My wife has a compression fracture of her L4. She is in severe pain. She is 57 years of age and a runner. The Dr gave her Percoset 5/325. She got no relief at all. She could not just take 2 or 3 at a time due to the Tylenol content. I called and had to beg to get a new script for Oxy 10mg. By taking 3 she got relief. When I asked why it is so difficult to get the dosage you need, they said that Oxy is very misused. My wife will have surgery in 4 days so I hope this will end. I don't care about drug users or abusers! I don't want to watch my wife crawl on the floor crying from tremendous pain. The inability to get sufficient medication is terrible!
Hello, I am in my 40s and have been a runner since I was 13 years old. I have a love of running, however in 2009 I had fallen down the stairs and got Cauda Equine Syndrome. It was emergency surgery and very painful. I was put on medication myself. That plus I have worked at the Local Trauma Center in the City for 15+ years I feel that I would like to give you my opinion in this matter. Its not so much the oxycodone. In Percocet there are 2 medications in one. Its oxycodone and acetaminophen or tylenol and the tylenol is the issue. Tylenol or acetaminophen is toxic to the liver in doses that are not even that high. If your wife requires more of the oxycodone because I doubt the tylenol is helping any unless she has a fever also she should call the doctor and ask to be put on 20 mg of oxycodone. That will be just be oxycodone without the tylenol and thats not to much its not an over the top amount. Its the safest way to do it because like I said its not the amount of oxycodone in the tablet if you double it or triple it its the acetaminophen that becomes a concern. Hope I helped. But they have tablets of just oxycodone that dont have the harmful acetaminophen in it. She can take the 5 mg percocet right now until she gets a hold of the doctor with ibuprofen that will be fine.
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