I am sorry to hear about
the issues you are facing...
May I ask if you are on Oxycontin or just plain Oxycodone? The reason is that I was confused when you said you went from 10mg to 15mg then to 20mg. as Oxycontin doesn't come in 5mg and you can't cut or split Oxycontin pills which I can't imagine any pharmacy or Dr. would advise as it could be deadly...
So I was wondering if maybe you are on 10mg of Oxycodone short release pills? And does it contain any acetaminophen?
I wonder if they maybe prescried the wrong thing for you and that is why you are having withdrawl type symptoms?
That is what caused my stomach troubles and when I switched over to OxyIR, this helped tremendously...And my LA medicine is now MSContin...
If you are still on your vacation..I would call your Dr. and see if he could at least call in some Lortab/Vicoden to help you through until you get back home to start up the Fentanyl patches again...I personally couldn't handle the patches..I like hot showers and it's too warm in the summer walking my dog and they release too much medicine under those circumstances..
So it just shows how different we all are with our medicines..When I was on Oxycontin many years ago...it was one of the best LA meds...I got good pain coverage for 8 to 10 hours...but I was on 40mg..
I will say some prayers that you can get some relief and at least enjoy the rest of your vacation...and just take lots of breaks on the ride home to stretch..maybe some ice packs on your neck too...
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006
Post Edited (Snowbunny21) : 4/21/2010 3:44:45 PM (GMT-6)