My Oxycontin 80mg was wearing off after about 8 hrs. consistently. I asked my Dr., who is a neurologist, at the pain clinic if there was anyway we could divey the Oxy into 3 doses instead of two. This guy is already upset I take Oxy 80 mg anyway. He doesn't believe anyone with fibro could hurt that bad. So, he says O.K. we can do that and hands me a script for Oxycontin 40 mg three times a day, which is half of the dose my body is used to. Even with getting a 3rd dose of 40mg it still doesn't boost me up to 80 mg. I was thinking maybe he would give me 60 mg. 3 times a day and cut back my Roxicodone for break through. Well he cut back my Roxicodone from 30 mg to 15 mg no more than twice a day. When I asked him him if dropping from 80 mg to 40 mg would be put me in withdrawl, he said oh you'll be fine. I didn't challenge him or anything. I had already been in his office for 1 hr. and 45 min. with my 2 year old grand daughter. By that time I just wanted out. His nurse comes in and says the Dr. wants a piss test. That took another 20 min. I don't know if he was trying to punish me for asking him about withrawl or whether he was testing me now, so next time he can test me to see if I've been compliant. Well, I decided a med reduction wouldn't be a bad idea and had a positive attitude until the next day. Then WAM Kick my butt pain. The fact is, I have been compliant with the regimen for 7 days now and on a pain scale of 1-10 I'm a 100. I called the Dr.'s office today and told them put my meds back like they were. They won't do it unless I come in and pay my copay and see the Dr. again tomorrow. There goes another 2 hours and $20.00. I just saw him 13 days ago. It would be so easy to just go to his office and pick up a new script. I have been so miserable this past week and have felt awful as well as in immense pain. I almost feel I have had some withdrawl. Has anyone else had a drop in their pain meds and had withdrawl symptoms and if so how much of a drop?