Hello, I'm new here. I had a microdiscectomy in 2006, and a fusion in 2008, both at the L5-S1 level. Since then, I have daily back pain, and nerve pain in both legs. As well as significant numbness and muscle spasms in both legs.
My old PCP would prescribe nothing more than norco 10's, and I have been on those for years. I recently moved, and have a new PCP, who is more comfortable with pain meds.
He prescribed me oxycontin 10mg, 2 per day. I WAS taking 2-3 norco 10s every 4-6 hours.
This seems like a step down, doesn't it? I'm worried that I will now be dealing with more pain. Advice?
I wanted to tell him that the dosage seemed low, but the last thing I want to do is come off as a drug-seeker (Which I'm not). I don't want a sky-high dose, as that'll just increase my tolerance, I just want a dose that takes the edge off. I know there is no such thing as "pain free" from medication.