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  • queensman
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    OxyContin withdrawal

    Ok here goes, I have been using the above drug after my surgery in May, it's been a great help in doing its job but I found its a bit too much fun to use.
    Last night I started cold turkey withdrawal and the last 24 hours has been hell on earth, I went to see my doc who advised against the way I was doing things but he gave me some meds to help counter the cramping in my arms, legs and whole body, he also said that it could trigger off my heart condition from stress. I'm going back to see him tomorrow afternoon to see how things are progressing and while the meds I have taken do there job I might be able to get a couple of hours sleep. I have come to realise that I have issues that need to be resolved including the PTSD I was told I have many years after leaving the army and prison service.
    I haven't a clue why I started this thread, is it for sympathy, help, or just in the hope of speaking to someone else who has gone through what I am going through right now.

  • dgfred
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    Yes... exactly what Sal said.

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  • Carl Schwamberg
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    I don't know about the UK, but under US law the fraudulent bank charge would be swiftly settled by most banks.

    A suicidal vet my friends have been working with recently completed a 90 day treatment program at the Battlecreek Michigan VA facility. Unfortunately the day he returned home he found his wife had taken the child and run off with his cousin. Back to square one for the folks helping him.

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  • Salinator
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    Originally posted by queensman View Post

    Thanks for your concern..this medication was stopped by myself for a while, however it truly is the only pain killer that works. I have lowered my dose to 30mg daily with 45mg capsules for breakthrough pain relief if needed.

    Last October I had a major meltdown and made an interrupted attempt to finish my life.
    what followed was 3 months on a physciatric ward having therapy. While in hospital appx 10,000 was fraudulently taken my account and spent on an online casino. As a result I came close to losing my house, however I had already put a limit on my cards set at 1 because of a facility drop of 8,000 left me overdrawn by appx 1,000. I thought I was in control but the bank said otherwise and despite my protest they took my balance of 7,000 and another 1,000 putting me into debt. I protested but i lucked out by having the wicked witch from the east as my advisor. She said I could not delay or cancel the added agreement of reducing my mortgage by an extra 8,000 per year. I explained that the bank had misled me into believing I was in control. I was informed that my cards couldn't be used because I was now in arrears.
    so you can imagine my surprise when finding out the bank authorised all transactions to this Cassini.
    my argument is if the bank had been doing it's job properly then no trnsctions could or would be authorised because there were no funds. I'm still in dispute and was offered 5.50 for a direct debit I had cancelled. I have now spoken to the financial conduct authority who are very shocked at the way the bank has acted. I have been told that when they take action the penalty to the bank will be in the hundreds of thousands and the bank may offer to credit my mortgage so it's over, on top of this will be compensation for the alarm and distress.
    You may wonder what this has to do with my original post. It has slowed down my treatment for ptsd and caused no end of problems.
    I thought that nothing else could cause any more misery this year. But I was wrong. I've always believed that I have been living on borrowed time ever since I heard my first shots and explosions at the age of 18.
    I wish that were the case but an Authority higher than I dropped a live grenade onto my lap.
    I was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease this week and told it could kill me within 8 years.
    There is the saying that it never rains but it pours.

    I am now going to try visit relatives all over the USA and I have been invited to join a canoe journey in Canada sponsored by the British mod and the Canadian equivalent
    Nice to hear from you and very glad to hear you are doing better health and financially. We are all here for you so feel free to drop in anytime to shoot the breeze, gripe, rant, brag, or simply to join in any conversation to reduce stress and hopefully add enjoyment.

    Prayers and best wishes.

    Sal

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  • queensman
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    Originally posted by Carl Schwamberg View Post
    Hmm... no posts here from Queensman for 18 months. Does not sound good, tho there has been activity on this account as recently as last August.

    I had knee surgery last October. When the nerve block bag ran out four days later i sucked it up & did without painkiller other than a evening Ibuprofen or Advil for sleep and the swelling. Quit those two months later. The pain seemed a viable alternative to screwing my body with meds.
    Thanks for your concern..this medication was stopped by myself for a while, however it truly is the only pain killer that works. I have lowered my dose to 30mg daily with 45mg capsules for breakthrough pain relief if needed.

    Last October I had a major meltdown and made an interrupted attempt to finish my life.
    what followed was 3 months on a physciatric ward having therapy. While in hospital appx 10,000 was fraudulently taken my account and spent on an online casino. As a result I came close to losing my house, however I had already put a limit on my cards set at 1 because of a facility drop of 8,000 left me overdrawn by appx 1,000. I thought I was in control but the bank said otherwise and despite my protest they took my balance of 7,000 and another 1,000 putting me into debt. I protested but i lucked out by having the wicked witch from the east as my advisor. She said I could not delay or cancel the added agreement of reducing my mortgage by an extra 8,000 per year. I explained that the bank had misled me into believing I was in control. I was informed that my cards couldn't be used because I was now in arrears.
    so you can imagine my surprise when finding out the bank authorised all transactions to this Cassini.
    my argument is if the bank had been doing it's job properly then no trnsctions could or would be authorised because there were no funds. I'm still in dispute and was offered 5.50 for a direct debit I had cancelled. I have now spoken to the financial conduct authority who are very shocked at the way the bank has acted. I have been told that when they take action the penalty to the bank will be in the hundreds of thousands and the bank may offer to credit my mortgage so it's over, on top of this will be compensation for the alarm and distress.
    You may wonder what this has to do with my original post. It has slowed down my treatment for ptsd and caused no end of problems.
    I thought that nothing else could cause any more misery this year. But I was wrong. I've always believed that I have been living on borrowed time ever since I heard my first shots and explosions at the age of 18.
    I wish that were the case but an Authority higher than I dropped a live grenade onto my lap.
    I was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease this week and told it could kill me within 8 years.
    There is the saying that it never rains but it pours.

    I am now going to try visit relatives all over the USA and I have been invited to join a canoe journey in Canada sponsored by the British mod and the Canadian equivalent

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  • Carl Schwamberg
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    Hmm... no posts here from Queensman for 18 months. Does not sound good, tho there has been activity on this account as recently as last August.

    I had knee surgery last October. When the nerve block bag ran out four days later i sucked it up & did without painkiller other than a evening Ibuprofen or Advil for sleep and the swelling. Quit those two months later. The pain seemed a viable alternative to screwing my body with meds.

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  • Biscuit
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    Good on ya'! That withdrawal has to be the hardest work.

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  • queensman
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    Let me start again.
    I have had to stop my beta blockers prior to a nuclear scan in a few days, the beta blocker was helping with slowing down the heart rate and containing the palpitations. My doctor has insisted that I carry on with a withdrawal plan instead of cold turkey to prevent me having another cardiac episode. So I'm now on 40mg a day and plan to reduce it to 30mg by the weekend

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  • queensman
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    I have had to stop my beta blockers prior to a myoview

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  • Salinator
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    Originally posted by queensman View Post
    I haven't had any Oxynorm for 48 hours now, I'm struggling but have kept up with my heart meds to prevent problems from the withdrawal, I'm also on gabapentin which is a nerve block and anti epileptic drug. This has helped stop my limbs from convulsing and the stomach cramps too.
    It ain't nothing. You can do it. We'll be here to see you kick ass.

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  • slick24
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    Originally posted by queensman View Post
    I haven't had any Oxynorm for 48 hours now, I'm struggling but have kept up with my heart meds to prevent problems from the withdrawal, I'm also on gabapentin which is a nerve block and anti epileptic drug. This has helped stop my limbs from convulsing and the stomach cramps too.
    You can do it. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers

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  • queensman
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    OxyContin withdrawal

    I haven't had any Oxynorm for 48 hours now, I'm struggling but have kept up with my heart meds to prevent problems from the withdrawal, I'm also on gabapentin which is a nerve block and anti epileptic drug. This has helped stop my limbs from convulsing and the stomach cramps too.
    Last edited by queensman; 30 May 16, 11:35.

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  • queensman
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    The latest update, I got my dosage down to 20mg a day but a fee weeks ago I had to deal with four deaths of people close to me, an aunt, uncle and two old and bold, not that old 50's, ex brothers in arms. As a result I turned to the oxy to make me feel better, it did for a couple of weeks before I woke up and smelt the coffee, my grown up kids challenged me and pointed out that I'm destroying my marriage.
    It worked.
    I have now enlisted into a new structured drug rehab program and got the dose down to 60mg, from next week it will drop to 10mg while I take buprenorphine, which works in a way similar to methadone but it's not as strong. It supposedly takes away the craving in your mind for the drug as well as having the same effect as naloxone by blocking the effects of opioid miss use.
    It's been a struggle going to four funerals in a couple of weeks, the last one I was in hospital but they let me out for a few hours with one of the nurses who was a friend and also off duty. In fact we were back before anyone else knew I was gone. I met some other old army muckers at the funeral and a couple of mates are coming up to stay with me in a couple of weeks time.
    I reckon that will help me because I actually think I'm becoming unhinged in my mind, and I have been finding life in general very hard to cope with.

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  • boomer400
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    Originally posted by Karri View Post
    I don't know what any of those acronyms even mean...?
    NSTEMI - Non ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction = heart attack with blood markers for heart attack and no obvious EKG data sets vs. :
    MI - myocardial infarction = heart attack with EKG data examples
    PCI interventions - Percutaneous coronary intervention = angioplasties where the cardio guys will put a balloon or a stent to expand the artery to allow blood flow.

    Geez, QMan, you're got some issues that's for sure. Not sure setting these kinds of records is the way to go. But hang in there and do the best you can. Prayers to you.

    EDIT : Apparently, I have way too many of my wifes' medical magazines in the bathroom.

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  • Karri
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    I don't know what any of those acronyms even mean...?

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