happy new year everyone!
just wanted to update those i chatted with on my situation. long story short, i switched back to my old pm (in the same practice) and i'm much happier. he upped my patch to 25mcg, which turned out to be way too strong, with norco (10mg) 3 x day. i just saw him again today for injections and told him about the meds and i expressed my concern about the patch. now i am officially off the patch and trying oxy 10mg w/ norco. i was quite nervous about this drug at first, but as some of you mentioned, a lot of it is hype. we shall see. i'm just finally happy i have a doctor that is asking me questions, having me get new scans, and seems concerned. plus, if the oxy turns out to be too strong, i have the norco to last me until my next appointment. i'm no longer living in a state of, "oh no, what happens if..."
i hope everyone is doing well!