I feel oxycotin will last longer and help the pain I have from past neck and shoulder injury and surgery
For chronic pain, the extended release medication is always better. The goal in chronic pain is different then in acute pain. Taking a med as needed when you have acute pain is fine, however keeping the pain under controll is the goal of chronic pain management. This is best done by always having the medication in your body.
I have used Oxycontin for years and I think you will be much happier with it. It is much better to stay ahead of the pain since you take it around the clock rather than taking it when youhave pain so you are not constantly chasing the pain. It does last much longer than the immediate release products. Oxycontin doesnt flood the receptors with opioids either so you dont feel as loopy or get the sedation you can get from immediate release. It releases the medication slowly. You may still need the occasional immediate release for break through pain but the majority of your pain should be covered by the long acting drug.
Oxycotin, is just a Percocet minus any Tylenol, i take oxycodone 15 mg instant release. I too have very chronic back and neck pain, this is a great pain reliever for me. Of course i will never be completely pain free, that kept in mind. I wouldn't be able to get out of bed without my pain med.
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