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I've never taken oxycontin. How does this compare to Dilaudid, vicodin, darvocet, or morphine. I'm just trying to figure out the side-effects and just what I should expect when I get it. The pharmacy has to order it so I'll get it Tuesday. I am now 6 months post-op spinal fusion of T10-L1. Up until now the dilaudid was working great, but I am now having that same pain above the incision, and below the incision. So my PM doctor gave me methadone 10mg twice a say and the n 8mg of dilaudid as needed for breakthrough pain. But the 10mg i took before i went to bed kept me WIDE AWAKE. And I couldnt stop moving. Rolling my ankled, wrists, and neck cracking the joints...i couldnt stop. I tried 5mg but it made me feel sick and didnt help with the pain. Now I'm starting on Oxycontin 10-20mg 2-3 times a day (depending on how well, or not well it works for me...as well as how long it lasts) So this is my new regimen

Oxycontin:10-20mg--->2-3 times a day
Dilaudid: 8mg--->3-4 times a day as needed for breakthrough pain.
Zofran: Can't remember the dosage-->2-3 times a day as needed for nausea
Flexeril: 10mg--->3 times a day (muscle relaxant)
Dulcolax 5mg---> as needed for constipation

Thanks so much!

Ash :wave: