Hello to everyone. I posted a couple of days ago about the Avinza. Well I have been taking since Thursday and I take it at night. It does not seem to be helping at all. I am still having to take the 10/650 mg hydrocodone's every 6 hours.
I called my doctor today and she is out until Monday. The nurse said it should be taking effect by now. Does anyone know if this med should be working by now. I am also taking the med at night but with a 24 hour time release that should not matter, right?
If this does not start working by next Monday what should I ask the my doctor? Should I ask for another type of med or should they just increase the mg. I currently am taking the 30 mg Avinza.
Just a little back ground 2 years ago I had a ACDF on C5-C6. I have DDD, and cervical stenosis. I now have bone spurs that have formed and I continue to have chronic pain. My neck flares up at least once a week. I have been taking the hydrocodone since the surgery, and have been taking 10 mg 4 times a day for about 6 months. I know that the hydro's are short acting and do not last the six hours between dosing. I take one in the morning at 6 am and by 10:30, 11:00 I am hurting again. That is why this last visit my doc prescribe the long acting med. I feel like I am taking way too much medication every day and want to be able to take something that will last. It stinks to plan your life around meds and whether you think your neck is gonna flare up.
I know all of guys live with this everyday and it wears on you too. I guess I am just hoping there is something out there that can make it possible to live a half way normal life.
Does anyone have any advice on a med that seems to work and that changed the way pain effected them everyday. I know that a totally pain free life is an impossible dream, but I am tired of the number of pills I take and am scared that my body cannot continue to take the medication I put in it on a daily basis.
Thanks for listening and any advice would be greatly appreciated.