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Pain Management board

Tandy, I don't know if I caught you in time, but when I first felt I needed something longer acting for my pain (several years ago now) I just explained to my doc that I felt like I was playing catch-up with my meds all day and told him I knew there were meds that were time released, and asked if he thought something like that would be better. He agreed and started me on oxycontin.

I made sure to tell him that I had heard in a support group that even with the long acting meds, most people still needed some amount of short acting med for breakthrough pain and asked him if this was true. He also agreed with that and kept me on the same Rx of Vicodin that I was taking.

Now, I guess you have to keep in mind, that my doc has never been opiophobic, so not all docs respond this way. But you mentioned having a really good relationship with yours, so I think it's worth a try.

Best of luck. Sorry if I didn't get to this before your appointment. Please let us know how it goes. Take care, CMP/MM