I was prescribed OxyContin – intially 10mg twice daily, to relieve pain from a very badly smashed wrist (started October 2012 whilst in hospital). In December 2012 I reduced dose to 1 -10mg at night and have recently decided to stop, as wanted to see how much pain I was experiencing from my injury. I stopped on Friday 11 Jan and ever since I have not been able to sleep, am having hot & cold flushes and feel dreadful. I have spoken to my GP who advised that the sleep disturbance can take up to a week to settle down. Can you please advise if this is correct, as at night when I am tossing and turning, feeling exhausted, but unable to sleep, I feel at my wits end. What can I do to help alleviate this – help?
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I have major back 'm 50 have a fracture,degenerative disc,lumbar spondylosis,scoliosis and a long list of other top of that I've recently been diagnosed with take a lot of 't even started taking meds for take OxyContin 40 mgs 3 times daily,2 10 mgs oxycodone 2 times a 10's were not cutting get steroid injections 3 or 4 times a does help but any little thing I do I'm still in severe pain. I have chronic pain, I'm always in pain... I don't know what to 've been cleared for hesitant about that,everyone I've talked to has had 3-4 surgery and still in a lot of pain. Does anyone have any suggestions?