I have the same sort of schedule with the Oxycontin (I'm on 40mg x 2 a day) along with several other drugs. I take Tramacet for the breakthru pain which usually works well...I try to take it about 30 minutes before that 8 hour period. We recently added Cesament to work with my Cymbalta, and so I'm finally getting overall effective pain relief. I just wish the side effects of drowsiness and such were easier to manage.
I'm glad you're feeling so much better Hopegirl!!!! (and you too Shannon!)
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily