I have been on oxycontin with short acting oxy for breakthrough for nearly five years.
I have always found with oxy that I get great relief for around 3 weeks then the relief about halves.
I hang on for about a year while the relief reduces, and then I've got increases. Over the time I've been on it my dr's increased the dosage about four times. I'm now on 120 mgs, including breakthrough meds, a day.
I'd love to know other people's experiences on oxycontin compared to the fentanyl patch, as this is another option my dr is considering.
I know all opiates cause tolerance, and it varies from person to person, but I feel the oxy causes it so fast with me and i have to suffer so long before an increase.
Have people had the same thing happen with fentanyl -- great for first few weeks then by a month, half the relief, by 6 months can barely notice?
I have also tried MS Contin, but bad side effects. Clearly running out of options.
I know everyone's experience is unique, but would just love to hear what others have discovered/expreienced for themselves.
Thanks in advance.