I am going to my pain clinic tomorrow. I have been on the same dose of meds for over 1 and 1/2 years. I had two surgeries where they removed parts of the discs. The surgery worked for the L4 region but not the thorasic one. I have had the injections 3 times but it never really gave me any relief. I don't have back pain but terrible ribcage/chest pain on the right side. I am on percocet 10/325 4 X per day. It still works very well but the meds just don't last as long. The pain starts coming back after 4 hours. I have intense pain(a 7-8) for about 2 hours before I can take another pill. Has anyone had their percocet increased to this level? Did it make you too loopy? I can't take any other pain meds right now as I don't have prescription coverage and this is all I can afford. My doc wants me to go on a pain patch but every patch I have read about is too expensive, even the generic ones. Any suggestions?