I'm so puzzled by this...My most WONDRFUL little country doctor did something wierd today. Just for history, I had been on Kadian 100mg twice daily for about a year, but the copay with new insurance was $250 copay. So scrap that, although I had good pain coverage. Then I went to MS contin which in the past hasn't worked well and did not this time either. So I asked for ooxycontin again bc that has helped in the past. So he started me out on 40mg three times daily b/c I REALLY do need the mid day dosage. And then I was on oxycodone 20mg IR for breakthru.
So, I caled today to talk to him (have appt next week), but I had to tel him my pain is not controlled yet. I asked for increase to the 60mg. He agreed right away, buty when my hubby picked up my Rx's, he wrote 60mg twice daily!!!! That is no change in dosage! What he did do is up the oxycodone breakthru from every 6 hours to every 4 hours. I'm not sure why??? Does it make sense?
I also asked abouta a nerve med...and I've been on Topamax in hte past and he said good...after complaining that the ambien isn't working well,he said to take my topamax at bedtime so hopefully it will allow me to sleep. Last time I was on Topa, I took it twice daily, not once. What about any of you who take it...how do you take it??
and lastly, I told him I've seen no benefit from the 10mg prozac he put me on. I don't really want it, but hubby thinks I need it. So he upped it to 20mg. Anyone else on prozac? I know it's an old drug..but hope someone else can shed some light on whether it's worked or not???