Oxycodone? No thanks!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Kansaseq, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    So like the intelligent, graceful person that I am, I cut myself making a sandwich. Brilliant. Remember the saying always cut away from your body? Yea, I didn't do that. Sliced my ring finger on the underside of the knuckle. You know, right over the bone? And since I work odd hours, I was making said sandwich at 3 am. I also happen to live in the boonies, and was NOT about to head off to the ER at 3 am. So I attempted to clean it (YOUCHY-NO way!) and wait till morning (well, afternoon).
    In the light of day and after some sleep, it did look to need some professional attention, or, at least some antibiotics. Fortunately, my population-1000, little town just got our very own clinic, so I headed there to try them out.
    A very cute , too young for me (darn!) male nurse practitioner took care of me. He opted to leave the laceration open due to risk of infection after being open for more than 4 hrs, and wrote me some scripts. Off I headed to our little pharmacy--also my first time trying them out. I've only lived here for, what, 5 years? Oh, well, no time like the present.
    I got some Augmentin, a prescription antibiotic cream, and the highly abused Oxycodone. I am supposed to clean the cut really well, twice a day, and had told the nurse there was no way, that it was waaaaay too painful to touch, hence the oxy. I was to take one or two, an hour before cleaning my cut. It's funny. The pharmacist told me not to take more than 8 in one day. 8? Isn't this stuff incredibly addictive? I told her I'd be lucky to take 1 in a day.
    My ride home is 5 min, so I decided to start small and popped half a pill with my diet soda on the way home.


    So I get home and proceed to feed the dogs and chickens, then settle down to cruise the internet and type some emails. Then it hits me. I feel kind of high, but it's an out-of-it feeling; spacey, slow, dull, sloppy. At first I really thought I might be having a reaction to it. People take this for fun? Really? I only took half of one pill, and still got all whacked out. Cant' IMAGINE taking any more than that. That feeling lasted all day and into the night. I was pretty much useless and feel I wasted the entire day. No thanks. Think I'll try cleaning my cut without it, or maybe some Tylenol. Don't get me wrong. If I ever break a bone or am in serious pain, I'll be the first to ask for some heavy duty pain medication. But for now, I think I've taken my last Oxycodone.
     
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  2. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    Oxycodone is generic for Oxycontin and yes it can be very addictive. If you have issues with addiction I would suggest that you just take some tylenol or motrin. I am not a doctor or a nurse so I guess it is not my place to suggest meds but that is my opinion. Seems kinda like overkill to me to prescribe that. A simple prescription tylenol or vicodin might have been a better choice. Hydrocodone would be the generic for vicodin. I hope you get to feeling better soon. I think you made a wise choice to not take it.
     
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  3. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    Arizona, I completely agree with you. He didn't even ask if addiction is a problem in my family, and it is. That's partly why I was so careful about starting small with half a dose. Not sure why he went straight for the big guns, but I am not going to take it again. Don't like feeling out of control of my body.
     
  4. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    NC
    I am very sensitive to medication. I get that spacey, out of it feeling with cold medicine! And yeah, I do wonder what the appeal of constantly having that feeling is. Oxycodone would probably knock me on my butt for the entire day.
     
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  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Yes, and it makes me very, very sick. I had my wisdom teeth taken out about 4 years ago and didn't take any of the pain meds because I felt worse on them than off.
     
  6. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    it can have that effect for many people now imagine good old Rush L. on it every day [​IMG]

    it is however (and opiates in general) are the best pain reliever and have been for thousands of years. I would say lock it up in a medicine cabinet and hold onto it incase it is ever needed as it can be very useful to have on hand. But that is just my opinion.
     
  7. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    I know a woman who takes pain pills like they were water. I always wondered why she was so...weird. I chalked it up to just being crazy. Anyways when I had my appendix out they gave me some oxycodone to take and I took two the day after and I was weepy and overreactive and....crazy. Then it hit me, this stuff messes with you! so I avoid it, I don't like feeling like that.
     
  8. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    Quote:Yea, I'll save it for a rainy day, and just hope I never need it.
     
  9. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    Keep it. Should be good for 2 years after the expiration date. You just never know what could happen in the future that you may need it and not get to a doctor. I never take any meds - not even aspirin unless I can't take the pain. I do, however, keep a fully stocked supply of medicine and equipment - just in case...

    ETA: I once cut my hand open on a glass that broke while I was doing dishes. Didn't go to a doctor till the next day and it required 12 stitches [​IMG] Never healed right because it was unattended for 14 hours. I did clean and wash it out while drinking several shots of whiskey and it didn't hurt too bad plus I slept well. Alcohol is always my "go to" pain remedy for wounds [​IMG]
     
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  10. fordmommy

    fordmommy Dancing With My Chickens

    Jul 16, 2009
    Wisconsin
    I first want to say, good for you to notice the side-affects. Beware. That is why they tell you right on the bottle or at least on the sheet that you get from the phamasists, do not drive or operate heavy machinery with this med until you know how it affects you.

    Meds affect everyone differently. If it makes you feel that way you should probably just take some IB profen. The Oxycodone is long lasting. So you are right. Those affects will last long into the night.....or day....whenever.

    I sounds like you usually don't take meds. Which is good. That's another reason it affected you that way. You are not used to having stuff in your system so you noticed it well. Be careful if you do decide to take it. And don't worry about getting "addicted" to them. They probably didn't even give you enough to get addicted to. [​IMG]
     

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