Thanks for all the responses. I've tried other meds (Morphine, Methadone, Fentanyl Patch), but none of them worked. I didn't think the Oxy 80 MG were working, but now I KNOW it worked, because the pain is much much worse with the reduced dose. I heard lot's of good things about
Methadone, but I had a bad reaction and had to stop taking it before I could tell if it worked. A "holiday" from pain meds? HA! what a joke that is. I can see reducing occasionally to "reset tolerance" or determine if it's working, but a holiday is not in order. Obviously you need to be on something. or you wouldn't have started them in the first place. Funny, but you would never hear of a "holiday" from blood pressure meds, or from diabetes meds, but pain isn't always taken seriously by doctors. I'm hoping the Radio Frequency will help and maybe I can back off the Opiods some. Otherwise it's off to a surgery consult.
Herniated Lumbar Disks L5 S1, L2 L3
Herniated Cervical Disks C6 C7
Degenerative Arthritis Left Knee
Pes Planus Both Feet
Brachial Plexus/Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Nerve Pain in Arms, Hands, Back, Legs, Feet, Groin, Testicles