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Old 06-09-2011, 11:26 PM   #1
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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.

 
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Re: Oxycontin vs. Percocet for Fibro

Roxy's are the same as Oxy IR....I think some docs do stay away from them because they have a major street presence and value. The benefit of having a long acting med like Oxycontin is once that it builds up in your system, it's a constant stream of meds, you just keep resupplying it as you take your pill. Most docs do a 2 a day when it comes to LA meds, because they generally cover up to 12 hours, not 24. You might want to talk to your doc about a low dose of oxycontin twice a day to control your pain. Short acting pain meds are good for some things and they definitely have their place in the pain world, but they're not all that great at Chronic pain management, because you end up having to take way too much of them.

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