UPDATE-Took Oxy in the am

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luckyflowers
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   Posted 6/7/2011 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   

You ALL are wonderful. I can be stubborn at times that is a fact, but really lots of this is so new to me, and while I might know my body and how things feel, I won't claim to know what is always best! I can be the biggest pain in the rear trust me, but when you have lots of people saying the same things...well, even I stop and think. I thank you for everything..especially your honesty!

 So the update...I took the Oxy 10mg this morning at 10am..I felt a bit "weird" but nothing I could not manage being at work. I was not sleepy really at all, but that might be from my 10hrs of sleep last night. Anyhow, what I did notice is that it didn't do much for my pain. Most of the day I was very uncomfortable. So is this something that will change over time? I also didn't take any other meds as I really wanted to see where my pain level was from this only.

 

 



 


Dx: Herniated disk in my neck C6-C7, Degenerative disc disease and arthritis in my neck, sciatica, RLS, migraines and post-op RNY gastric by pass

Meds: Oxy, Nortriptyline, percocet, norco, xanax(as needed), sinement, topamax, imitrex, and paxil

Personal: Single mom 43yrs old to three children- two girls 5 and 13 and my son 16yrs old. I work fulltime.

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 6/7/2011 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lucky..

Glad to hear that you got some sleep last night!!..

The reason it will take some adjustment for pain...is keep in mind as I explained on my other pose...

A 10mg Oxycontin will release only 5mg of the Oxycodone (same medicine as in Percocet) in the first 45 minutes...and then taper off the next hours....then at hour 6...the next 5mg of Oxycodone is released...

So it's pretty much the same amount of total medicine that you were taking in the Percocet through the day...

So most people will have to move to taking both a larger dose...like 20mg...as well as a lot of Dr.s prescribe this to be taken every 8 hours...

As well as taking a breakthrough medicine (like the Percocet) when needed..

I take 30mg of MSContin (morphine sulfate er) at 5am...then another 15 or 30mg at 1pm....then the last 30mg at 5pm..

I have prescriptions for both the 15 and 30mg..to choose which amount if any to add inbetween the two main doses..so it gives me more flexibility as I only want to take as little as possible...

I also use a 5mg OxyIR (oxycodone immediate release...same as what's in Percocet but without the acetaminophen)...whenever needed throughout the day...up to 8 maximum in a 24hour period..

So...my whole point is that you are actually on a fairly low dosage right now and it will take getting used to your AM dosage...and upping it to the 20mg after a few weeks if the Dr. has ok'd this...and then using the Percocet for breakthrough when needed...

So hang in there....it takes time to get to the correct dosages and times as well as types of medicine to get good pain control...And even with my dosages...I still live with a 5-7 each day...and use all the other modalities each day to assist in my pain control...I never want to only rely on medicine..

Good luck!!

Post Edited (Snowbunny21) : 6/7/2011 7:57:22 PM (GMT-6)


luckyflowers
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   Posted 6/7/2011 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
SB,

Ok, I get it! And I know you have told me this before, and I'm sorry that I have put you and others through this explaining a million times...I really appreciate it...and I guess even though I even said I took nothing else today, I like forgot that I have the percocet for the break though pain..duh! so normally I would have taken that as well...Oh my this all is so confusing.

I guess its so hard to imagine that we have to live in pain forever! It just SUCKS!!


I did call my Dr yesterday to let him know that I was going back to the original plan with taking the Oxy in the am and he was fine with it.
Dx: Herniated disk in my neck C6-C7, Degenerative disc disease and arthritis in my neck, sciatica, RLS, migraines and post-op RNY gastric by pass

Meds: Oxy, Nortriptyline, percocet, norco, xanax(as needed), sinement, topamax, imitrex, and paxil

Personal: Single mom 43yrs old to three children- two girls 5 and 13 and my son 16yrs old. I work fulltime.

momtofourangels
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   Posted 6/7/2011 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Niki. It's good to hear that you tried the oxycontin in the AM. It will take a few days to get a little relief from whatever side affects that you do get. I wish you good luck with getting your pain under control. And you sure don't want to forget your breakthrough meds. Take care. I hope you're having a low pain evening.

love and hugs
Loretta
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees
Meds: Fentanyl patch, oxycodone, otc: BenGay, Tylenol Arthritis on occasion

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 6/7/2011 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Lucky:) I was writing my post more to show that you aren't on a very large dose and why you may not be getting a huge bump in pain relief until you and your Dr. figure out the right dosages for you both in the AM/PM..
 
I actually thought that Oxycontin was one of the best medicines I had used for my pain and only had to switch to MSContin because I didn't have insurance coverage any longer and what I take is very inexpensive...
 
I was on Oxycontin 60mg every 8 hours with Percocet for breakthrough many years ago..

I just wanted to throw in what my regimine is now to say that it's taken years to get to the place where I am and still have to do a lot of other modailities like exercise, yoga/stretching, aqua therapy, acupuncture, injections, muscle relaxer, eating healthy, etc every day/week/month to help manage my pain..

As we said..we just want the best for you and to be in less pain! :)...and get some sleep to boot! LOL

Post Edited (Snowbunny21) : 6/7/2011 6:36:00 PM (GMT-6)


luckyflowers
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   Posted 6/7/2011 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I know and that's what is so great about being apart of this board SB, is that you all do care!! I can't believe you go through all that to manage your pain, and your STILL in pain...bless your heart!!
Dx: Herniated disk in my neck C6-C7, Degenerative disc disease and arthritis in my neck, sciatica, RLS, migraines and post-op RNY gastric by pass

Meds: Oxy, Nortriptyline, percocet, norco, xanax(as needed), sinement, topamax, imitrex, and paxil

Personal: Single mom 43yrs old to three children- two girls 5 and 13 and my son 16yrs old. I work fulltime.
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