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[QUOTE=Moldova;3590113]Izzys,
I am on Oxy (same brand) as LA every 8 hours x 20 mg.
I am allowed to take Oxy as BT (15-22 mg depends on a pain) up to 6-8 times a day.

Believe or not i am still in a lot of pain. I try my best not to take so much BT, usually not more than 3-5 times a day. I don't understand why I am still in so much pain? I used to be on Percocet 20/650 every 4 hours and it helped my pain much better than Oxy, but due to high dose of Tylenol intake he swithced me to Oxy.

When I was on Fentanyl Patch as LA - i felt much more pain relieve than LA Oxy.

But this is just me; as you know we all are so different. For some reason does not work as well for me like it works for other people.

I hope it will bring a relieve for you and your days will be less paiful.

Best of luck!:angel:

I'm in the same boat as you Moldova. The patch (50mcg every 2 days) worked very well but I had other issues with it so I had to stop using it. I take 30mg four times daily (around every 5.5 hours) and I still have pain issues and I only get one 10/325 Norco a day for BT pain. My doctor says that the long acting meds should work all the time and I should only need BT meds if I'm over active and cause a problem. He's also said that if I need more than what I'm taking now that he'll have to send me to a PM doctor that just handles pain meds since he doesn't feel comfortable prescribing me anymore then he already is.

I get a bad feeling of dread when thinking about having to go to another doctor. The last one who wasn't a pain med specialist was a back specialist and gave up on me after a year of trying to find out what was causing the pain. And during that time I was lucky to get 7.5/325 Norco to take 1 four times daily for the pain. He actually got upset with me because I wasn't willing to have the nerves in my back burned (they gave me a 50/50 chance it would even help and 20% chance that it would actually make things worse and would only last for 3-9 months tops). He said he had to give my pain med management back to my GP who is handling it now.

Oops, sorry for rambling on about this. To the OP, try what your doctor has given you to see if it works. Give it a few days and if it isn't helping and you feel comfortable call your doctor and ask what to do. Not all pain meds work the same, some hit different receptors, I guess that is why some meds work better than others for different people.


Good luck!