I have had chronic pain for years. Had cervical double fusion three years ago. I was never pain or opiate free but life was manageable with gradual increases in meds. However two months ago pain became unmanageable. MRI revealed another herniated disc above fusion. I take a blend of 3 Oxy ER 80 mg, up to three 8mg hydromorphone for break thru pain, up to three 1 mg of Xanax, two 250 mg Soma, and Neurontin. I hate taking neurontin, the side effects are terrible. I am unable to take it during the day.
My PM will not increase the opiate meds but is willing to switch back to the patch or Opana. I don't want to increase the opiates. Within the last five years I have gone from Vicodin to this! What will I do five years from now?
My question...is it possible to detox from Oxy and start over again?