Tmjpain...I'm also on Oxycontin...and it has helped me greatly! I was and still am taking the Percocet #10 325mg as needed for breakthrough pain. The Oxycontin is 30mg x2....if you are on 40mg x2 it is the same as taking 8 #10 percocet's The Oxycintin is a pure form of Oxycodone...and is released over a 12hrs period. Some of it is released right away into your system.....what ever you do...do not break one of these in half...or you will get the whole dose all at once! :( Take care my friend!
I never had any luck with the Fentyl Patch, it made me break out and I could never get it to stay on...The Lidoderm Patch is only a numbing med. so I attribute it to using Oragel instead of taking a pain pill.
I have never taken Oxycontin but I do take Oxycodone IR 30 mg. 4/day along with Methadone 120 mg. a day. and that seems to help for the most part. I am considering a change myself. Maybe Opana ER along with the Methadone.
Have you tried Opana ER? I have heard some very good things about the relief that people are getting so you might want to think abou that.
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