I thought the 30mg oxycodone would give better pain relief than two 15mg oxycodone.
30mg of oxycodone is 30mg of oxycodone no matter if it comes from one 30 or two 15's. Our minds are funny things though. Sometimes our minds tell us that 2 pills work better than one. Pain does have a large psychological factor to it. Not that I'm saying that pain is all in ones head but the mind does have a large part in how pain affects us. That is why stress always makes pain worse. The mind is why there is a placebo effect. Some people who are given a pill that they are told is a strong pain pill will get relief even though it is really a sugar pill. Perhaps your brain is telling you that two is better than one although your common sense is telling you this cant be true. The mind is a very funny thing!
My doctor gave me the oxycodone 10mg IR why is it that doctors are scared to prescribe the extended release is it due to tha stigma and negative reputation??I was previously on Lortab 10 then he brought me down 2 the 7.5mg.Is it possible that this is the strongest meds he is willing to prescribe or should I ask him for the extended release kind.Please any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
Because it feels better to take two pills instead of one. The comment below about our minds is right on. I too had the 30's and got switched to the 15's, mainly because they're more available. Bottom line, it's the same amount of medication, again, just the illusion of two pills at a time.
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