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Effective and fast way to get off roxicodeine - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   What is the best, safest, fastest way for someone to get off of prescription pills, specifically Roxycodine?
Doctor :  
since when are you on this?
User :   6 years
User :   8 to 10 pills per day 30 mg
Doctor :  
Why have you been on this for such a long time?
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Has any one advised you to be on these?
User :   Doctor recommends to contiune taking pills lower dosage per week and then a lower strength per week. Taking pills for a pin and staples in knee and causes lots of pain to walk up and down ladders.
User :   This process seams to take a very long time. is this the best way to get off of them?
Doctor :   Stopping these pills may cause few withdrawn symptoms.
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you may have to get this done through monitoring by the doctors.

Doctor :   HI
User :   hello: I paid the $11 for the chat to continue but I am not sure if this is correct?
Doctor :  
Prolong use of the medication can cause tolerance and addiction.
Doctor :  
Since it is been such a long time, it is always better that you get to be monitored by a doctor before stopping the pills.
Doctor :   have you followed?
User :   The doctor has recommended that the prescription be continued to 30 mg 6 pills per week then 5 pills per week then 4 pills week and then 3 and then 2 pills per week at a 15 mg doseage. then come back to see them in 30 days, but is this the fastest safest way?
Doctor :  
You can try this method of slow method of withdrawl as suggested by them.
User :   It is in the 3rd week of this process. But starting the 15 mg dosage is going to be extremely rough. the withdrawal symtoms are great. no sleep no atetime anxiety, etc.
Doctor :  
but if you develop any withdrawl symptoms like anxiety, nausea, insomnia,
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you may have to report to them.
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these can happen, if you have been addicted on the drug.
Doctor :  
The slow withdrawl may reduce the severity of these symptoms.
User :   Doctor does not seam to be that kind of Doctor to care. Just a money kind. No insurance and not a very big slection of doctors in the area make it hard.
User :   That's way we are on line to ask someone like yourself. Will this work or should the doctor take it slower or should something like Methodose or Sobxine be used instead of continuing with the torching method.
User :   Asked the doctor about the methodos method and he said that is another additive drug and does not recommend it? soboxine seams to be a complete blocker of opiates.
Doctor :   These are the drug given for toxicity of these drugs.
User :   Want to get rid of withdrawal symtoms without the diarrahm, nausea, cold chills etc.
Doctor :  
The best way to come off these drugs is through the slow withdrawl technique.
User :   is there something that will work without the side effects that are being felt now?
Doctor :  
This will reduce the withdrawl symptoms from occuring.
User :   is soboxyine a wonder drug for getting off of opitates?
User :   The method the doctor has prescribed now and are in the 3rd week of is not seaming to work well. no sleep. no food. anxiety and sever cold chills
Doctor :   If these symptoms are severe, you may have to visit a drug deaddiction centre
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where a professional withdrawl from the drug can be possible.
User :   How long of a slow withdrawal technique should he be on?
User :   cannot afford a addiction center. no insuance and no income due to the withdrawal symdoms
Doctor :  
It would be a very gradual process depends on the amount of addiction that has occured.
User :   6 years at 30 mg 8 to 10 pills a day.
User :   what about the soboxyine pills?
Doctor :  
I am not sure if soboxyine contains buprenorphine.
Doctor :   and these are also not OTC drugs.
User :   the soboxyine says it is a opiate blocker
Doctor :  
So you may require a prescription by a doctor for this.
User :   I understand the doctor would have to prescribe the soboxyine, but would that work better than going through the withdraws as is
Doctor :   an opiate blocker may aggravate your symptoms
Doctor :   you may need a agonist and not a blocker to prevent withdrawl symptoms
User :   how? make them worse? I know someone that has taken the soboxyine and they say they are off the roxycodeine now?
User :   what is an agonist?
Doctor :  
Yes, that is how a blocker works
User :   by stopping the syntoms? or getting hooked on something else
Doctor :   I works by providing similar action like roxocodone.
User :   what is another type of agonist ?
User :   is it as addictive as roxocodone or methodose?
Doctor :   Did you mean soboxone?
User :   are there any home medadies for the side effects of nausaness, diarraha, cold chills, anxiety?
Doctor :  
I mean suboxone.
User :   sorry, what are some alterntives to methodose or soboxone? that will work the same but not be addicitive and stop the withdraws?
Doctor :   the other drugs may cause addiction in itself.
Doctor :   The best way to tackle this problem, if you are not going to a deaddiction centre is to try these medication.
User :   Can you tell me what should the doctor be doing for him at this point? the slow down dosage or something more substanital like soboxone or methodose. something that will stop the symstoms.
Doctor :  
since you are developing the withdrawl symptoms, the best way is to try a withdrawl at a very slow pace.
Doctor :   that has to be done professionally.
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May be you may have to follow up every week to the doctor and then the reduction in the dosage has to be done.
User :   How long should it take? the slow down right now is 30 days and then come back and see. Then what should we execpt the doctor to do? more dosage at a slower rate or lower level?
Doctor :   As I said earlier, it depends on the amount of addictions that has occured.
User :   the withdrawals are server at this time is there something from OTC that can be taking to help ease the symtoms?
Doctor :   You can get symptomatic relief by means of drugs but some of them are not available as OTC.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to report to your doctor or any other GP and let the doctor take the decision depending on your condition,
Doctor :   That would be a better way of tackling the problem.
User :   he has been on the pills for over 6 years at 30 mg and 8 to 10 pills per day the doctor says that it should be 6 pills for 1st week then 5 pill per day for the 2nd week and then 3 pills per day for the 3rd week then 15 mg pills for the 4th week with 2 pills per day and then 1 pill a day for the final days of the 30 day period. seams too fast of lower dosage. these doctors do not even take your temperare or blood pressure. money doctors?
Doctor :   I do agree with you that this has been a fast withdrawl from the drug.
Doctor :   A much slower withdrawl may be useful.
User :   what are some kinds of symptomatic relief by means of drugs that a doctor can prescribe?
Doctor :  
There can be drugs that can counter the symptoms to a some extent.
Doctor :  
If they do not work then he may need to be on the partial agonist, which may do the needful.
User :   Like what?
User :   what specific agonist would you recommend?
Doctor :   As this is an online consultation the use of prescription drug is not advisable.
User :   can you give me anything specifically that I can discuss with the doctor to see if he would consider trying to ease the symptoms instead of the slow process of getting off of the roxycodine?
Doctor :  
you may have to get these drugs on prescription alone.
Doctor :  
you can discuss about buprenorphine with him.
User :   I understand just looking for information I can ask the doctor about specifically, if possible
Doctor :  
it is a drug that is present in suboxone too.
Doctor :  
May be you can discuss the need for this with him
Doctor :  
The dosage and the method of scheduling has to be done by the doctor alone.
Doctor :  
have you followed/
User :   and the drugs with buprenorphine will stop the withdrawal symptoms?
User :   Yes, but cannot work too hard to function outside of the house. too serve.
Doctor :  
It is known to treat opioid withdrawl symptoms, if these symptoms are severe and cannot be treated with symptomatic drugs.
Doctor :   Online consultation can only give you information on the medical treatment.
Doctor :   Exact treatment can only be done by a local doctor.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   yes. bu cannot work outside of the house. too hard
Doctor :  
I can understand what you been through, but i can only give an opinion.
Doctor :  
You may have to discuss these with your local doctors and then get the treatment done.
User :   I competely understand. The internet can only tell us some things. but not what we should ask for to expect from the doctor?
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   do you think that since this doctor is doing the withdraw process quickly that we should try to find another doctor?
Doctor :  
I would suggest you to follow up with your doctor.
User :   a new doctor or continue with the same doctor?
Doctor :  
You can visit another doctor, probably a psychiatrist.
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He may be able to give you a better info about this.
User :   I know that the symptoms are physical and not psychicological
Doctor :   I know, but the best treatment for a withdrawl from a addictive drug can be suggested by a psychiatrist.
Doctor :   If you do not want a psychiatrist, then any other physician can help you.
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   Thank you for your time. you have giving us a lot to take to ask the doctor about. we may try to find another doctor to do the slower withdraw process. or one that prescribe some kind of buprenorphine medicine.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
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Please fill the feed back form too.
User :   did that and submitted it. Thank you again for your information. It has given us some useful ideas to go back to the doctor with. Really needed a second option as to if the doctor is doing good or not. I guess he is doing right???
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   Thank you. I hope you have a great weekend.
Doctor :   wish you a speedy recovery..
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