Am I Allergic to Oxycodone? And is there an effective pain killer?
- 5 Jul 2012 by krunch36
- 1 January 2013
- pain, hairy cell leukemia, acetaminophen, oxycodone, surgery
Am I Allergic to Oxycodone?
one month ago, I had extreme back surgery+fusion=T10 down. In order that I can drive-- I am now taking only 2 Oxycodone-Acetaminophen 5-325 OR 2 Oxycodone HCL 5MG between 9-11pm. Then no other pain pills the rest of the day. When I wake-up in the morning, I experience both extreme urinary bladder pain and [what seem to be] kidney pain on both sides of my back. The pain is intensified if I do not drink a fair amount of water/fluids before I go to sleep. I am allergic to Chlorine--when I accidentally drink chlorinated water, I also experience extreme urinary bladder when I wake-up in the morning. The bladder pain goes away after drink several glasses of water and several hrs. The "kidney " pain reduces with time and wearing either an elastic or a neoprene Back Support Belt.
Is there an effective pain pill other than Oxycodone? Most pain pills are not effective with reducing pain for me:
Acetaminophen is like water, Codine just upsets my stomach, ibuprofen doesn't work, had a bleeding ulcer-no aspirin
Don't believe you are experiencing an allergic reaction, but you may have a bladder or urinary tract infection. Probably ought to have a urine analysis done to check for this. As far as medications that would be pain killer but not oxycodone, I recommend hydromorphone (Dilaudid) or oxymorphone (Opana).
I do not believe this is the Oxy either, and I'm amazed at what light doses you are on. You can try MS (Morphine Sulfate) and see if that works for you. I would get checked out for the other symptoms, they sound fairly serious to me. Best to you, hope this helps.
Hi Krunch - I wanted to mention that after I had two back surgeries that I experienced the issues with my bladder as well. Actually, I am recovering from hip surgery and I am experiencing the same type of issues with my bladder. They tell me it is because of too much sitting... the anesthesia... the pain meds and so on. So every now and again I take that "purple pill" (it is an O-T-C and can't think of the name of it but the pharmacy will know what it is if you tell them what it is for... soothing the bladder) to soothe the bladder (turns urine orange) and drink cranberry juice diluted with filtered water like crazy. As far as pain meds go, I agree that you are on a pretty light dose and you might need to move to something more like straight oxycodone 15mg. They work pretty darn well for me and there is no upset from any of the analgesics in it. Just saying... Also it was recommended for me to NOT use a heating pad on my back but cold packs.
The heat seemed to aggravate the back pain instead of soothing it. I am also on a Fentanyl patch 100 mcg every 3 day change. It has been a pretty good mix.
I hope you get through this a lot better than I did... it was awful for me and I ended up with nerve damage afterwards and drop foot in both feet.
Wow back surgery that's nothing to mess around with I can't image what you've been thru I'm sure its been a long journey. I agree with the comments as above however I recommend that u talk to your surgon to discuss the issue with the kidney and bladder issues before u start taking the pyridium as if lab work or urinalisis is recommended u will want to give your sample prior to taking any pyridium as mentioned in the other comments it turns the urine bright orange and this can alter the accuracy of urine analysis and or urine cultures. To rule out bladder and or kidney infection your doctor will Iin almost every instance need you to provide a urine sample and u may benefit from as well as save yourself time and medical expenses if u can provide a adequate urine sample asap. Thanks I hope your able to get this diagnosed and treated as I wish u a speedy recovery and positive outcome.
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