I'm on Percocet now and have been for a few months. I have fibromyalgia, but got away with taking a couple of extra strength Advil a couple of times a day until my diagnosis with both osteo and rheumatoid arthritis last fall.
My initial dose was 5/325 four times a day. It definitely eased the pain and so I tapered off to 3/day and now am taking one in the morning and one at night. I tried taking only 2 at night, but couldn't sleep. For now, this current system seems to be working fine, but, as it is a narcotic, I'm afraid of becoming addicted.
Others have reported successful pain management with both Lyrica and Gabapentin, but with excessive weight gain reported on both. I'm trying to lose weight, not gain it. It's taken me 17 weeks to lose 20 lbs.
Is there something out there that controls pain, is non-addictive and won't cause weight gain?