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Back Problems board

I'm routinely on Lidoderm patches w/ Morphine ER 30 mg for BT. It wasn't working, so I called my neuro yesterday for something else for the BT pain. He ordered Oxycontin 10 mg. 2 X /day. I took the 1st one 1 1/4 hrs. ago...it's not doing a THING!! Is this a lower than normal dose? Do I have to be on it a while to build up a blood level? I was looking for something that would give me relief in 1/2 hour or so. I'm really disappointed...especially since docs in this area leave for the weekend at 5 PM on Thurs!! :(

(My pain is typical arthritic "burning" in the spine itself, not neuropathic. I'm on Lyrica for the radiculopathy & right now, that's OK.)

I've had this for 10-15 years so I already know about heating pads, warm baths, etc...been there, done that. May I take the M/S & Oxy together?? I need to do something, and going into the ER isn't an option. Our insurance will only pay if I'm admitted, & I know that won't happen!

Any suggestions anyone might have would be GREATLY appreciated!! :)


Midge :angel: