Oxycontin side effects are said to be the possibility of headaches, nausea, dry mouth, sweating, vomiting or drowsiness, constipation, perhaps a bit uncomfortable, but nothing really life threatening. No one tells you that you might need addict help for Oxycontin addiction.
Oxycontin users are often not informed about more severe side effects such as slow heart beat, shallow breathing,, tremors and seizures, hallucinations or swelling of throat and tongue, for which you should seek medical attention immediately, All these risks yet Oxy has FDA approval as being the most popular medication for severe pain relief, despite many recorded deaths attributed to Oxycontin addiction. No one tells you that you might die from Oxycontin addiction, and Oxycontin withdrawal.
Hardly mentioned at all are severe psychiatric effects, agitation, paranoia, delusions and psychosis. Oxycontin addiction and Oxycontin withdrawal can trigger mental disorders – it is a form of opium.
Typical people with Oxycontin addiction are not otherwise into the drug scene, were happy, healthy and productive, until injury or illness brought on pain. They went to a doctor with trust, looking for pain relief. Without due warning, and unbeknown they returned with a monkey on their back.
Commonly prescribed for pain is Tylenol (acetaminophen) a form of paracetamol, or Percocet, that is a combined oxycodone and acetaminophen fever reducing analgesic.
As with all synthetic “reward” producing drugs, the reward effect tapers off as the body becomes “tolerant” of it. This leads people in pain to return to their doctor and ask for something stronger. Oxycontin is generically oxycodone. It is no great quantum leap for the average doctor to prescribe Oxycontin instead of Tylenol or Percocet when pain continues to be intense.
What is never explicit and certainly not well understood by people who are offered Oxycontin for pain, is that it is an extremely addictive opioid that can be psychologically and physically addicting right from the very first dose. People have early oxy addiction, and they don’t even know it – let alone get addict help.
Any drug that gives CNS pain relief can make us feel emotionally better, by knocking out the central nervous system (CNS) so that the physical symptoms of emotional pain, simply fail to register.
Oxycontin was originally marketed as a slow release formulation, but this wasn’t actually true. Users went into opiate withdrawal after a few hours, and were blamed for being irritable, and wanting more of the drug., with no mention of addict help.
Although since early 2010, changes have been made to the packaging, Oxycontin is still an opiate, and as addictive as ever.
What has never been fully or publically acknowledged is that Oxycontin addiction *** is no different to any other drug addiction. Doctor shopping, pill mills and internet sales, buying illicit drugs on the street is what drug addicts do – Oxycontin users are no different, no more in control, when they are unable to get more Oxycontin on prescription, and don’t know what else to do.
Statistics tell a sad story of this unacknowledged shame – housewives bombed out, not caring for their kids, people losing jobs, sports careers, education opportunities – good people turning to crime to feed an oxy habit. Statistics are fine, but quoting statistics doesn’t bring people back to health, or get them into effective Oxycontin rehab.
If you have got into Oxycontin addiction and don’t know which way to turn – addict help is at hand.
You need comprehensive, effective Oxycontin rehab that enables drug free Oxycontin withdrawal, successful Oxycontin addiction recovery., and natural pain relief.
Daron Hannan says
My cousin is a textbook case of what is mentioned above. A productive, successful young man who tried to “kick” his addiction last week only to find himself committed to a state mental institution by the Coroner today. Now they’re transporting him 4.5 hours from all his family to the only facility that would accept an opiate addict. Where & how can we have him get the help that he needs in the state of Louisiana? Any help would be appreciated.