I know nothing about this medication except it can work for pain in the correct dose. Some folks on this board are pretty good with the chemistry. I currently take Morphine ER 40 mg/2x a day. (Zip, Zilch, in relief). Then 15 mg (a 10 mg and a 5 mg) oxycodone every 4 hrs for breakthrough pain. Pain is not managed so Im getting the SCS Perm on Tues 9/3. My PM prescribed the dilaudid 4 mg every 4 hours for breakthrough pain POST OP INSTEAD of the oxy. With Toradol and soma. I know of no one who has had any relief with meds, post op Spinal Cord Stimulator. The good news Im getting Leads not paddles it's cervical.
I just want the honest truth of what to expect. Will this be a stronger than my PRE Op daily medication. My procedure is less invasive than paddles but I need to be prepared if I may be in for agony. Anybody think I might get a little coverage for pain??? Honest please!