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Old 01-10-2010, 07:01 PM   #4
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Re: High tolerance to Pain meds. HELP PLEASE!!!

I am taking 40mg of oxycontin twice a day and it just gets me by but quite often I need to top up with endone which is just a quicker release of the same thing Oxycodone. I also take paracetamol 3000mg a day and celebrex and I use valium as a muscle relaxant.
This is not a large dose for me and I feel that later on I will need to increase this dose. My problem is the doctor who started me on the oxycontin has left and I had to go back to my old doctor and he told me strait that he will not increase the dose at all.
So you are lucky to have a doctor who will increase the dose so you can have adequate relief. I don't know what I will do when the time comes. Now I have to be very careful what I do as any wrong movements and my pain sky-rockets. I suppose I will have to seek out a pain management doctor as I only have a GP and a muscular skeletal specialist who gives me injections regularly. One type is for the nerve roots and another for the facet joints. They do help but it takes a while for the needles to settle down as they actually stir things up for about a week first.
Don't be scared to increase the dose as it doesn't take long to get used to the extra. I hope this will give you some peace of mind.