A friend told me to have my doctor add to my meds roxicodone ,
Norco contains Hydrocodone which is pretty much the weakest opiate there is. But it's still a powerful and addictive drug. Roxicodone contains Oxycodone which some people find to be a better pain killer. Some don't. However, if you're concerned about getting hooked on the opiates, Roxicodone has much greater cravings than Hydrocodone. They are much harder to resist. In addition, they are another very short acting pain killer. The drug Oxycodone does come in a time released pill, it's called OxyContin. But it is still the very addictive drug in Roxicodone. If you are not at all worried about having to resist taking more and more, then Oxy is fine. But if that is an issue, I would suggest something else. You also said you have pain all the time? Do you mean that you literally have pain around the clock, for 24 hours? If so, Morphine is actually a lot easier to resist than Oxy is. And for some reason, it lasts longer. Morphine comes in many time released pills. MsContin is the cheapest.
If this pain is going to become something chronic, many pain sufferers prefer to use the Fentanyl patch. Fentanyl is the strongest opiate there is, but oddly enough, when used in the patch, you don't feel it like an opiate. You apply a patch every 3 days. It takes about 2 hours to kick in, but once it does it kills pain around the clock for 3 days. Something to keep in mind.
I also want to tell you don't get talked into the Butrans patch. It has a very strange opiate in it that docs do not understand yet. I say avoid it.
Another thing about Roxicodone is that it is one of the most abused pills in the country. Just asking for it may make your doc raise the Red Flag and start to think you're an opiate addict. In fact, I wonder if your friend wants you to get these pills so he/she can have some too. That's how abused that pill is. People who love to use opiates for fun will do anything to get that pill. Personally I wouldn't ask for it by name. I would just tell the doc you need something stronger that can last around the clock. Ask him what he recommends. Just my advice.
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