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Quote from choctaw_n_ok:
Good luck , Weaver !

So what do you think your game plan will wind up being ? ..

Thats a pretty bad delima (SP?) ..( I wish this thing had spellcheck !)


deana

Deana... I wish I knew. What I'd like to try is the Oxycodone 20ER every 12 hours with perc for breakthrough instead of the Vicodin she gave me. And, if that wasn't strong enough go to taking the 20ER every 8 hours. That would only be 60mg, still 20 less than she gave me.

Since I know I will have to up my dose after surger where would I go if by May 5 I'm used to using the 40ER twice a day??

Since Im getting past the side effects of Oxycodone, I really don't want to switch to another class of drug but first try lower doses.

I know she is gonna get mad and give me crap... Why would a doctor get mad when you request less?

I'll let you know what happens Monday.
Quote from bulletinboard25:
Just another thing to keep in mind--just because people are telling you that the brand is so much better, doesn't mean that it will be the solution you are looking for.

It could be the fact that your dose is higher than you're used to--or perhaps it's just the reaction the the opiates in general.

You don't know, so please don't get so discouraged that you can't get DAW or your pharmacy doesn't carry a specific generic, because at this point, you don't know if that's what is causing your problems.

Either way hope it works out.

I know BB..... I'm just so frustrated. It's just that I honestly think I could be avoiding these harsh reactions if my PM had just started me out slow.... like you would assume she would. I guess I should be grateful what she prescribed helps the pain I went to her for. Just didnt' want to trade it off for daily migraines which I've spent the past 6 years getting rid of on a daily basis.

lol Maybe she prescribed such a high dose because she was mad at me because I questioned why she initially prescribed vicodin 10/660 for me when the 2 5/500's I was using when I began seeing her weren't touching the pain. She was probably writting the 40ER script and saying... I'll show her how to relieve pain....

I am probably jumping the gun on this. It's just that I've had such indifference and misdiagnosis for so long I've become cynical.

I took a dose a couple hours ago and am feeling the "sickness" creep upon me. I hope it doesn't trigger another migraine like yesterday...

Gawd, I am such a whimp today...

I'm following your story BB and pray you will get things straightened out soon. Being 25 and in college is stressful enough lol
Thanks a bunch!

And I really hope yours works out, too.

I've been following your story, as well! I, too, was put on Duragesic which I thought was TOO HIGH, and when I got sick off of it, am not prescribed Percocets (similar to the Vicodins you had--although not exactly, just that they contain tylenol and aren't short acting). So now I'm in the dilemma of having something that's not going to be enough, as opposed to something that's too much, and right now I can't figure out which situation I'd rather be faced with.

Know what I mean?

I hope you don't get sick.

I'm not sure I'm going to fill the Percocets. If I decide not to continue with this PMD, I will just mail the script for the Percocets back to him.
Quote from bulletinboard25:
Thanks a bunch!

And I really hope yours works out, too.

I've been following your story, as well! I, too, was put on Duragesic which I thought was TOO HIGH, and when I got sick off of it, am not prescribed Percocets (similar to the Vicodins you had--although not exactly, just that they contain tylenol and aren't short acting). So now I'm in the dilemma of having something that's not going to be enough, as opposed to something that's too much, and right now I can't figure out which situation I'd rather be faced with.

Know what I mean?

I hope you don't get sick.

I'm not sure I'm going to fill the Percocets. If I decide not to continue with this PMD, I will just mail the script for the Percocets back to him.

Quick note... Please, don't mail the script back to him. If you do and it isn't received or not properly documented upon its return, you may have to answer for it at some time in the future.

This is an example of CYA (cover your ***...). You need to stop by the office in PERSON and give his nurse the script and tell her specifically why you are returning it.

Please, don't mail it back assuming it will be enough.