Thanks for all of your feedback. I am told that you should not take more than 4000 of acetamin a day. I would imagine if you have chronic pain like I do and use this medication on a daily basis then that amount should decrease. I now take norco 10/325 max 4-5 a day which is about 1600 of acetamin a day.
Even that amount used daily cannot be good on the liver. This is why I was so happy with the oxy ir 15 mg ... no acetamin and it worked much better for me at tackling my b/t pain (my b/t pain almost always hits bad in the am and at work). If my doc will not go back to the oxy ir because of the bad rap it is getting maybe he will switch me to at least the percocet 10/325 which has the same acetamin as I am on now but with a little more pain relieving addition with the oxycodone.
If he does this then maybe I will not have to take two of them when I have bad flare ups like I do sometimes with the norco (which ='s less acetamin). I dont know if docs here in fla are staying away from prescribing any oxycodone products all together or if they are mainly staying away from the ones that do not have acetamin in them like oxy ir , oxycontin, etc. I would think it would be the opposite. Since acetamin is bad on the liver you would think docs would rather give you something without it (acetamin) like the oxy ir so there is no damage to the liver.
I cannot understand what is going on here. I have been totally switched off of all the medication that has helped me the most not because of anything I have done wrong but because of the actions of others and I am so tired of it. Soon chronic pain patients will not be able to take anything but advil and tylenol and we all know those meds do little if anything for our condition and can be harmfull when taken in a chronic condition.
Anyway thanks for listening to me rant. I had a bad morning today. I woke up and my back hurt so so bad. I took my dog for a walk as sometimes that helps but not today. I decided to take 2 of my norco (as my doc said I could do) and it helps a bit but not near as much as the oxy ir and everytime I take any of my norco I worry about the acetamin I am delivering to my liver.
Never had that thought with the oxy ir and would never take more than one of them at a time. I kind of feel like my doc is not doing whats best for me and my body just because of social stigma and I think its far from good professionalism. OH I JUST LOVE FLORIDA!!! :(
(I took the liberty of splitting up you're paragraphs, so that members can read it eaiser. Please do the same on future post please.) Thanks! SE
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