... oxycondone 10Mg 3 X a day. Next they went to the patches all the way from 25s to 75s with some help, but the VA will not give you anything for break through pain. I went to a private pain doctor and he gave me the 75 patch and 1 - 10mg oxy a day for break through pain which did no good so we went back to his max on pills 1 - 10mg oxy every 8 hours (same as VA) I am a Vietnam vet who got shot near the spine so the pain gets bad. The doctors said no more operations. Anyone have any opinons on what to do as all the doctors around here have the same plan..learn to deal with the pain. I have never taken my meds any way except the way the doctors have told me also never ran out early or anything like that