..i had back surgery 7 years ago that failed and im now inoperable.Fentanyl Pain Patch that my fam dr is considering since I'm getting immune to the oxy? I thought she may just up the mg but she thinks the patch would be best. I'm inoperable due to having MRSA and I've had one back surgery that made my pain WORSE! Need advice,I'm 39 with 3 children and a wonderful supportive husband and I don't like being bedridden. I enjoy working outdoors and home decor but in the last 3 years I have really noticed a decline in the ability to do those things. I spend 89% time in my bed watching tv and my family spends time with me in our bedroom to spend time with me. Thanks and would appreciate all opinions :)
Try the Fentanyl. It is a wonderful pain reliever. I really liked it and likely would have stayed with it but I developed a reaction to the adhesive and had to quit using it. I also had trouble getting it to stick but there are solutions for that. You develop tolerance to any opioid medication. Rotation to a new drug is usually a better answer than increasing the dose. One increase will help you for a while but then sooner or later you need another. Even though you develop tolerance to one drug, doesnt mean you are tolerant to another. Then when you have been on another drug for a while you may be able to rotate back to the Oxycontin again and have it work again. It makes much more sense to do this than to keep upping the dose. You will likely still need something for "breakthrough" pain. You can still use the Percocet if it still works for you.
I was on a high level of extended relief morphine with immediate release morphine for bt pain & got a real tolerance for morphine so I switched to IR Dilaudid 8mg 8x a day & found just switching to a different drug helped quite a bit. I was also on fentanly & it worked but not as well I wanted.I'd give it a try but make sure your doc knows that if you want to go back he/she is willing to do that. Good luck.
To chronic pain 12. From bestpup
Although our chronic pain might be a different type of pain I have been taking schedule 2 pain relievers for over 20 years. Throughout the years I have found that it's best to take something like MS Contin ER for long term pain and
also take MSIR for breakthrough pain.
Because everybody's pain level is different it would'nt be appropriate to quote an individuals dosage/milligrams without consulting their doctor.
I hope this gave you something to think about when it comes to pain medications. bestpup
Being a chronic pain patient for many years and having spent several of those years bedridden searching for pain control I can recommend that you discuss with your physician supplementing the Oxycontin with a fentanyl patch and I recommend the patch manufactured by Mylan - it has a wonderful adhesive that really lasts and the patch is on the small side and it s easily hidden under your breasts - I have been on the fentanyl patch 100 ugh with a high dose of Oxycontin for several years now and I have not needed or had any breakthru pain medications because I have not had any break thru pain - both fentanly and oxycontin are long term pain control medications that require you to maintin a blood level of the medication at all times in your body so you experience good pain control 24 hours per day 7 days per week and at times when the pain level does increase - I use any combination of coltaren cream, massage, tens electronic stimulatin, moist heat, stretches, yoga, ice - icy hot or menthol rub - I have also used a back brace to add extra support and I also have a home traction kit that fits over the door and uses bags filled with water for the weights. You need to work with your doctor to find out which therapies and medications provide you with the best relieft. I wish you a speedy resolution to your pain issues. Best of Luck to you.
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