You are aware that oxycodone is the main ingredient in Percocet and Oxycontin aren't you? I am happy that you decided to cut down on your pain meds, but do you think that this new dosage is going to work for you?
I tapered myself off Oxycontin/oxycodone a while back. It can be done. Did your doctor discuss using a reasonable amount to decrease your meds by every few days? That's the easiest way to taper without causing major withdrawal symptoms.
Anyway, I will send up a few prayers for you , along with sending you strength to get through this taper....I hope that you find that lessening your dosage covers the pain that you are in.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.