Oxycontin Withdrawal – Signs and Symptoms
The symptoms of Oxycontin withdrawal can be severe when left untreated. At Pine Tree Recovery Center we provide each and every one of our clients with safe and pain-free withdrawal in a comfortable, homestyle retreat. We believe that medical detox is a necessary first step when it comes to long-term addiction recovery, and that truly effective medical detox should tackle much more than the physical body. Our team of compassionate medical professionals, licensed therapists and case managers works hand-in-hand to provide comprehensive clinical care – treatment that tackles physical discomfort as well as emotional and psychological healing.
When it comes to Oxycontin withdrawal, both the physical and psychological symptoms can be severe and life-threatening if not immediately treated as they arise. In many cases, individuals who have been using Oxycontin on a daily basis will need to slowly taper off of the drug, or they will be given Medication Assisted Treatment in our medical detox facility.
Common symptoms of Oxycontin withdrawal include:
- Extreme anxiety and depression – these symptoms will typically need to be treated with antipsychotic medications for at least a short period of time (for example, the duration of inpatient treatment)
- Sleeplessness, persistent nightmares and cold sweats
- Muscle pain and muscle weakness
- Bone and joint pain, which is typically treated with non-narcotic pain medications like ibuprofen and acetaminophen
- Low-grade fever and chills
- Body tremors
- Symptoms that closely resemble the symptoms of a severe cold or flu, like runny nose, watery eyes, night sweats and stomach cramping
- Heart palpitations and other cardiovascular issues
- General feelings of discomfort