Re: pain medication suggestion??
Just FYI but the number you are mentioning is the amount of Acetaminophen in the pill. What is the opiate (Hydrocodone) number that is first? Is it 5, 7.5, or 10?
The FDA actually passed new requirements for manufacturers using Acetaminophen in pills to reduce them to 325. So you must be using a Pharmacy that still has leftover meds that have the larger amount of Acetaminophen. The reason they did this was that people were getting liver damage with too much Acetaminophen as they would also take a cold medication or have alcohol, and not pay attention to their daily allotment.
Anyway...I was on Percocet (Oxycodone and Acetaminophen( awhile back for a few years. It was the 7.5/325 dosage. And out of the blue I started getting a lot of stomach issues.
It turned out that my body just could not handle the daily dosages of Acetaminophen. I was switched to OxyIR which is plain Oxycodone...This literally took care of my issues within a week.
I don't see you mention any type of nerve pain. An opiate is not the best med for this type of pain. Nerve pain meds are Lyrica, Neurontin, or Cymbalta. I would be asking your Dr. about trying one of these to help lessen your pain.
Keep in mind that chronic pain management is a lot more than just taking medications...there are dozens of modalities to help lessen our pain to a manageable level.