Post Edited (TonyMcGuire) : 4/8/2009 9:56:30 AM (GMT-6)
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
LLPLUVI know how you feel..I used to take Lortab 10/500 for the BT pain, then my Doc switched me to Percocets 10/325...I still had stomach issues and minimal pain relief..So then he said to try the Oxycodone 15 mg. They seemed to work better, especially without the Tylenol in it. But it only helped for the first couple of months..Now I am back to square one...I think he'll up me to the 30 mg. Oxycodones when I go back...
You should call your Dr.'s office and leave a msg. for the nurse..Tell her exactly what's happening and they may tell you to take an extra pill at night...or they may tell you to come in early... You just never know what they'll do...But is is worth a try..
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy/Spinal Fusion(Lumbar)
120 mg. Methadone daily /15 mg. Oxycodone as needed
Type 2Diabetes : (March 16, 2009)
Metformin 500 mg. twice daily
You poor baby, I could never take Percocet. Too much acetaminophen. I imagine your stomach would end up hurting taking alot of Percocet. Plus it did not help me with pain. Made me crazyheaded and nervous. For ideas, Lyrica has helped me with nerve pain. Also I take Celexa (40 mgs) which helps me alot. It is an antidepressant that also has something in it that helps increase the amount of pain one can stand. It ups the pain threshold. I also take Ambien (10 mgs) right before I go to bed to help with my insomnia.
Here's an idea for your pain, but I doubt anyone will say try it because it is so addictive. I was taking Roxycodone which stopped all pain for me but stopped when I accidentally threw away my bottle of Roxycodone (bad deal) but then Lyrica started helping me. Roxycodone also did not mess up my stomach. After a few days, I couldn't even tell I was taking it. But it is bad addictive.
Anyways, what are they planning to do about your failing kidneys? I sure hope you feel/get better. My prayers are with you.