Due to the fact winter has set in and it seems as tho the cold makes me hurt 10xs worse than in summer. what can I do? My problems are many,but I have upper and lower back problems,my knees,legs and feet hurt and swell.I also have fibromyalgia in my arms,legs and shoulders.Ive been on patch about 4mos and was only taking 2 or 3 perc's a day and was managing my pain ok. Now the cold has come and it's not working anymore. Im sick of all the drugs and them not even working cause im still in pain and suffer so.
Hi cronic. Sorry to hear you're hurting so badly. I know how you feel. I recently had to have my dosage changed in order to keep up with the pain. In my case, the surgeon felt I was taking the highest amount and dosage I should with the breakthrough medication. He upped the extended release med instead. In my opinion, if your doc increases the patch to 75mcg, the percs will work so much better. I found this to be the case with me. Although I'm not on the patch, the percs for bt pain have really helped a lot more. There are days I have even taken less of the bt med because of the increase in the extended release med. Have a talk with your doc about a possible change. I know cold weather can really make it hurt so much more too!
Best wishes and hope you get better relief soon,
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