Introduction to Oxycodone Withdrawal Symptoms and Remedies

withdrawal symptoms of percocet

About Oxycodone (brand name Percocet)

Oxycodone is a narcotic similar to hydrocodone but more powerful. Percocet contains oxycodone and can also contain acetaminophen. Generally if Vicodin isn’t strong enough for the patients pain Percocet is the next pain killer prescribed.

Many people get hooked on Percocet after a difficult injury. Then once the injury heals, the doctor quits prescribing it and the patient is in for some very uncomfortable oxycodone withdrawal symptoms.

Doctors often overlook the impact of withdrawal symptoms on patients when they begin prescribing narcotics like percocet. Most prescription pain killers that doctors prescribe are classified as controlled substances and narcotic – and finding oxycodone withdrawal remedies that work are few and far in between.

Oxycodone Withdrawal Symptoms


Withdrawal symptoms of Percocet can include:

  • depression
  • constant cravings
  • extreme discomfort
  • nausea
  • insomnia
  • fever
  • extreme anxiety
  • deep muscle pains
  • and many more…

The next most common question is, “How long will oxycodone withdrawal symptoms last? What will the duration be? How long will I feel like crap?”

Oxycodone Addiction Treatments

You percocet (oxycodone) withdrawal duration will depend on: 

  • How long you have been using percocet?
  • How much you were using before quitting?
  • What is your diet like?
  • Do you use other drugs with oxycodone? 

With that said, your percocet withdrawal duration should range from 5 days to 15 days before you will start to feel better. Those are just some factors at play when determining how long it will take to get past painful oxycodone withdrawal treatments.

Oxycodone Withdrawal Remedies

Three Oxycodone remedies for withdrawal symptom recovery include:

1. Kratom for cravings, energy, & work
2. Phenibut for anxiety, sleep, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS),
3. Recovery Detox Vitamins, Herbs & Minerals to Repair Depleted Brain Chemicals


  1. Chris says:

    I suffered a horrific accident at work in 2010, when I was attacked by a couple of inmates from my work at the federal prison and fell down a flight of stairs tarring every ligament in my knee and back, three surgeries later, and im still on pain management and on federal disability now. Ive been taking percocet and exalgo for 2 and a half years now, but if I stop taking them im in an extreme amount of pain. But on the other hand I have to get blood work done periodically to make sure im not damaging any organs like kidneys or liver from the opiates and Tylenol in the drug. I hate taking them.

    • Reilly Johnson says:

      Chris, my friend, have you looked into other alternatives to opiates for pain? Acupuncture, TENS Units can help. Also, physical therapy has done wonderful things for a lot of people. I’ll be creating a new post very soon with alternatives to painkillers. Good luck.

  2. Ive been taken percocets for three weeks and stopped will I go through withdrawals?

    • Reilly Johnson says:

      Your withdrawals shouldn’t be too bad. 3 weeks isn’t that long but it will depend how much you were taking daily to determine how painful your withdrawals will be. But I don’t expect you to hurt for too long.

  3. Rex says:

    First off I feel like such a fool! I have let roxys take over my life and it has cost me everything I been hooked on them for ten years now. I take atleast 15 30mg each day and now it’s left me broke sick and very depressed. Is there true hope for me to come off this cold turkey? When I say broke I mean broke jobless useless waste of space and air I am and feel like death and don’t know what to do. Sorry for my rambles but at 47 and let this ruin my life has got me at the lowest point that I don’t know what to do.

    • Reilly Johnson says:

      Rex! You have value and you can quit. Going cold turkey might not be very easy since you’ve been using for so long. Do you have the self control to taper? If you quit cold turkey just be ready to experience at least 5 days of painful withdrawals.

      Also Rex, what skills do you have? What do you know how to do good? The way we feel better about ourselves is through contributing. Who can you help? What can you do that most people cant? What do you love to do? You need to get align with your passions and begin to focus on them, not on the pills. Most importantly, plan your withdrawal! How are you going to do it specifically?

  4. aussinic says:

    I was taking between 80-220 mg per day for 9 months. I’d smoke,shoot, chew, snort it. Just depends onmy mood. II’m now on day 7 of withdrawal and man I have had an interesting week. The pain from day 2 to 5 is enough to drive ya mad. I have learnt to meditate. I’m not at all religious but prayer really helped. As I have used drugs to escape personal issues with stress. IV found that talking about my problems just being honest open helped me alot. Walking I made myself eat and drink healthy from the beginning. I forced myself to. That was hard. For the painI just opened mmyself up to love from family and my fiance has been great. I had toeeducate her as to what I was going to be going through. So Yea. Day 7. Massive headache and aching legs. Very low energy keeping excited and positive for the future. I will survive. The only drug iv used to withdraw is over the counter neurophen aka non addictive pain med. Baby’s can have em.And also over the counter panadine extra. It has a small aamount of codine and those first 3 nights I was having higher than recommended dose. And smoking weed on night 3 because I didn’t want to shoot myself. But last 4 day nothing. Just positivity prayer meditation exercise healthy organic food and juices with apple cider vinegar and love. Gotta have a lot of love and support. It’s possible to do. I feel I’m about half way back home now. O and since quitting oxycontin I smoke atm 10 ciggy a day. Last week I was smoking 40 to 50 ciggy per day. And I want to quit next week. They just not the same now. I hope this helps someone. I know everyone is different. Hang in there it only gets easier. The mind is very powerful tool. Last two nights 6 and 7 I finally got deep sleep with mad dreams. But waking feeling untested. Can’t wait to feel rested. Love ya all. Hope it helped someone.

    • Reilly Johnson says:

      Thank you for sharing and we appreciate the story. Very good information and advice. It’s not about doing just 1 thing, it’s about doing a lot of little things that add up to enough to quit. Great comment.

  5. shawnamama says:

    Kratom freaks me out. A local store sent me some samples and I have no idea how to use it so I probably won’t. I’m curious about this phenibut stuff you talk about because restless leg is the worst part about coming off opiates next to the depression and anhedonia. Are there any side effects? Also, where are your supplements made? Are you a dr or chemist or what? Thanks! I was going to private message you that question but thought I’d just ask all at once! I have enjoyed your website. Thanks

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