well it finally happened. i am wprking, but my wife has been out of work for a iittle over a year now. to save money, i have had to reduce my dose of fenatyl lollipops. 700 mirograms cost me 300. now i am going to go to 500 micrograms to save myself 25% or so. hopefully, i will save about 50-60 dollars a month. unfortunately, i don't know how my pain will work out. dr says about a 20% reduction in strength of meds. oh well, if it doesn't work, i will go back to 700 micrograms. oxycontin is compounded so 45 millagrams will cost about 70-75 dollars. i will keep this strength. they use weird doses when compounding meds. i recommend compound meds if there is a pharmacy around that does it. it is cheaper.
I have 4 fusions from L5-3, the latest last May '12 where they fixed my disc that broke.They went through my side this time. I take 40 mg of oxycontin 4x a day and 4 fenatyl lollipops 300 micro gms 4x a day.