Drug withdrawal could be a scary concept for most people who have become addicted. The process of detoxing from opiates, including oxycodone, can be intimidating and one of the primary reasons many delay seeking treatment. Extremely painful and sometimes even risky, withdrawals from Oxycodone can be medically managed in order to increase the chances of effectiveness and limit the physical craving to avoid relapse.
Oxycodone is an opiate painkiller used to treat moderate to severe pain. The extended-release version of oxycodone is OxyContin, a highly publicized drug that is notorious for its potential to lead to misuse, abuse, addiction and overdose. If you are physically addicted to oxycodone, withdrawal symptoms will kick in usually within a few hours of your last dose. The severity of these withdrawal symptoms of Oxycodone depends on factors including the length and severity.
Oxycodone Withdrawal Symptoms
Opioid physical dependence is usually characterized by the onset of the withdrawal symptoms. Oxycodone withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person. Someone who suspects they have opioid dependence can look for these signs to possibly develop when use is stopped:
- Other forms of gastrointestinal upset
- Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat)
- Hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure)
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle and bone pain
- Cold or flu-like symptoms
- Aches and pains
- Chills or hot flashes
- Goose bumps
- Runny nose
- Mood swings
- Loss of appetite
- Rigid muscles
- Sleep disturbances
These symptoms can come and go in waves and may vary in intensity and duration depending on the persons drug history, health and emotional condition . Oxycodone withdrawal can last days or weeksand exhausting to get through without some sort of professional assistance . Individuals who are addicted to oxycodone for a long period of time, who abuses it in high dosages will likely experience a much worse opiate withdrawal syndrome than someone who takes it as prescribed for medical reasons and have become recently physically dependent.
Medically Assisted Oxycodone Withdrawal
There is nothing shameful in developing an oxycodone dependence when you take the prescription painkiller as prescribed by a physician. Anyone who needs long-term pain relief could become physically dependent with regular use. This narcotic medication is extremely powerful and is meant to treat moderate to severe pain. A dependency is characterized by the presence of opioid withdrawal symptoms which can develop hours after a person stops taking oxycodone. This condition is treatable but it’s important to speak to a doctor about options. It’s not recommended that people try to stop taking this medication without talking to a doctor. It’s also risky to increase the dosage in any way.
The Waismann Method of rapid detox takes the inhumanity and shame out of Oxycodone withdrawals. Regardless of how the individual became addicted to oxycodone, our job is not to assign blame or guilt over the addiction but to treat it in the most effective, safe and dignify manner possible.
Waismann Method and Domus Retreat Offer Premiere Oxycodone Detox
For over a decade, we have been successfully treating addiction to Oxycodone and other opiates, including heroin, morphine, Stadol, Fentanyl and Methadone. Our accelerated detox program includes a number of in-hospital detoxification options including rapid oxycodone detox, in which our doctors uses antagonist medication to cleanse oxycodone from patients’ opiate receptor sites. We manage the Oxycodone withdrawals so effectively that patients can recover with minimum discomfort. Oxycodone withdrawal can be surpassed in a matter of days within our hospital and recovery retreat, where our guests take advantage of specialized therapeutic services, while continuing their recovery in a safe and supportive environment.