Hello to my fellow sufferers!! I have finally been diagnosed with a degenerative disc disease, stenosis and a nerve that is almost completely impinged on my left side. My left leg is numb from the knee down to the foot, but I have excruciating pain from L-5 to the hip and to the back of my knee. I find it difficult to adjust now to find a comfortable position. Sleep has become increasingly futile and my personality, normally easy going, is turning to crap. My poor children and wife think that the man of the house is turning into a monster. I am getting about 45 minutes of sleep before waking up, moving around the room, settling back down, falling back to sleep just to do it all over again. Anyways, this is not new to any of you in this forum so I won't bore you with my problems. My question is that I have been taking oxycodone 20mg every 6 hours with no real pain relief. I have an appointment with the doctor in a few days, and would like to go into the appointment a bit educated from people who have been there. Hence....I ask you folks. What would be a good next step? Fentanyl patch? Morphine? Any other pain killers that I am not aware of? I have no idea. Please let me know so I can go into the appointment without being railroaded into something I know nothing about. Thank you in advance for your help.