Last month I saw a new MD--surprisingly sympathetic and listened--and he said I was under-treated for my CP. I was previously given Endocet 5/325 as needed, I usually took four a day and supplemented w/Tylenol. He didn't like how much Tylenol I way taking, anyway, he prescribed me Oxycontin 10 mg SR, take one in the a.m. and one in p.m., as well as, continuing the Endocet as needed in between. Good news is that I haven't had to take any OTC Tylenol to supplement, but still having to take the Endocet in between, although most days I can get away with only taking two. Question is I thought I would need less of the Endocet since being Oxy. I have an appointment this Friday w/him and I'm afraid of telling him that I still need to take as much of the Endocet as I have to; afraid he may see me as drug seeking (which I'm not, just needed to say that) OR worse he may decrease my pain meds. Has anyone ever had this experience, doctor gives more meds, but you still need to take the new and the old? Sometimes I feel as if noone understands how I can experience as much pain as I do, you know?
Dx Ulcerative Colitis 1999; CP: Asacol x3 x3/day, Rowasa enema at bedtime, Proctofoam in a.m., Prilosec, Prozac, Endocet (as needed), multi vit, probiotic, fish oil caps x2/day, calcium 1200 mg./day, Prednisone (off/on, unfortunately).