Currently I am taking Opana 40mg ER 2 times a day w/ Percocet 10mgs/325 for break through pain for the last 6 months. I have Spinal Stenosis of the spine and a herniated disc in the L4-L5S1. My Orthopedic told me that I am a candidate now for a fusion since none of the 3 epidural injections or the radio frequency procedure did not have any effect on my pain, which is not good. I am afraid of going through w/ the surgery b/c of my age - 40yrs old and I have heard way to many stories on the surgery not being successful. The surgery I would have to have is called a laminectomy discectomy fusion w/ instrumentation. Anyone on this forum have had this type of surgery please respond to this?
I am very lucky on the side affects so far, the only side effect that I have is a very short temper on the Opanas but no bad dreams or no constipation. I think that my body is getting use to the oxymorphone & the Percocets so yesterday I went to go see my doctor and I asked if he could switch things up a bit and he offered me fentanyl patches 100mcg w/ Morphine Sulfate 15mgs 4 times a day for the break through pain. After reading lot about the side effects on the fentanyl patches I went back to my doctor to put me back on my old meds Opana & percocets..
I am trying to find a new doctor b/c he can't write for oxycotin. I know that oxymorphone is 20 times stronger then Oxyctin but I need to switch things up a bit and rotate between the two pain meds b/c I am not getting any relief.. I don't care what anyone says about how the Oxymorphine is a lot stronger then Oxycotin for me the Oxycotin works way better then the Opanas (oxymorhphone)....