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[quote]Originally posted by dchick08:
Hey Im replying for rlcowboy, ever sice the discagram he cant walk because they hit some nerves during the procedure and hes have very servere pain in his but going all the way down both legs, I took him to the store and when he got out of my suv his legs just gave out and he took a hard fall, he called the doc back and he is on oxycontin 20mg 3 times a day and percocet 4 times a day and he still is in excrutiating pain, he has been crying, and that man hasnt cryed in 15 years, so I know he hurts!! What do yall advise besides the 2nd opinion as far as some meds that will really work, I know what hes on is strong but no one should have to lay out of work again and cry because of pain he is in!! please respond with solid advice!!

Please tell him to ask the dr. for a script for Duragesic patchs. I know folks who have taken 40mg of Oxycontin 3 times a day, and percocet 7.5 6 times a day. These meds to reduce the pain level, but no where to the extent that the patch will do. My friend said that he would stop hurting on the OxyC, but if he lifted anything, or bent over wrong, the pain would come back. He was on the 50mcg. patch 1 ever 3 days, and he said that it took his pain completely away. He felt like he could do anything he wanted and not feel pain from it. It is just such a stronger med that anything I am aware of. I have tried it myself, and it is amazing how much releif a patch can provide. It scared me because I felt like I could pick up my SUV and it wouldnt hurt! Of course I didnt try this but I am trying to decribe to you how much this med works at pain releif. I had an allergic reaction to it though, and had to stop it. If he can tolerate it without headaches, vomiting, naseua, and crazy dreams, not to mention the breathing problems that I had; he will be amazed at how well it works. I am sure he would need a higher dose than the 50mcg I started on, but please have him ask his dr. about it. I hope this helps.

1998-Major rear-end colision
1998-mid2000-Chiropractic care
2000-mid2002-Pain level increased drasticly. No insurance, took a combo of every OTC painreleiver imaginable.
2002-MRI/ L3/L4 and L4/L5 annular bulging; DDD L4-5 and L5-S1
2003 February- Orthopeadic Spinal Surgeon said not a candidate for surgery,Percocet 5/325 every 6 hrs.
2003 June-1 month at PM clinic, Percocet 7.5/325 every 4 hrs.
08JULY2003-Had Discogram, comfirmed pain comming from L4-L5 disc.Followup confirms tear at L4/L5, pushing on a nerve.
JULY2003-Duragesic patch, had allergic reaction, switched to Norco. Norco provides no releif. Dr. wants me to have IDET. NOPE!!
14AUG2003- New PM Dr. switched me to Oxycontin, with percocet for breakthru untill my dose is stable. Scheduled for EMG. Thank God for this Dr.
I can only work for 3-4 hrs per day/ 2/3 days per week with current meds. I think this will inprove when I am on a stable dose of my meds; real soon I hope.
Surgery is NOT an option at this time.