Oxycontin vs. Percocet for Fibro
Heading to the neurologist next month. Currently on Lyrica 150mg. 2x/day and Percocet 10-325 2x/day. I have been getting a lot of numbing, pins and needles type pain with my fibromyalgia in my hands, elbows, knees, and toes. That is on top of the back pain and everything else.
I like the Percocet because it works quickly when I'm out on a job, carrying heavy equipment (I'm a photographer) but I often stay up very late, and like tonight, for example, I took my last Percocet at 8:30pm. It's now 2:20am and I wish I could take another to help me get more comfortable to get to sleep without this pain.
He had originally had me on Oxycontin 10mg. 2x/day which I thought was better since it has no Aceto. in it. I realized that it wasn't working properly because it releases 10mg. over time and not 10mg. all at once like I was used to. Do you think I should ask him for Oxycontin 20mg? If so, would one pill a day be good? It's so confusing. What about Roxys? Anyone take those? I'm wondering if maybe half a Roxy in the AM and one full at night would be good. I haven't heard of many docs prescribing them though so I'm nervous to bring it up.
I don't want to be put on another medication, I'd prefer to stay on just Lyrica and painkillers for now, until I find some alternative way to feel better. So any help is appreciated. Thanks.