Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Includes Expert Content
    getting clean
    heygirl91 posted:
    I took my last dose of Roxys on Sat. So technically I am on day 3 of NO roxys! HISTORY is was taking 75mg oxycodone (ROXY) for about 4 months. This is not my first rodeo, but I hope it will be my last. I became addicted several years ago after back surgery and it has sucked me in and out for the past 4 years. I was sober and feeling good, them boom it started all over again. I am feeling pretty good on the mental side of things, however my legs are killing me, my sleep is a mess and I am tired and disoriented. I was prescribed ativan to help me with this, short term and ambien. l guess I was just wanting to vent, as today has been the worst.
    Betty Ford Center
    Anthony Tornay, MD responded:
    In your 'venting', you bring up an important point. If someone has a true diagnosis of dependency, care must be used with all medications/drugs that have addictive potential.

    Ativan/Ambien certainly fall into that category While they may be used short term for withdrawal symptoms, they should not be used long-term.

    Featuring Experts from Betty Ford Center

    Harry L. Haroutunian, MD., is an internationally known speaker on the topics of Addictive Disease and its treatment. He is Board Certified in Family M...More

    Helpful Tips

    Will smoking weed effect my everyday life and health due to my age?
    I'm 14 and I've been smoking marijuana since I was 12 due to family problems&a family loss and my grades seem to me slowly going down ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 1 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.