Oxycodone and headaches

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hi im new to this have had chronic pain for a year now and am on 60mg of liquid oxycodone and was on 10mg an hour of morphine thru buprenorphine patches and now im on 20mg boy does it give you headaches anybody got the same

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    I took Oxy for about 2 days after a surgery 3 mos ago.. the headaches in addition to night sweats began after the 3rd dose, so I stopped taking it.  I recognized it as a withdrawal symptom.  I have heard that stuff was VERY addictive and I see why.  The dose you mentioned is quite heavy for chronic pain.
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      I am so pleased you stopped taking that stuff when you did. It has destroyed my life & I was never told at any point what it was & how addictive it is. My GP at the time prescribed me 800mg's per day of Oxycontin, at times I was taking closer to 1500mgs per day. I have been addicted to this for 7yr . I'm so pleased you recognised the signs & stopped when you did. If only I knew then what I know now!!!! Well done!

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    That's a very unpleasant trade. I took heavy Opiates for about 7 months, never experienced headaches though. Can you get to see a doctor and ask?
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    I was given oxycodone for a prolapsed disc, after the first dose 30mg (four times a day) I was laid up in bed with the worst headache I had ever experienced (I get migraines)......i didn't put 2 & 2 together though! The side effects of that drug are awful! Sickness, diarrhoea, dreadful drowsiness and shakes! After about a week I took them back to the pharmacy! Was given codeine (which is where this addiction comes from) have you spoke to your GP?

    Take care,

    Kate.

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