I am fairly new to this forum but I had a surgery on my spine a few months ago. I have had a very difficult recovery and my pain level is worse than prior to surgery. I began pain management two weeks ago and am in transition from IR meds to ER meds which is something I am embracing but I am on the borderline of a visit to the hospital because I am in severe, extreme pain and have very little relief. I am hoping that my dose will be raised tomorrow but I don't know that I and am in a situation where I don't know if I could handle another day. I can't do anything, my legs are trembling and I am hurting so much that I just feel like giving up. I am not that type of person but do not think I could handle this another day.
I have been started on Opana ER 5mg with oxycodone 10mg 1xdaily for break thru pain and I have really no relief other than a couple of hours a day. It has been this way for two weeks and I am losing weight and having difficulty moving around the house. I have called the clinic numerous times letting them know that I am in severe pain and wondering if this is okay or normal. I was prescribed Percocet 7.5 mg 8xday from my neurosurgeon and have had an extreme drop in my overall pain relief and I am struggling. I have to be able to work and I cannot do anything. I am new to pain management and so far have just been honest but I think it is horrible when someone who has had a surgery on their spine cannot be taken seriously when they say, 'hey, it's getting overwhelming over here, I have kids that need me.' I have not asked for anything more but have been honest and straightforward in letting them know that this isn't touching my pain. What is worse is that I can just see going tomorrow and them slightly raising the Opana and totally taking away the break thru med. I am trying to be calm and play the PM game but there's a limit to what a person can take and I have past it and hoping for a miracle. I don't think it has to be this way and I would be so grateful for some advice for my appointment tomorrow. So that I might walk away from it and be okay. I know I can do this but I feel like I have no break from this pain and things are snowballing on me and my life is really falling apart. I feel like if they can't do something to make this better that I will ask to be out of their care and referred to someone else but I don't want that to happen. But at the same time, I can't do this another day, I just can't. I know many have been there, tell me what to do please.