OMG, do I ever need to talk to other people who understand what is happening to me! I was initially being managed for pain with Norco for over a year when I became tolerant: I tried Avinza, and it bombed...no help whatsoever. My primary started talking a PM for shots, which I want to avoid at all costs at the moment (but that is a whole other discussion lol) so when he offered me endocet 10/325 I gratefully accepted, trying to keep the status quo for as much longer as possible. Well, in truth, the endo was no stronger for the pain than the hydro, so I have been trying so hard to comply, but things are coming to a crashing halt in my world of pain control! My body is learning to tolerate more and more literally by the hour. If I don't take enough to kill the pain impulse, of what use is taking it? So I have had to increase steadily and now am finding that if I don't take that 'more' medication my body seems to need, it is effecting my behavior in that I feel very short tempered and crabby, which is unlike me. It seems like I assimilate it in a 'snap' anymore!
I don't want to be forced into seeing another physician as my primary is very nice and most helpful but he honestly doesn't know what to prescribe for me, he even asked me for suggestions last time. He prescribed nucyta and I couldn't fill it because my insurance doesn't cover it at all, so my hands were tied on this medication.
Has anyone else had oxy do things to their personality and does anyone have any suggestions of an older standby med that would work on me and be covered by my insurance? HELP!!