I am not suggesting my medication is right for you; I simply wanted to pass along my personal history. I’ve been using pain medications for my condition now for approximately 3 years now. Like most of you, I was first given Vicodin 5mg with 500 mg Acetaminophen. And with time and my body’s adjustment to it, I moved first to 7mg/500mg and finally to 10mg/660mg. At that point it simply stopped working at maximum allowable levels of acetaminophen.
To make a long story much shorter, my doc changed me to Oxycodin with Oxycodone for immediate relief.
I was absolutely amazed at how effective this was for me, and I did not have to move up the amounts. If fact I actually was able to adjust the amounts down. I did not develop at tolerance to it. IT WORKED!
Now as all of you know, Purdue changed the Oxycodin to the tamper proof pill that made it utterly worthless for me. I asked my doctor to go back the Norco 10mg./325mg., and it worked again for a short period of time before getting into that horrible spiral.
What I discovered for me was that the rebound pain from acetaminophen was horrible. Besides coming to the conclusion that continued use acet. was going to eventually ruin my liver.
Acetaminophen is the devil’s brew.
Now back to the subject. I asked my doctor to prescribe me Oxycodone 5mg. (the lowest dosage) and now I take only what I need without spikes. I do have to take them more often to keep a level amount in my system, but it worked. I now have been on this formula for 9 months and have not had to move up my number or mg. IT WORKS for me.
I can actually have a somewhat normal life as opposed to life in a recliner or bed.