Hello and Welcome to the family that we call Healing Well... I have also been taking the Oxycodone 30 mg.4 x daily for my BT pain...I take Methadone 120 mg. for the constant pain.Having to take pain meds is horrible...but being in constant pain is worse. Being addicted sux, no matter who you are or how long you.ve been suffering.. I have wondered about not taking sll the meds I have to take. I take meds for High Blood Pressure, Type 2 Diabetes and CP so I take alot of pills along with insulin at night.
Taking pills sux, you feel like it's an anchor tied to your leg. I also hate it when I have family trips come up and I can't get in to see the Pain Dr. early so I can go...It makes me feel like a baby.
Weigh the pros and cons against each other...what would be worse? Taking the pills and maybe having to take them for the rest of your life? or Not taking pain meds and being in constant pain? It's a no-brainer for me....
Hope you find what you are looking for here...we are always here to help.
I have been a spectator for so long..Now it's time to participate.......
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome, Spinal Stenosis, DDD....
1999 Hemi Lamenectomy/2005 Spinal Fusion(L4-S1)
Methadone 120 mg. a day/ 30 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 35 units at bedtime with Solostar Pen