I too am on oxycontin and like many others here, started at 10mg every 12 hours. I was having severe break-through pain after 4 hours, so added Tramacet to the mix. Over the course of 2 months, my oxycontin was changed so that currently, I am on 40mg every 12 hours, and I rarely have to take the Tramacet now.
As others have said, you may have some trial and error with dosage until you find what works for you. You may be lucky and find it works great from the start. Just don't get discouraged...it can take a bit of time to get things right.
Oxycontin has been a Godsend for me...I couldn't function without it (and I know that from when I had to stop taking all my drugs before my Botox injection for 24 hours...I was in complete and utter agony). I hope you find this works really well for you. Just try to take it consistently at the same time morning and night...set an alarm for the first few days if you have to...you do NOT want to miss a dose!!
Good luck and I'll be thinking of you!!!
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, FAI, Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (Surgical Menopause and drug related), plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vitamin D and Multi-Vitamin daily