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Taken Oxycodone for lower back pain, have headache, sweating and dry throat. Cause?

ower back started hurting about 3 days ago and progressively got worse, I took one of my oxycodone 30mg pills and went to sleep. I woke up about 4 hours later in pain again, with a stiff back, sweating, and a fever . I took another oxycodone 30mg and went back to sleep. Then woke up again with the same symptoms as before except my temperature was higher, I had a severe headache , I was sweating bad, and my throat was dry and irritated. I ve slept almost all day and night for the past 3-4 days. What could cause this?
Asked On : Thu, 16 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

Your symptoms of sweating, headache and dry throat might be due to the side effects of oxycodone. Stop taking oxycodone.

I would suggest you take an over the counter pain medication like paracetamol or brufen for pain relief.
Apply pain relief gel like diclofenac gel or volini gel. 15 minutes later apply hot fomentation on the back.

If there is still no relief, I suggest you visit your doctor.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
Answered: Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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Acupressure Specialist Dr. A.K.Sangal,M.D (Acu.&Mag.)'s  Response
Magnetotherapy treatment;- put med. power south pole magnet to the paining back part for half an hour twice a day for one week and report. if you belong to meerut you can come and take treatment.
Answered: Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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