For about the last 7 years I have been prescribed compounded Hydrocodone (no tylenol). I have not had an increase in the amount in over 2 years and am definitely having more pain lately. My daily dose is 20% higher than it was 5 years ago.
When I was first injured I had only Codeine for the first 5 or so years and it worked pretty well, I think Hydro is relate to codeine? I have also tried morphine and methadone , neither are good for me. I also was prescribed Oxycodone for a while and it was great at first but I soon need increases for it to work well.
I feel I need a change but I don't like to shake things up either. I have read about switching meds sometimes helps. If I switched back to Oxy for one month would that help the hydro to work better again, or does it need to be longer? Or should I just try to get an increase of the Hydrocone?