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Me & My OxyContin
Oct 10, 2003
Hi everyone. I'm new here, but I have been reading all of your posts over the past couple of months, and I'll tell you, I can really relate to what you are all feeling! I have had a debilitating knee problem for 2 1/2 years and have had three surgeries as well. I have been on Percocet for a year, and I have been recently switched over to OxyContin because I was taking 50 5mg Percocets in matter of 5 days. But now, I take about 8 20mg OCs a day, which is no good tradeoff, I know. I feel like I am slowly slipping downhill. And when I feel like that, I take more of the pills to make me feel better or even just normal. Why can't I stop when I know what they are doing to me?! But when I run out, I get frantic and desperate. I take 10 Ultrams a day to help with the w/ds. My legs can't stop moving, which makes my knee a lot worse. I can barely sleep, and I get hot flashes & sweats. But damn, when I get that bottle rattling full with pills, I am a happy woman. I also tell myself, "I am going to make them last as long as they should..." But does it happen? Nope. I remember telling myself when I first got introduced to oxycodone that "I will never be addicted to these pills; I'm not that kind of person." There truly is no 'type' of person to be dependant on the pills, I see that now. I want to be off of them, but I am afraid. I have so much pain in my knee that OC is unfortunately the only thing that helps it. But I take it for my mental & emotional pain as well as my physical. Am I the only one that feels this way?

I joined this forum as hopefully a first step. I look forward to chatting with all of you and getting advice and sharing info with each other. Thanks for listening; I need it right now.


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