i read that term a lot, 'breakthrough pain" and how people are on 1 type of med and take another when they get "breakthrough pain" -- what exactly does that mean? my new pain med doctor did explain it to me, but to be honest, i kinda forgot since he was giving me so much information on so many other things.
also, in one of my other posts i was asking the difference between oxycodone vs. percocet..and i know the main difference is the tylenol being in the percocet...but can each make affect you differently pain-wise? i mean, is one stronger than the other? I am asking again because my pharmacist said that the oxycodone is in the "C2" class of drug and considered a narcotic/opiod while the percocet isnt. Anyways, that just confused me. Plus my new pain doc prescribed me only the oxycodone for pain as a new drug to try ( i currently am taking the percocet ) and people have said its the same exact thing. ITS REALLY NOT!! but I'm just not seeing really how though and the effects/feelings.
anyways, thanks again everyone! this is such an awesome forum!!