I have several conditions that cause me to live a life of Chronic Pain.
I know many can relate! I have just started a full pain "program" with clinics, PT, and doctors help to try to live as pain free a life as possible.
Here is my question. I have been on pain meds (Hydrocodone 10/325) for three years and because over the years my body has built its tolerance, I now take 2 every 4 hours.
(10 a day). At my doctor apt. @ the pain clinic, he said that that is too many pills to take, and wants to switch me to something that is longer lasting, that I can take once or twice a day instead. I am in FULL agreement with this, as I think a switch is needed now & I am tired of taking so many pills. I don't know alot about pain meds & could use some help.
His suggestions for the switch were :
Avinza, MS Contin, or Oxycontin.
I have an apt. early next week and want to make the right choice, since i can't just say
"I'll try them all & see what works"
I would really appriciate your advice/experience as to what works best & lasts longest.