Oxycodone is a popular member of the opioid class. It is widely used in medical settings for acute and chronic pain. Outside of those settings, it has long been used recreationally, with its effects compared to morphine and heroin.
The drug is sold either on its own or in combination with acetaminophen (primarily). When acetaminophen is present, the dose must be limited. The general recommendation is to avoid using over 1,000 mg of acetaminophen at once or 3,000 mg per day.
An oxycodone overdose can be very dangerous and even deadly, with a notably problematic effect being respiratory depression. It is more risky when combined with other CNS depressants (e.g. benzodiazepines and alcohol.)
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Oxycodone = OxyContin; OxyNeo; Percodan; Dihydrohydroxycodeinone; Percocet; Roxicodone; Eukodal; Dihydrone; Oxycodeinone
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Government is the #1 reason of why overdoses are so high. With the more stricter Law changes in 2008-2010 some were around that time, and DEA threatening doctor to take their license. Ect ect people got cut off and or cut way back off the pain meds that they need just to get through the day. And now with people not getting Cared for "Doctors" are trying or are buying pills from the streets witch are could be fake or are doing heroin cause there told it will take the pain away or whatever look up the overdose deaths from before 2010 they are way lower then look it up from 2011 to 2018 so fucking high. Shity doctors don't care about patients neither does the government cause I'm sure they recognize those stats. And I didn't even get to write half the shit I wanted to say to even further prove my point the other thing is if your in pain and can't get your meds get your papers correct and see a actuall real fucking doctor who treats and helps their patients
This was great after my cesarean section although I didn't take my stool softener like should have and got severe constipation the first time😂 but yeah, other than that great for short term pain, didn't even finish the prescription.
I take it since a few years cause of pain, Restless Leg and Restless genital disorder. Works like charm. No other drug has had any effect on the Restless disorders because they where triggered due to nerve damage by my actual disease. IT is called Mastcellactivationsyndrome. I actuallly should Not take any opioids because of the Histamine Release but we simply have no other treatment left. And it deals with the chronic pain of my damaged body. I am only 22 years old and opioids will have an effect on such a young brain but my condition has already damaged my brain and has lowered my IQ about 30 points. I used to be tested around 128 points now i am at about 100. Before I had the oxy I took tilidin since I Was 17. All legal since I am a chronic pain Patient since well All my life. I had my first prolapsed disc when I was 11 years old. The Syndrome was diagnosed way to late. Luckly I live in a country with good healthcare. Otherwise I would Not be alive anymore after 16 years of pain we got the right diagnosis just in time. I Was dying in the Hospital when we got it. A few days more and the histamine would have killed me
has it been known to cause severe insomnia and suicidal thoughts? also a feeling of insanity that passes after several weeks to a month? insomnia as in several days without sleep and having to take other prescription drugs to sleep...
I've been on 7.5/325 Percocet 6x a day for about 2.5 years now for an 11 mm herniated disc at L3/L4 with "severe" nerve damage and displacement, a synovial cyst that protrudes interior/exteriorly and a left side annular tear ....gotta love pain management in Cali......
A close friend of mine died from taking too much Aleve. His wife called me after the diagnosis was made. She said it was the only drug in his medicine cabinet and she didn't think he was taking too much. NSAIDs destroy organs. There must be another way to get rid of pain. I personally believe that Oxycontin is a horrible drug. Another friend of mine took Percocet and I never knew that it had Asprin in it. That would be very dangerous. Education is what is needed more than anything because people would not start on any of these drugs if they knew they were addicting.
I am glad im not the only one that opioids cause insomnia. I mean I could shot 6 are more bags of dope an almost OD for sleep if you call that sleep. Hell now im on 240 mgs of methadone everyday and after 13 years I still can't sleep till roughly 12 hours are more after dosing.
I never knew about the Hyperalgesia. I experienced this after 6 months of 30mg or more everyday, it was like my skin was more sensitive, touching things too hard with my forearms or shins would not quite be painful, but more like how you feel achy with the flu.
I'm on oxycodone for pain too. I'm 39 I've been sick since I was 6 months old. 2 kidney transplants, dialysis and heart surgery it's very hard to go without this drug. But the problem is it helps the pain but its hard to get off
This is very informative.,BUT, its a real shame that people who have chronic pain cant even get anything like this anymore for relief. In Michigan alone, the suicide rate has increased by 30%. I believe its because of this very reason...........
I've been on methadone for almost 40 years. Great stuff. I have tried and almost ODd on just about every opiate you can name. The thing I love about oxycodone is I have never come close to ODing on it. No respiratory depression, which is first before heart failure. I once took almost 300mg in 5 hours. I was ready to pass out but I didn't feel that 500 pound wieght on my chest keeping me from breathing like all the rest. To me oxycodone is one of the safest (among the opiates) drugs there is. All you need is the poppy they developed in New Zealand(papaver bractreatum) and some easy to buy L-selectride demethylating reagent and you have oxycodone. This is all in the journals.
You should do a video on Kratom. It was the only reason I was able to get off of 11 years of opiate addiction. I wanted to be done with all of it but the withdrawal was to intense. Doctor put me on suboxion (worst thing I could have done). If only I knew that it's harder to wean off of because of its long half-life. I was put on to kratom by my sister and it really works wonders for withdrawal and getting clean.
Ifeel for you ,just endometriosis alone is to much pain for a human being,to see along list of all Theses ailments for one person break my heart,you need medicine's, opoids to help you survive ,no drugs will ever be enough ,endometriosis is evil,idont understand how can someone can just take away the only thing that give you relief.we have the right to live a pain free life. Not everyone wants to get high, most of us want to get a relief so wecan take care of our family .
I know I went to the doctor for some minor pain recently the doctor prescribed 30 tablets 10 mg oxycodone then I told him I was struggling with anxiety lately did he have something that was not harsh prescribe something called Xanax I have not taken them yet so I’m glad I’m going to be watching these videos to learn up on them
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+moderatesunited you gave no idea what your talking about and your the problem for people who have chronic pain from injuries. I got it a wreck 5 years ago and messed up my back. I have no discs in my bottom 3 vertabrae. Bone on bone and Terrible sciatica down my right leg. I can't get out of bed and work and support my family without this medicine. And I don't have cancer. There are people who need this and just because someone does doesn't make them a pill head. If you want to bark up a tree about a drugs we don't need. Go talk about benzodiazapines. Not everyone takes narcotics to get high buddy.
moderatesunited if you needed emergency surgery you would be begging for anesthesia! Should someone with life threatening injuries and illnesses be denied opioids? Are you fucking kidding me? Should cancer patients that have a good chance at making a full recovery be denied pain relief if they are in pain? I had cancer and it was the most painful experience of my life! I was terrified for months and opioids gave me enough pain relief to relieve anxiety and pain relief!
i Had Back surgery in 1983 L-5 / S1 i did fine for 20 plus yrs, in 2008 i had to have neck surgery i had a Plate & Donner bone put in my Neck, i am 60 yrs now , i have been going to a pain Doc, for 10 yrs now, my low back were i had surgery is bone to bone, & my neck & arms hurt like hell, The Pain Doc was giving me 30 mg Oxycodone 3 to 4 times a day, & 10 mg Methadone 2 times a day, Now They Cut Me off the one that Helps me Oxycodone, and they are giving me Only Methadone, He Said that he has to Cut me off because there is an Opiate epidemic ... Now i Don't know what the hell to do, suffer ? i Never abused it, just used it... Sad ...
Why don’t I get any of the positive effects? I’ve been on oxycodone for 3 days and have been vomiting non-stop since I started. :-(. Where is the high people keep talking about? I get no high, just extreme nausea!
HB2803 right now I wish I were you. I tried kicking this stuff when I stop taking him I realize why I started taking them in the first place pain is just too severe without them I just stopped taking them for a maybe 12 hours I start crawling up the walls it's horrible
guys what are the most recommended opiods in tablet form ive only done tramadol yet. what would u recommend rn for price/quality also i rly loved tramadol i just want to try out smthing new. thanks in advance
On Dream Market I've found some cheap codeine pills, 30 Pills each 20mg for 25€, and one yellow oxy 40mg for about 20€ I think. Those are rather popular opioids and I plan on takning them, too. If you just look around a bit you'll find some cheap pills.
Please folks. Don't abuse these drugs. There are so many people, including me, that really need these drugs just to get out of bed. I have a type of arthritis that is very painful. Dude from Imagine Dragons has it. When you want to get high, smoke this weed that's going around now. Or abuse these drugs and die. Your choice.
I was hit by a car walking across US1 in St. Augustine, Florida. That was in 2013 and the car the doctors said was going at least 60mph. I was on morphine for three years and a lot of other medications. I don't have an addictive personality. I have seen people that ruined their lives from getting in an accident and started using pain meds. Now that's their life.
abuse is not just overdosing but when uneducated devils prescribe to manipulate for a check and they don't work for your cannabinoid receptors, even opioid, beta, alpha, etc in your body the fuck you think gonna happen like adding milk and gravy certain chemicals don't mix especially synthetic vs natural. That's why cannabis is the safest to take not that fuck shit, even 1 to 2 tablets of oxycodone etc every 4 hours as needed for pain moderate pain 4-7. Shits a fucking joke unless child human traffickers pedophiles rapists snitches corrupted gov hospitals etc taking that shit like that better yet they will get murdered physically before chemically with eternal torture after death. Marijuana don't cause harm unlike alcohol when vomiting etc just called hangovers cigs cancer n pills fucking overdoses n just fucking horrible medication to begin with when it effects your body more negatively than healing the symptoms purpose its perscribed for but have a different agenda to cause harm. Medical malpractice lawsuits to have pussies end up worse than micheal jackson doctor not enough. Only their last pussy breath for what all those categorical pussies combined caused with non stop torture in their after life.
Since doctors chemists etc don't think it's wrong to kill women and profit more than the average woman yearly salary is it wrong to kill women who defend this fuck shit with child human trafficking pedophiles rapists snitches corrupted gov hospitals etc globally n locally while innocent all ages even newborns n both genders died for their pshyco enjoyment. Only if they gotta gun for self defense like war right even ones under 18 in war as soilders so......this fuck shit from rothschilds to local pussies ending
Its no big deal . Ive used it for my fucked back. We used to be able to get normal codeine here in Australia but now the limp dick cunts in power have banned that. Now im thinking ill just have to go bourbon by the litre instead to dull the pain. So instead of using med responsibly im looking at becoming a full time drinker
I was just prescribed this for my pain. I was a little nervous about taking it until i watched this video. We shall see how I feel. I just dont want to turn into a pill head. I have a family to take care of.
For about 2 years, a 'guy I know' got 120 quick-acting oxys (10 mg), & 60 timed-release (15 mg)....every month, for legit disabilities. The doc gave 'him' 3 month's of prescriptions at a time, so he only had to go in 4 months a year. In 2013....he gave a bad drug screen & that doc dropped him. He got another who upped the strength to 20 mg & 30 mg. Not that he actually TOOK them all....ya' understand. Recently, a second bad screen got him dropped again. Now....with politics the way they are, it's gonna be tough. Oh well. Prolly better in the long run. He 's now been prescribed Cymbalta. Woop-de-frickin-do.
Thank you for this video! It’s so informative and useful and on top of that also really interesting. I am really a fan of you talking about a drugs history too because it’s very interesting!
Thanks Seth :)
My dr has me on 30s for my arthritis as I’m allergic to just about everything else we’ve tried 😑 but it does the trick getting out of bed in the morning especially when it’s cold. And I’m only 24.. can’t wait to get old 😅
the world has to be aware of what's going on we're not bad people we've just made bad decisions but who's to say we have to pay for this for the rest of her lifethis is seriously an epidemic it needs more attention I recently just started a vlog of my own to tell my own story about being an addict in recovery it's like fighting a war against the devil you're trapped in your own mind
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btw u are a neuro god <3
5 years dependent on this, (in combo with morphine) for back-pain, hyperalgesia has occured. Thankfully, nerve block therapy (branch block shots) are definitely helping with sharp nerve pain. I am slowly decreasing my oxy dose over time and dream of one day being off oxy/morphine altogether. Constipation, depression,cognitive dysfunction and labored respiration are a quality of life problem and I still have marked pain on the meds and shots. Never start Oxy is my advice. Lose weight, change diet, exercise, do therapies, anything you can do to not be on these long term.The slow release morphine doesn't seem as bad when it comes to withdrawals but oxys are awful. Just want to be normal. Might even get rhyzotomy surgery.
Those who abuse prescriptions or start using them correctly but up their dose on their own without doctor supervision or talking to a doctor make me sick, they are the ones who make it harder for these very effect drugs to be given to the genuine, I personally have no wires, since my Chronic Pain none cancerous is among those approved for use because it caused me mild PTSD from constant pain, it causes daily tachycardia from pain and sweating and cold chills at the same time and my weight drops off massively without effort, when I listened to Michael Jackson death report and his final years and how he was with the drugs and how even medical doses can kill people and I use the same cocktail as him with some benefit but only because I am recommended Cannabis on top of that in every preparation and been offered 1 gram of RSO daily but cannot afford the simple 35€ daily or €980 monthly fee. But this is to prevent needing higher doses of Opiates and Valium and Ativan and Zoplicone for sleeping.
I currently use 80mg Oxycontin twice daily with 40mg of OxyNorm syrup Concentrate version which, is 10mg/1ml. When in hospital in Spain with a broken foot in 3 places, they kept asking do I or have I ever abused drugs, they said we have given you Fentanyl in every preparation at our highest dose and through Iv transfusion drip and they said but your still in massive pain, I said yes this is why the UK cannot handle me anymore, I use about 160mg of Oxycodone daily with 30mg Baclofen, 600mg Lyrica and 10mg Diazepam for pain and 1 gram of Methacarbamol and they said wow and now we understand why, you basically are taking enough drugs to put a horse to sleep and your still up at all hours, they had to just to give me 3 hours sleep, give me Diazepam, Lorazepam IV, Zoplicone IV, Fentanyl and Dexketoprofen anti inflammatory IV and anti nausea medicine IV and I got 3 hours sleep and woke up and needed more pain relief, they allowed me 3 full bottles of Fentanyl and 2 tablets, 2 buccal tablets in 24 hour period of being hospitalised, they realised I had severe back problems damaged from top to bottom and with inflammation and nerve damage and Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia and (I have officially with diagnosis evidence 14 different conditions some major, some minor).
I have been on Oxicodone since 2013 for major back problems which I'm in pain constantly with nerve damage,scoliosis,6 or 7 missing discs,curvature of the spine,arthritis and they (doctor's) say I'll be in a wheel chair in about 10 years,well it's been 5 years and I am getting worse,but I have been seeing a doctor for my back and I was put on Oxicodone in 2013 and Opana, 15 mg and 10 mg and up until 3 or 4 months ago my doctor was closed down and now for a month I was without meds not knowing I was addicted, I had no sleep for a week and a half, no appetite,sweats,diarrhea, it was the worst feeling I ever had in my life, I was thinking about killing myself because the next day I would feel the same, like it was never going away, so I tried everything to try to feel better and nothing helped so I didn't go to heroin, thank God but did go to a drug that was not legal, and it helps but not good because I was sent to another doctor and I was already on the other and when this doctor found out what I was on from previous doctor he then wanted to give me 1/2 of what I was taken before which would not of helped enough and then the urine test showed it and then they said they couldn't see me anymore so after all of that since 2013, I'm back to square one and in debt with doctor bills, I would have been better off buying heroin on the street in he first place, but who should pay for this? You can ask my wife how many times I kept her up because in the beginning I didn't know what was wrong with me and she had to work the next day and alot of times I ran out and had to wait my 30 days till I got a refill, I am an addicted to it,it helped alot and it hurt bad alot.
I take Oxycodone for non-cancer chronic pain, 10-20mg a day. It is unfortunate that this drug has garnered such a negative reputation over its history, because for me and many other s battling with debilitating pain conditions it is by far the most effective form of relief out there. My condition is genetic and won't go away with physical therapy or cognitive therapy (which some people are pushing as a way to take away people's opiates, HA!). Substances like Oxycodone are the only things people like me have of leading normal lives, please don't abuse or recreationally take it, it just adds fuel to the fire and delegitimizes people who take this for medical reasons.
My doctor of 17 years is closing his office. Not writing oxycodone. Due to Michigan government. Now I have 12 days to locate a doctor to write me for oxycodone. Other options. My SEIZURES. My heart problems. How about helping long patients who have not asked for extra because I ran low. I lowered mg of pain. Doctors could pay for hypnotist to assist long term patients.
I also am a cancer patient and am prescribed liquid oxycodone as a breakthrough med. My oxy seems to evaporate sometimes before ever opening. I have two unopened still factory sealed bottles that are empty. I just purchased these about ten days ago. Life can be pretty bad for terminal cancer patients and it really sucks to add disappearing meds.
Has this been happening to anyone else.
Brian Knickerbocker well, as a long time recreational user (off it now) I always used all of my oxy before it started to evaporate, but I have noticed that with the pill form it starts to loose potency very quickly.
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