Hi everybody. I am new here, so please bear with me. I was wondering if anyone out there has been on Avinza for some time and could tell me if it works for them.
I just started with a new pain doc after going to another clinic for about 7 years. I have degerative discs in cervical spine and low back problems as well as arthritis.
I was on Opana 40mg 3 times a day with Fentora for breakthrough pain. It wasn't working anymore, so I decided to change docs. I asked my Dr. if I could try Oxycontin. He said no, that there was too much abuse, so I changed to one who I heard would prescribe it. When I went to see him, I asked for the Oxycontin and got the same song and dance.
I was given Avinza 120mg once per day and percocet for breakthrough. I am on my 2nd day and have had a killer headache. Nothing seems to help.
Is there anybody out there who is taking Avinza, and how does it work for you.
Wish the docs wouldn't blackball Oxycontin because it had been proven effective for many. Too bad!