Hydrocodone 10/650... non extended reléase helped my pain about 70%. Not enough to carry on my house hold duties . So my doc changed me to Oxycodone10/325, also NON EXTENDED RELEASE. IT GIVES ME ABSOLUTELY NO RELIEF AT ALL!!! I feel like I have just taken a piece of candy. I even waited an extra hour then took a second pill. ABSOLUTELY NO HELP AT ALL! What is going on here? I complained again and he changed me to extended release 30mg morphine. STILL NO PAIN RELIEF! PLEASE TELL ME WHY MY BACK PAIN ISNT GOING AWAY A SMALL PERCENTAGE!!! at least on the hydrocodone I got more relief. Is there such a thing where a person can be immune to a drug and if so. what do i do?
5 Jan 2012
percocet is much stronger then hydrocodone, and morphine is much stronger. i do believe that some pain meds, even if its prove to be stronger, hasnt the best relief, my dr switched my to oxycontin, which is pure percocet with out the tylenol, e release, and as much more relief i should have got, i didnt. so i switched back to the percocet. talk to your dr and ask your dr why the switch, normally you wont be put on a stronger pain med, especially something like morphine unless the dr is told your pain is getting worse, hope this helped
5 Jan 2012
It almost sounds as if the acetaminophen helped you more than anything.
The hydrocodone 10/650 is mostly tylenol, or acetaminophen.
Is that possible?
If the hydro's 10/650 helped more than anything you've tried, call your doc and start making some noise!
Best wishes, and I hope your pain is alleviated soon!
5 Jan 2012
I have gone thru the same thing as you going from 10/325 hydrocodone to oxycodone with no tylenol. It was like eating candy to me. I statred adding a 500mg tylenol to the dose & it has helped a lot. Also the brand can make a difference. If you are getting generics such as I, I was getting the Qualitiest brand of 15mg oxycodone, & last month the didn't have enough to fill my script. So they gave me two bottle with another brand make by Mallinkrodt. I was leary of trying them, but am down to just them left. What a surprise to me they work better than the Qualitest brand. I get way more pain relief. I have called CVS, as they will order what ever brand I want, & asked them to order the Mallinkrodt for my next refill tomorrow. Just a thought or two... Mary
5 Jan 2012
It could possibly be the generic that they are using or it could be that those drugs just dont work that well with your body chemistry. Everyone is different-that is why there are so many pain pills out there. There is no stronger hydrocodone available and no long acting form of the drug, unfortunately. Extended release drugs need time to build up in the system so that blood levels are constant so it very important to take them regularly by the clock instead of only when you have pain. Using them only as needed will keep them from working their best. Also extended release meds dont flood the receptors like short acting drugs do so you may feel less "buzz" or euphoric effects like you do when you take a short acting drug. Some people equate this with the drug 'not working'-since they cant "feel" the drug, it must not be working, per say. Be sure you are assessing pain relief and not the "feel" of the drug.
Pain meds wont always keep you pain free either. It should keep the pain manageable but you may still have pain. If in taking all this into consideration, you still feel that your relief isnt adequate then you are just going to have to wait and discuss your options with your Dr. He might be able to add other drugs like possibly a muscle relaxant, an antidepressant that helps pain or an anticonvulsant drug that helps pain and this may enhance your pain relief. In the meantime, you can always add OTC pain relievers like acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen as long as the meds you take dont already contain any of these already. I use OxyContin and oxycodone for breakthrough but I also find that taking at least two Aleve (Naproxen) everyday helps the OxyContin work better. My Dr knows this and she approves. I also get more relief when I take a muscle relaxant. If I go a day without one I notice the pain meds dont work as well because the muscle relaxant and Aleve enhances the pain relief. Be open and honest with your Dr. Discuss your options and most of all, be patient. It can take a while to find the right combination of what works for you. You can also try to incorporate things like heat or cold packs and OTC rubs or OTC patches like Salonpas etc. You may be surprised at how well some of these work when you use them in combination with your opioid pain relievers! Hang in there-you will find what works for you!
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