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I need some advice, my boyfriend, or now exboyfriend, suffers from major refactory depression. He told me this from the beginning. He recently underwent some surgery for a broken leg. Before the surgery he was stable on his current meds. He was okay, after surgery. He was place on Percocet PRN for pain. He was healing great and no more pain meds needed. Once he stopped the percocet his mood changed. He wouldn't return my calls, would sleep thru most of the day and would blow up at me for no apparent reason. Yesterday, he came over to my place in tears saying we needed to break up so he could get some help. I agreed, but it still hurts me as well. I told him I would be here for him whenever he needed it. I did some research and found that oxycodone sometimes helps people with MDD. Do you think that may have played a role in what happened with him? And what is the best way I can help him thru this?

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replied July 21st, 2011
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I can understand your feelings and it is appreciable that you care for him so much but kindly do not self medicate him as Oxycodone can have serious side effects at times.It can even cause respiratory depression in overdose.
It might be possible that the effect he is having is due to Percocet intake for sometime.Consider visiting a Psychiatrist for his evaluation and if required he can have counselling sessions which really help people come out of the situation.

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