After about 6 yrs of taking Vicdon as needed I finally got to the point I could not handle the pain any more. My Dr agreed - actually he would have agreed much sooner, it was I who held off taking anything else.
I am now on the Fentanyl Patch 75 mg every 3 days and Oxycodone 5 mg 2 per 6 hrs as needed.
When I first got the F patch it took care of like 80% of my pain - yippee!!!! <:P Then I quickly started having break through pain. We did have some troubles getting my bt pain to respond to meds, but after about 2 months of trying other meds we got it right with the oxycodine. Now 6 weeks later, the Oxy is not helping near as much, nor as long for the bt pain.
I finally agreed to change my drugs around as I want to exercise and get some of this weight off that I gained after my injury ( like 80 lbs! ). However nothing I am taking is "good enough" for me to be able to exercise. Even swimming
My hubby says that he thinks my pain has reached a point that nothing is going to help more then what current meds are doing. I accepted that at first.....
But now I am wondering if I am short selling myself :?
Which brings me to my question - is my pain really under control when I can't do anything other then basic house hold chores - such as cooking and light house work without the bt pain being so bad that my bt meds do not get it under control again. All that does get under control is a good nights rest.
Do those of you who feel your pain is under control do more activities then I can without the price of bt pain?
I am not sure what "Pain under control" really means :??
I have a Dr app soon and want to understand this better before hand.
My Thanks ♥
L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.