I have an appointment this Wednesday with the Dr. that prescribes my Cymbalta and Oxycodone. I am currently prescribed 5mg. Oxycodone, 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening. The last time I went to the Dr., about 4 weeks ago, I told her that I also have to take 2 in the afternoon and sometimes 2 if I wake up during the night. So, sometimes I can take upwards of a total of 40mgs. in 24 hours. I was going to run by other options with her. Should I take a stronger mg. or is this way high as it is? Maybe a time release would be better, or would another medication all together be better? I am 40 years old and have been married for 20 years and have never smoked, done drugs, and I drink White Russians maybe 2ce a year. The Oxy works good but only for about 3 hrs. The pain is all over, right now my knees are the worst. Its a debilitating pain, I would rate it an 8. I am also going to talk to her about Levitra. I hear that is good for pain. I guess people get addicted to the relax feeling the med gives? I have never been high so I dont know how that feels. I know that the med literally relaxes my body muscles so that I dont seem so tightened up. That eases my mood and feel more comfortable. Does ANYONE have any advice, med suggestions? I am also starting Physical Therapy on Monday. I also have severe insomnia and have tried Ambien and Lunesta to no avail. Thank you everyone!!! I am so looking forward to the great advice!!!!