I am positive about that! It worked for pain, but as a opiate lover I tested the claims of not bypassing the time release mechanism in any way, and BOOM! I was in withdrawls in a matter of a minute. For the people out there in pain who do not have a problem abusing their meds this will be fine for you hopefully. Side note: I have had issues w/addiction way before pain came along, and am currently getting a nursing degree so I can later specialize in addiction and recovery. I am sure I can help others in the future. I will be getting off pain meds during spring break to try more hollistic/non narcotic options. Keep me in your thoughts. It's not my first rodeo but no matter how many times you withdrawl from opiates it ALWAYS x*#&s.
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I am really sorry to confuse you. I am new to these forums in search of info, community, and support. I am aware I misspoke on the OxyNeo post. Honestly I thought the person who started the thread was saying new oxy in a fancy way. I assumed there was only one new form coming out to market, so I apologize for the niavete', but I am confident I will get the hang of it. Unfortunately I am running into more peole like you than supportive, friendly, or understanding.
It is not like the oxy that say OP that are time released and gooey, but I remember the doc saying it was time released. It was like the original Oxy back in the day. The coating could be easily removed....probablly because you don't wanna do it, and if you try it once you won't do it a second time :) The naltroxone is enough to keep people from breaking down. I hope it works for everyone out there suffering in pain daily who may be switched to this medicine. I feel people who have lived their lives like me have pushed the companies to alter medicines that work well for people who use them as intended.
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I just made my way through this thread and I have one question. I'm Rx'ed #240 Oxycodone 30mg so what I want to know is if there is any naltrexone or any other opioid antagonist in the Oxy30s that are available right now, especially the Activis brand.
CGM, do the Oxy30s we get today have any thing in them besides a neutral filler??? That is really all the info that I need, I guess. I've never gotten a PI with my Oxycodone, I think that I will try to get that from my pharmacist tomorrow . . . Q
You state, "Unfortunately I am running into more peole like you than supportive, friendly, or understanding."
It is not that I am not being supportive, of whatever you need support for, but it is more that this forum prides itself on having correct information, not rumor or innuendo. We are also not a harm reduction site. We really are not interested in how to alter a medication. Or the effects of a medication that has been altered. That's all.
Sorry that you have trouble with abusing opioids. Hang in there. Hope that you find a solution to your problem, it can be a life-long and life-changing problem. Again, hope you are getting better.
There have been no changes in the plain oxycodone tablets, that has been put out by the FDA. If they were to add a medication (other than the fillers to make the tablet), they would have to call the medication by a different name and place new identifying logos on it. It would be a different medicine.
So, you are okay with the ones you have.
But, you are correct, if you have any concerns about a certain medication, ask the pharmacist for a "Full Prescribing Information" or "Package Insert" for that medication.
At the pharmacy which I go to, you are handed a printout for every medicine you are receiving. You can also ask for the full FPI or PI if you wish.
Im gonna have to start calling you old faithful, Celtic my friend. After reading all of the posts in this thread I ended up very confused. It's good to know that no agonists are added to the filler at the present time and I also appreciate your timely reply. With 2 CPs under the same roof and both relying on oxy30s as our major analgesic you have made us both feel a lot more confident in our Rx'es . . . Q & A5
--PLEASE READ, these pills are nothing you want to start messing with, they WILL RUIN YOUR LIFE I PROMISE THAT. ...I see you had mentioned that you live in KY and you have a lot of people who abuse the "roxys" and "oxys" "oxycodone" whatever u may call it lol but I live in FL and unfortuately we are the worst state with perscription pill abuse. The county I live in is either 1st or 2nd most abused city, i guess u can say. It is really really bad around here. 80% of the inmates getting arrested are drug related arrests. I am only 23 years old and I have lost to many friends from drug overdoses, I was 16 when the first friend I knew that had passed away from a drug over dose. I would say about 75-80% or my so called "friends" or acquantences have been, or are addicted to this pill. Myself being a person who abused them. I was doing them every single day from the moment I woke up until I would go to sleep. I would do as many as I could afford to buy. When I first started buying them on the streets they were anywhere from $7-$10 for a 30mg pill... . Here in FL, until recently within the past year, you could walk into a doctor, tell them you have back pain or neck pain and they will have u get an MRI done, once thats done they send you to pain management. Once your into pain management they will give u the max amt aloud.. 240 30 mg pills a month. Not only would they give you them but theywould give you xanex or oxy 40s (Oxycodone 4mg) or methadone. Sometimes all together, its nuts! So that is why the problem is so bad around here. more than half the people I know take these pills. Ive lost so many friends due to them. Either killed, in jail or they have ruined our friendships. But if any body actually sits here and takes the times to read this, i want to let you know that these pills are no joke. You don't want to start taking them. I promise you that you will love them the first time you take one and you won't want to stop and the next thing you know you will be addicted and it all happens just like that. And withdrawls from these pills is no fun at all... prob the worst feeling ive ever experienced in my life. If you don't live here you won't understand the severity of them. You may know a little bit, but you prob thinks its a new fun pain killer a take here and there or if u get hurt and start to take them you will get hooked within a few weeks if u take them everyday. You DO NOT want to mess with them, I promise you that!!!
Hiya Sweet Lady,
I was diagnosed at age 52 with CRPC, Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer, which is very painful, serious, and often fatal. In fact, PC is the #2 cause of male deaths after heart disease in the US. I am now 57, the median lifespan after diagnosis is 3 years so I'm 2 years ahead of Old Man Death. My wife and I have studied this disease as well as it's therapies and palliatives quite thoroughly, as you can imagine. I have to take a very high dosage of opioids, prescribed (Rx'ed) by my Oncologist (onc), just to be able to lead a somewhat normal life. I gave up my driving privileges 4 years ago on my own initiative as I did not feel comfortable with my opiate impared reflexes. That is just one of the many things that I have given up for various reasons that are all linked to my cancer and it's treatments and palliatives like opioids. I would never be so cruel as to wish that non Chronic Pain sufferers (CPs) could FEEL what it is like to live my life. I am treated like a junkie at pharmacies sometimes and just 2 weeks ago my sweet wife was jeered and taunted to tears by the pharmacy staff and it's customers when she went in to pick up my Rx.
The tech that waited on her made it a point to almost yell out the Rx whereupon the abuse began. I am prescribed (Rx'ed) a very high dosage of narcotics as I noted above. This Rx consists of #240 Oxycodone 30mgs and #120 Fentora 800mcgs. The Fentora is so potent that it is dosed in the millionths of a gram, boy howdy am I some kind of junkie, aren't I. Just so you know that this wasn't profiling, my 56 year old wife was modestly dressed and I think that she is attractive. To see her on the street, a junkie would be the last thing you would think of her. But when the word Oxycodone was loudly mentioned, oh boy did they start the abuse.
BTW, we live in the city and county with the highest drug O.D.death rate in the nation. Just google either the city of Espanola, NM or Rio Arriba County, NM drug deaths. For the year 2008 I believe that Espanola, NM rated 43.8 drug deaths per 100,000 while the national rate is about 7.6 per 100,000. I am more than familiar with the tragedy of drug deaths, that is the major reason that I am on this forum . . . to hopefully prevent those kind of senseless deaths, Sweet Lady. Please learn a LOT more about the misery that is Crohn's Disease, Peripheral Neuralgia, and any of the other CP conditions before you write another such mean-spirited post . . . Q
I explained CP to my BF like this, I said imagine holding a bucket of water in both hands and at arms length [straight out at your sides]. Start in the am and hold it all day. The only relief I [or we CP'ers] get is when we lay down [or rest], but when we go to bed at night.. we know that we will start the whole thing over tomorrow. The pain is something that we know will always be there, and the pain medication makes the buckets a little easier to bare, but they are a constant. Just knowing that can be exhausting.
Most people who live with CP do not abuse their medication, and take it responsibly. Most don't have the luxury of even thinking of the euphoric side effects after living with the pain. Our joy comes in little spurts and moments of pain relief.
I feel that some [randon] people don't see this forum for what it is, but take things like our talk of medication/s out of context.