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Old 05-29-2006, 10:53 AM   #1
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Question Questions about oxycontin and percocet, methadone

I'm new to the board and want to say hi to everyone here. I been going to pain management for years due to head on collision car wreck. I've been on several meds in the past but I'm currently on oxycontin 20mg twice daily, percocet 7.5mg 3-4 daily for breakthrough pain and methadone 5mg once nightly. I had been taking methadone but it constipated me badly, and made my stools hard and I never wanted to take it again for this reason. Yet they want me to take it at night, the methadone 5mg was recently added on. No matter what type of laxative or stool softener I take nothing helps with the methadone constipation. I was also curious is it common for meds to be prescribed this way? I thought they would give you one type med and increase it as needed, and I always heard it was dangerous to mix meds in the past. But now it seems commonplace, or at least the place where I'm going does it quite often. Does anyone else seem to think this is dangerous?

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