i currently take oxycontin 20mg.i am on 120mg per day for extensive liver damage which causes me muscle cramps chronic fatigue and bad appetite.i take 60mg(3tabs)when i wake up,then (2tabs)afternoon then (1tab)at bedtime.i have been doing this approx;two years now but also notice that they are no where near giving me relief anymore as my health issues are also slowly getting worse.what might be the limits of taking this medication.i find that it used to greatly help with pain and for some reason gave me energy.those days are long gone as it barely takes care of my pain now.i did go on m-eslon 30mg,capsules,eight throughout the day but found that i was really tired then.it was a two week trial and i went back to the oxy.is there any other pain meds i could switch to,keeping in mind my liver condition,or am i able to increase the oxycontin much more. thanks
Im not even sure if there is a limit on Oxy as a whole. I think it just depends on each individual person. When I first started taking it, my max would have been around 50mg a day lol. Now the most Ive taken in a day was 900mg. And that wasnt anywhere near the most I could have taken. I know if I wasnt limited and didnt care about my tolerance getting totally out of control, I could easily take about 1500mg in a day. But I just wouldnt let myself do that because next thing I know, Id have to take that much for it to work. So to answer your question, the max you can take is pretty much decided by you and your dr. Dont ever take more than you can have while still being able to function normally and not be falling asleep or getting sick to your stomach. As long as you arent having those happen, you shouldnt be overdosing. Just take it slow going up. Increase just a little bit per dose and see how it goes.
As far as your liver problems go, definitely discuss that with your dr. Thats a major issue and I wouldnt take someones advice who hasnt gone through med school and all. Im not sure what the max you can take without having more negative effect on your liver than its worth to deal with the pain.
I have lower back pain (no surgerys) and my doctor was what you call an addictionoligst , he owned and ran a methadone clinic. I maxed out on 180 80 miligram tablets per month 6 tablets a day on top of 3 15 mg. tabs. of oxycodone daily. And when I asked him for more he said I was maxed out.
- OxyContin Information for Consumers
- OxyContin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of OxyContin (detailed)
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