Thank you, TMouse for sharing your experience. Dilaudid puts me face down in my own vomit (yep). The Oxycodone actually hasn't caused gastric issues, which is a miracle for me. However, it's not extended release so it's nearly impossible for me to keep a steady serum level. My PM has told me that OxyContin is next on the ladder, but it's not in my budget, period. I don't even know how it would affect me, since I've never taken it.
Yea, I'm concerned with any ER med lasting the full duration. I've read of folks who take the OxyContin with Oxycodone as a BT with good results. If money were no issue, I'd already have tried it. The $400+ per month is just WAY too much. I'm thinking Opana is expensive w/o insurance as well, isn't it? I fall between the proverbial "crack" of income that exceeds limits for assistance, but falls short (way) of the income needed to obtain multiple monthly scripts for maintaining my husband's heart health and my multitude of issues.
I don't mean to hijack this thread. I just NEED to know if OxyContin is worth fighting for financially, as there is no generic.
Thanks again, TM...You can email me if you like=)