As some of you know I made the switch from percocet 10/325 to hydromorphone 4mg for my breakthrough pain. After using it for about 2 weeks I found it to be very ineffective for my pain an that the percocet worked alot better at preventing pain. i dont know why since the hydromorphone is stronger than oxycodone but i guess everyone is different. i also take 30mg of oxycontin 2 times a day(one 20mg and one 10mg BID) for long term pain so mabey the oxycodone works better along with the long release oxycodone. Yesterday i turned in the remaining 29 tablets from the 60tablet RX and got the percocet 10/325 back. My doc took the hydromorphone and made me sign a form along with 2 other nurses so it could be destroyed and wrote me a RX for 120 percocet 10/325mg to use for my breakthrough pain. that allows for me to use 4 tablets per day for my breakthrough pain and for use in between the oxycontin doses so that is pretty fair and a nice dosage to allow for proper pain control. That was the prior RX as well though 120 pills. I also get 60 each of oxycontin 10mg's and oxycontin 20mg's for long acting pain relief. This amount taken how he said to take them provides great pain relief though. no side effects at all....no drowsiness, no euphoria, no up's and downs, nothing but reduced pain. i am finally feeling better again. the pain is not totally gone but it never will be i have been told. You can only reduce you pain to a acceptable level, you cant chase being totally pain free or your meds will run out a week before or more and you will be in trouble. Now that my doc has taken better care of me and got my pain under control better i feel alot better. My wife came to the pain visit this time, well she always comes but she came back with me and the doc this time and he was able to ask her questions and she was able to explain how my pain was and when she noticed it more and things like that and he listened and acted. my appointment lasted for almost 2 1/2 hours of just sitting there talking and researching and sometimes just getting to know each other better. overall one of the best doctor appointments i have ever been to, with ANY doctor. I felt really good about it so I felt the need to share and let everyone I am feeling alot better today than I have been in the past few months. hope everyone has a pain free day.
I am so glad that you had a great appointment, AND that you are feeling better! That's great news! It's okay if that med didn't work well, as long as the percocet helps, just stick to that. I take the same meds, different doses. I find that the LA oxy with percocet for break-thru is a great combo. I am so happy to see that it's working for you! YEAH!