I read some of you're other post on the med changes, and was wondering what strength the Percocet was that you're breaking in half? You really might want to reconsider taking the am Oxycontin both am and pm times.
One other thought, might be, to get you're DR to script
you a #10 Oxycontin for the am, and use the #20 for the pm, if you think the #20 were too much for the morning working times.
I'm just curious about
the Percocet strength you're breaking in half. If its a #5, then the strength you would be getting would have a marginal effect, especially if you're needing a #20 at night. I just cant see breaking a #10 in half, especially if they can script
you a #5.
Sorry if I seem to be nosey, but Im trying to make sense of the script
ing, as it seems out of the norm, with the Oxycontin, and then breaking a percocet in half during the day. My needs for pain control are the same, for all hours of the day. In other words my pain is not less during the day than the evening. I too work a full time regular job, and understand the adjustment it may take when first starting the Oxycontin. Also, as you become dependent on the Oxycontin, you may find yourself struggling quite a bit, during the day in the way you're taking your med's.
Does this make sense to you? I have been on Oxycontin for several months now, and there is no way I could do with out it during the day, without suffering some sort of withdrawal and quite an increase in pain. My script
is the same as yours, #20's on the Oxycontin...then if I had to break a Percocet #10's in half during the day, and forgo the Oxycontin...whew!...I would be a hurting puppy! As stated here many times...for long term care of CP you really should be on a long term care type of pain med, and use the Percocet's for BT. I really think this is what you're Dr was trying to do for you when he script
ed the #20's twice a day. I just can get past his recommendation to go all the way down to breaking a Percocet in half from the #20 he originally script
ed for you.
Anyway, just food for thought, and my hats off to you if you can do it this way. I'm just wondering how long you will be able to keep that type of pain med schedule up. As stated before, were all different. You're script
ing and schedule caught my eye yesterday, and I wanted to try and understand it better. If I misread or misunderstood some of your post, then my most sincere apologies to you.
Bottom line is, that were glad you're getting some relief, no matter how your getting it. We all want the best for you!
We also do appreciate your contribution to the forum here, and I personally enjoy reading you're post. We all can benefit, as members post questions and comments about
their life with CP. Even visitors, who may be lurking on the side can benefit as well. I personally hate that descript
ion (Lurking)...as it seems to be tied to deceitfulness according to the dictionary. However it seems to be an acceptable term and used quite often here.
Have a wonderful weekend, and again Thank You for posting!
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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 6/5/2011 2:51:35 AM (GMT-6)