Welcome to the CP forum! I'm at a loss about
these pharmacies not carrying the Oxycodone products. I live here in the center of the midwest, and so far have not had a problem acquiring Oxycontin's 20mg x3 and or Percocet's. Also…I don't understand them script
ing another med not as effective as Oxycodone, as there are other med's more effective than Oxycodone by a long shot. Fentanyl would be one of them. There is morphine as well (MsContin)…and if script
ed correctly can be very effective as well. What med did they script
to replace his Oxycodone and the dose? What is his current dose? Methadone is another very effective med, but should be used as a last resort in my opinion.
I'm sorry you are running into this problem where you live….and I believe it is part of the DEA crackdown on the Oxycodone products. It's a shame they are taking this sort of action, as so many of us CP patients need this to have some sort of quality of life. There is a better way to deal with those that are not honest and script
ing these med's illegally and or on the sly. In the meantime we all suffer for it.
Hopefully they can script
a med that will do his pain justice. I did talk to my PCD about
pharmacies refusing to fill orders….and he said they can do that…at least here in KS. However, we have not had this problem yet. Currently, I'm trying very hard to get off the Oxycodone products and have had some success. What may I ask is your husbands health issue? If it is nerve related….maybe he can try some of the med's made for it…like Cymbalta, Lyrica…Gabapentin and so forth. I myself, am trying the Gabapentin….but do not have any good news on it at this time….my Dr just upped my dose to a strength that is supposed to be effective for nerve related back pain. It will take another 30 days or so before I will know if it is working. He started me on a low dose to start with, to see if there were any side effects that may show up early on, but now that I seem to be able to tolerate it…we are moving forward to the higher dose 600mg x4.
Take care, and I wish your husband the best!
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Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 4/12/2012 1:01:15 AM (GMT-6)