Hello all. I have joined up here today because I as most of you have very severe back pain that seems to be getting worse by leaps and bounds every year now. Myself and my doctor suspect that this pain is a result of a bad motorcycle wreck back when I was a teenager and many years as a wrestler. I currently have a computer shop and have done much over the last few years to put as little strain as possible on my back.My doctor has recently changed my meds somewhat to get me away from as much acetaminophen as I was taking with me percocet. He now has me taking a script of 240 Roixcodone at 15mg 1 or 2 at 4 times a day. My normal daytime dose is 1 because 2 make me a bit unstable when standing. But 1 is not enough to deal with all the pain. My doctor also has prescribed Tramadol 50 mg to be taken 2 pills 4 times a day. Tkaing 2 Trmadol with my Roxi seems to be no better than taking just my Roxi. So I bought me some Moltren IB(target brand)to take instead of the Tramadol. The percacet I was taking was the 15/325. So I know the 15 mg of Roxi is minus the 352 acetaminophen. That I was thinking could be replaced with the Motlrem IB. But taking 400 mg of the Moltrin IB seemed to do more than the Tramadol by far, but it still seemed to come up short about 50% of the time. So I have increased the Moltrin IB to 600 mg taken with my Roxi and this does seem to help a lot. My concern is, should I be taking this much of the Moltrin IB? Should I look for some other alternative to the Moltrin IB. Should I ask my dr if there is something in between the 15mg Roxi and the 30 mg roxi. I don't mind taking something over the counter with the Roxi but there are bad side effects taking to much acetaminophen just as there is in taking to much Nsaid meds.I have considered taking the 2 Roxie and mybe a caffine pill, 2 Roxies will make me want to lay down as well as making me a bit unstable on my feet.
I guess I need some dirction from you all on what I should consider. I go to my dr every 5 to 6 weeks for the Roxi refill and would like to have a more informed idea before I talk to him next month.