I'm just curious as to when you're supposed to take the breakthrough med's?
Since I have been scripted the Oxycontin again, I no longer suffer the steep decent at the end of my IR released med. (Percocet) They only lasted 2.5 hrs or so then I started down hill quickly. It used to be a challange to make the 5hr mark for each of them I had set for my work day (6:00am, 11:00am, 4:00pm, & 9:00pm) It was the 6:00am that really had me struggling, as it was around 9hrs since my last med.
My schedule is now the same for my Percocet, and I'm now adding the Oxycontin at 10:00am and 10:00pm.
I'm on the downward cycle for the Oxycontin by 6:00am, but there is enough in my system that it makes the mornings much eaiser on me, especially since I take the Perc at 6:00am.
Any comments or suggestions that I may not have thought of will be appreciated. It all seems to work at the moment, but I know that my Dr wants to reduce my Percocet intake, and at the moment I don't feel that I can do that without an increase of the Oxycontin. That should take place here shortly after the first of the year when I'm scheduled for a check up with him. Maybe #20's X2 should do it, and then I could reduce the Perc's by 2 pills. Then they would truly be used as breakthrough meds, and I would be taking them just prior to the daily Oxycontin intake.
Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 12/16/2010 1:43:12 PM (GMT-7)