... am on 30 mg. oxycodone. They wear off after 3 or 4 hours, how do I get my dr. to help me with the ER also? I have osteoporosis, 4 herniated discs, fibermialga, 1 knee replacement and need the other done. Also need left hip replacement! OA, and RA! I WILL NOT have back surgery. I guess I want to know how do I get the Extended release also? By the way my ex who did this to me is dead!!! lol no I didn't do it! I need help badly the pain never stops! By the way also RA is rheumatoid arthritis, and OA is Osto Arthritis. I can barely walk some days! Drs always want to do back surgery but how is that going to help everything else wrong? I've had friends that have had back surgery and they are worse. I'm too afraid to have it done! When I was beaten had my spleen and gall bladder out. Have nothing in me to stake out that protects my immune system.
I am so sorry that you have all this pain. I can understand why you are afraid to have back surgery with all your other issues but have you asked your doctor(s) what specifically having the surgery will do for you. It might be worth looking into and probably would relieve some but not all of your pain. I would hope that the different doctors you are seeing talk to each other about your condition.
As far as getting the extended release version of oxycodone (I am not sure if there is one or not) have you actually asked your doctor(s) for it? 30 mg of oxycodone is really not a big dose considering all the different issues you have.
Are you going to the ER on your own because the pain is so bad? The ER personnel most likely call your doctor(s),and tell you to follow up with them.
Have you tried seeing a pain management doctor? If not I would look into locating one near you. They can be very helpful and can manage and dispense all your pain meds. Of course they will need input from all of your doctors.
Please keep us posted on your progress.
- Oxycodone Information for Consumers
- Oxycodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Oxycodone (detailed)
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