Anyone out there on Oxycontin. Did you know oxycontin has no or little effect on us FMS sufferers.
I have just come off this terrible medication, the withdrawals are the worst, I felt like I have never felt before. "Cold Turkey", I know a little about this now, the way the body craves for the drug is horrible. Even though I reduced it to a low dosage before stopping. Here are some of the withdrawal symptoms
I have copied the following information from: alcoholism.about.com/od/oxy...
These are very accurate in my own experiance.
"Early Symptoms of Oxycontin Withdrawal Include:
Later Symptoms of Oxycontin Withdrawal Include:
Nausea and vomiting
Is Oxycontin Withdrawal Dangerous?
Withdrawal from Oxycontin use can be very uncomfortable, but it is not life-threatening. However, there are complications that can occur, which do pose danger. ... "
I hope this is helpful to you, Oxycontin has ruined lives, in Canada they have banned this drug. Throughout the world this is drug is used by many recreational drug users. If you can come off it then do so. It changed me into a not very nice person, it is controlling. I am sure that pain can be treated without a drug like this. Question you GP if they suggest opioid for FMS, don't be afraid. Its you body and mind that is at stake. You do change, don't believe everything you read. The web is a great place to find information, do so and know what drugs you are putting into your body.