I was on OxyContin for about 10 years and it really made a difference in my quality of life. I started weaning it down last year and am now off it but am not being held by Darvocet. My pain doc is not on our insurance and we still owe them $500 back fees so it's not an option for me to go back to that clinic at $95 once a month.
So now I need to convince my internist to either prescribe me MSIR or Oxycodone. I'm in constant pain, partly from fibro but a lot because my lupus is active, which it hasn't been for the last few years. I started seeing a new rheumy over at Jefferson MC in Phila and I really like her but I don't know if she prescrbes pain meds or if I have to find another pain mgt. person.
I was able to walk, talk and function pretty well on OxyContin. It especially helped at night with leg pain that I get. I never had any side effects from it- and I'm on 11 different medications, so that's kind of amazing.
Take the OxyContin, maybe on a weekend or when you have 24 hrs off to see how it makes you feel. You may have to adjust your dose (with your doc) to find just how much is right for you. There is no reason to be in pain. The WHO (World Health Organization) named inadequate pain relief the #1 health problem in the world. It's ashame we're among them! Take care and good luck! Sandy
Post Edited (Melissa D.) : 3/12/2009 1:56:22 AM (GMT-6)
PCP pretty convinced- Lupus , Taking plaquenil,Propranolol, Flexeril,Claritin, Zantac,Ambien,vitamin B-12, multi- vitamin, Lortab. Mom of 2 boys 1 and 6. Symptoms: Fatigue, joint pain, heat/sun sensitivity, mouth and nose sores, malar rash, migranes, awful hives, positive ANA, and RF.
Post Edited (Barbara Lee) : 3/18/2009 10:46:36 AM (GMT-6)