Ive had a severely painful illness for 7yrs(occipital neuralgia), and I build up tolerence to all & any meds very quickly.And now I have a major problem,,My PCP has decided at long last that i do need to bump up my ROX-dosage,i'm on 5/325,and have been the entire 7yrs,during which time i've added,tried and upped on my other meds(prescriptions) to help the ROX and/or supplemnt other meds along with it.I'm a "pain management"patient only,,, there seems to be nohope of any curing this condition.And i want to note that I hate taking all the meds for so long,if i COULD never have to see another,i'd be so happy.BUT,thats not the case,for now.With everything ive taken and tried,only the BRAND/makers of ROXICET only help my pain,not even the name brand Perc.'s or the oxy brand.For some odd reason only roxicet BY roxane lab.'s help me.Ive been taking 2 at a time for the last year(W/some mepertab chasers too) and it hardly touches the pain,so,my PCP(and other Drs) are bumping me up on this MED, Just simply a higher dose of my 5/325's. BUT,,my Dr said it seems like "roxane labs" DO make a "7.5 or a 10",and whichever i can find,i can get,but ive had no luck finding anything from ROXANE LABs with a higher OXYCODONE dosage..only a higher acetaminophen dose... Ive been told "YES,its made",but cannot find anyone or anything(even online) to PROVE/find/get it. IS there such a dosage by ROX-LABs?, I just had my new 7.5 ROX filled,and its "ENDOCET"and it does nothing for me? does anyone know WHY? and does anyone have any ideas or suggestions.And I'm wondering if a oxycodone med is the same and/or available by prescription,and worth trying to get my DR to give me THAT?(,is it the same,like in my roxicet?) And i may as well ask "THIS QUESTION" ,What are the best/strongest meds,is there something like a list ? In case its not made clear enough,i'll say it-> I have horrible chronic pain 24/7. Im a mom and a blessed grandma.I'm also bedridden for the most part,I"m 40 ... My inquery is to find meds that will help me try to feel alive,until I'm able to find a "cure" of anykind.Any knowledge recieved would be very much apreciatted.As well as any other comments or questions.So, currently my quest is to get anwers or help on the roxicet/roxane lab's. THANKS !!
If you have horrible chronic pain then quick acting shit like oxycodone is going to do nothing for you especially after 7 years. If you are going to a pain clinic then they usually don't prescribe quick acting opiates as the main pain killer. It is usually a sustained release pain killer or something much stronger than oxycodone. Unfortunately after the doctors have had you on a quick release for so long you have become addicted to it and that's why you think the other drugs don't work. If you give them a week or two they will work. What happens is your brain chemistry is changed after years of taking these drugs and when you change makers even though the opiate is the same you tend to go through a withdrawal of sorts. So the first reaction is " this doesn't work!! put me back on whatever you've been taking". The doctors should know better then to put a patient on a relatively weak painkiller in quick acting form for so long. Now you are going to have to either go up to a strong opiate or bite the bullet and keep taking the need prescription until you get used to it... Good luck and I hope you get your pain under control... Dave
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