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Levaquin and Oxycotin Withdrawal symptoms??

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    Hello all,
    Can any one tell me the withdrawl symptoms of Levaquin and Oxycotin??
    Also how long do these last?? I have been on Levaquin for 25 days, I took my
    last dose on Friday May 8. Its been close to 2 weeks since I went off of the
    oxycotin, how long do the withdrawl symptoms last with this drug.

    I am having sleep issues and anxiety ones too.
    Thanks to all of you who posted about my last post about pain meds.
    I am taking a little more of them and yes it is helping some.

    Thanks...Gail
     
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    Re: Levaquin and Oxycotin With drawl symptoms??

    Since Levaquin is an antibiotic, there should be no withdrawal symptoms associated with it. If you had tapered off the Oxycotin, you likely would have also experienced no symptoms with it either. But if you stopped it suddenly, it is possible that you could have some ill effects. I would say they shouldn't go much more than another week or so. Have you tried taking some over-the-counter meds like Tylenol, Advil or Aleve?
     
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    Re: Levaquin and Oxycotin With drawl symptoms??

    I agree with Jamie that Levaquin shouldn't cause any SE from discontinuing, however, Oxycontin on the other hand can cause withdrawal effects ranging from sleeplessness, nausea and vomiting, hot flashes (first you're hot then you're cold) tremors and loss of appetite. Of course it would depend on how long one has been on the drug. We always taper folks off Oxycontin. For example start taking it every 24 hours instead of 12 for 3 days then every other day for three days and then off. I would suggest that you call your OS and ask for help in getting tapered off. Oldbones
     
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    Re: Levaquin and Oxycotin With drawl symptoms??

    I've heard how addicting Oxycontin can be, and even know of someone who got extremely addicted to it, but I noticed no difference other than having two fewer pills to take each day.

    I could tell, however, that it really zapped me. I only had a week's prescription after I left the hospital. I had an extended release form of it and I could tell when it would kick in. Great pain relief but I think it would have taken a lot longer to get withdrawal symptoms.

    My overall body feels better now that I'm not taking it, and the Lortab that I still have does a great job of pain relief. I'm down to 1-2 of those per day and I'm just 3 1/2 weeks post-op.
     
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    Re: Levaquin and Oxycotin With drawl symptoms??

    I don't know whether to be envious or glad reading this thread......I was sent home with absolutely no pain relief whatsover apart from over the counter Ibuprofin.

    Thinking about it, I guess I managed pretty well with nothing stronger, but there sure were times (mainly at night) that I wished I'd had more!

    Never ceases to amaze me how different all these surgeons/hospitals are!
     
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    Re: Levaquin and Oxycotin With drawl symptoms??

    And the difference in medical care between each country,too, Peta!!! :)
     
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    Re: Levaquin and Oxycotin With drawl symptoms??

    And the difference in each individual....some have pain levels so high that over-the-counter medications would never get the job done.
     
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    Shop I hope you feel better soon. But when its over its done and gone. Hang in there. Cant be much longer. You are in my prayers, stay strong though. Kim
     
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    Re: Levaquin and Oxycotin With drawl symptoms??

    Even thinking about that makes my skin creep and gives me nausea!
     
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    Peta, some people don't get the good stuff because they answer a certain question wrong during the Dr. / Patient interview. I think the reason they ask if you drink alcohol is to know if they should or should not prescribe stuff that doesn't mix with alcohol.
    So the answer to that question is always "no or occasionally" if you want Percs or Oxycotin.

    Hop
     
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    Some docs are just Too conservative, Hop! They's rather bump up your pain meds then decrease them! Look at all the samples they get! :)
     
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    "Occasionally" WAS my response to that question Hop! I just don't think they felt that anything stronger was required. It was certainly never offered on discharge from the hospital. I was just told to take the Ibuprofin as needed. Which I did............!!!
     
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    A doctor once aske me if I drank alcohol and first I said, no never but then corrected myself and said well, perhaps the odd glass of sherry at Christmas. She immediately and somewhat pompously declared that in that case I certainly did drink! Umm - really?

    But I think this was just a simple case of lack of insight and compassion. How anyone could consider ibuprofen an adequate pain medication for a major bone op is totally beyond me!
     
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    I'm with you Jo, I have a very high pain tolerance and Ibuprophen wouldn't have made a dent in the pain in those early days. It's ok now with discomfort I get after exercise.
     
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    Re: Levaquin and Oxycotin With drawl symptoms??

    Everyone's pain tolerance is so different. I was off all prescription pain medication by the end of 2 weeks. Even before that I was only taking one in the morning and one at night.

    Kathy
     
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    But I don't think Peta was saying it was enough for her - quite the opposite!
     
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    If I were a doctor I would prescribe the most comforting drugs when ever possible, because if your patient is happy, you'd get so many more referrals.
     
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    Man, all of the bad press that narcotics have gotten as of late makes doctors nervous to prescribe them. My OS even said so. It's kind of scary, both ways! The authourities have "witch hunted" doctors for prescribing narcotics even when they are needed. I had a lot of pain -- they drilled out my femur for the shaft of the prosthetic (my OS told me that was going to hurt as soon as I woke up); then clots -- which hurt!! I have been on MS Contin and Percocet since I got home (almost an month). I have required a few refills. I am coming off of all of that now.. No MS Contin now and almost no Percocet now (at night). The doctor told me that it gets hard to not get bothered by authorities at this point. That seems crazy to me!! I am also glad they didn't send me home with OTC pain killers!! I would've killed myself!!
     
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    And who would've blamed you! Right now, I'm going to TRY to fall asleep with NO aids! I wouldn't exactly call myself dependent, but I DID like the feeling that sleep would come! I think my system is now so screwed up, its really hard! I think I'm on Australian time, or at least UK time! Good Night, all! :)
     
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    You right Tahoe it is sad he peole who need them cant get them and people who dont can get whatever they want......Night Judles
     
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