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Oxycotin for spinal cord injuries

has anyone been on oxycotin for a year or more. I'm concerned I take 40 mg twice a day. My dr. Doesn't seem concerned. IM wondering if my myelomalacia is progressing due to long term oxycotin use?


  • I am assuming that your doctor has increased your dose of Oxycontin to 40 mg twice a day? I understand your concerns regarding dosages when it comes to opiates ( pain medications), but the dosage doesn't really have anything to do in direct relation to causing your myelomalicia to progress.
    I changed to a different opiate because I personally found that Oxycontin seemed to need adjustments in dosage far too frequently for my tastes, so my doctor and I changed to a different long acting medication, and I have found that I was able to reduce the dosage and still manage the pain much better.
    Some love Oxycontin, but for me, it was not the best choice.
  • MikethepikeMMikethepike Posts: 244
    edited 12/07/2014 - 6:04 AM
    i would love to get off all opiates but am afraid to I ll, be seeing a different doc on Tuesday for another opinion
  • I found I had more nerve/pain issues when my pain was poorly managed with pain meds. I was diagnosed with many nerve syndromes & severe fibromyalgia for well over a year. I had crippling pain. I found, just for me, that my other symptoms went away once I got a better handle on my pain. Narcotics are often a necessary evil. Pain, in itself takes a terrible tole on our bodies.
    I know taking & trying different meds can be frustrating & frightening. I'd concentrate on finding the correct specialist to deal with the underlying problem. For some of us there will always be pain & meds but we can manage everything a lot better with the right docs for us.
    Best of luck at your appointment.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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