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Do You Wonder if You’re Addicted to Prescription Painkillers?

There are a lot of people out there who’ve been on painkillers for a long time. Many have tried to stop taking them, but when they do, they suffer from pain and other symptoms that make them think they still need the drug. However, those symptoms are more likely to be from withdrawal – which means it’s time to get into a drug rehab program.

How Do You Know You’re Going Through Withdrawal?

Here are the withdrawal symptoms connected to stopping OxyContin or other prescription painkillers:

At the beginning you can expect:

  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle aches
  • Increased tearing
  • Insomnia
  • Runny nose
  • Sweating
  • Yawning

A little later you can also expect:

  • Abdominal cramping
  • Dilated pupils
  • Goose bumps
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting

That might sound even worse than the reason you started taking the OxyContin in the first place.

But whether or not that’s the case, what is certainly true is that going through those symptoms could lead some people to think that it’s too soon for them to go off the drug.

Of course that’s the last thing they should do. If they give in now, they’re just going to have to do it again. And in the meantime, they’re in danger from the side effects of taking OxyContin, plus the possibility of overdose, which could be fatal.

If you’ve been taking OyxContin for a while – a few weeks or more – and are experiencing some or all of the symptoms above when you stop taking them, realize you are going through withdrawal.

You need prescription drug rehab to get through it safely, and to make sure you don’t start taking oxy again. Give us a call, we can help you find a treatment facility that’s right for your situation.

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