I would advise anyone who is about to get on pain meds to not. Very hard to stop

Patricia
6:13 pm September 2nd, 2015

Age 72 take oxycondon 5 325 3 times a day is it safe for conic back and low back pain

Tonya
12:48 am September 10th, 2015

I take 3 20 mg oxycodone a day wit one .5 Xanax in the morning and night i sometimes take phenergan because I get nauseas in 5’2 139 lbs will this make me OD ? My dr told me to take 2 20 mg every 6 hours but I can’t take that much I know and have never tried !!

simmo
4:06 pm September 12th, 2015

To Christine and any others who are on Opioids this might help. I have been on 30mg Oxy-contin 3 times per day since Nov 2011. Yes, I am hooked.
I few months ago after worrying about it for a long time, and not sure if my Doc will keep suppling me I decided to see if I could get off them if I had to. This is what I did, even though I went back onto my 3 X 30mg regime because of my Lower back and feet pain.
I bought a tablet splitter from the local Chemist shop. Then I reduced to three quarters of a tab, 3 x per day for 15 days. Then half a tab for 15 days, then a quarter tab and I was going along fairly well. I only caved in because of my pain, but had reduced my dependence on the Oxy-Contin.
It helps if you record your progress on the side of the fridge with a white board marker.

Kali
6:42 am September 14th, 2015

I crushed and swallowed a 30mg oxycodone with no tolerance to any opioids. It’s been a little over an hour. I’m a 18 year old girl 5ft7in and weight 145. I don’t feel too over powered by the high but am still worried about not having any tolerance. Do you think based on my info I am okay?

Suzanner
7:07 am September 15th, 2015

I’ve took 16 prolonged release of oxycodone could someone tell me the dangers of me doing this??

Danny
3:05 am September 18th, 2015

I have been taking 10mg 3X/day for about a year. I have been prescribed 2 slow releasing drugs since I have been going to the pain center, Opana and Nucenta. Neither seem to work for me. I’m 67 and have hep C and arthritis, most dominantly in my lower back and right hip. I have lumbar degeneration and scoliosis. I take many meds, some for my pain, too numerous to mention. Long story short, I guess, I’m not getting the relief I need. I go to the pain center tomorrow Friday, September 18, I know, short notice. Not sure what to say/do about med increase and/or change. I am very tolerant to opiods. Any suggestions?

Mj
7:42 am September 18th, 2015

Hi i have been taking oxycodone 20mg for 2 years along with ativan 1mg im prescribed to take 2 20mg tablets 3 times a day so 120mg a day i have stage 4 cancer and had a neck disection so i am in chronic pain that will never go away and have a geeding tube and cant wat by mouth i am 27 and have grown a tolerance even though i am prescribed 120mg a day i only take 40 mg a day. 1 20mg in morning sometimes 1 at 5 and 1 before bed so thats 60 but more than less i been takin just 1 in the morning and 1 at night. However these past 8 months it staryed out once a week taking more abd has growed into a addiction and i take all dofferent amoubts usually my normal in 1 dose i take about 140mg oxycodone once every 3 -4 days moxed with 4-5 1mg ativan tablets (a mild xanax) so tonight i took 180mg of oxycodone and 5 ativan so i took slightly more of both its been over an hour and i dont feel to dofferent just a normal high but am scared to go to bed advice asap would be apprciated my question is should i worry if so gow mch enough to go to er the thing is my girlfriend or family is unawae of my addiction so its hard to go to er but like i said i feel fine but am scared do you guys think i will be ok honest answers please thanks so much for any info i can recieve back thabks so so so much …. Mikey

Tom
8:14 am September 20th, 2015

I currently take Oxycodone 15mg every 6 hrs for pain, but I have read online DrMD that the drug usually only works for about 4 hrs and I agree. I have spoken to my Dr about this and she is more concerned about her license. I told her the medication looses potentcy as its delivered by UPS in their hot trucks then left in doorway till I get home. So as you can see 15mg is prob like 5mg so you can see why its possible of overdose by time. Let me know what you think?

Lisa Joy
5:33 pm September 29th, 2015

Hey!!
I’ve been on some kind of opiate since before my back surgery in 2007. I had my S1/L4/L5 fused and those discs scraped out and replaced with artificial bone material. I’d been having horrible back pain since 2002, 1 year after the birth of my 7th child. The surgery did ZIP! In 2009 I’m taking the max of hydrocodones 10/325, which I believe were 6 a day then plus Gabapentin, a muscle relaxer, Prozac, and various other sleep meds and meds for a few other illnesses. The pain dr said that I did need that surgery but my SI joints should’ve been fused at the same time because they had been deteriorating also. So, I now had degenerative disc disease, SI joint dysfunction with bone spurs on each joint, vacuum phenomena, and both joints just crap. I also have various other back diseases but my SI joints were the worse.
Finally my back gave out and I woke up one morning in Jan 2014 could barely sit up, grabbed my cane to go to the bathroom but when I started to get up I fell to the floor because my I couldn’t stand. I was in more pain than normal and now I couldn’t walk but a few steps with help. I’ve had 3 opinions and all drs say I have SI joint dysfunction and need the minimally invasive SI joint fusion for both my right and left joints.
Well, it’s now September 2015 and we are appealing my surgeries for the 9th time because Anthem BCBS will not approve the surgery if it’s because you are in excrutiating pain and have mechanical SI joint problems. SI joint dysfunction is 3rd worse of all diseases for quality of life and pain; it’s behind ALS and Parkinson’s because only they are worse.
I live in KY were the narcotic med laws are sh*t! I am only prescribed Morphine ER 30mgs 2 times a day and Oxycodone 10mgs 3 times a day (4 times a day is the max you can be prescribed). I also take other meds including sleeping pills, which don’t help me sleep due to the pain. I’ve slept 4 hrs since Sunday morning.
I cannot walk and use a wheelchair to get around. My pain is so bad that I get nauseous and throw up so I’ve lost 30lbs since Jan 2014. I am only able and allowed to sit upright 1 hr a day so I spend almost all day in my bed with pillows under my knees. I have high bp now because of the pain. I cannot be a mom to the 4 children at home. I do homeschool our youngest 2 because we want this so I will do whatever is needed to make this happen. I only get out of the home for my pain dr appt every other month, surgeons everytime we make an appeal which is about every 3 mo, and occasionally I will take 4 oxy’s and 1 extra morphine just to go out to eat. These meds are barely making a sent in my pain.
I have DID ( dissociative identity disorder) and I had switching under control until this and now I’m always switching due to pain. My depression is horrible because we have zero friends here so I literally talk to my kids and husband and that’s it. I don’t understand why drs get so scared to prescribe what someone like me needs to control my pain so I can read, watch tv, or talk with my husband without being consummed by the pain that I start crying or I scream into my pillows. I know I’m dependent on these drugs but I don’t care cuz I need them and I’m sure it would take a lot to OD which for those of us in chronic pain yearn to be free of pain and have fleeting thoughts of what if? But I would never leave my kids like that so I sit here with tears in my eyes because I have no life.

vinny
5:01 am September 30th, 2015

My wife is prescribed 30mg of oxycodone 4 times a day. She’s been in a lot of pain and claims that she just shot an entire pill…30mg iv. She is completely out of it. She’s been on a high dose for a long time and may have injected this much in the past but I’m really worried about her bc she is out of it. If I was 21 and she was drinking liquor, I might be laughing but I take things a little more serious now. Is 30mg iv injected for a muscular 160lb 39 year old woman an amount to br worried about.

Please help with any viable advice.

Julia
8:49 am October 2nd, 2015

Ok so i took a total of 50 mgs today of oxycodone that im on but not all at once at the same time i took it every 4 to 6 hours thsn,taks another ome,can i die right now cuz i drnk a little bit as well too. 30% Alchol and im afraid to go to sleep now and fighting to stay awake im very tired its 2:44am what do i do and also im om clonidine 3 mgs at night time daily meds tk take at bes time and im afraid to take,it will i be ok im scared im going to die thats why im fighting to stay awake im very jumpy idk why mabe its becuz im fighting to stay awake i took 1mg of xanax that im perscribed a little while ago becuz my anxiety is kicking in cuz im scared what do i do i feel fine,im breathing nornally im acting fine just very tired and scared.

Chantelle
9:17 am October 2nd, 2015

I have 4 80s of oxy will I overdose ?

Matt
3:57 pm October 4th, 2015

Hey guys, I have been reading these posts and wow, a place that gets it. It is hard to talk to folks about pain when they do not know the pain you are in. I was 31 when my back went out. 3 herniated discs in my lower back. 2 fusions a lamenectomy in two years they want to do another but I cannot see giving them more chances to screw me up. So now 11 years later I am disabled and am seeing pain management doctors. I have been on everything from morphine methadone, flexoril, and many more. I am currently on 10 MG oxycodone hcl, 15 MG oxycontin cr, and 350 MG of soma. And people see me take all these and assume I am abusing, when in fact I have developed such a tolerance that even taking more it sometimes just barely touches the pain. Being 6’5″ and 225 lbs doesn’t help either. So I just wanna say I feel your pain guys and gals. Thanks for taking the time and sharing.

ana
9:04 am October 11th, 2015

if i snort 30 mil of oxy will i die

sherry
11:10 am October 15th, 2015

I hate em all, i did without for about 9 months when i got with pete, he seemed to dare

Whitney
5:30 pm October 15th, 2015

My boyfriend recently started swallowing 10mg of oxycodone. I am concerned about overdose. Can you tell me how much it would take for him to overdose. I’m really worried about him.

Kelly
5:28 am October 25th, 2015

I know a guy that’s been in a car accident and now takes 30 mg roxycodoine 5 times a day with little or no relief ànd has talked about ending his suffering how many will it take to end his life

donna
5:44 pm October 29th, 2015

if a person normaly took 30 milligrams of oxycodone a day for the last 5 to 6 years , and was off them for 4 to 5 days and started back up on them can this cause toxicity and kill them and if so how long does it usually take for this to happen ? my life partner died from acute drug toxicity he took oxycodone and other medications and im trying to understand how this happened

Jean
6:02 pm November 4th, 2015

I have been on hydrocodone for 3 years went to pain management 6 months ago. I am on10 mg OxyContin x4 day now, as well as Xanax 0.5mg for panic disorder. How many OxyContin/ Xanax will it take to overdose. I am 5 feet tall and weigh 210lbs.

Xmedic
1:11 am November 5th, 2015

Dean,
Sorry about your mom. That would be the lowest amount of opiate i ever saw cause death. 5/325 is of course 5mg oxycodone mixed with 325 of tylenol (apap) which is the almost lowest strength of oxycodone produced. Most people could tolerate much higher doses.

Juanita
3:17 am November 5th, 2015

I took one endone tablet at 8pm last night. I had trouble breathing and felt really sick . I have woken up today and still feel dizzy and sick. Should I see a doctor?

10:43 am November 5th, 2015

Hi Juanita. Yes, I’d advise you to see your doctor and report the unusual side effects.

Mandy
10:23 am November 6th, 2015

Ok I’ve never been addicted to pills but just have a serious question to ask….because I am Bleeding internally from a giant cyst that hasnt been fixed or cleaned out because my doctor says I have to wait for the surgeon and since we really do,t know what day that will be they gave me very strong pain medication and plus i have a major pelvic infection in my uterus and ovarian tubes…im in so much pain so i took 2 of my 5mg oxycodone because im in soo much pain it just hurts..my question is am i gonna be ok because i have horrible anxiety and don’t want to die i have low blood pressure and sometimes forget to breath ya know….im going to sleep my 8 month old daughter is sleeping next to me and my other two daughter’s are at there dads tonight i dont want anything bad to happen to me just needed the pain to go away so i can lay down and get some sleep

2:46 pm November 6th, 2015

Hi Mandy. I understand that there is nothing worse than the non-stop pain, but I strongly advise you to only take your medication as prescribed by your doctor. If you are having a hard time functioning with the pain, go and see your doctor, so you both can find a way to successfully treat the chronic pains.

Razchel
9:22 am November 7th, 2015

I take oxycontin slow release 10mg when required (maybe one or twice a week) i am wondered can the tablet accidently release all its contents as its digestibg? Would a 10 cause an overdose if this happened? I never do anything other than swallow them whole. Sometimes the side effects are almost too strong to cope with. Should this be of concern? TIA.

Razchel
9:26 am November 7th, 2015

I take oxycontin slow release 10mg when required (maybe one or twice a week) i am wondering red can the tablet accidently release all its contents as its digesting? Would a 10mg cause an overdose if this happened? I never do anything other than swallow them whole. Sometimes the side effects are almost too strong to cope with. Should this be of concern? TIA.

Bill
10:12 am November 10th, 2015

I am prescribed 60mg of oxycodone 4 times a day,plus 80mg of oxycontin 3 times a day,plus 2 soma 3 times a day and I am a highly functional working man.The amount of.medicine you take is based on your tolerance, but please only take the amount Prescribed,you.might see someone take a large amount, but that doesn’t mean that you can take the same amouny

meg
4:04 pm November 10th, 2015

Question? What might happen if a 130lb women who is a opitate addict who has been in recovery for 5 months snorted 4 30ml tablets of Oxycodone at one time? Thank you

5:21 pm November 12th, 2015

FELLOW CHRONIC PAIN FOLKS,

I HAVE OVER 13 HERNIATED DISCS, 3 AREAS OF CORD COMPRESSION, ANKLESPONDLEITIS, NERVE DAMAGE FROM ALL OF MY NERVES BEING PRESSED UPON, YEA, THEY DO DIE!! WEAKNESS IN MY LEFT ARM RIGHT LEG, STENOSIS, ETC, ITS THE SAME CRAP MOST OF US HAVE HERE AND THE PAIN? OFF THE CHAIN WITH NO MEDS! I WAS OFFERED SURGERY SOME 18 YEARS AGO. DOC TOLD ME, ANTHONY, YOUR A YOUNG GUY WITH KIDS, YOU MAY NEVER WALK AGAIN OR GO WITH THE MEDS AND GET ADDICTED BUT WE WILL TAKE CARE OF THAT WHEN WE GET THERE. THIS WAS MY PAIN MANAGEMENT DOC, COOL GUY!! HE TRIED OVER 25 SPINAL BLOCKS ON ME, THATS HOW DETERMINED HE WAS TO HELP ME, KEPT TRYING!! WE HAD ONE HUGE FACTOR IN COMMON AT THAT TIME, BOTH OF US HAD AN INDONESIAN WIFE.

HOWS THAT?? PRETTY DAMN ODD!! AND BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL WOMAN!! AND SO, I AM SSID, HAD TO LEAVE MY COUNTRY! SOME 9 YEARS NOW IN THIS HELL HOLE CALLED THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC JUST TRYING TO MAKE ENDS MEET!! CHILD SUPPORT!! YOU KNOW, THE NEVER ENDING KIND! MY KIDS ARE NOW OVER 21!! NOBODY GIVES A SH*T!! CANNOT TEL YOU HOW HARD ITS BEEN LIVING HERE!! LOSE LIGHTS 5 HOURS A DAY, NEVER HAVE ENOUGH FOOD TO EAT AND GETTING MY MEDICATIONS IS ALWAYS AN ISSUE!! 5 HOURS FROM ME!! THEY DO NOT SELL OUR KIND OF PAIN MEDS HERE AT ALL, NEED TO GO TO SANTO DOMINGO TO A CANCER HOSPITAL TO GET MINE!! 5 HOURS ONE WAY!! AND ALL I TAKE ARE OXICALMANS, ITS THE NAME USED FOR OUR OXY’S AND NO HOSPITAL FOLKS!! YOU CANNOT JUST WALK INTO A HOPSITLA TO GET A FIOX IF NEEDED, DONT HAVE ANYTHING!!! THE MOST THEY USE HERE IS DIFONAC WHICH I BELIEVE IS A XANAX, BUT IN SHOT FORM AS IF ITS GOING TO HELP YOU WITH PAIN!! BS!!! DOES NOTHING FOR ME! AND I DO NOT HAVE A HIGH TOLERANCE ALTHOUGH I BEEN TAKING THESE KINDS OF MEDS FOR OVER 20 YEARS NOW WHICH INCLUDED, HYDROCODONE, PERCS, VICRIPROPHEN, VICODIN, ETC AND I BET YOUR THINKING HOW??? THE DOSE I TAKE NOW OF MY OXY IS 20MG, AND IT DEPENDS ON MY PAIN LEVEL, BUT WIL LMAX OUT AT 5 PER DAY, THATS MY RULE PERIOD!! AND I BELIEVE THIS IS KEY HERE, ALSO TAKE DEX B TRES, WHICH IS REALLY DEXTAMENTOSONE A STEROID WITH MULTI VITAMINS AND THAT PUPPY HELPS ME SO MUCH!!! THAT PUPPY IS A LITTLE MONSTER FOR MY PAIN AND INFLAMMATION AND MORE OF THE REASON I DECIDED TO CHIME IN AGAIN. LAST TIME I WAS ON MY SU*CIDE CHAIN READY TO PULL IT! MOSTLY BECAUSE OF MY LIVING CONDITIONS HERE AND NOT SEEING MY KIDS WHILE MY EX WIFE HAS BEEN REMARRIED NOW FOR 15 YEARS OR SO HAS 6 CARS A HOUSE AND MY DAMN KIDS!! SHE HAS DESRTROYED ME!! A DANM GREAT DAD AND I HAVE 3 OTHER KIDS MUCH YOUNGER! WHO THE HELL IS SHE??? TO KEEP HER FOOT ON MY THROAT AND WHO TRULY FORCED ME OUT OF MY OWN COUNTRY!!! I’M SSID!!! JESUS CHRISTMAS!! WHEN DOES IT END!! MOST TIMES I DONT EVEN HAVE TOILET PAPER!! AND ABOUT THE HOSPITALS HERE AGAIN, YOU CANNOT PAY LATER!! ITS EITHER YOU PAY ON THE SPOT OR HAVE INSURANCE! OR NO HELP!! VERY SERIOUS!! AND YES, IF YOUR ARM WAS HANGING OFF??? GOOD LUCK!! NOT GETTING IN WITHOUT PAYMENT! AND SO, I WANTED TO BRING UP THIS STERIOD THAT ANYONE WHO READS THIS, ASK YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT IT! THIS MED IS USED FOR MANY MANY PROBLEMS AND ILLNESSES, MANY!! LOOK IT UP! IT WILL HELP ALL OF YOU HERE, I KNOW IT WOULD. THE ONLY ISSUE IS, ITS A STEROID, PROLONGED USE??? WELL, YOU KNOW THAT STORY! ADDICTION, AND DAMAGES WHAT?? WHO GIVES A RATS BUTT! PAIN FEELS GOOD SO WHO CARES REALLY AND WE ALL DIE ANYWAYS. IF YOU BEEN ON THIS CRAP FOR OVER A FEW YEARS GUESS WHAT??? AND SO ITS TIT FOR TAT, TAKE THE GOOD WITH THE BAD. I’M JUST REALLY TIRED OF READING ALL OF THE FOLKS THAT ARE TAKING SO MUCH OXY, BLOWS ME AWAY!! I TOO LIKE A FEW OTHERS CUT MY PILL. 20MG TIME RELEASE. IT HELPS!!! NOT ONLY TO KEEP MY DOSAGE IN CHECK BUT WITH PAIN. IF THIS STUFF IS IN YOUR BODY MOST OF THE TIME HOW MUCH PAIN WILL YOU HAVE REALLY? DONT ABUSE IT!! AND GUESS WHAT?? SHIT WORKS GOOD!! ITS THE BEST MED I HAVE USED!! EVER!! WORKS GREAT FOR ME BECAUSE ITS A TRUE BLOCKER!! AND I ALSO CUT MY DEXA TRES B PILLS, SAME WAY, WITH A PILL CUTTER AND TAKE 1/2 AND MY OTHER IS ASPIRIN. I TEND TO GET A LOT OF HEADACHES BECAUSE OF MY C6 C7 AREA, BADASS!!! CORD COMPRESSION THERE AND WOW BABY!! BETWEEN MY SHOULDERS IS LIKE A ROCK WITH TENSION . I ALSO USE A TENS UNIT, GET ONE!! GET THE DUAL CHANNEL TYPE IT HAS A FEW DIFFERENT FREQUENCIES TO TWEAK YOUR SPASMS OUT WORKS VERY WELL FOR THAT AND ALSO ANY MUSCLE MASSAGE STIMULATION, WE NEED IT! LIKE PHYSICAL THERAPY WITHOUT GOING. SO THATS WHAT I BEEN DOING NOW HERE IN THE DR FOR THE PAST 9 YEARS!!!! AND SO YOU KNOW, THERE ARE TIMES I RUN OUT OF MY MEDS, NO MONEY!! AND BAM! I FEEL PRETTY BAD, FACE GOES RED ON ME, FEEL TIRED, ETC, WITHDRAWALS FOR SURE, BUT I’M NOT WALKING THE WALLS. AND BECAUSE I ALWAYS KNOW IF I AM GOING TO RUN OUT FOR A DAY NEVER NORE THAN THAT, I WIND IT DOWN THE DAY BEFORE, DONT TAKE ANYTHING UNTIL I START TO FEEL BAD, NEVER MIND THE DAMN PAIN WHICH IS OFF THE CHAIN WITHOUT MEDS, MY CONCERN IS WITHDRAWAL AT THIS POINT. AND SO IT WORKS WELL!! CUT IT DOWN IF YOU KNOW YOUR GOING TO BE OUT OF MEDS AND ITS NOT SO BAD, YOU CAN DEAL WITH IT. BUT IF YOU GO COLD? OH BABY, BETTER PRAY!! BUT AGAIN, MOST HERE HAVE THAT HOSPITAL OPTION, WALK IN, OH MY BACK AND BAM, 2 PERCS FOR YOU WITH A CUP TO GO AND YOUR GOOD AGAIN. AND SO THATS IT, JUST WANTED TO SHARE WHAT IS WORKING FOR ME PRETTY WELL WITH SOME ADDICTION OF COURSE. HELL, EVEN IF I STOPPED DRINKING SODA FOR A DAY I WOULD FEEL THAT TOO. AND FOR THE SILL KIDS POSTING STUPID BS!!!??? STOP IT!! ITS NOT A GAME AND THE MODS HERE DONT HAVE THE TIME TO ADVISE YOU ON SUCH QUESTIONS OF HOW MUCH YOU TOOK ETC, HOW?? DEPENDS ON SO MANY THINGS, SO JUST HIT THE ER IF YOU TRULY HAVE A CONCERN OR CALL THE POSION CONTROL CENTER…INSTEAD ALL WE SEE IS, I TOOK 5 10 MG OXYS AND MY CAT DIED, DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK, WHAT DO I DO??

ALSO, THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY BUDDY!! DONT RECALL YOUR NAME BUT YOU REPLIED TO MY FIRST POST!! TRULY APPRECIATE IT!! THANK YOU BROTHER!!! ANTHONY

Asia
4:42 pm November 15th, 2015

I have a friend that took 24 oxycodone pills trying to hurt herself and drank a high amount of coconut rum, and also took half of a zannie pill … Chest pains slow breathing … It’s now the next day and she is feeling better just very weak but still is having convulsions right a over her heart from upper under arm… Please comment on this and tell me how I can help

Armand
4:19 pm November 18th, 2015

If I normally take 30mg of oxy a day, and have been doing so for over six months (previous to that I was taking 20mg a day for about three years on and off) is taking 90mg in a day (over the course of 20 hours) be very harmful? I’m aware there is always a risk, I’m trying to assess what my risk of overdosing is. I took 10mg at 8am. Then 10mg at 6:45pm. then 20mg at 7:45pm. Then 25mg at 1:15am. Then 10mg at 2:45am. It’s 4:17am now and I just took 15mg. I’m aware I have a problem, and my Dr and I are working out a schedule to taper me down and eventually off, but for right now, this is where I am at… 90mg in 20hours… I don’t want to OD…

Bell
12:58 pm November 21st, 2015

I can empathize with all of you. I can respond in a professional manner or as a person with chronic spinal pain and on Oxycontin too. i was assaulted by another Doctor who should have known better but as most of you know a lot of Doctors are absolute “psych patients” putting it mildy!
I unfortunately worked with him. Now i have multiple spinal fractures and fusions and discs collapsing. Chronic pain that goes through all areas of my spine and back.
Life gets too hard!!!, too much pain and not enough relief, we just do not know enough about pain management yet or even how pain works to be able to control it. Certainly in my life they will never know it all. I am in my mid 50s. had lot s of Morphine which is the best pain reliever in my experience but good luck getting it.
I don’t have any family left now, my friends are married and travel so life is horrible. I found this page because i was reading about suicide. Many times i can not go on with the pain and the tolerance develops to what medications we take, there is no one to go to for help, so what do we do?
This weekend is a bad one, I would rather be with my family members across the rainbow bridge. I will leave 3 beautiful dogs here until there time comes.
But hopefully my family will be waiting for me.
I know how a lot of you feel, the dose that will work depends on so many variables as the moderator of this site has stated.
I read in one comment that at least one of you has a good Doctor, that is mandatory!!!!!!!!!!!
I just kept visiting new GPs until i found one that i thought would work, I do not care what the others think about me moving on, once i found the right one I STAY PUT! It will take time to get to know him/her and for him/her to get to know you, give it at least 6 months and build your relationship with your care provider.
Your GP can be your saving grace! If you get the right one.
Be truthful, honest, and say exactly what you mean and feel to your care provider – NO Games.
I know mine has pushed the boundaries to help me the most he can, however, i still find this weekend too much on my own.
All i can see is that we need more support from reasonable practitioners and other people going through the same problems.
Pain Management specialists as you are so aptly named – wake up to yourselves, not everyone is a drug abuser, they may be physically addicted from long term use of opioids but only use them for pain relief. I am well aware you cannot divide the psychological from the physical. Those people in chronic pain need strong pain relief and proper help, not just ridiculing because they are prescribed narcotics.
Coping with life and pain is not easy and i have no great answers for either. At least i hope there is no pain where we are going.

Dessie
8:51 pm November 25th, 2015

Hello, I weigh about 140 lbs, I’m 5’2 and I’m 16. I’ve taken oxycodone before, but a few nights ago I took three 20 mg oxycodone and two 5 mg valium. Had a very hard time staying awake, heart rate was very much slowed down, could not walk, and I assume my breathing was slow as well. Was I close to death? Because it felt like it. The next day I felt sick and I threw up.

Anthony
12:46 am November 29th, 2015

I know your life is hard, I kept looking for your posts because I did not want for you to OD. My son married a woman then decided she wanted out of the marriage. She left my son. He was dependent on pain meds too. When his wife left him I know the battles and words exchanged weren’t good. My son OD on fentanyl also took some anti anxiety drugs with it. I beleive my son did not want to die he wanted the pain to end. He couldn’t rationalize that perhaps tomorrow will be better so he took his life. It has left me so sad with missing him. The answer can never be found with death for that is final. Keep looking and keep hoping you never know what will really happen next. I try to tell myself that, because my pain is in my heart it will never heal. I have pain as well I have had cervical fusion gone bad and have just been given oxy to manage my pain. I am so sorry your ex treated you so badly. You are a person with a good heart I can tell. I see you even try to help others here on the site.

Christian
7:24 am December 3rd, 2015

Can overdose happen overtime or can it only happen after a single dose that’s too high?

Sullivan
8:10 am December 7th, 2015

I hope my words didn’t hurt anyone, I sincerely want to die in a way that isn’t painful. School has taken too much stress on me and my family, and I can’t help but consider how much cheaper and relaxing it would be for my parents if I wasn’t around. Anthony, if you read this, I’m sorry for your loss. I can surely tell you that your son did not blame you for anything, and would not want you to blame yourself.

Ashton
3:41 pm December 11th, 2015

Hi I take 40ml prescribed by my doctor but on a really bad day I can take up to 120-140mls a day sometimes I find myself falling asleep and wake up trying to breath?? I’ve slowly stopped doing this but was wondering what other medication I could take instead? Something less addictive? I’ll admit sometimes I take it just for a high and not so much for all the pain I’m in
Just some advice would be helpful
Thanks Ashton

Monte
4:14 pm December 19th, 2015

I have cancer and was taking 480m of quick and timed release a day but now i dont need that much and there taking me down 140mg a week 20 a day for awhile it was om but now its making me sick is this the normal comedown rate please help as fast as you can im in pain and getting really sick

steve
10:20 pm December 19th, 2015

my wife died as a result of snorting to much oxy codone how do I know if it was a accident or intentional suicide ?

11:47 am December 21st, 2015

Hi Steve. I’m so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, you cannot know for sure unless there is evidence that points to her being suicidal or if she left a note.

Joh
12:50 pm December 21st, 2015

Hi monte I’m a dr in pain control most Drs know what to give you and what not.Have you told them how much pain and how sick your getting from this big decrees?Also they should not be taking you down any more then 10% every two weeks hope that information will help.

ANTHONY
8:11 pm December 21st, 2015

MONTE IS THIS YOU? SORRY I DONT GET THE ORDER OF THESE POSTS SOMETIMES. I have cancer and was taking 480m of quick and timed release a day but now i dont need that much and there taking me down 140mg a week 20 a day for awhile it was om but now its making me sick is this the normal comedown rate please help as fast as you can im in pain and getting really sick

LISTEN, THERE IS A CURE FOR CANCER, ITS IN BAKING SODA AND APPLE CIDER VINEGAR MADE BY BRAGS AND ITS CALLED SODIUM BICARBONATE WHICH IS 99% OF THE INGREDIENT IN BAKING SODA. MY INTERNET IS DEAD SLOW OR I WOULD SHOW YOU PROOF OF THE CURE, BUT LOOK ON YOUTUBE FOR A DR BERKINSKY, SOMETHING LIKE THAT BUT IT WIL COME UP EVEN IF YOU SPELL IT WRONG. I HAD 45 PARAKEETS A WHILE BACK, THEY ARE PRONE FOR CANCER, MOSTLY CHEST TUMORS AND WING CYSTS. AFTER I WATCHED HIS VIDEO AND ALTHOUGH A TOTAL DIFFERENT TYPE OF METHOD, I BOUGHT BAKING SODA MADE BY ARM AND HAMMER, AND A BOTTLE OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR MADE BY BRAGS SAYS WITH MOTHER ON THE BOTTLE, CANNOT BE ANYTHING ELSE, MUST BE THIS VINEGAR. I GAVE MY BIRD THAT HAD A HUGE CHEST TUMOR, BOTH AND DIFFERENT DAYS OF THE WEEK, GOING WITH JUST BAKING SODA ONE DAY AND ACV ANOTHER DAY. IN JUST 3 WEEKS TIME THAT TUMOR WAS ALMOST GONE!!!! 90 DAYS OR SO IT WAS. THAT SAID, WATCH THE VIDEO IF YOU LIKE, HELL TAKE A FLIGHT AND SEE HIM, IT NO BULLSHIT. AS YOU WILL SEE EVEN OUR GOVERNMENT TRIED TO JAIL HIM BECAUSE OF BIG PHARMA. YOU KNOW, NO MORE CANCER MEDS TO SELL, THEY WOULD LOSE BILLIONS. WHAT A GREAT WORLD WE ALL LIVE IN, MONEY MONEY MONEY. AND SO THE CORRECT DOSAGE FOR A PERON IS 1 TABLESPOON OF BAKING SODA TO AN 8 OUNCE GLASS OF ANYTHING THAT WILL HELP YOU TO DRINK IT, 3 TIMES A DAY. ITS THE SAME DOSAGE FOR THE ACV WHICH IS A LIQUID, JUST MIX IT WITH YOUR FAVORITE DRINK. MY MOTHER DIED OF PANCREAS CANCER BACK IN 2003 NOV 16TH, HER BIRTHDAY IS DEC 15TH, WISH I KNEW THEN WHAT I KNOW NOW AND SO NOW YOU KNOW. JUST DO IT, THE HELL WITH ANY DOCTORS, SEE HOW YOU FEEL IN A FEW WEEKS OR AGAIN, CONTACT THE DOCTOR DIRECTLY AND GET HIS TREATMENT, YOU WILL BE FINE BEST OF LUCK, ANTHONY

Anhelica
7:30 am December 22nd, 2015

I took two 5mg oxycodones almost four hours ago for my abdominal/ovary pain am i able to take one more 5mg pill right now due to still having pain?

Lisa
8:46 am December 22nd, 2015

I’m still here too with zero change. My surgeon put in an appeal in August and we got denied again. I went to see surgeon 2 weeks ago because of increased pain but he said aside from surgery there is nothing that can be done. He’s doing another appeal and I’m praying for God’s mercy and that the surgeries I need will be approved because I’m at the end of my rope after 6-8 years of horrific pain that I’ve not gotten off narcs at all.

Right now I’m still on 30mg Morphine ER 2 times a day and 10mg oxycodone immediate release 3 times a day. I’m also on sleep, depression, and various other meds. I go back to pain doc in Feb. and will be asking for an increase if I haven’t heard about surgery yet. I know I can go on a much higher dose and more times a day of both pain meds because what I’m taking helps 30% at best.

The other night my pain was at a 10 and I was puking my guts out but because we haven’t met our $7k out of pocket maximum I couldn’t go to ER cuz we just can’t afford it. Tonight I was downstairs bawling because it was so bad and my husband was saying lets go to ER but I just couldn’t put that financial strain on us. He told me next time he’s going to scoop me up and take me to ER no matter what I say. I had ALL 7 of our kids without ANY form of pain control so for me to be crying means it’s really bad because I never cried due to labor pain and he said that he feels so helpless because he knows there’s nothing he can do.

I’ve prayed for each one of you guys because I know what extreme pain feels like and how hopeless you can feel while you are in the middle of it. I wish we all lived closer so we could meet and encourage each other. Despite living here in Kentucky for over 3 years I have zero friends here and I’m not exaggerating the truth. My husband and my kids have become the only friends I have. I ache to hear how some of you see ending it all as the only way out of your hell. Yes, I’ve been there often so I know the darkness you are surrounded with and how sweet the release of life must sound. Please hang on and if you ever need to talk or you are about to end your life I am happy to give my cell number. I have my master’s in counseling but I was never able to be licensed but still I would love to be a listening ear and offer advice only if you want. I’m a Christian and usually counsel from a Christian worldview but I’m very respectful of other’s world views and will not mention God, prayer, and the bible unless you want me to. I will shut up for now but please know you are not alone!!

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
10:11 am December 22nd, 2015

Thanks for sharing, Lisa. Hope that our readers will find your message inspiring.

Hans
8:24 pm December 23rd, 2015

I just want ti emphasis the fact that it is absolutely true that one should build up one’s tolerance for oxycindone, I started with 5mg 3 x a day and the euphoria was lovely, The problem is that a person’s body is never happy with what it gets and gets greedy and wants more. Fast forward a few months I was on 20mg 3 times a day. Fantastic.NOW!!! Less that a year later my body deed 200mg (10 x 20mg) a day…and you know what,there is no euphoria. You can ingest boxes of the stuff and feel like you just woken up from sleep. THAT is the reason I stopped smoking marijuana 24 years ago. I would smoked and smoked but here is no euphoria!

There is another way…and tha is if you don’t really want to stop. But this method id going to take discipline and strength from you……’you will have to schedule your oxydodine use in such a way that you don’t take it every day! Thea’s going to be hell. you MUST deny your body the opportunity NOT TO ET TOLERANT. Then you can remain at the lower doses, sparing money and your life. I’m on this regime at the moment and it is not easy, but it dies work.

The problem is, a person wants to be on a high the whole day…every day. Get that idea our of your mind and rather use OxyNorm as a reward for something you have achieved.

I tell you, there was a time where I took 7 20mg tablets in the morning when I wake up and still more during the day. Problem was, there was NO BUZZ!! Seriously.

So taper off OxyNorm and use it maybe 3 time a week. The buzz it much better.

S0, I guess on have to find the equilibrium “Am I wasting money where I can get the same buzz on a tot of Whiskey” OR “Am I just going to stop all this shit all together…with help from rehabilitation clinics. (guys, these people are nor bad people at kk so don’t let the movies influence that you’re going to sit in a corner somewhere while drool runs down you mouth..

sherry
8:43 pm December 23rd, 2015

My sister just died of an overdose of oxycontin. She had an opioid addiction for a long time, but was getting meds for chronic pain the last several years for her back. The toxicology report isn’t completed yet. However, the coroner found 1700 ml of oxycontin in her system, and 17 ml of klonapin. Her boyfriend who found her not breathing didn’t call 911 for another 1 1/2 hour. What I’m trying to determine is was she just being stupid with the prescription because of her addiction and her high tolerance, or was it suicide? If anyone has any comments, or thoughts, I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
11:13 am December 24th, 2015

Hi, Sherry. I’m really sorry for your loss… I’d suggest you to wait the toxicology report, and then consult with a medical professional about your concern.

Bob
1:15 pm December 24th, 2015

Lol,I told.my story and was told it was a “bit spammy”so I was told to try agsin.So,I will shorten it up.I’ve been taking.OPIOD for 23years,I started after my 1st knee surgery and now 38 knee surgeries later and being diagnosed with degenerative disc disease,I don’t see me EVER being able to function without the OPIOD’S. Myou insurance carrier wants me to see a psychiatrist, because,there has to be a reason I need pain medication.HELLO,I need them to treat a medical condition,just like I need my “blood pressure “medication.Can people abuse “opiod’s,” well of course,but when the medications is needed it’s just that “NEEDED”I’my not going to go into what all I’m tsking,I will just say that”I stated out with as little as possible “and it’s the same way now

Jeff
7:50 am December 29th, 2015

Hello,

I very rarely take Percocets recreationally (think around 3 times a year). Typically these recreational doses will contain 20mg of Oxy at the absolute most.
Am I facing any serious health risks?

Best,
Jeff

Stacy
10:21 am January 4th, 2016

Yes my friend snorted two and a half 20mg oxy is that alot can she die frim it im worried please help me here i told her do not take anymore they were kust regural oxys not time released

laura
5:47 pm January 7th, 2016

My husband died from the toxic effects of oxycodone and hypertensive heart disease. He did not abuse his medication and his death was ruled accidental. What are other reasons that could cause his body not to expel the medication at a fast enough rate? if he used to be very active could it have anything to do with his metabolism rate?

Madison
8:06 am January 8th, 2016

I took 3 15mg tablets of oxycodones today. They were from my surgery on February 2013. I feel fine now, five hours after I took them. Just a tad shaky still. I am tired but it is also 1 am. I am scared that I took to big of a dose and am afraid if I fall asleep I will stop breathing, should I stay awake?

Lizzie
5:38 pm January 8th, 2016

Hi my name is Lizzie. I have been currently snorting oxycodone 10mg pink pill twice a day for about three weeks. Along with it, I have experienced great feelings but also little muscle spasms here and there. And I’ve also researched a lot after I found out oxycodone can kill you. I think I’ve definately scared myself. I don’t want to overdose. But is 2 a day too much? And I way about 145 lbs. so I guess now my body is getting more tolerant to it. But I’m afraid if I continue doing this, I might die. Should I stop? Slow down? Needing advise please

julian
1:10 am January 9th, 2016

Hello,my name is julian. I am 58 years old, 6′ tall. I have had degenerative disc disease for over 20 years. I have constant, unremitting pain in my back,shoulders,and legs. 24/7 they say thesedays. I have taken heavy duty painkillers for years, and the last 8 I have take 80mg of oxycontin,twice a day,along with dihydrocodeine, paracetamol,lyrica,propanolol,and several others.I have been married for 7 years. My wife says that I am totally different to how I was when she met me9 years ago. I know that mentally I have slowed down;I have trouble remembering things,cannot concentrate on anything like a book for more than a few minutes at a time. I have stopped driving because I have dozed off at the wheel. Yet with all this medication the pain has just gotten worse and worse. My legs are agony.Recently I cannot bear the weight of our duvet pressing down on my legs;its like a thousand redhot needles being stuck into me. Why take all this medication? because without it the pain would probably be worse, and I think i’ve become addicted. All I can see is my marriage ending and then,what? I think more and more about suicide…I know how to do it.

Jack
3:41 pm January 10th, 2016

I take oxycodone all white pill with imprint A333 on it. 10mg oxycodone/325mg acetaminophen. I take 8 of them throughout the day. I swallow whole 2 every 2-3 hours everyday for 3 weeks. Im a male 5’11 230 pounds. Im 23 years old. Is this an ok dosage to be on? I’ve been on hydrocodone 10mg tablets on and off for 3 years now so I have previous exposure to opiates. Thank you please get back to me.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
4:01 pm January 10th, 2016

Hi, Laura. I’m really sorry for your loss…I’d suggest that you speak with a coroner or another medical professional about your concerns. We’re not able to provide you with a qualified response.

Branden
11:19 pm January 15th, 2016

I took a 20 mg Oxycottin timed release at 7 am and didn’t have the desired effect I wanted so I took another at 8am. Got a little sleepy but overall feel ok , then I was dumb and it’s 2pm now and I cut one I to 4 pieces and took the last one. Feel sleepy but that’s it , am I at risk for fatal overdose?

Troy
1:00 am January 30th, 2016

Hi,, I need help!!! I’ve been on OxyContin 40 mg controlled release 2 a day for just over 4 yrs due to lung cancer, I have suffered from bad depression in this time and have contemplated suicide many times, I need to know if I take 2400 mg of OxyContin will it kill me, please reply to my message. Thank you…

Lost with my husband
5:28 am January 31st, 2016

If I take 40 of the Oxycodone 10-325 will I die?

Greg
9:06 pm January 31st, 2016

My 13-year-old Boston terrier weighs about 22 pounds and has a huge tumor on his neck the vet say they can’t operate on it and he doesn’t have much longer. My question is how many 5 mg Percocet would be a fatal dose for him?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:22 pm February 2nd, 2016

Hi, Lost. We are here to help you not provide with lethal dosage (which are different for each person)i. Please reconsider what you are planning to do… Think about your family…Remember you’re not alone.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
11:46 pm February 2nd, 2016

Hi, Troy. We are here to help you. Please, remember that you are not alone…think about your friends and family.

Russell
1:58 am February 3rd, 2016

Will 10 / 80mg oxycodone crushed and swallowed with alcohol kill you

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
3:44 pm February 3rd, 2016

Hi, Russell. Please consider that mixing oxycodone with alcohol is illegal, and you put yourself at risk.

jason
7:21 am February 5th, 2016

I have taken a total amount of 16 x 5mg oxycodone since 11pm yesterday, thats 28 hours. So thats 80mg aince lunch time yesterday. I have been prescribed tramadol a few months earlier for the same problem (severe ear pain). I have been taking two tablets at once to feel the full effects. Please let me know if this is within the acceptable limits for a 27 yr old healthy male. Many Thanks.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
4:08 pm February 5th, 2016

Hi, Jason. Have you talked with your doctor about this? And, I think that is a huge amount, so if you don’t fell well, call 911 ASAP.

simmo
4:41 pm February 5th, 2016

Hello everybody, let me say at the start that I am not a medical person, in fact in my 76 years I have gone from Mechanical Fitter, to Mine Manager to Milkman, and a lot of other things. Let’s just say I have a smidgeon of life’s experiences. Now in the hope of giving a couple of you a bit of confidence, this is my experience and you can apply this info to your own trip through life.
I have suffered through the last 50 plus years with acute Lower Back Pain, and in the last 10 or so years Arthritis in my Thumbs, Wrists and Elbows etc. At 76 who hasn’t had some sort of Arthritis??? Also for the last 8 or 10 years I have had debilitating Burning / Stinging pain in my feet from Peripheral Neuropathy.
Now the guts of my comment, just back in Nov 2011 before a 5,000 Klm drive over to Adelaide, I wrecked my back again making the bed in our caravan. To cut a long story short I was put on 30 Mg, then 40 Mg then 50 Mg Oxy-contin. 8 Weeks latter when we got back to Carnarvon my local GP put me on 3 times 30 Mg Oxy-Contin and I have been on them for the last 4 years. About 18 months ago I went through an exercise of 3/4s Tab each time for 15 days. Then I went down to !/2 Tab and eventually a quarter tab 3 times a day. The bottom line is I reduced with out any hassles and convinced myself I can do it if I have to. Currently I take 3 times, a 30 mg per day, and shout myself, 2 Tabs (60 Mg) on Frid nights for a special enjoyable night. I am not saying what I am doing is right, but life is a dream. I reckon I could chuck about 4 or 5 down occasionally for a treat.
The bottom lone is, Don’t rush it, go slowly and find your own system.
DONE RIGHT, IT CAN REDUCE PAIN AND MAKE LIFE WORTH LIVING, it is only silly people that mess it up, what are you.
WOW, if this gets published I must have done something right……SIMMO.

Cj
5:38 am February 6th, 2016

The National Suicide prevention Lifeline is 1 (800) 273-8255. Hours: 24 hours 7 days a week.

Telling someone suicidal to remember they are not alone and to think of friends and family -or- worse, completely ignoring their post, is not helpful at all.

simmo
4:06 pm February 6th, 2016

It is late Sat night and I am sitting around not doing much, and thought I might share my personal little bit of stuff in case it helps somebody else. Not sure now, I might have done it before but, here goes. I am 76 and been on Oxy-Contin for years, and My Dr started making noises one day about getting me off them. I said the following to him. Look, my Father died of a Heart Attack on his 43rd Birthday in April 1953. I am now 33 years past that, and I don’t know if I have 10 minutes or 10 years left but, I just want the Best, Happiest, Enjoyable time I can have, and I don’t give a hoot about what some Dumb / Stupid government worker thinks. Fortunately my Dr could see where I was coming from, and has continued to assist me to achieve a Happy, Enjoyable life. So the moral of my little waffle is, be Honest and Open and if your Dr doesn’t listen, find another Doctor.

Beverly
9:05 am February 11th, 2016

I am prescribed 20 mg instant release oxycodone tablets. I was in a great deal of pain an hour ago and took one pill and cut another in half and took the half also, is this okay only did it this one time to get through the evening and call my doctor in the AM I am now very sleepy but have been keeping myself awake , will I be okay

Kellie
11:38 am February 16th, 2016

I took a total of 23 – 10 mg in. About 5 hour. Span I. Feel really good & have been oxycotin for a year would this be considered pushing the limit

M
3:35 pm February 16th, 2016

I over dosed on oxy a few days ago and now noticed I’ve lost feeling in a part of my bottom lip. Do you think this is related? Could it be nerve damage? The portion of my bottom lip is numb and tingly if I lightly bite it.

simmo
5:29 pm February 19th, 2016

Boy I am a 76 year old that got hooked on Oxy-Contin 4 years ago, and have managed to keep it in order which is not easy. Having said that, I am starting to wonder at some of the comments and notes that I see in here. SOoooo, I’ll say it one more time. If you have an ounce of courage, Oxy-Contin is manageable. I went from 3 X 30 Mg per day like this. I went to the local Amcal Chemist shop and bought a Pill Cutter. I cut my tablets into Halves and Quarters and started taking 3 quarters of a tablet each time, instead of a whole Tab. After 15 days I started taking Half a Tablet 3 times per day. Whoopee I was getting enough to keep me happy. After that I went down to a quarter of a Tablet 3 times per day, for about 20 or 25 or 30 days, it doesn’t matter. I had got rid of the monster. So, if an old fart like me can do it, all you people making a big noise can shake it as well.
Cheers……….Simmo.

Mary
11:37 pm February 23rd, 2016

My doctor changed me from percoet 10mg 3 x daily to morphine 10mg 3 daily, I want to go back to the percoet I had no side effects, and will either interfer with my breathing, I’m on Oxygen and the Drs. are real hopeful I will get off it.

Lisa
5:36 am February 24th, 2016

Hey guys!!

I’ve read some recent responses to the thread and my heart just brakes for all of us who continue to have pain even after being on these large doses of narcotic pain killers. I’m right there with all of you. I’ve even contemplated suicide and had to go see my counselor more in the last 2 years. Honestly, if it weren’t for my 7 kids, loving hubby of almost 28 years, and The Lord I wouldn’t still be here. I’m 47 and in constant pain in my back, hip, and legs that stays at a 7-8 on a scale from 1-10.

I’m going to offer my friendship, listening ear, or I would love to just pray for you. I’ve gotten my bachelor’s degree in Psychology: Christian Counseling and my master’s degree in Human Services Counseling for Marriage and Families. More than those pieces of paper I’ve lived thru hell growing up and I’m feeling like this pain is going to kill me now.

I just found out today that my surgery has been denied for the 9th time. I cried a lot today, I slept a lot, and I wondered if this was really worth it. I know it is and I have to keep fighting. I’m on 2-30mg Morphine ER a day taken 12hrs apart and Oxycodone 10mg 3 times a day taken 8hrs apart. I have extra of the Oxy and this weekend I was taking 20mg every 8hrs and it still wasn’t touching my pain. My next appt with my pain doc is in early April and I’m going to ask for an increase in my pain meds or a change. I haven’t asked for a change in over a year and that change was to go down and not up. At this point I know I’m dependent and if I ever get surgery I’m still going to have to go to rehab to get off of these.

Anyway, I could use a little prayer or good thoughts sent my way. I don’t know how much longer I can stay sane.
Lisa

laura
5:42 am February 24th, 2016

MY HUSBAND DIED OF OXY OVERDOSE. IT WAS RULED ACCIDENTAL. WE HAD AN ACCIDENT INSURANCE POLICY ON HIM AND THEY SAID THEY WOULD NOT PAY BECAUSE THE AMOUNT OF OXYCODONE IN HIS SYSTEM WAS TO HIGH WHICH MEANT HE WAS NOT TAKING THE MEDICATION AS PRESCRIBED BY THE DOCTOR. THE MEDICAL EXAMINER DOING AUTOPSY SAID THEY CAN NOT SAY THAT. INSURANCE COM SAID HE HAS 4 TO 5 TIMES THE AMOUNT IN HIS SYSTEM MEDICAL EXAM SAID NO IT WAS 2 TIMES THE AMOUNT AND FINAL RESULTS SAID IT WAS 0.93 NN, BUT EITHER WAY THEY CAN NOT SAY HE DID NOT TAKE AS PRESCRIBED. HE WAS PRESCRIBED 3 OXYCONTIN 80 MG EXTENDED RELEASE PER DAY AND 4 OXYCODONE 30 MG IMMEDIATE RELEASE PER DAY ALL AS NEEDED HE HAD BEEN ON THE MEDICATION FOR 3 YEARS. IS THAT A TRUE STATEMENT AND THE INSURANCE CO SHOULD PAY? YES OR NO

simmo
8:51 am February 26th, 2016

Lisa, if you read my comment, 3 above at ” 5:29 pm February 19th, 2016 “, you will see that you don’t have to go to Rehab to shake off the Oxy monster.
Good luck…..Simmo.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
11:18 am February 26th, 2016

Hi, Laura. I’m really sorry for your loss. I suggest you speak with a lawyer or some other professional about your concern.

marjorie
8:15 pm February 29th, 2016

I have shingles. Am taking oxycodone 10mg. I may have accidentally taken a second dose within 2 hrs of the first. I feel very light headed, very sleepy and find myself breathing deeply. The breathing may just be out of fear that I took too much. I live alone. I’m 70. Should I worry.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
10:54 am March 1st, 2016

Hi, Marjorie. If you don’t fell well, call 911. Or, call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for an assessment of overdose risk.

Lynda
2:25 pm March 12th, 2016

I’ve been taking oxy for thirteen years now for fibromyalgia and chronic Myofascial pain and vast trigger point pain. I start with 30mg each morning and go as high as 50 on most days. Some days I ve to take up to 60mg but never more than that.
I worry what it may be doing to my health. I have just recently found out that Reflexolgy on the feet helps even more than oxy. Would appreciate any advice. I do have a pacemaker
That was installed last April when I had a pulse of forty.

JJ
1:17 am March 13th, 2016

Will I be okay taking a 25mg dose of oxy if I’ve never taken it before? I’m 120 lbs and 5’2. If yes would I be okay taking 50?

Toni
11:18 pm March 19th, 2016

My ex husband called me and said he had taken 90 tablets of 30mg instant release oxycodone together with 60mg of xananx. He’s prescribed 30mg oxycodone tablets 6 times daily and 2mg of Xanax twice daily. He’s 6 ft tall and weighs about 260 pounds. Will this be a lethal dose for him? We divorced on bad terms and he’s threatened me with doing something like this before, although we’re divorced I still care for him. Is this a lethal dose? I’ve already called poison control and they said it “could be” a lethal dose and I should call an ambulance for him but he called from his cell phone and I’ve already checked his apartment and his car is not there and the apartment door is locked and no response or signs of him being home, I’ve called his cell repeatedly and I think it’s turned off because it goes directly to voice mail. Please help! What can I do? I’m desperate and very scared!

Jeff
2:44 am March 20th, 2016

In June 2014, I took 12 grams (YES GRAMS) of accumulated prescription Oxycodone along with 700mg Diazapam, stuck on 10 100mcg Fentanyl patches, and Gabapentin capsules and oblong tablets I could no longer count and don’t remember what I had in the bottles and I’m still alive and able to write this post.

Of course I spent 3 months hospitalized, in a coma, lost my left hand and now suffer from a laundry list of medical and emotional horrors. Not a doctor or nurse who watched what was pumped out of my stomach could believe I was still alive. That’s because they didn’t pump anything other than bile because unbeknownst to them at the time, I ingested 3 days prior and was just on the way out when I was finally found on a hotel floor 3 days later suffering Hypoxemia, Compartment Syndrome and revived 3 times as I was life-flighted to a major hospital. They knew what, and how much I ingested by the lot of empty bottles with the current dates and counting of patches as they were ripped from my chest.

I’m alive, but I don’t have a life anymore. I exist in agony every second of every day.

And just think, when this all started in 2012 with 500mg Vicoden daily, I had the woman of my dreams, a family, a beautiful home and wanted for nothing. Today I need a caregiver and am forced to live with a family member as I have nothing at all left in my life.

Stop taking these drugs people. You will wreck your life and never see it until you have lost everyone and everything around you. There are free services available in every state. DO NOT FEAR WITHDRAWAL OR USE IT AS AN EXCUSE. The longer and harder you medicate, the worse your withdrawal will be. And nobody on the planet has experienced the cold turkey withdrawal I had and won’t reiterate here because the list of symptoms is as horrifying as it is long. Suffice it to say, by now, you are feeding a growing habit that will only get worse and NOT controlling your pain.

One last thing. Don’t kid yourself thinking, “Well, I’m not like those people. My pain meds are prescription”. Newsflash! It makes no difference how you became an addict. The sooner you understand and realize that, the faster you will get help.

Good luck to all.

Donwidit
11:26 pm March 24th, 2016

If I take 10 oxycodone tablets and 4 or 5 ativans to put me to sleep, will that be enough to do me in? I’ve never taken an oxycodone or any pain meds before…

simmo
4:19 pm March 26th, 2016

Donwidit ::
Question 1, Why did your doctor prescribe the Oxycodone?
Question 2, What strength are the Oxycodone?
Question 3, Are you over 70 years, or under 20 years?
Answer: If under 20, talk to Mum and Dad, if over 70 it doesn’t matter.
Sorry Mate,,,, or Sweetie,,,,, but some people do write some unbelievable stuff in here.

Larry
2:01 pm March 30th, 2016

I usually take 40-60mg of Oxycodne recarationally. I took 100mg of morphine Sr. I chewed it up as well. Would you consider that irresponsible?
Let me add that I haven’t used anything in about 12 days until 100mg. No trouble breathing, haven’t vomited, and I feel pretty fine. I don’t always use all the time . But sometimes I do use for extended amounts of days “binging”. I know it’s not good and I’ve been pretty good about not doing that when I do use. Am I at risk of overdose?

Dave M
1:08 pm April 11th, 2016

Hi,
Thank you for all the answers you’ve provided, your one driven person, and we need people like you, especially as most of the questions come from those who know, we live it.

I have Complex Pain Syndrome from multiple pancreatitis attacks over 30 years. Well about almost 10 years ago my pain would not go away and now I find myself on the pain management cycle and always searching that elusive fix that will give me back some of my life., as it is now the base that lease my day. I hate it and hate opioids but if I’m to have any quality I need some form of pain relief.
To that end I’ve done many online, group, and retreats and every thing else I could.
Well for me, part of my daily pain battle I start with a meditation, (that’s if my pain level is in control.
I was 12 months ago on 60 endone (quick release oxi, I’m from Aussie so our brand names are different), a month, a,so on 75 mgs/hr, 3 day cycle patches, and as a result of an ED admit, they added 10 mgs twice a day and diazepam 5 mgs 4 a day.
I’ve a,so added into my pain management meditation and as a beginner (3yrs) I’m just realising the positive effects this has has had on my opioid intake and overall better feeling of myself and my day.
My question is as I don’t want to ask doc, how much is too much in my case, especially with a,I’m and lyrica in the mix.
Also have you heard of any group which tackles perscribed addiction and how to fight it and get as low as possible.

Thank you for your time
Dave M

King
5:53 am April 19th, 2016

My son took 10 10mg of oxycodones, what should we do?

Barbara
9:29 am April 19th, 2016

I have severe neuropathy and central pain syndrome. I currently am on
10 mg of oxycodone every 4 hrs as needed. Also, I am on 5 mg of diaz a Pam
Once a day. I take it for spasms.lately, for the last few months my spass have
Been very painful, intense and occuring day and night. Do you think it would be
Okay to ask my doctor to increase the valium to 3 tabs a day. I have been on oxycodone for over 5 years. Also, I was once on
Valium 3o mg a day ( in divided doses) for 4 years with no adverse effects.

Thank you,
Barbara

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
10:45 am April 19th, 2016

Hi King. Call 911 ASAP.

Simmo
10:55 am April 19th, 2016

Barbara, it is a well established fact that Oxy-Contin and Oxycodone and other Opiates, do not give any relief for nerve pain, which Neuropathy is. I have had Peripheral Neuropathy in my feet for 5 plus years because of Diabetes type 2, and found out the hard way.

Ginger
12:49 am April 23rd, 2016

I take 10/325 oxycodone with Alprazolam, Ambien, Trazodone, and Seoquel. Is there a chance I could OD? the Oxycodone is a white tablet.The reason behind my taking the Oxycodone is the disk in my lower back has deteriorated due to Arthritis. I take one every 8 hours. The other meds are for Bipolar Disorder. I do not take them at the same time. The ones for Bipolar are taken at night and the Oxycodone is taken around 5:30 PM

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