Quick summary, 20 years old and unfortunately in pain management. I started about 4 months ago. I was involved in a car accident and suffer from migraines nearly everyday and I have big bulging discs in L4-5 that cause problems on their own.
Now, I've read threads and everything on here, I'm interested only in what your opinion based on your experience is. I don't want to read "talk to your PM doctor" because I will. Thank you.
I started with hydrocodone, it never lasted long enough. After switching to oxycodone 5 mg, 4 a day, I felt much more relief, but still not long enough. I recently got a prescription for 10mg oxycodone, 4 a day.
I feel they don't work at all. If I take it orally I get very drowsy and tired can't keep my eyes open. I only feel slight relief if I dissolve a tablet in water and take it that way.
I've tried for over two years to stay away from pain medication, but I can't walk or anything without it so I had to. I'm straying away from oxycontin because of how powerful it is. I feel it's my only choice.
So, has anyone else experienced that a higher mg pain medication didn't work as well as its predecessor?
How do you feel about oxycontin?
I recently got a nerve block in my neck to help my migraines and this Wednesday we start on my back. I'm not excited to face the irritation these injections cause with this medication. How can I get it to kick in like it's supposed to?
Any opinions? I'm all ears, very young and nervous what my future holds. I've been told it'll only get worse.
Thank you all