I think I figured out the problem!!

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   Posted 5/5/2010 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning,
Hope everyone is off to a good start today. I think I figured out what the problem is with me and my pain. My doctor has given me oxy 15 mg (I was on 10). At my appointment with her on the 27th of this month, I will talk to her about it. I think that I may need to have this medication dosage changed. It seems like the medication works well for about the first 8 hours or so but by 10 hours, I'm misrable. Then once I get the medication back into my system I'm okay again. Don't get me wrong, it is still better than the alternative of pain all the time, but I notice that most of the time, the break thru pain comes around the 9th to the 10 hr of the initial dosage. Hopefully my doctor can try prescribing me the medication every 8-9 hours vs. every 12 hours.
Taking it one day at a time.... 

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   Posted 5/5/2010 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hopegirl, I have the same issue with taking oxycontin. I get around 8 hours of pain relief so my doctor prescribed me 3 a day to take every 8 hours. It's been great. I feel like I have my life back because of this. Good luck and I hope it works out for you as well.
Gentle Hugs,
Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraine disorder (with and without aura), GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety
Oxycontin, Flexeril as needed, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Clonazepam as needed, Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines

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   Posted 5/5/2010 12:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I have the same sort of schedule with the Oxycontin (I'm on 40mg x 2 a day) along with several other drugs. I take Tramacet for the breakthru pain which usually works well...I try to take it about 30 minutes before that 8 hour period. We recently added Cesament to work with my Cymbalta, and so I'm finally getting overall effective pain relief. I just wish the side effects of drowsiness and such were easier to manage.

I'm glad you're feeling so much better Hopegirl!!!! (and you too Shannon!)

Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily

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