I am currently taking 30mg oxycodone (IM) 5 times a day, and it seems as if I have built up a tolerance to the drug.
The first one I take, usually with in 30-45 minutes of waking up, works fine for about 1-2hrs. after about the 2hr mark I dont really notice any relief. So there goes number 2 for the day. It also helps, but only about 75% as much as the first (im estimating 75%). and about 1.5hr later no relief at all. After this, I get very little relief from the other 3 pills per day, sometimes I will up the dose a bit to 1.25 pill instead of just one. which will help but I end up running out of my meds early. I know I cant be the only person with this problem, and am not sure what I should ask for at this point.
Unfortunetly my job requires me to sit behind a desk for the better part of 10-12hr per day. The oxycodone will get me through most of the day, but after about 5:00pm Im just begging for the day to end. What should I ask my PM doc to do with me? I think he feels as if Im hopeless as my MRI results dont seem that severe. I read on another post about a standing MRI which I am very excited about talking to my doc because when I do lay down I get almost instant relief. So i think that a standing mri may show that I really do have pain. lol