The doctor will ask me what medicine I might like as what pain medicine work for me. And I don't no but want medicine that will stop the pain that's why asking what will work.had hydocodone not working anymore.
It has been my experience that the pain management doc will not ask you what you want. Usually they ask questions then the doc decides what to do. You didn't say how much hydrocodone you were taking and how often. You may just need the dosage and time changes. Hydrocodone is addicting, just as all other opiates are.
What the doc will give you depends on too many variables. Let the doc do his or her thing.
You may want to consider physical therapy, if you aren't already, as this is crucial to the healing and pain relieving process. Discussing your pain with a physcial therapist will be helpful as well. They can recommend ice and heat therapy as appropriate and what exercises will prevent stiffness and pain. Otherwise, simply increasing the dosage of hydrocodone may be enough or switching to something stronger such as oxycodone may be necessary though only for a short period of time. These medicines are addictive and you will have to taper off when time to discontinue so to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
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