After taking this amount for just over 2 years I developed a tolerance, but my doctor told me that I had topped out on the prescribed amount of Oxycontin and he couldn't increase my dosage and then told me I had to suck it up! Aside from the unprofessional way I was addressed, can Oxymorphone possibly do a better job with pain that literally has me on the floor in tears when the barometric pressure makes rapid changes with the weather? Any info would be greatly appreciated! By the way, this took place at a Veterans Hospital.
Sounds like you've run the gambit. I understand chronic pain because I have had it for 44 years. I you have done all the pain meds, your doctor is probably right. Being on pain meds too long actually trains the brain to have more pain so that in turn youfell more pain & want more meds. You need to try a nerve stimulator, or neurotin, Lyrica, or Cymbalta, all of which help with nerve pain. Just my thoughts & that of physicians...
Oxymorphone (Opana) is a possibility. My sister developed a tolerance to oxycodone and the doctor put her on Opana and she experienced relief. I agree with Mary also. You might try some of the non narcotic pain relievers like Lyrica or Cymbalta. You might also discuss Duragesic or Actiq with the doctor. They are prescribed for opoid tolerant cancer patients. Another avenue to investigate would be a non steroidal anti inflammatory such as Celebrex. I take this medicine for arthritis, which you sound like you have, and it works very well.
Ask him to add dilaudid for breakthrough pain (8mg,if possible ) oxymorphone isn't covered by ALOT OF INSURANCE COMPANYS & I had GOOD insurance from the U.W Madison. I was getting 2 100mg M.S Contin which in my & everyone I know on pain meds say it works better & 6 4mg dilaudid which I had the long acting morphine to strictly 8mg dilaudid 8 a day & I found you can regulate them better than with the M.S Contin & the Oxy Contin because you have 8 really strong pills(works better than morphine,100mg for me) & you can spread them out better than 2 100mg M.S Contin where if that stops working your screwed! I wouldn't mind trying the Oxymorphone,but now I'm on Medicare I sure they won't cover it. I'm lucky I get dilaudid rather than the generic HYDROMORPHONE. I've found some generics work for crap while others work fine. An example would be Mylan brand valume work for shit,while the Watson work great.
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