... how long till my body becomes tolerant? I have been taking percocet for well over 2 years now. Thankfully they are still working. The reason he increased my dosage is I was taking hydromorph contin for continuous pain relief. After 1.5 years it stopped working because my body became tolerant to it.
Everyone is different. The fact that you have been on it this long and it is still working is encouraging. There are people who have taken it for years and years with continued relief. Trying the Cymbalta so to alleviate some of the pain may make the need for the percocet less. The fewer you take the better is what I believe.
Wish I could give ya a more straight answer but if it works don't fix it as the saying goes,
I don't think there is a one response for your question because everyone is different. I have taken Viicodin for over 20 years & have to increase dosage at times. Right now I'm on 10/325 mg 6 times a day because I had surgery 5 weeks ago on my hand. & is still very painful, but hopefully I will drop back to every 6 hours again soon. I have never felt addicted, but you can become tolerant & need increases, or add other meds which is what a lot of doctors are doing now because it is getting hard for them to write pain scripts unless they are specifcally trained to do that. New FDA guidelines if you will. You have to be the judge of how the med is controlling your pain, not your doctor. I wish you all the best...
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