scheuermann's disease, oxycodone alternatives

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   Posted 5/31/2014 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
hi everybody..I've been told i have scheuermann's disease, after years of back pain i finally had X-rays and m r i scan. neurosurgeon told me there is not much i can do except pain management . I have had nerve blocks and epidural with no success and a lot of cost$$$. my gp has advised me that i will have to take medication to control pain . after trying a lot of different medication with not much luck, my doctor has given me oxycodone 10mg ,i take 1-2 pills per day. but am worried about long term effects (addicted), I really would like to travel but am worried i will not be able to get this medication in some countries, what are the alternatives to oxycodone? or any other suggestions
I've tried lyicra ,codine ,di gestic ,etc. acupunture
I'm male 28years old ,

Post Edited (frankie28) : 5/31/2014 11:35:08 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/1/2014 7:09 AM (GMT -7)   
For starters regardless of the medication you are on you may very well have problems getting it when traveling out of the country.

As far as medication goes there is morphine, demerol, dilaudid, and about 20 other ones,

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   Posted 6/1/2014 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Does the oxycodone work for you? There is a good discussion here about The difference between being addicted and dependent. It might interest you.

I hope you are able to travel and enjoy your life.

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