Although Percocet was developed to alleviate pain, the reality is that Percocet addiction winds up making the problem even worse. While your Percocet withdrawal symptoms may be different from someone else’s, some of the more common types include:
These symptoms can range from mild to severe and can affect even the most cautious and diligent user. If you or someone you care about is experiencing these or any other symptoms related to your Percocet use, contact your prescribing physician or seek treatment immediately to ensure the symptoms don’t escalate.
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Maybe you were blindsided by Percocet addiction after suffering an injury at work. Maybe you were given too many pills and not enough guidance by your doctor after major surgery. Maybe you’re one of the thousands of people every year who are given Percocet for a sports injury and have not been able to give them up. Maybe your curiosity got the better of you, and you haven’t been able to stop. However you’ve developed dependency on Percocet, you can’t be ashamed of your withdrawal or hide it from your doctor or loved ones. Keeping your Percocet abuse a secret only makes things worse and brings you further and further into dependency. Talk to your doctor immediately about your withdrawal to get the help you need.
At the start of Percocet withdrawal, it will feel as though you’re getting the flu. Symptoms include excessive sweating, extreme changes in body temperature, body and joint pain, watery eyes and nose, goosebumps and more. Symptoms generally start five to eight hours after the last course of use.
The rest of the week, symptoms will worsen. They will generally include increased body aches and pains, stomach issues (nausea, vomiting and diarrhea), abdominal cramping, shaking, anxiety, irritability, fatigue, sensitivity to light and sound, etc. You may also continue to feel like you have the flu.
Psychological and emotional health symptoms will generally get worse during the second week and may include delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, depression anxiety and more. During this point in the withdrawal process, users are particularly vulnerable to relapse which is why it’s critical that they get proper help from an experienced and trusted professional.
You don’t have to, nor should you, battle Percocet withdrawal on your own. This is a legitimate medical issue and you can’t overcome it by simply locking yourself in a room and waiting for the storm to pass like they do in the movies. Recovery Unplugged is ready to offer expert, compassionate and effective medical detoxification for your Percocet withdrawal. Our doctors and nurses work together to help you or your loved one safely and comfortably overcome your acute withdrawal period, so you don’t have to let symptoms send you spiraling into relapse.
We offer medical detox at our locations in Lake Worth, FL; Austin, TX; and Nashville, TN, and work with most major insurance providers to help make the process as affordable as possible. You will be monitored by a team of doctors and nurses who are trained to relieve your symptoms and intervene in the event of a medical emergency. Stop losing to Percocet withdrawal. Call Recovery Unplugged today at (855) 754-7793 to start fighting back.