Posted 4/12/2009 1:15 AM (GMT -7)
Unfortunately, I can't really give you any advise on the subject. Everyone'e biochemistry is so different that there is really no way to predict how one person will react to a given med over another med, or why one person will react differently to the same med than another person. Take me for example, I've been on oxycontin, oxycodone, and dilaudid. None of them have helped me. The only thing that we have discovered is that I have an abnormally high tolerance to pain medication. I'm about to taper off of my dilaudid because it isn't helping, and it may actually be causing some concerning side effects. Most people would not be functional, to say the least, if they were to take the amount of medication that I take, and I hardly feel any effects from it, negative or otherwise. My doctor actually doesn't think that we are ever going to find an oral pain medication that works with my body chemistry. I just recently asked him about the possibility of switching to another medication. He said that with anyone else, another medication would almost certainly be more effective, but with me, he doubts it. We're now looking into all sorts of other options (all of which are somewhat drastic & really terrify me, but realistically, may be quite necessary), like ketamine infusions. So, all that I can tell you, is that your question is a lot more complicated than it might seem, and that you should really talk to your doctor. I would, however, be careful not to ask for a specific medication, as this is often viewed as drug seeking behavior, even if you truly have been researching something which you think might be best for you. Good luck!