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Sleep disorder in which there is inability to fall asleep &/or stay asleep, followed by daytime functional impairment. It accompanies several sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorders. It can occur at any age, but more common in elderly. It can be short-term (up to 3 weeks) or long-term. It can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, & increase risk of ...Read more
Depends: If skillfully treated, usually with either Methadone or buprenorphine, it can be essentially painless and symptom-free. Usually, at least some mild withdrawal symptoms - anxiety, sweating, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, muscle aches, joint pain, chills, insomnia - will occur, again related to the level of your dependency and the adequacy of treatment. Clonidine treatment has more symptoms. ...Read more
I am 33 and was taken off of norco 10/325 and put on oxycontin 20mg for chronic pain. Can this be a successful treatment longterm?
Opioid pain reliever: OxyContin is a long-acting opioid pain reliever with dosing at 8-12 hrs instead of 4-6 hrs like most other opioid meds. It can, unfortunately, be more easily abused than some & was thus the subject of some controversy a few yrs back, but I find it is an excellent medication for those w/ severe or long-term chronic pain. ...Read more
If oxycontin isn't strong enough to control my pain, is there a different medication I should try?
Yes: Depending on type of pain, other non opiate meds may be a good add-on. Other answer given by a.N. Is inaccurate and dangerous on several levels. There is no maximum dose for opiates used in chronic pain such as oxycotin.Their are maximum doses for short acting or combination opiate products. However rapid increase could result in overdose. Talk to your doctor about any changes in dose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers