Post Edited (anice) : 7/13/2009 6:50:47 AM (GMT-6)
Sometimes the short acting pain meds are just not good enough for the pain that we go through. Most of us here take long acting meds...I take Methadone along with 30 mg. Oxycodone. Some take Morphine ER, Oxycontin, just to name a few. Maybe you should talk to your Dr. about puting you on a longer acting pain med and also a Breakthrough Pain med.
All you can do is tell them what is going on and be HONEST. If something isn't working they need to know. If they don't know what's going on how can they make it better?
Good Luck at your appt. and keep us informed.
It takes a while before we get the right mix of meds to help, so don't feel intimidated....
I hate Boats!!!!
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/15 mg. Oxycodone as needed(up to 4 x a day)
High Blood Pressure: Lisinopril HCTZ 10 mg. daily
Type 2 Diabetes: (March 16, 2009)
Metformin HCL ER 1000 mg. at night..Glipizide 10mg. 2X in the morning
Lantus 20 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen