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    harlryguy posted:
    I am curantly on day 5 of self detoxing from oxycodone ir when using I was consuming about 20to45mg per day for about a year. I can tell you I got pretty sick the first 5 days but am now starting to feel better. My concern is that I still can not sleep do you know now long this may last amd is there any thing I can do to help speed it up?
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    James Golden, MD responded:
    You are describing a symptom of "protracted opiate withdrawal syndrome." Some form of problematic insomnia may last a long time; in fact, it could last up to many months after acute detoxification from the opiates themselves. This is because your brain receptors changed while you were using the oxycodone, and now they need to "re-set."
    There are certain medications that can be prescribed, but because your care should be individualized, I would strongly recommend you be under the care of an addiction specialist.


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