Thanks for your response SE, yeah I know I am taking a high dose (I take 60mg in am 40mg in afternoon and 60mg at night) I am one of those who only gets 7 to 8 hours relief from oxycontin. But it's the only thing that keeps my pain (especially my head pain) down to where I can at least have some pain relief. I am a single Mom of 5 children, well one is 19 the others are 17, 11, 8 and 6 so I have to be able to function. No staying in bed all day for me, well I wouldn't want to do that with fibro anyway. I have a great relationship with my doc and yes I tell her everything too. We discussed upping my afternoon dose to 60mg and that was when she said she wanted to check my levels. So I'm thinking that she is just making sure my body is handling the oxy ok. We just hear so many horror stories about
people getting taken off of their meds for no reason and I know all about
how careful Doc's need to be because of all the addicts that I let it freak me out a little, my mind started racing thinking did I do something to make her think I am not taking my meds as prescribed? I know that I didn't, and she didn't act any differently today so I am sure it must be something that is for my own good. I will let you know the outcome, she said she would have the results next week. Now I am kind of curious to see what my levels are so I will know how my body metabolizes (sp?) pain meds. Have a wonderful day my friend and again thanks for the response!
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