Stella Marie Chronic Pain Forum Moderator
Progressive neurodegenerative disease called Multiple System Atrophy, muscle spasms, muscle pain, neuropathy, & neuropathic pain, central sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and 2 pain implants – intrathecal pain medication pump and an SCS (spinal cord stimulator). Extra fun little toys and gadgets; O2 generator and assorted wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and orthotic braces. Med - too many too list or even care about!
I'm sorry to hear you are unable to use the fentanyl but am glad that you realized the symptoms before anything bad happened. I'm thinking that oxycodone and the extended release form of it, oxycontin, are safe for the liver but definately check with your doctor first. I do know that you wouldn't want any percocet or vicodin since these both include tylenol.
I am using oxycontin for my ER med along with oxycodone for BT. I started out taking the oxycontin every 12 hrs but it was wearing off after about 7 hrs so my doctor changed it to every 8 hrs. I also started out on the 20mg but still wasn't getting the amount of relief I wanted so I just started using the 30mg last night. Hopefully this will help.
If I remember right you were interested in the radio frequency abalation. I will be having this procedure done on March 22nd and will post afterwards to let everyone know how it goes and the amount, if any, of relief I get from it.