I am a 47 yr female w/ 3 level titanium plate and 12 screws in neck for 2 failed neck surgeries. Severe nerve damage to neck and arms; now bone grows through my titanium plate for an inoperable surgery. I also have 2 lumbar herniations, DDD, right hip with complete muscle tear, arthritis all through back and much more to boot. I take Oxycontin ER 30 mg, 2's per day but only get relief for about 8 hrs, so in between I take oxycodone 15 mg for break through. I am curious if I can take the extended relief more often to subdue pain and take less break through med. I am diligently trying to do all invasive things possible to get better and get off pain med, as everyone knows the stigma which comes along with pain management. Does anyone know if this is possible, taking the ER more often?
I had to take it every 6 hours and my Doctor based on my history prescribed it.
I have been treating chronic pain and depression for a long time and I had a history of becoming tolerant after about 2 years. I also think that it is a fact that oxycontin can wear off after 6 to 8 hours. I also took something for break through. For me the best therapy is not to get out of the zone of control.
I think you should be on whatever it takes to keep you in the zone of control, of course do not take too much as it will make you dopey and sleepy and we want you to be happy. lol. Good luck.
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
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