Oxycodone vs Oxycontin (Time Released)?
- 31 Jul 2010 by Lillypurp
- oxycontin, percocet, pain, oxycodone
My first visit to the pain clinic and he hands me a script for 120 10/325 mg percocets. He mentioned something about maybe having to go to something time released. The only thing I can think of that is time released on this level of narcotics is Oxycontin. Is this right? And what is the best route to go? I always seem to start to go into withdrawal around 5 hours if I don't have 10 mg of oxycodone in my system, so I was thinking that the time release might work better for me so I won't constantly be worrying about going into withdrawal. I don't mind waiting a bit for the pain relief with the time release just as long as I know it's eventually coming... I have a lot of mental issues as well as physical issues (lol) with these pain pills. I worry about them all the time... will I have enough... oh shoot, I can take an extra one, then that leads to an extra 7!!! So, since I had a small party the first week with my script, I am now left with only being able to have about 2 1/2 pills/day until I get my next script. So, when I see the doctor I will have to tell him if this is working for me. So I wanted some opinions on if time release for a person with my concerns would work better than regular old percocet 10's? Any advice would be valued.
This question has also been asked and answered here: Oxycodone vs OxyContin - What's the difference?
2 Aug 2010
Hi again Lillypurp. Obviously if you are being seen at a pain clinic, you have chronic pain. Depending on what is causing your pain and the level of it, normally the doc will prescribe a time released med with a break through med like the one you take now. MS Contin, Fentynal, are 2 other time released meds. There are many others. They help the oxy's work much better. How long have you been a patient at this clinic? And how long on the oxy's? It will depend on how willing they are to increase your meds if you are a "newbie." Be honest with him and tell him they are not controlling the pain.
Good luck and keep us posted,
2 Aug 2010
hey lilly... i think morphine is time released because i know a man who takes it an he takes percoset for the breakthrough pain... i have the mental issues also an sometimes i take a few more than i have too... but with all the stress an the pain it seems like someone out there ought to give us a break lolol ... your friend linda
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