I had a complete knee replacement 2/9/15. I was prescribed oxy 5-325 every one to two tablets ever four hours for 11 weeks.
After about 6 weeks I was taking about 3 a day– one in the AM one in afternoon, one at night.
I experienced terrible constipation, sleeplessness, misery trying to sleep, loss of appetite etc.
I decided to cut out the nighttime pill, and wow, my sleep problems disappeared!
I was so pleased I thought I should just stop all together, which is what I did, about 10 days ago.
I didn’t realize I was in withdrawal for days– I thought I had the flu.
then I began to check it out online, and realized I had made a mistake going cold turkey, but I was into it for 7 days then, and thought the worst of it must be gone.
however for the last 5 days I have had EXTREME weakness and a loss of breath– I am gasping for breath after walking from the bedroom to the kitchen.
I have never ever experienced something like this before, and I am wondering– is this still the oxy withdrawal? cramps have finally diminished somewhat but what is with the weakness, and shortness of breath? any help?