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  • Just read your post. I have been on pain meds forever and thru trial and error finally found the right combination. Long acting meds never work for me. After a few hrs they go away. Try others long acting with short for break through pain. Keep trying til you find the right ones. If your dr won't work with you find another be truthful with them. Good luck and better days ahead
  • the only thing I ever felt from that was lathargic and no pain relief then he gave me the ir for break thru that didn't work for me either by 3 hours I was in extreme pain trying to make it to the 4th hour to take the IR....After my last surgery they tried it again. It did not work. never felt relief enough to rest, I wasn't looking for the "euphoria" just wanted enough relief to rest. So I talked to my cousin who is a chemist worked for J and J and Merck...the pill breaks down differently for every one no ones metabolism is the same. so I don't take extended release Ive not tried it but I heard the fentnyl patch works good for some. I'm back on percocet and take as needed. not to exceed a certain amount a day.
    This can't be happening
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  • Everyone's metabolism is different. There's a simple test that you doc can perform which shows which types of meds will work best for you & the levels you need. There's been a lot of discussion here about it, including links posted by one of the mods. You can search 'metabolism test for narcotics' here or on the web. ;-)
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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