... with Oxycodone for breakthrough and since FDA changed the OxyContin formula, while I agree a good idea to stop abuse, but I am not tolerating this new OxyContin OP. I have heard so many complaints and know for my own experience, this new formulation does not work and I am having more pain than ever. Since no cure for me, pain relief and Chemo is all I have left and can tell you at times my thoughts are not too good. I have told my Oncologist about this and not sure about next step, my first question I posted I rec'd a very nice answer, not sure yet how all this works yet, but the answer and caring nature of response helped, but to raise my mg of OxyContin, on 80 now, I just don't think that's the answer. They also said had heard the new OPs has 80% effective as the OC. I can tell it doesn't. I don't want to raise my Meds to where my options run out when at the end, so what do I do? I am very angry that because of drug abuse, I have to suffer! Where r my rights? Is this drug, the 80mg OP even safe for me? My side effects on it are bad, did not have this prior with OC and just want someone to guide me in the right direction. I am supposed to let the FDA know of side effects, but gathering all my information as to what this change has already done to me. I am Blessed to be alive and hate to even complain, but all I'm hearing about this change, well I just wonder why to stop drug abuse the FDA And our Government spent this money that will not change a drug abuser, in my opinion, they have to help themselves first, that money could have been spent to find a CURE for ME! Sorry don't want to upset anyone and God Knows what I have been thru these last few years and this awful desease. Thank you in advance for any help and answers and may God Bless us All
I am telling you, raising the dose is not the answer. Changing your medication is the best option (in my opinion). Ask your oncologist to let you speak to a pain management specialist. PM dr's specializes in combining medicines, trying new medicines. Your pain management doctor wouldnt even think to tell your oncologist about chemo or radiation, right? Thats what I'm saying..it can't hurt to give it a try and insurance covers it. If your oncologist gets upset have your primary doctor recommend somebody. It took me forever to find the right doctors after I moved, but I hung in there! I wished to God I had my PM doctor when I had my first major bout with pain then I probably wouldn't be so down on doctors!! Please rethink... sweetpea :)
Hi, I watched my beloved mother go through colon cancer, so I understand your frustration. You could have your doctor try you on the Duragesic Pain Patch. My husband and I had our doctor switch us when the new Oxys came out, and we are doing very well on them. You change them every 72 hours and should continue to take your oxycodones for break through pain. I have not had any side effects from these patches, no upset stomach, or headaches or anything. Plus when you get up in the morning, you feel better because your pain medication is already working! I hope this helps and Good Luck to you...
I agree with SweetPea - and there are many other pain meds out there for you to try. I used the Fentanyl patch for some 10 years - you wear a patch for 3 days (some people it only works for two days) and you can get good pain relief. There are extended-release meds with morphine, such as Opana ER, there is methadone - all these are for moderate to severe, ongoing pain. Talk to your chemo doctor - I'm sure he/she is experienced with pain meds with dealing with cancer patients. Or go to a different pain management doc. I know it's hard dealing with everything, and now this! But there are options, so don't lose hope. Hang in there!
Dont apologize for complaining... i would say youve earned your right!! And I hear where youre coming from! They still make the 30mg Oxys the same way so maybe you could just continue with the 30mg Ocs but just take more of them? I def would NOT switch to Methadone! But there are several other alternatives, as suggested by others. I am truly sorry for all u are going through & I hope & pray that things get easier for you soon. I thought I was having a tough day ( not even health issues) and God brought me to read your question... so I could put things into perspective.Please hang in there & keep speaking & reaching out..there are people out there that care. I wish you the best!
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