I am sorry but she prescribed 1 tablet every 8 hours... And I did take it a little earlier just one hour earlier. Only to try to get some sleep when this severe it seems sleep is best for me... And I've been on Lorbab's since 2001 from an accident and just went up to lortab 10mg about 2007... I have had about 30 nerve blocks and radio frequency of about 9 nerves. and that was in 2001 tp 2004... And even with the lortab 10 mg at three times a day. Only took the lortab 10 mg three times a day only as needed... Would usually try to get by with two lortabs a day... So no don't want to depend on it... my Dr thinks I might have a back compression fracture. And talking about doing a Kyroplasty...
Did he order just 1 tablet at a time? How often? Sometimes the first dose you take for pain won't work, if the pain is too severe at the time, and when you take the second dose you'll feel better. You most likely will still have some pain, but you'll be able to stand it, which is what most of us strive for. You started on a low dose and your doctor may increase it for you if what you are taking doesn't help. They don't start people out on high doses of opiates because they take some getting used to. Percocet for me is like a sleeping pill. lol. The way to manage pain the best is to take the pain med before the pain is bad, preventing more severe pain, not trying to get rid of it once it starts.
Maybe you were expecting too much. These meds are designed to help you cope, not eliminate the pain. Whatever you do, do not start taking more because "they don't work." Be patient with the instructions you now have and your Dr will listen, but only after you've shown you can be trusted with these.
Hope this helps.
I think I would ask for a referral to a pain management doc. Maybe he could help you get a grip on your pain. As Kaismama said, its a whole lot easier to stay ahead of the pain than to try to treat after the pain gets intolerable. Also, I get freezable gel packs and put them where it hurts the most and hope for relief. Usually works for a while.
Peace and less pain,
Also, Percocet only lasts about four hours if you are lucky. FYI. Best wishes.
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