I was hit by a train 35 years ago and have had 28 surgeries I am in Horrible pain..I have been taking for about a year and 1/2 5 Norco 10-325..my pain Management Dr wants to switch me to Oxycontine or something else.. but he knows it has to be strong and still be able to walk and talk if you know what I mean.. Thanks so much for helping me. . Thank God.. . I know the Norco is truly dangerous ... with the Tylenol...
Your pain management dr is right, what you're taking it is virtually useless. Oxycontin is much better, both in pain control and safety. When people are on oxycontin, after a few days it doesn't do anything but help the pain. It works much better to take a medication that is always in your system, to prevent the pain rather then take something when it hurts.
Based on what you report, Oxycontin would be far better than Norco. It's stronger, no Tylenol and time released. On the back end, keep in mind if you do get it and ever want off it, your Dr. should know it takes a lot of time and gradual step down, I'm talking months. So, pain wise, Oxycontin is an awesome medication for pain if and when both Dr. and patient are tight and instructions are followed to the letter.
Hope this helps. Blessings,
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