I have come to you all again for info on a "new" med my PM prescribed to me today. I had my RFA and literally yelled out in pain during the procedure and then cried all the way to the car. It was soooooo painful for me. The PM says it's because my muscles are so inflamed and I can't use NSAIDS or Steroids or even some of the numbing meds.
None the less, he refused to increase my Dialudid from (2 mg) 4 times per day and added Oxy IR (5mg) 4 x day as breakthrough. He says we can up that one if it helps without problems, but that the dilaudid is so strong a med that he doesn't want to up it any. I also take Ultracet x 4 per day, Xanax CR (3mg), ambien 20 mg at night, BP meds Coreg 2 x a day, a BP/Water Pill (Torsemide) 2 x a day, fenofibrate, HGH .2 mg, aspirin, vitamins A, B-12, & D, Calcium, Magnesium, Prevacid 30 mg x2 per day, Nystatin 1 x day, & Mycolog as needed for serious yeast overgrowth.
My question (and reason for providing such detailed information) is about adding the Oxy IR 5 mg. I don't know anything about this med at all. I checked out Mayo and found some information and of course it "should not" be taken with many of my other meds, however, the PM knows exactly what I take and in what amounts and combinations.
Do any of you use the Oxy IR? Are there any side effects that you have with this med? If you have taken Oxy IR and Dilaudid at the same time, was there a problem? What about with the Ultracet or Xanax?
I hate to ask such specific information, but I have soooooo many meds and soooooo many med allergies and sensitivities that I'm a little scared about adding this new med. I'm also a little confused about the problem increasing the Dilaudid to a higher dosage yet giving another similar drug that "we can increase without a problem if it works and we need to". It just seems strange to me and I don't understand.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Also, any prayers about the RFA working woudl be greatly appreciated too. It helped so much last time, but that was a year ago and I really need a pain break for a while. This procedure is so hard on me, but my best friend has almost no pain with hers and even says she can't tell where they put the needles after it is over. She's also knocked out for hers and yet I'm as sore as if I fell on an electrified ice pick.
Thanks for any advice my HW family.