Weeks After Stopping Oxycodone

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Weeks After Stopping Oxycodomne

Weeks after stopping Oxycodone, I went to see my pain specialist. Telling her I had stopped the opioid, and that’s when I found out I had been opioid dependent according to her.

Yes, I had gone through physical withdrawals but had not had the mental cravings as I do for my cigarettes. I spoke to her of the anger and mild depression, and she surprised me!

Opioid Dependency vs Opioid Addiction

Holly told me I had to learn the difference between opioid addiction vs opioid dependency. While I had spoken she had reviewed my chart over the years and I had never failed to use my medication correctly.

My pain specialist said, “You remained in control of the drug, the drug did not control you, thus, you were not addicted you were dependent.”

Opiate Holiday!

Holly went on to say, “You have given yourself an opiate holiday! That is a very good thing. Now you need to choose the medication for your pain control.”

The doctor was of the impression I would immediately choose an opioid as my pain medication. For so long a period of time I had needed to be treated with a strong pain medication, she saw no other recourse but to prescribe it again.

I began to tell her I was coping with Ulcerative Colitis and could not have an ansaid or my anti-inflammatory medications for pain. My Gastrologist had told me the week before my gastric system could only tolerate Tylenol.

I ask my Primary M.D. for a pain medication that was not a narcotic or an opioid. He offered me Tramadol or Ultram, the least addictive of the opioids. I asked for something that was not addictive, as I had enough of withdrawals.

Choice Hydrocodone or Oxycodone

The Pain Specialist reminded me with seizure issues I couldn’t take the medication Tramadol as it could provoke seizures. As I felt my options were rapidly rushing away from me, Holly told me my choices were between Hydrocodone 7.5 and Oxycodone.

I almost fell off my chair! I had gone through physical withdrawals to get off of the opioid. No, I didn’t want back on the pain pills! To call in, to make that phone call every month! Again! But wait. 

I Did Not Fear The Call

It would not be the same! I did not need the pill every six hours with the CBD! Never did I need the pill like that again! I looked at her and I did not fear the call! The numbing, gut-twisting fear was over, so I didn’t have to fear that call ever again!

Holly was talking about how I was opioid dependent, and not opioid addicted and I would be fine on the medication. I did not fear her power with her pen, and I did not fear the phone call each month.

Each Day Is A Gift
Each Day Is A Gift

I was not listening. My mind was clear and set. It had been clear for a month for the first time in many, many years. For several reasons, pain and illness caused me to need to choose something that was not my first choice.

That didn’t mean it couldn’t be my best choice. With Lyrica as my basic pain medication, and CBD oil doing what it does as it’s best work for me, I know what I want to tell Holly. I choose the prescription for Hydrocodone 7.5.

Never again do I want it to be every six hours and living in an opioid fog, but I do cope with a great deal of chronic pain. There are times the chronic pain reaches a level extra difficult to cope with on regularly scheduled medications. I will use the Hydrocodone 7.5 sparingly for these times.

Flare-Up With Ulcerative Colitis

The weekend before I had been to the ER with breathing difficulty, and hospitalized. Then the ER doctor informed me I was dealing with a flare-up with my Ulcerative Colitis.

My upper colon was inflamed and showed infection the tests showed them. They put me on IV antibiotics and stopped my anti-inflammatory Diclofenac.

No Diclonac In Hospital

Diclonac is an excellent anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic medication, but gastro doctors don’t like it for your stomach. Stopping this anti-inflammatory lessens my level of established pain control with CBD moderating for me.

In the ER he can give you strong pain medication if you are truly ill! A flare-up of Ulcerative Colitis causes a great deal of pain! It is a chronic condition for me with acute flare-ups, and this has been so for the last seven years.

ANXIETY Grounding tool
ANXIETY GROUNDING TOOL

CBD Oil for Anxiety and Pain Control

I have found nothing better than CBD Oil for Anxiety and Pain Control. Read the little Anxiety Grounding tool above for it can help you the next time you have an anxious episode. It has helped me for it tells us good ideas.

CBD Oil is something I have added to my life and it serves me well. I have found it extremely relieving when I was at my worst where anxiety was concerned. My severe anxiety had worsened due to long-term opioid use.

Physically Withdrew

During the time I physically withdrew from my opioid dependency, CBD oil controlled my anxiety! The CBD began showing me how it worked with my other medications. To me, it seemed they were stronger and lasted longer.

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CBD Oil

To me, it seemed CBD Oil worked well with my other medications and herbal supplements. I found it interacted in such a way as grapefruit usually does and strengthened my pain medication.

The anti-inflammatory properties of the herbal remedy CBD is so effective for me with my prescribed anti-inflammatory for Diclofenac’s effect seems to be strengthened.

Contact Chosen Medical Provider 

Here is where I need to tell you I am not a medical professional, and you should contact your chosen medical provider before starting or stopping any medication or supplement. 

What I tell you here is my own story and my system is of course, different from yours. Each of us can tolerate and do differently. 

Pleased to learn I have been opioid dependent and not opioid addicted, I began to live my life with a new found hope for the future. Overcoming the dependency to me was a physical battle, well fought, and done!

So, I was taking Oxycodone every six hours for so many years. Then being clean of the opioid for three months I gave myself an opiate holiday! Now I have a prescription for two Hydrocodone a day. And this is sufficient for my pain for I only take it when the pain is most fierce.

PAIN IS A LONG ROAD I KNOW
PAIN IS A LONG ROAD I KNOW

Here is where I tell you I am not a medical professional and do not diagnose, treat, or prescribe medications. My system is different from yours and you may not react to medications the same way I do. Anything I write is for informational purposes only.

Thank you for reading with me as I write my story.

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Janice Fox-Henley@AllRightsReserved.
janice@copingwithanxieties.com
https://naturalremedycbd.com


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