I am on 75 mg of the fentanyl patch that I change every 48 hrs and Oxycodone 5 mg which I am allowed a max of 8 a day.
These pain meds have saved my life - at least my sanity
However I have found right from the very beginning of using the oxy that after 6 pills through out the day that the last 1 or 2 pills ( which would be 7 and/or 8th ) does nothing for my pain. I have spread them out, I have tried full stomach, empty stomach, waiting to use them till my levels were quite high and using them before my levels got bad. Nope. Nothing.
My first doses do wonders for me, but the last 1 or 2 pills nothing??
Does anyone understand why?
L1 - S2 "gone" useless in 1 way or another. DDD. RA. Bone Spurs. Tons of nerve damage/issues. Stenosis. Both knees replaced. 50 yrs old. I had a great fall (hence my user name) at age 41 and it has been a domino effect every since.