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Continuing Oxycodone

GreyEagleGGreyEagle Posts: 350
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:34 AM in Pain Medications
I had a 4 level laminectomy on April 8th this year. Right after surgery I was on Lorazepam,morphine and oxycodone. Now I am just on oxycodone 5 mg, 2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours.

I am beginning to feel like I am needing a higher dosage or maybe the ER variety. What have others experiences been?

Thanks much,

Ken GreyEagle
Greyeagle
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Comments

  • Hi Ken,
    It may very well be that you do need to switch to an ER version or maybe a different strength. If the oxycodone is working for you, you may need to have the discussion with your PM about how the meds are working or not working, and about the length of time that the meds are lasting.
    He knows you best, so he would be the best to determine which option is the best one for you.
    Good luck,
    Sandi
  • If you do get put on ER meds, I think it will be better for you because it stays in your system much longer, depending on which medication you are started on. Of course you'll probably need to take something for breakthrough pain like oxycodone. Just have a talk with your doctor and let him know that your current regimen isn't helpful. I hope it works out and take care.
  • meydey321 said:
    . Of course you'll probably need to take something for breakthrough pain like oxycodone. Just have a talk with your doctor and let him know that your current regimen isn't helpful. I hope it works out and take care.
    Yeah,I should find out tomorrow morning what they are going to give me. I'll update everyone here. Interestingly, my medical benefits go away after tomorrow since I did leave my employer on Monday. I'll be getting the benefits through my wife's work. It will take a little time but I'll be on them shortly.

    My medical will be through the same Insurance Company. The only difference is the coverage is not near as good as it was with the Company I worked for. Once I'm on Social Security Disability I'll go for the Medicare with a Supplemental plan.

    Ken GreyEagle
    Greyeagle
  • get used to Oxycontin very quickly ..i started on 10mg 2x a day of the sustained release {12 hour tabs} now i am on 80mg 2x a day {12 hour tabs } and 6 x20mg 3 x a day of the instant type ..my advice go see your doctor and sort out your meds
    STRAKER
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