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Had a car accident. Given 10mg of oxycodone. Will I experience opiate withdrawal?

Hi my name is Terri. I was in a car accident and have been put on 10mg of Oxycodone . I have been taking approximately 6 weeks, about every 2 1/2 hours. Sometimes I can go up to 4 hours. I want to get off of them as my back has been doing better. I feel like they are controlling me and I hate it. Will I experience an opiate withdrawal at this point, and do you think this is something I can do on my own. My doctor is always so rushed and said just start taking one less pill a day. What should I expect. I really need answers. Thank you
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Dec 2012

Thanks for posting,

Opiate withdrawal is very big possibility and tapering (by reducing) the dosage will be the best way of stopping. Abrupt stopping might cause withdrawal and you might find yourself in a situation of absolute discomfort. Since you have been on oxycodone 10mg for that long, it is advisable not to stop suddenly.
I believe you should follow your doctor's advise.
Hope this helps
Answered: Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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